Book Review: Can Everyone Please Calm Down?

Mae Martin—stand-up comedian, Bette Midler enthusiast and chronic over-sharer—sets out on a tour of sexuality, discussing a wide range of topics and definitions. In between personal anecdotes, quotes from friends and the opinions of experts, Martin covers basically every label in current circulation and also circles back, frequently, to the question of why and whether …

Interview with Caroline Giammanco, author of “Inside the Death Fences”

Caroline Giammanco—college educated, daughter of a deputy sheriff—seems an unlikely candidate to find herself inside a maximum-security prison.  When she got a teaching job at the South Central Correctional Center she assumed she’d need to watch out for the inmates, but she soon learned that the greatest risks were often posed by the very people …