Review: Wondering Sight by Melissa McShane

Wondering Sight is a fun read full of intrigue and magic in England’s post-Napoleonic war period. I loved the world of the book, where balls and social expectations of the era mix with magic as part of the class order. Our heroine, Sophia Westlake, is marked as a seer by her red gloves. These gloves…

Wonder Woman: The Super Heroine We Need

Wonder Woman is one of those rare but sublime moments when a piece of pop culture hits the cultural zeitgeist of the moment. It’s been a rough past few months, full of political turmoil, moments of terrible violence in usually peaceful cities, where hate speech and disagreement seem the topic of the day. This film…

Word of the Week: Monologic

While exploring research for my new job (more on that later), I came across the word “Monologic”, which leads us to today’s challenge: Define the word without looking it up. I’d love to hear your definitions. My supervisor said it sounds like a word to describe a fashion style featuring a monocle. What’s your definition…