A Hair raising experience

A Saturn Herald Short Story.  A Hair Raising Experience. By Penny Nair Price James did always wonder why his girlfriend’s nervy sister Sue seemed to want to go and freshen up for so long before every supper.  Her short hair did not take much cosmetic attention compared to Rachel – his girlfriend’s tresses, which hung…

The real villan

Mary L trump,  a  highly literate, trained and licensed gay clinical psychologist and Donald Trump’s only niece, shines a  ray of light on the dark history of their family and explains how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security and social fabric. Older brother Freddie, who died an alcoholic…

Never talk to stranger on a train

Tale of two women entangled in a gothic exit strategy from their unhappy marriages. Amanda Craig confirms in her latest wise and witty novel, offering compassion and philosophical stimulation every women she interviewed about divorce used these words  “It would be much easier to be a widow.” Two women, Hannah who is desperate after her…

Sommelier’s view of succeeding in the toxic world of fine dining

  When Sommelier Victoria James (13) spilled a drop of wine on the tablecloth of a Michelin –starred restaurant in New York, she was publicly punished and  warned her next mistake  would cost her, her job. From then on her hands would tremble every time she poured.   Aged nineteen, Victoria was serving sugary Cosmopolitans…

When we Empower women, we all win

In 1959 contraception was finally made available to unmarried women in the UK, Helen Brook a family planning pioneer said “To think that at last women could be in charge of themselves, decide for themselves. Women were really going to be free.” Six decades later are women really free as pay inequality is entrenched in…

Charles Dickens the champion of the downtrodden

Charles Dickens, a great orator and one of the most famous of the eminent Victorians, with his hyper-energetic personality,  experiencing the best and the worst of life during the Victorian Age, looked much older than his fifty-eight years when he died. Dickens wanted the real world divided neatly into good and bad, like the characters…

We live in a world that’s more interconnected than ever before

An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever, as a deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population. We live in a world that’s more interconnected than ever before.  Our lives are shaped by outbreaks of disease of misinformation, even of violence that appears, spread, and fade away with bewildering speed. Adam Kucharski, an…

The threat of technological unemployment is real

Daniel Susskind’s A World Without Work show why advances in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. Susskind argues that machines no longer need to reason like us in order to outperform us. Tasks that used to be beyond the capability of computers –from diagnosing illness to drafting legal contracts-…

The Emperor in pursuit of pleasure

  Lisa Balabanlilar, Rice University specialist on early modern Asian history, comes to life, in her sensitive biography of Jahangir, the fourth of the six great Mughal Emperors of India, the oldest son of Akbar the Great who extended the Mughal Empire across the Indian subcontinent and the father of Shah Jahan, the builder of…

Andre’s spectacular rise and eventual fall at Vogue

    Style icon, bestselling author and former Vogue creative director, Andre Leon Talley  reveals what truly happens behind the scenes in the world of high fashion. During Andre Leon Talley’s first magazine job assisting Andy Warhol at interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfield began a decade-long friendship and propelled Talley into the upper…