Roz Reviews: ‘Tender Is the Brisket’

July 19, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

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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Beating the Box-Office Blues: 21 Summertime Movies You Can Catch at Home

July 15, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Hollywood’s summer-blockbuster emphasis on lowbrow content and high-tech special effects is a shame. Because, historically—or at least in my memory—there have been so many wonderful summer movies. Spending a hot afternoon in an air-conditioned cinema (or for those of us lucky enough to remember, an evening at a drive-in) was a precious piece of summers past.

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Poetry Sunday: Simmering Siblings

July 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Today, Kathleen Zeisler Goldman reminds us that we never really travel far from childhood’s territory of misunderstanding between sisters.

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A Radio Reading: 89 Chairs

July 12, 2014 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

“There’s so much stuff on the planet already, most of it in the houses of First World residents like me, that it’s crazy, and they’re making more of everything in China as we speak, which is even crazier.”

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Wednesday 5: Student Loan Debt, Gender Pay Gap, Guggenheim’s All-Male Monopoly, and More

July 9, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5: Student loan debt is an increasing crisis for women; a new Verizon ad questions the impact of telling our girls they are pretty; Guggenheim announces an all-male monopoly (again) on its coveted rotunda space for 2015; a series of benches painted like open books are the rave in London; and a campaign explains that many girls in developing countries are deterred from going to school because of their periods.

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Poetry Sunday: Fourth of July Weekend, the Flag, and Julia Ward Howe

July 6, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


Julia Ward Howe suffered mightily for what the values of her times considered close to sin— having not one, but many a career, finding her way out of socially imbued prejudice and ignorance, and always—always—reminding women through her poetry that being oppressed was a choice, not a destiny.

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Song of the Day: “But Mr. Adams . . .”

July 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

“But Mr. Adams,” from the soundtrack of the original movie 1776.

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Poetry Sunday: Cris Mulvey on Doing Nothing Well

June 29, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


That headline up there can be read two ways. One way would imply that nothing the meditative and multi-gifted Cris Mulvey does comes out right. That couldn’t be more wrong.

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A Summer Study in Fashion and Style

June 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


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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Poetry Sunday: Sumer Is Icumen In

June 22, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

Sing merrily, cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo,
You sing well, cuckoo,
Never stop now.

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Books: ‘Sympathetic People’—14 Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing

June 17, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Each of the very short stories in “Sympathetic People” is like a little jewel. In just a few pages, Baier Stein gives us a finely focused glimpse into an entire life. It was hard to put the book down, but I paced myself, savoring a single story each evening.

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Poetry Sunday: A Found Father-Daughter Poem

June 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Worry/Don’t Worry list,” which he created for his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, reads like poetry.

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Fashion Friday: Tony Women, Bejeweled in Verdura

June 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


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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Tony Awards 2014: Year of the Drama Queens

June 10, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

If you, too, love the theater, there was very little not to love about this year’s Tony Awards program. All in all, it was a delight. Speeches were sincere and brief. Excerpts from nominated shows were exhilarating. This was a celebration of the men—and particularly, the women—who give it their all eight shows a week.

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Poetry Sunday: Karen Biscoe-Dufour Writes of the Power of Home

June 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Karen Biscoe-Dufour defines “home” by what it would allow, inspire, and require. She has written a prayer of generosity of spirit, and it isn’t hard to identify with wishes so beautifully expressed.

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