Entries by B.J. Epstein from 09/2012

Fail-Fail Solutions: Politics, Economics, and Equal Rights

| Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Politics

With the presidential election coming up in the United States later this year, there are a lot of discussions about the two main parties and what they stand for. Or at least there should be - sometimes it seems as though elections are more like popularity contests than serious decisions made based on policies.

Tightwad

| Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

Much has been written recently about the "vaginal rejuvenation" cream launched in India. This cream supposedly tightens and rejuvenates women's genital areas, so women can "feel like virgins" again.

Just (Not) for Women

| Posted 09.21.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Don't worry your pretty little head, because I'm typing this on Dell's Della computer that is delicately pink to suit women's tastes, and I'm in a room decorated in a paint "for girls" ("but boys can use it too", which is really generous of the Annie Sloan paint company to say).

Honouring St. Jerome and the Work of Translators

| Posted 09.29.2012 | Huffington Post

Translators wrestle with an author's carefully chosen words and try to find a way to represent the same ideas, the same feelings, the same sounds and rhythm, and the same associations and allusions into a different tongue.