I am due to give birth in four days, and I am ready to crawl out of my skin from impatience. I’ve done everything safely possible to get things going—yoga, walking, red raspberry leaf tea, primrose oil, spicy food, you name it. But my little boy is cozy and comfortable and doesn’t seem like he has any plans of coming early, or even on time. In fact, my midwife says, most first-time moms usually go a week or two past their due dates.
May 15, 2013 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone
May 2, 2013 | Katrin Schumann
[Another entry in the on-going blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]
by Claire Cheney
When I'm stuck in my writing, I take pictures.
The past two weeks have been difficult, as I'm sure they have been for anyone living here in Boston—from being told to 'shelter in place' to being bombarded with story after story about the bombing and subsequent 102-hour man-hunt that shook our city to its core
April 30, 2013 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab
As I was getting dressed on Monday morning to cheer my brother and the other runners at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon, I decided to wear my good luck ring.
I pulled the simple, thin, platinum band that I hadn't worn in several years, out of the drawer and put it on. It felt small--tighter than it had almost 25 years ago on our wedding day--when it was blessed by the rabbi and he had spoken of our future. "Health and Happiness," he'd said very seriously as he looked into our eyes. "Long life to you."
April 24, 2013 | Wendy Polins
It’s not enough for noir to be dark. It’s got to be bad-ass. Its words, its decaying and horrible beauty have got to hit you like a spiked heel dragged from your guts to your gullet. It’s got to twist the hot knife of passion in that soft space right below your belly while pumping bullets into your heart.
It’s got to make you bleed.
Akashic Books’ latest in their noir series, Staten Island Noir features some dusky and drop-dead gorgeous gems (emphasis on the dead) that do just that.