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Ester Bloom


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ester:

Outlander Season Finale Recap: Back to the Future

In 1745, it's time for the long-awaited Battle of Culloden. In 1968, it's time to meet Brianna and Roger. → Read More

Outlander Recap: Brotherhood

Can Claire and Jamie do anything to avert the looming disaster? Not bloody likely. → Read More

The Unconscionable Difficulty of Getting Health Insurance for a Newborn

My own plan only covered my child as an extension of me for the first two days. After that, he was on his own. → Read More

Outlander Recap: Sweet Revenge

Claire proves her mettle as a warrior queen. → Read More

Outlander Recap: The Flavor of Victory

It's been said that every war movie is a pro-war movie, whether it means to be or not. There's something about the very nature of action sequences that makes an audience feel invested and excited, and that inevitably glamorizes whatever a director might intend to critique. Even supposedly antiwar films can't help but demonstrate a certain camaraderie and bravery among soldiers risking their… → Read More

Outlander Recap: Ready or Not

Like Hamlet says, the readiness is all. And Jamie knows it. → Read More

Outlander Recap: The Old Fox

Fear of La Dame Blanche extends to both sides of the English Channel. → Read More

Outlander Recap: Keeping Faith

In light of another tragic loss, Claire must free Jamie from the Bastille. → Read More

Outlander Recap: The Duel

Everything is legal in the Bois de Boulogne. → Read More

Outlander Recap: The Meddler

Can Claire convince Jamie to spare the life of his nemesis? → Read More

Outlander Recap: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

Sorry, Claire: No dinner party is complete without a fistfight. → Read More

Outlander Recap: French Letters

The cardinal risk of mixing sex with time travel: What if your current lover erases your future lover from existence? → Read More

Outlander Recap: The Queen of Versailles

Claire and Jamie play the long game against France's overdressed, oversexed aristocrats. → Read More

Outlander Season Premiere Recap: The Time Traveler’s Husband(s)

Everyone's favorite bigamist is back! And she's having a very bad day. → Read More

What Was Left Out of Making a Murderer Episodes 8–10

In one session, Dassey supplies a possible motive for Avery. → Read More

The Revival of America's Hand-Painted-Sign Industry

Small businesses are increasingly relying on visual artists to convey that their products aren’t mainstream or mass-produced. → Read More

What Was Left Out of Making a Murderer Episodes 5–7

What about those other possible suspects? → Read More

Elizabeth Strout’s Fierce, Unforgettable My Name Is Lucy Barton — Barnes & Noble Reads

There isn't one story in Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout's concise, powerful new novel My Name Is Lucy Barton. Instead there are multitudes: stories → Read More

How Doctors Are Experimenting With Cutting Health-Care Costs

Small innovations are adding up to signal that providers and insurers are interested in reducing health-care costs. → Read More

What Was Left Out of Making a Murderer Episodes 2-4

Yes, it was legal for investigators to question Brendan Dassey without a lawyer present. → Read More