Jo’s Pick of the Week: Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858 Karen Joy Fowler’s first novel in nine years, Booth, is one of the buzziest books of spring, and it deserves all the praise it is getting.   We all know that John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. But I knew little about Booth’s family until…

The Year in Film (2021) / Oscars Recap

Becky and Nate are back on the podcast for the 7th year in a row to talk about last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. They share some of their own opinions about the nominees and other favorite movies of last year. Hear about the night’s memorable moments (and boy were there moments), the movies, the performances,…

Crisis in Ukraine: How to Help

Today, March 23rd, is Red Cross Giving Day 2022. Around the world, the organization’s distinctive red cross has come to symbolize aid and hope during times of disaster. Established over 100 years ago, the Red Cross is an impartial, independent, neutral organization whose mission is to alleviate human suffering. Given the current Russia-Ukraine conflict, we…