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Morgenstern: Time Travelling Militant Librarian

“And we’ll make a time machine using an old clock…” My daughter, Morgenstern, 7, is chattering happily on the way to swimming, scooting along beside me. “And then once I Have A Time Machine, I’ll go back in time to

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Quit beating on EL James (and leave JK Rowling alone as well)

I’m starting to get uncomfortable with the way people, especially wannabe authors, beat on E.L. James. Most of us write in a genre that somebody else holds in contempt. How is it that “Mommy Porn” about erotic power and kinky sex

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Morgenstern the Valkyrie

“Rah rah Rasputin!” cries Morgenstern, age 6, a dream of pink in her bunny pajamas. “Viking Metal!” So on goes the Turisas cover of the Boney M classic. Morgenstern boogies and ballet steps around me in the kind of odd

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Morgenstern and the War on Pink

We’re on the way to school, hand in hand in the rain. “The Ninjas drop from the zeppelin,” I say. “The Purple Princess draws her sword—” “The Sword of Fate,” adds Morgenstern, my five-year-old daughter. “The Sword of Fate. And

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