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By Toni Myers

Morse-code messages in needlework . . . dispatches sewn into hoop skirts . . . a spy/coquette called both “an accomplished prostitute” and “the Secesh Cleopatra” . . . who knew? A review of a rousing new book about the daring and resourceful female spies—and soldiers—of the Civil War.

The March Challenge, in Honor of Jon Stewart jon-stewart-leaving-the-daily-show

How about our welcoming Jon Stewart into the Sisterhood of Reinvention by questioning the inevitability of “from now on”? And so we’re issuing our readers and writers a March Challenge.

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By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.

Dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon Anetta Reszko offers an update on
“COMPLEXION,” her comprehensive “Women’s Voices” primer on treatments for mature skin.

Poetry Sunday: “It Was So Warm Inside” Broc_9780307962027_cvr_ap_r2

Before, there were harts in diptychs, and odes written on Grecian urns. That was all before Lucie Brock-Broido danced a magic figure across the Winter Sonnet.

Molly Fisk: Doing the Watusi, 30 Feet Up 2892163916_29c26b090f_z

By Molly Fisk

The go-go dancer was in a little phone booth–sized cubicle at the top of a pole several stories higher than the club she advertised, wearing those calf-high white boots that defined the era and a little bathing-suit-like outfit with lots of fringe.

Fitness Saturday: The Bridge

By Brooke Marrone

This week’s exercise, The Bridge, is an amazing and safe way to help shape and strengthen your bum, build muscle, improve core stability, and increase flexibility

Fashion Friday: Winter Have You Down? POP Some Color! Worth8

Why not fight the winter blues by adding some great pops of beautiful color to your outfit? From a bright pair of pumps to a gorgeous, fun coat to a beautiful sweater, there are dozens of ways to invite color into your outfit and liven your day. We’ve gathered some gorgeous examples, all from Worth New York.

The Way We Were: The SNCC Teenagers Who Changed America Judy Toddle House - Magnum - NYC32868 2 2-1

By Judy Richardson

How did they find the courage to do it—challenge the racist order in the South in the 1960s? Who formed the strategy, who dared to take it out to some of the most racist Southern counties? In this forthright memoir, Judy Richardson gives us an insider’s look at the danger-ridden early years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, “the only national civil rights movement led by young people.”

Wednesday 5: The Week’s Best in Women’s News p022015al-0244

Real questions for real women on the Awards’ red carpet; children’s books that celebrate Black History; a photographer and mother uses her photography to find the funny in parenting; and celebrating Women of the Civil Rights Movement at the White House.

Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part 3 FullSizeRender

Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger offers an inside look at what it was like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend. Here’s Part 3 of our series—working the parties on Oscars Day.

Oscars 2015: Did Hollywood Show Its True Colors, at Last? oscars_2012_statues

By Alexandra MacAaron

It was an unusual year for the Academy Awards, honoring a very eclectic (if uniformly Caucasian) collection of films. The acceptance speeches were eclectic too.

Tech Tuesday: 3D Printing 800px-Wearable_3D_Printed_Shoes

By Amy Blum

3D printing is an exciting young technology that is rapidly evolving. As the cost of 3D printers and materials go down, you may be able to afford your own printer and simply print any design that you like at home. Your own designer shoes that fit perfectly? A customized coffee table? It’s possible.

Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease in Women: Recognizing the Symptoms 6877886245_3a0e1f2a15_z

By James A. Blake, M.D.

Cardiologist James. A. Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, describes the heart-disease symptoms that are ignored by too many women.

Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part II 2572

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

An insider’s look at a playwright/producer/screenwriter’s working weekend in Hollywood. Many parties are involved.

Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2015 Academy Awards 2011oscars

Join us right here during the Oscars anytime you feel the urge to opine.