In her 1923 short story “Natural Selection,” Elizabeth Irons Folsom recounts the doomed love story between tough working-class Larry Quold and wealthy Marcia May. The McLean County History Museum holds no photographs of Elizabeth Irons Folsom. This sketch began appearing in Pantagraph articles as early as 1926, and it accompaniedRead More →

CARACHI: The biography of iconic satirist Kamal Ahmed Rizvi written by his widow has been unveiled at an event organized by Arts Council Pakistan (ACP) Karachi. Ishrat Jahan Rizvi named the book “Khoya huwa Admi” or the lost man. “Very few women get along with a man like Rizvi, I’mRead More →

Payday Loan Services Market: Intense Competition But Strong Growth and Extreme Valuation This press release was originally issued by SBWire New Jersey, New Jersey—(SBWIRE) – 03/22/2022 – Latest Payday Loan Services market industrial growth study 2022-2028. A detailed study accumulated to offer latest insights about acute characteristics of the PaydayRead More →

Acclaimed author Michelle Richmond, originally from Mobile, Alabama, whose recent novel The Test of Wonders has been hailed as a “gripping thriller” and witty satire of “high-stakes education,” will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from the University of Troy on April 14. Richmond will discuss the evolution of his career sinceRead More →

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is investigating several reported examples of Google allowing ads from “predatory lenders”. The findings follow a report published in the Observer on Sunday which found that 24 advertisements had been paid for by 12 advertisers, including loan companies and credit brokers. Google’s stated practices preventRead More →

Image source: INSTAGRAM/ OLENAZELENSKA_OFFICIAL Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with his wife Olena Zelenska Strong points Olena Zelenska became the first lady of Ukraine in 2019 Zelenska showed her support for the women who took up arms to fight the Russians Zelenska is a screenwriter, credited for writing the comedy showRead More →

The truth is probably more that Vargas Llosa has always been a writer who allows himself enormous latitude and license, and that he has been able to take work that tends to sound trashy and turn it into a miracle of invention. What has sometimes gone wrong with his fiction,Read More →