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Being a Woman in Comedy Is No Laughing Matter

Maybe the flip side of the maxim that boys don’t cry is that girls don’t tell jokes. Of course, we live in modern times, where men cry and women tell jokes. Quite a lot of them tell jokes, in fact. While many of us are still mourning that the seventh and final


Pop Culture Watch

Part of our job at Verily is to be in the know with all things pop culture. With plenty of Internet browsing and chatting around the office, we’ve curated our favorite happenings from the week in an easy digest just for you. Be sure to check back next week for more of what we


Murder Mystery Novels We Can’t Put Down This Summer

There’s no better summer read than a page-turner mystery or thriller. And while novels by Gillian Flynn or Janet Evanovich may be popular choices, I’ve always been a fan of the old-fashioned suspense authors. It may be tempting to pick up that worn Agatha Christie, abut there are a host of lesser-known female


Is Making Thor Female Really a Win for Women?

News flash: Women actually like comics! OK, I’m kidding, it’s not that newsworthy, but women are now participating in comic book fandom like never before: buying graphic novels, attending superhero films, and showing up at ComicCon in droves. Comic book companies have taken note, albeit slowly (glaciers move with more urgency),


An Art Lover’s Guide to this Summer’s Top Exhibits

Wind from the Sea, 1947, tempera on hardboard © Andrew Wyeth. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Gift of Charles H. Morgan If you’re looking for an air-conditioned alternative to the beach this summer, consider an afternoon at an art museum. As Sister Wendy Beckett, the affable art historian you might