Margaret Atwood Is Writing A Book That Will Be Published In 100 Years

A thousand spruce trees have just been planted in a forest near Oslo. In a century, the trees will be cut down and made into paper to print books that have never been read before. The project is called the Future Library, and Margaret Atwood has agreed to contribute the collection's first work. » 10/02/14 1:58pm 10/02/14 1:58pm

This Week We Discovered You Can't Spell Palin Without PAIN

  • We've gotten a lot of emails this week whining about the excess of Palin coverage. But you know what Palin hates more than anything — whiners! If you whine, the terrorists win…Or something. Anyway, check out what Judge Judy thinks about Sarah Palin.
  • Also check out what American Wife author Curtis Sittenfeld thinks…
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"Dying Of Too Much Choice": Sarah Palin And The Handmaid's Tale

So, are you guys interested in Sarah Palin? We can't really tell. Seriously, among the many e-mails we've gotten from you about McCain's suspiciously Tina-Fey-looking running mate was the suggestion than her candidacy parallels the plot of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale » 9/11/08 2:00pm 9/11/08 2:00pm, a dystopian novel in which women have…

Daughters of the North: No Countryside For Any Men

As someone with a love of good feminist SciFi, I was saddened that NPR's review of Sarah Hall's Daughters of the North had to crack on the genre's archetype, The Handmaid's Tale, for not showcasing a violent uprising by the oppressed women but the plot summary and the excerpt provided are extremely intriguing. Hall's… » 6/24/08 12:40pm 6/24/08 12:40pm