Melinda Lewis has a PhD in American Culture Studies. She knows more celebrity gossip than basic math and watches too much television.
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Worry Lines One advantage of having younger friends used to be that they were more cheerful and optimistic than I was. It seemed then that the decade between us had insulated them from all the bad […]
The Bio Sphere
Kathryn Hughes recently wrote in the Guardian about biography overkill. For a while, the genre was so popular with successes like David McCullough’s John Adams that […]
Don’t Tidy Your Room When I was a teenager I read Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. Instead of taking this beautiful book as a path to something useful, like a career in theoretical physics, I mainly […]