Laura Billings Coleman
writer | editor
Book review: Ann Hood’s latest anthology helps explain why knitting is so often the life sport of the literary set: Novels and Norwegian mittens require hours of sitzfleisch, and provide proof that “small amounts are cumulative.”
As the conversation about campus sexual violence builds momentum, so too have reported cases nationwide. A 2014 study from the Washington Post found there were more than 3,900 reports of sexual offenses on college campuses in 2012, a 50 percent surge over the past three years.
Laura Billings Coleman is a Minnesota-based journalist and freelance writer. A former columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Mademoiselle and Mpls/St. Paul, her reporting and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Outside, Fast Company, SELF, Salon and many other publications. She is the principal and project manager at Pro Bono Press, a creative firm specializing in communications and development strategies for nonprofits, foundations, colleges and community causes.