• Women Who are Practically Superheroes

    We can hardly wait until the release of Wonder Woman, the first film in almost twenty years to be headlined by a female superhero. Yet in 2016, there was another movie about female superheroes—Hidden Figures, which highlights three amazing NASA computers.  These women managed to overcome the intersection of racism and sexism to become essential personnel in the space program, with Katherine Johnson even personally calculating the figures for John Glenn’s historic spacewalk. Every bit as heroic as the Hulk smashing.

    In honour of Women’s History Month, we have some other suggestions for historic women superheroes, women who went above and beyond to make a difference to the lives of those around them.

  • Quirky History: Weird Medieval Manuscripts

    Of all the tens of thousands of manuscripts that were produced and copied during the Middle Ages, only a fraction have survived to our day. Some of these manuscripts are plain, written in black ink, and have no more than a few illustrations. Others are magnificent with colorful writings and illuminations plated in real gold. And then there are the manuscripts that are outright weird.

    We would like to introduce you to four of the weirdest medieval manuscripts still in existence.

  • Speaking In Terms At Frankenstein’s Support Group For Misunderstood Monsters

    Wednesday, 8pm. Unitarian Church basement.

     

    FRANKENSTEIN: Does anyone have any issues they would like to bring up?

     

    DRACULA: Ah, yes. I have something. It is…about language.

  • Complex Female Protagonists

    As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re taking some time to applaud the complex female protagonists we know and love. Here are four women who are living their absolute best lives – even if that means being deceptive and making some pretty questionable choices.

  • What If Robert Frost Wrote About Food?

    The Roll Not Buttered

    Two rolls were left on a china plate,
    And sorry I could not have eaten both
    And be no glutton, long I gaped
    And looked at one as far as I could
    To where it was buttered by my host;

  • Geeky Books that Inspire Nostalgia

    With the approaching release of Power Rangers, we are feeling nostalgic. We’re embracing the feeling by rounding up our favorite geeky books that inspire nostalgia. Take a trip with us…to the past!

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