Guatemala in the News and The Bean Trees

Last week I wrote about Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees as the second novel in my Reading Women Writers series. I wanted to briefly revisit it because of the recent news from Guatemala: On Monday, a Guatemalan court ordered the country’s government to apologize to the Ixil population for the crimes of José Efraín Ríos […]

NY Daily News sportswriter Mike Lupica seemed intent on beating the high score for framing a tragic story entirely around video games with his cringeworthy profile of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza on Monday. The article was based on few anonymous sources, like “a tough career cop who did not wish to see his name […]

I’m hesitant to weigh in at all on heated topics such as this, but I think the reaction raises a broader question than the specific incident. I watched the reaction online to The Onion‘s post-Oscar tweet and was struck by something ironic: people who’s stated goal was for The Onion to delete their tweet took […]

The wealthy have been balancing budgets that are busted from their tax breaks on students for quite some time. However, for one millionaire dentist, this systemic theft was just not enough exploitation for his taste. Richard Lewis Ludwig, a 54-year-old dentist from Michigan, found a credit card that Harrun Majeed, a veteran and community college […]

  

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