The firm grasp of poverty and the ongoing cycle of violence provide the backdrop for Barbed Wire Heart, Tess Sharpe’s harrowing story of the love-hate relationship between a young woman and her widower father in a rural, meth-fueled community. A critical success in hardback (with a film version in development from Margot Robbie’s company) it’s out […]
Enlarge / An international air traveler is cleared by a US Customs and Border Protection Officer (L) and is approved to enter the United States inside the US Customs and Immigration area at Dulles International Airport (IAD) , December 21, 2011 in Sterling, Virgina, near Washington, DC. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) An American Muslim […]
A man has been jailed for three months for slapping a woman’s bottom in Paris. In a first under a new catcalling law, he was also fined for making lewd remarks about her body. The individual was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he slapped the 21-year-old’s bottom on a crowded bus and made an […]
We love a good New York novel, which is part of why we were so keen to recommend A Room Away From the Wolves. Nova Ren Suma’s marvelous book, out this week from Algonquin, is the thrilling and moving story of a young woman’s escape to Gotham and the world she finds there. In this […]
At this point, the fact that women in the United States earn about about 80 cents to each dollar earned by men is so commonly known that it’s become both a perverse, if slightly tired, punch line and a litmus test in the culture wars. But there’s plenty of variation under that top-line statistic. The […]
Enlarge / Doctors were able to extract the worm, a D. repens. (credit: Kartashev and Simon) A 32-year-old woman who visited a rural area outside of Moscow returned home with a surprising stowaway—in her face. And it was a restless one at that, according to a short report published this week in the New England […]
A Vaughan nurse has been charged with running an illegal, non-surgical cosmetic clinic that caused the death of a patient. Police say she was injecting unregulated substances into her clients.
LYME disease symptoms include a rash, headaches and joint pain. But, adding this cheap spice to your diet could prevent signs of the bacterial infection, that’s caused by tick bites.
When a 60-year-old Montreal woman showed up in a hospital emergency department three years ago unable to control the left side of her face, she was treated for a stroke. It took a second ER visit and multiple tests before doctors realized that what had been causing her symptoms was, in fact, a rare form […]
IBS symptoms include bloating, constipation and stomach cramps. This patient cured her chronic diarrhoea from irritable bowel syndrome by taking these cheap probiotic supplements everyday.