Roz Reviews: ‘Tender Is the Brisket’

July 19, 2014 by Roz Warren

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Stacia Friedman, who has worked in the film industry, knows how to put a scene together, keep it moving, and keep the laughs coming. But her wit carries insight.

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Profiles in Fashion: ‘The SEAMS’ on NPR

July 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The SEAMS is a refreshing and innovative program that allows us to think of fashion differently—to see it beyond the confines of style and instead, explore its substance.

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Yes, You Can Call me ‘Ma’am’!

July 8, 2014 by Eleanore Wells

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By Eleanore Wells

Back then I didn’t want to be addressed as “ma’am.” “Ma’am” is a lady of 50 years or older, which technically I was, but I had a much fresher attitude . . . or so I thought.

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Dog Names

July 5, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

So you don’t want to give your dog an ordinary name like Fido or Spot. And you love books. So, naturally, you turn to your favorite literary classics when it’s time to name the new puppy.

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Fourth of July in Philadelphia: “We Own This”

July 4, 2014 by Suzanne Fluhr

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By Suzanne Fluhr

Philadelphia doesn’t celebrate on the Fourth of July only; we celebrate from June 28 through July 8. As the city where the Declaration of Independence was actually debated, written, and signed in 1776, Philadelphians feel understandably proprietary about American Independence Day. In announcing plans for Philadelphia’s 2014 celebration of the Fourth of July, Philadelphia mayor, Michael Nutter, asserted, “This is Philadelphia. We own this.”

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July 4 in Marblehead, Massachusetts: A Little Town with Big History

July 3, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

This town takes the celebration of the Fourth very seriously. Marblehead’s contribution to our winning the American Revolution was significant. In 1775, the town formed the 14th Continental Regiment, made up of seamen. It was Marblehead men who rowed Washington across the Delaware to the Battle of Trenton.

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July 4 in Afton, Minnesota: Heartfelt in the Heartland

July 2, 2014 by Diane Dettmann

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By Diane Dettmann

Afton, just fifteen miles east of downtown St. Paul, is a step back in time. Afton has no shopping malls, fast food restaurants, or stoplights. On a normal day it has very little traffic. Well, a traffic jam might happen if more than three cars arrive at the post office at the same time.

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Summer in the City: Seattle—Shangri-La

July 1, 2014 by Toni Myers

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By Toni Myers

Outdoors, over the water and through the often woodsy parks, to music and festivals, happy hours on the sidewalks, outdoor art, crafts, parades and celebrations citywide. It’s Summer in the City as you will not find it elsewhere. Who knew?

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Looking Backward: The Most Daring Thing I Ever Did

June 28, 2014 by Susanna Gaertner

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By Susanna Gaertner

Looking back on my ‘fraidy-cat youth, I am still astonished at how calmly I undertook the preparations for this drama—and am satisfied that I colluded with my stern and humorless mother in so outrageous a prank.

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A Summer Study in Fashion and Style

June 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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There’s no better time to catch up on the growing list of books you must get to than during the summer. than during the summer. This summer, we’re encouraging you to take a study break with iconic women of fashion and style. Here are our picks for Women of Style 101.

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Spring into Summer

June 21, 2014 by Judith A. Ross

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By Judith A. Ross

On the verge of summer in Massachusetts: my “Little Miss Kim” lilac arrives in a burst of grapey color and then immediately fades to white, leaving behind a trail of sweet perfume that fills the yard for days. . .

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Ro’s Recipes: Cucumber Soup—the Coolest, Most Elegant Response to Sultry Summer

June 21, 2014 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Add a few whispered ingredients from the lily family and a clutch of almonds, and the ancient flavor of cucumber is fluffed into an existence beyond water or salad.

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Fashion Friday: Simple as Black and White

June 20, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The black-and-white twosome produces a stunning, chic, and modern look fit for day wear as well as cocktail hour during the summer months.

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Fashion Friday: Tony Women, Bejeweled in Verdura

June 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Not only were the Tony women dazzling onstage, t they were turning heads on the red carpet as well. Three of the five Best Featured Actress Nominees, Anika Larsen, Lauren Worsham, and Linda Emond, donned jewels by our favorite legendary jeweler, Verdura.

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She’s the Top: Isabella Bannerman, Feisty Cartoonist

June 7, 2014 by Roz Warren

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Bannerman on Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean in”: “All that pushing and leaning sounded exhausting. [So in my cartoon] I decided to reference that old hair spray ad—’She conked out but her hair held up!’ Even as a kid, I found that ad weird and funny.”

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