Women Talking: When Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Part

Originally a novel written by Miriam Toews, the film Women Talking, directed by Sarah Polley, won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2023 Academy Awards. (Photo: Michael Gibson/Orion Pictures) Women Talking, an award-winning, international best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, was adapted into a screenplay and directed by filmmaker Sarah Polley. The star-studded cast includes Frances McDormand (Scarface), […]

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A Monstrous Boy

James laced a telephone cord around his mother’s neck and pulled until he asphyxiated her. I knew James since first grade. In fourth grade, he sat behind me in Ms. L’s class. He kicked my chair throughout the school year. My head bounced back and forth like a rag doll. One day, before lunch, James […]

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