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In Performance: WomanLore saves lost lives

Explorer Mary Henrietta Kingsley fit into late-19th-century British society about as comfortably as Tarzan. While other Victorian ladies were practicing needlework and having babies, Kingsley was wading through the malarial swamps of West Africa, climbing Mount Cameroon, studying the Fang people, a tribe with a reputation for cannibalism, and collecting fish and beetle specimens for […]

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High Tension

High Tension By Mary Wisniewski It was a good day for a fight on the el. The temperature had topped 90 for five days, and the air-conditioning on the train was broken. I got on at Washington and squeezed into a car, grasping the rail on the back of a seat. In the aisle seat […]