A History of Women in Medicine Book Review from @kleffnotes

Sinéad Spearing reveals the stories of forgotten women in history who worked as physicians and found themselves demonized by society for their work. While these women were the opposite of the witch stereotype as they often traveled from village to village sharing their skills and healing those in need, but ultimately they were decried as doing evil magics and in many cases labeled as witches. Spearing draws from archaeological evidence, folklore, literature, and a variety of other sources to reveal the truly incredible female healers in her book A History of Women in Medicine: Cunning Women, Physicians, Witches. Continue reading “A History of Women in Medicine Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Fangirl Freakouts: Barbelle S2 Eps 1-6 ( @BARBELLE_SERIES @KindaTV_ ) from @kleffnotes

I filmed this video before the Barbelle finale and am focusing on episodes 1 through 6, since those were the episodes out when I did get a chance to film. I am planning a follow-up video to chat the rest of the season a little bit later in May. In case you haven’t seen it I also had a chance to ask the creators and stars of the show, Gwenlyn Cumyn and Karen Knox, some questions about everything Season Two. While this isn’t technically a My Kinda Recaps, think of it as a bit of a blast from the past. Continue reading “Fangirl Freakouts: Barbelle S2 Eps 1-6 ( @BARBELLE_SERIES @KindaTV_ ) from @kleffnotes”

Avengers Endgame Spoiled for Teen with Tourette Syndrome from @kleffnotes

We can all agree that movie spoilers suck, especially for big movie events like Avengers Endgame, but what happens when the spoiler is not being able to watch the movie at all. Emily Womack, a fifteen year old from Duncan, Oklahoma, went to see Avengers Endgame opening weekend and was asked to leave before the movie even began. During the previews, Emily, who has Tourette Syndrome, began experiencing tics and was asked to leave the theater by AMC Theatres employees. Continue reading “Avengers Endgame Spoiled for Teen with Tourette Syndrome from @kleffnotes”

Criminal Women 1850-1920 Book Review from @kleffnotes

With so many true crime shows and podcasts in the world you would think that the history of crime has been completely uncovered, but for the women who committed crime throughout history that is not the case. This rich field of research is the focus of Lucy Williams and Barry Godfrey in their book Criminal Women 1850-1920 Researching the Lives of Britain’s Female Offenders. While male criminals are slightly more easy to pin down, women are able to slip through the cracks for a variety of reasons, which makes their history as offenders something remarkably interesting. If you are a history buff or a true crime fanatic this book not only shares the crimes of women who might not know about, but also how you can become a researcher yourself. Continue reading “Criminal Women 1850-1920 Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Sunstone and Sexy Escapades from @kleffnotes

I love frequenting my local comic book shop, not just because it is great to be in a physical space full of nerdy things, but because the staff are so great. They frequently suggest reads for me when I come in, which is great for fulfilling my quest for comic knowledge even if it isn’t great for my wallet. During one of my visits two of the people there mentioned there was a book they thought I’d like. They showed me the first volume of Sunstone and insisted that while the book was pretty steamy, that the plot was so good that they frequently recommended it to their over 18 readers. This first book set me down a path of discovery and excitement and I fell completely head over heels for the world of Sunstone. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Sunstone and Sexy Escapades from @kleffnotes”

Sorry Not Sorry Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Monique Sorgen’s Sorry Not Sorry is a short feature inspired by the poem, This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams and is a humorous examination of relationships and marriage. After a husband eats his wife’s plums, the two fall into a competitive game of oneupsmanship. The short recently screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival as well as the Florida Film Festival. Continue reading “Sorry Not Sorry Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Hearth Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Hearth is a Canadian thriller from director and writer Sophie B Jacques that recently won two Audience Awards, one at the Regard International Film Festival and the other at Saguenay International Short Film Festival. Hearth was also selected for the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. The description of Hearth focuses on Emilie, who returns home after renting it out to complete strangers for a weekend, and the fact that she will never know what happened while she was away. Keeping with the themes of suspense, discomfort, and dark humor, which are elemental to Jacques’ work, this short feature is bound to send shivers up your spine. Continue reading “Hearth Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

To Be Or Not To Be? With Arledge Comic’s New Shakespearean Anthology via @kleffnotes

“Kingdom is a testament to the incredible hard work done by the writers, artists, colorists, and letterers whose work fill its pages. Shakespeare inspired them, but they leapt beyond that and created masterpieces entirely their own.” — Jenn Arledge, Founder of Arledge Comics. Continue reading “To Be Or Not To Be? With Arledge Comic’s New Shakespearean Anthology via @kleffnotes”

The Death of Baseball Book Review from @kleffnotes

 

Kimitake, who was renamed by his father with the American name of Clyde was born in 1962, the exact same day that Marilyn Monroe died. His traumatic family life is compounded with jarring moments with friends. As he struggles to understand what is going on around him, he begins to fixate on his connection to Marilyn. Raphael Dweck, born on Yom Kippur, struggles with his own issues of otherness, which grow even worse during a forced trip to Israel. The paths of these characters might seem unlikely to cross, but eventually the streets of Hollywood bring them together. Continue reading “The Death of Baseball Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Isle of Gold Book Review from @kleffnotes

One drunken night an orphan with no idea of her past makes the dramatic choice of joining the crew of the infamous Captain Winters. While joining his crew disguised as a man is already a task, Winters’ ship is set out on a dangerous journey from which it and the crew may never return. The Isle of Gold is a thrilling read that blends together legends of the ocean with a story that will keep you enthralled. Continue reading “The Isle of Gold Book Review from @kleffnotes”