Author Sherrilyn Kenyon attends the 2009 New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center on February 7, 2009 in New York City. Tennessee authorities are investigating after Sherrilyn Kenyon, a best-selling fantasy author, accused her estranged husband of poisoning her. Kenyon, known for her "Dark Hunter" series, said a recent medical test revealed she had high levels of lithium, tin, barium, platinum and thorium in her body, The Tennessean reported Tuesday. The chemicals caused hampered breathing, hair loss, broken teeth and nausea, she said. "[The doctor] said there's no way this could have happened naturally or environmentally," she told the newspaper.
K.J. Martin is a 6-foot-6 sophomore at West Hills Chaminade who didn't play high school basketball as a freshman. He briefly attended Oaks Christian, then was home schooled before enrolling at Chaminade this fall. But the son of former NBA player Kenyon Martin certainly has the skills and genes to develop into a standout. His father played 15 years in the NBA. Martin had 14 points and four blocks on Wednesday night in Chaminade's 75-57 loss to Windward.
As the world watches the United Kingdom roll out the first doses of Pfizer's much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine, Martin Kenyon, a 91-year-old man living in London, has emerged as the unlikely face of the country's efforts to instill public confidence in a vaccine. "I rang up Guy's Hospital, which I know very well because I've lived in London most of my grown-up life, and I said, 'What's this thing you're doing, the vaccination?'" Kenyon told CNN in a man-on-the-street interview Tuesday, where he described the exceedingly simple process of booking his appointment that very morning. The biggest hurdle, according to our hero, wasn't navigating a patchwork mess of state and federal systems that, as of now, lacks the billions of dollars in funding required to deploy the vaccine. No, the hardest thing was securing a parking spot in London--that and suffering what Kenyon lamented as a "nasty lunch."
An Ohio liberal arts college has been criticized for attacking "liberal education" after a faculty member canceled a production of a play she wrote that discussed illegal immigration over criticism from students and faculty. According to The Weekly Standard, Wendy MacLeod's drama, "The Good Samaritan," centered on the experience of illegal immigrants from Guatemala working on an egg farm near the Kenyon College campus northeast of Columbus. The play focuses on the misadventures of a 15-year-old immigrant who escapes the egg farm and ends up at a school resembling Kenyon. MacLeod, who is white, circulated the script in an email to the campus last month. The college's own newspaper, The Kenyon Collegian, described it as a "comedy [where] much of the play's humor is told through the cultural insensitivity of the white students."