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Kelly Jane Torrance
Kelly Jane Torrance is arts and culture editor of Brainwash.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss (Gotham Books, 240 pages, $17.50) I am not ashamed to admit it — I’m a grammar nazi. I cringe at misplaced commas. I wail when I receive…

David Reimer committed suicide on May 4. He was a blue-collar worker in Winnipeg, the Canadian city where East meets West. David lived a quiet life: fishing with his father, backyard barbecues with his wife and kids, tinkering with cars….

You might not expect the cable network that broadcasts Stripperella, featuring a crime-fighting peeler voiced by Pamela Anderson, and Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, a program for those who “enjoy broken bones, splattering spleens, high impact hematomas, and watching people get…

November was not a good month for Phil Spector. First the legendary producer was charged with the murder of a B-movie actress. Then his legacy took a hit — his work was stripped from perhaps the most famous album he…

Women will do anything to get married. At least that is the impression one gets watching television lately. The media have eaten up the story of Psychology Today West coast editor Robert Epstein. Epstein believes that just about any two…

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