Sunday, May 12, 2013

OPINION: What Makes a Mother? Suffering

by Jennifer Finney Boylan
May 11, 2013


ONE day, toward the end of my transition from father to mother, I came home to find my 6-year-old son looking thoughtful. “Are you all right?” I asked.
“Yes,” Sean said quietly. He was playing with Thomas the Tank Engine. His favorite engine was No. 5, red James. That had also been my name, back before it became Jenny. . . . Read More

Taxi to Mars? Hull cabbie Melissa wants one-way ticket to red planet

by James Campbell
9 May 2013

An East Hull taxi driver is a step closer to embarking on a one-way mission to Mars after beating 40,000 other applicants in the first round of selection for an ambitious reality TV show.

Transsexual Melissa Ede has made it past the initial selection process to take part in the Mars One project, which aims to establish a colony on Mars by 2023. . . . 

A Pioneer, Reluctantly

by Greg Bishop
10 May 2013

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Fallon Fox climbed inside the steel cage, past the sign that read “The Beating Will Continue,” and onto a black mat. She followed right jabs with left hooks and kicks flung at imaginary kneecaps, safe, if only for a moment, from the questions and insults and the suffocating fame that descended overnight. . . . Read More