Janeway

16 Jul 19
Star Trek-athon

Så var det dags för tidsresor igen! Den här gången med så många olika tidshopp och orsak/effekt-samband att man i slutet av äventyret måste reintegrera flera olika minnen från olika delar av tidslinjen till en och samma individ (hur man gör detta spännande berättar man däremot aldrig, inte ens med någon flummig technobabbleutläggning). Klart är […]

15 Jul 19
Charity Windfall Canada

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15 Jul 19
Hatboy's Hatstand

“It’s a nice enough place, if you just ignore the evil.” Mister C of 9 had been agonisingly cheerful ever since they had entered Shadar Logoth. Halfmen were supposed to be deadly afraid of the dark, forgotten city – indeed, when the Shadowspawn from Baerlon had continued to chase them, and was reinforced by five […]

14 Jul 19
Twin Cities
We know it’s only the middle of July. But it’s never too early to anticipate hearing from five award-winning authors who will be guest speakers at the Oct. 13 Opus & Olives fundraising gala. Friends of the St. Paul Public Library announced Sunday that the program will feature Mark Bowden, Jennifer Chiaverini, Mazaa Mengiste, Chris Pavone and Kate Mulgrew, who will be emcee. Here’s a look at the authors and their current books. Actress Kate Mulgrew — Red on “Orange is the New Black,” Janeway in “Star Trek: Voyager.” (Anna Webber / Getty Images) Kate Mulgrew: Author and actress, she played the groundbreaking role of the first female starship captain on “Star Trek: Voyager” and Galina “Red” Reznikov on Netflix’s smash hit “Orange Is The New Black.”  Her 2016 book “Born With Teeth” was a best-seller. Her latest, “How to Forget,” is about Mulgrew’s return to her hometown of Dubuque, Iowa, when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer’s. Spending time with her parents and caring for them leads her to reflect on their lives and how they shaped her own. Those ruminations are transformed when, after their deaths, Kate uncovers long-kept secrets that challenge her understanding of the unconventional Irish Catholic household in which she was raised. Mark Bowden: Author of 13 books, including the best-seller “Black Hawk Down,” Bowden is a former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter and writes for national publications. His latest book, “The Last Stone,” is about the mystery of what happened to the Lyon sisters, ages 10 and 12, who disappeared in 1975 from a suburban Washington, D.C., shopping mall, a story Bowden covered as a cub reporter. In his new book, he returns to the crime to cover the effort by authorities to bring the sisters’ kidnapper to justice and figure out why anyone would commit such a crime. Jennifer Chiaverini: The Wisconsin-based author of “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” and other acclaimed historical novels, as well as the Elm Creek Quilts series, recently launched “Resistance Women,” which focuses on Mildred Fish, a Wisconsin graduate student who married German economist Arvid Harnack and moved with him to Berlin in the 1930s. They and their artist/intellectual friends formed a spy group called the Red Orchestra to share information about Hitler’s Third Reich with the U.S. and Soviet Union. When their code was broken, Mildred was sentenced to prison but Hitler personally ordered her execution. She was the only woman who died by his direct orders. Maaza Mengiste: Novelist and essayist born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, her debut novel “Beneath the Lion’s Gaze” was selected by the Guardian newspaper as one of the 10 best contemporary African books. Her new book, “The Shadow King,” is set in 1935 when orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia prepares for Mussolini’s invasion. As the battles begin, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded, but when Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia is about to lose hope, Hirut helps to disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor to keep the fight alive. Chris Pavone: Author of “The Expats,” “The Accident” and “The Travelers,” winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel, he was also a book editor for nearly two decades. His most recent work, “The Paris Diversion,” is about Dexter Moore, who is going to make a small fortune, digging himself out of a deep financial hole, via an extremely risky investment. Hunter Forsyth is going to make a fortune with a major corporate acquisition that will send his company’s stock soaring. Kate Moore is planning that night’s dinner party and expects an uneventful workday at the Paris Substation, the clandestine cadre of operatives she has been running. And Mahmoud Khalid is planning to die that day — and he won’t be the only one. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]At Opus & Olives these headlining authors will give presentations reflecting on their work, their process, their inspiration and their love of the library. Funds raised during the event help St. Paul Public Library initiatives and local literary projects of the Pioneer Press. This 16th annual gala, at St. Paul RiverCentre, includes a cocktail reception, author meet-and-greet, book sales and signing, and a sit-down dinner. Tickets are on sale now at thefriends.org/opus and start at $150 a person.
14 Jul 19
The Street Tree

Ada Salter, was the driving force behind the transformation of Bermondsey from industrial slum to green oasis. By 1930, 7,000 trees were planted on the new estates and the streets of the borough.

14 Jul 19
Zéro Janvier

“Brace Face”, un roman autobiographique touchant de l’écrivain américain Shaun David Hutchinson, dans lequel il raconte son adolescence, marquée à la fois par la découverte de son homosexualité et par la dépression dont il a souffert, au point de l’amener à une tentative de suicide.

13 Jul 19
Helen Quigley

For the last five months I’ve been working as Line Producer for an epic ten hour docudrama for Audible called The Space Race released yesterday in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landings on 20th July. My contribution is minuscule compared to the hours the rest of the team have put into this, but […]

13 Jul 19
Becoming Heather

I am a huge fan of Edward Rutherfurd’s books, where he takes the reader on sweeping journeys through the history of a city through the centuries. London was the first one I read, taking nearly a month to finish this story that followed one family through 2000 years of meticulously-researched history, telling the story of […]

12 Jul 19
Sketchbook, MD

Criteria can be quickly summarized in: Major clinical criteria (or pathological criteria) – Evidence of either valve damage or evidence of microorganisms within the bloodstream: Positive ecocardiography for infective endocarditis: vegetation, abscess, dehiscence of prosthetic valve. 2 separated positive blood cultures for typical IE microorganisms, or a single one for Cox. Burnetti. Minor clinical criteria […]

12 Jul 19
GeekWire

As a young girl, Amanda Sullivan never met any female engineers or scientists. She was never encouraged to pursue a hobby or club around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). “In my upbringing, STEM had both an implicit and explicit air of masculinity around it, both at school and at home,” Sullivan said. “I made […]

12 Jul 19
GeekandGear.com

The latest Star Trek series—the forthcoming Next Generation sequel, Star Trek: Picard—will boldly go where no Trek series has gone before by seemingly having a dog as a central cast member. As fans surely know by now, a new poster for Picard reveals the titular former-Starfleet captain standing resolutely with his loyal dog Number One […]

12 Jul 19
McGrew the Dad

My Miracle Nephew To be fair, all of my nephews are miracles. I have three, ages 6, 8, and 12. My siblings are quite a bit older than me so my 12 year old nephew, Lucas, was born when I was a teenager. He taught me how to be a cool uncle and was my […]

12 Jul 19
Star Trek-athon

Det känns nästan lite frustrerande att återvända till Voyager just nu, jag är ju helt inställd på slutspurten av Deep Space Nine (längtar ju också en hel del efter att avsluta och stänga det kapitlet i Star Trek-kronologin så att jag kan känna att jag faktiskt tar mig vidare). Juggernaut är dessutom ett lite märkligt […]