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The Handmaid's Tale

Tragedy strikes the United States and in an effort to rebuild society, terrifying new measures are implemented, stripping women of their rights as human beings.  No longer permitted to work, own property and their identities erased, women have been reduced to their most basic function – carrying life.   340 more words

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Scrap: Connecting the Dots

Because this is my last semester at USC Upstate, I’m taking Senior Seminar: essentially, a 15-week-long writing workshop for a capstone paper. Knowing that I was going to take this course, I brainstormed all year for topic ideas. 425 more words

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Book Review: The Handmaid's Tale

Working at a publishing company means it’s never hard to get book recommendations, and one of the books that has been passed from cubicle to cubicle lately is… 772 more words

Margaret Atwood, 'MaddAddam'

Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam is the conclusion to her fantastical trilogy, following the final remnants of humanity as they try to survive in a dangerous apocalyptic world and find their place amongst the scientific creations meant to replace them. 424 more words

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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (McClelland and Stewart, 2000)

This novel, winner of the Booker Prize in 2000, is quite simply, gorgeous. In elegant yet accessible prose, Atwood relates the compelling, intriguing and thought-provoking story of Iris and her younger sister Laura growing up isolated in small town, war-torn Canada in the early part of the 20th century. 258 more words

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MALE MODELS WANTED: THE PRICE IS RIGHT SHAKES THINGS UP

The very popular game show The Price Is Right has always had beautiful female models  on the set present prizes and move game pieces around. Well in 2014 they have decided to give the boys a chance. 283 more words

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To read is an awfully big adventure... Holiday edition

Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

I fall in love with every Murakami story I read, and this novel is no exception. A little different from the other novels and stories I’ve read by this author, as it follows a 15-year-old and an old (70ish) man, rather than the typical 25-30 odd year old protagonist. 464 more words