Archive for May 8th, 2017

Getting lost may be the first sign of Alzheimer’s

2017/05/08

(Guardian Alzheimer’s) – Robin McKie:

An Edinburgh University study of early indicators raises hopes of finding a way to ward off disease through lifestyle changes. …

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Julianne Moore as Alice Howard

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The Handmaid’s Tale

2017/05/08

(ValerieTarico.com) – Valerie Tarico:

If The Handmaid’s Tale offers any sign, Margaret Atwood has read more of her Bible than many Christians. Superficially, Atwood’s dystopian novel is littered with biblical names and phrases: Gilead, Mary and Martha, Jezebel, Milk and Honey, All Flesh, Loaves and Fishes, Lilies of the Field, the Eye of the Lord, Behemoth, and many more.

At a deeper level, Atwood grounds her plot in gender scripts that pervade Abrahamic scriptures. One story in particular brings the pieces together: a tale of two sisters named Rachel and Leah, who marry the same man (Genesis 29-31). …

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Alexis Bledel as Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale