Jenny Morrison delivers shock cancer warning in heartfelt plea for Aussies to step up the fight against killer disease – and shares a rare glimpse into how her family is coping with this ‘crazy year’

But there’s some things that we might have put off that are really important as women. And that’s something we all need to pay attention to. The evidence is that women are putting off their health checks, Pap tests, mole checks, mammograms and so much more.

Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve

“Not a Novel” cannot claim to be a coherent whole. Nevertheless, its pig-in-a-python ungainliness contributes to the fascination. Variety proves its own reward, since in every guise this artist makes virtuosic adjustments, changes of tone or rhetoric. A couple of essays salute Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” as an essential resource, “a living thing … that … meets […]

‘Denied newspapers, books; calls last 2 minutes’: Relatives of Elgar Parishad accused speak-out

Arbitrary rules at Taloja jail denying accused the basics they are entitled to, families say; officials blame Covid and busted scanner. Arbitrary rules at Taloja jail are preventing activists accused in the Elgar Parishad case from receiving newspapers, books and phone calls that they are entitled to, their families told Mirror. Books and letters meant […]

The women who shaped, seduced and scarred John Lennon: New book reveals untold stories of the mother whose death the Beatle never got over, Britain’s first female pop star, and how Yoko Ono begged to be his lover (because she’d gone off sex)

He and Yoko had just recorded their comeback album when on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40, John was murdered by obsessed fan Mark Chapman outside his New York apartment in what the world regards as a pointless tragedy but which John, for all we know, may have considered to be a fitting […]

‘Denied newspapers, books; calls last 2 minutes’

Arbitrary rules at Taloja jail denying accused the basics they are entitled to, families say; officials blame Covid and busted scanner. Arbitrary rules at Taloja jail are preventing activists accused in the Elgar Parishad case from receiving newspapers, books and phone calls that they are entitled to, their families told Mirror. Books and letters meant […]

ABC News urged ‘View’ co-host Hostin to cut passages from book that put network in ‘bad light’: Report

“Deleting those passages didn’t feel right to me — they were all true, and they were some of the battle scars of my experience,” Hostin reportedly wrote. ”My television agent and my book agent emailed me to express confusion that a news organization would try to censor a Puerto Rican, African American woman’s story while they […]

Maggie O’Farrell wins Women’s prize for fiction with ‘exceptional’ Hamnet

“I’ve actually written three other books to avoid writing Hamnet,” O’Farrell said. “One of the things that really put me off is that I have a son and two daughters, like Shakespeare. And I couldn’t write the book, I couldn’t get to grips with it or grapple with it, until my own son was well […]

Music at Home: Songs for the Bath

Tom Waits, “Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)”Closing Time, Waits’ 1973 debut, “Little Trip to Heaven” sounds best on a rainy evening, as you’re drawing the bath and humming to Delbert Bennett’s trumpet.

How ‘Unpregnant,’ a movie about getting an abortion, puts a twist on the road trip comedy

Veronica and Bailey are positioned as opposites at the outset, the latter being more of a social outcast, though with a great deal of spunk. The two drifted as Bailey’s parents went through a divorce, a touchy history the film revisits when Bailey touches on her strained relationship with her father. Ferreira says she is […]

Passengers furious at airlines’ voucher policies in Covid crisis

It explains that some of the vouchers need to be used by phone, and warns customers: “Call volumes are extremely high at the moment due to the unprecedented circumstances so please bear with us if it takes some time for us to help with your booking.”