In the pieces included here, men seem more likely to link mirrors to a past, while for women they are part of an encircling present. Continue Reading

“Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea in my head. Other times I ravage entire books looking for the spark of a joke. I have read more widely on the subject of medieval Baghdad this spring and summer than I have since grad school, and this has been time very well spent.”Continue Reading