Why did Rachel Carson,‘this spinster without children,’ care so much about genetics?

Rachel Carson / Population Connection via geneticliteraryproject.org

No book has done more to fire up environmental activists than Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which showed the profound harm insecticides like DDT could do to songbirds and others in the food chain. But its arguments confused many…

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Don’t read my Brett Favre book, a biographer says.

Brett Favre / jeffpearlman on Twitter

One of the most remarkable tweets I’ve seen by an author popped up after the State of Mississippi said it was suing former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and others for allegedly misspending millions of dollars intended for welfare recipients. Favre has…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.