From January, 2015

Keep checking this space for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Live Blog with editor Joshua Michael Demaree beginning at 7PM EST (ceremony begins at 8PM EST). 7:00PM: Hello dear readers and lovers of screen alike! It is I your fearful leader in the madness that is awards season. Each year we gather here to…

Oocyte Aesthetic, Human Design and Mission Creep by Adam Zaretsky

“In re-opening the allowance for GM babies, whose genetic changes will be passed on to future generations, the FDA is taking the next steps toward toeing the line on genetic human enhancement.” (1) “If the FDA gives the OHSU researchers a green light to move towards human clinical trials, it will be the first instance…

READ: 1. Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner, January 2015) Almost impossibly over-hyped, this second collection from Bergman about woman from the fringes of history already feels like a classic. 2. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber and Faber, March 2015) Unarguably one of the most important authors of contemporary note, famed…

2014 was an unprecedented year of, well, unprecedented years. We can talk about the positives and negatives, how Ebola showed the world that another Black Plague might be possible, and I talked about ISIS and slave markets a couple months ago. There are many things that we can agree upon that make 2014 ‘special’, with…