Poetry Sunday: What Women Do for One Another

October 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today Pamela Ahlen takes us inside a garage and into a scene many of us will recognize. Women gather when women are widowed, taking up the tasks that weigh too much for any one person to do alone.

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True Confessions of a Netflix Binger

October 21, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Home alone with a terrible cold, I watched Showtime’s entire series “The Tudors” on Netflix. Not a season, mind you, but the entire series: 6 wives, 38 episodes. Every time I told myself I should get up, get to work (get a life), I’d fast-forward through the closing credits and Netflix would automatically push me into the next episode. It was marvelous.

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Poetry Sunday: A Woman’s Viewpoint

October 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This poem does one of the essential jobs of poetry. It takes a moment that might disappear and etches it into the reader’s consciousness as part of something larger, leaving us with a question that is much more powerful than an answer would be.

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Poetry Sunday: An October Night

October 12, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Seen through the eyes and sensibilities of poet Barbara Hagerty, an October night is a gathering of images. Here she invites us watch with her as autumn convenes its visions under the light of the moon.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Turning Into an Older Woman

October 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Throughout this series [of photographs], we watch these women age, undergoing life’s most humbling experience. While many of us can, when pressed, name things we are grateful to Time for bestowing upon us, the lines bracketing our mouths and the loosening of our skin are not among them.

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Poetry Sunday: Pictures of a Marriage

October 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today Martha K. Grant shares with us what most of us already know. “Till death do us part” doesn’t mean we won’t think about a different kind of life now and again.

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TV Reviews: “Madam Secretary” and “How to Get Away With Murder”

September 30, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

As the new secretary of state in CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” Téa Leoni must negotiate a hostage crisis, parry with a resentful chief of staff, dodge a personal stylist, and host a dinner party for an African dignitary and his ten wives. And that’s all in her first week!

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Poetry Sunday: One Woman’s Mammogram Moment

September 28, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week brings the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Poetry brings awareness to life’s moments, and here poet Patricia Zylius brings us a moment of heightened awareness from her own life.

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Poetry Sunday: A Woman’s Journey

September 21, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Poet, teacher, novelist, Maureen Gibbon commands words with confidence. Here she takes control of a journey and the memories that followed. A strong woman is always a guide worth hearing.

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Theater Review: ‘Finding Neverland’

September 16, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Magic is at the core of “Finding Neverland.” The main theme is that believing is all-important. We must find ways to keep or recapture the joys of childhood, or we perish. Will “Neverland” be a hit on Broadway?

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Poetry Sunday: Beachcombing at Summer’s End

September 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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While those lazy hazy days of summer of which Nat King Cole once sang are wonderful in their way, there is much to be said for the precious moments walking the beach as autumn intimates its arrival. For Nikia Leopold, the treasures are many—not only those she can hold, but the hopes to which they lead.

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Book Review: The Venturesome Life of Gail Sheehy

September 13, 2014 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

Sheehy’s memoir is the tale of a tempestuous romance; a compelling look into the first stirrings of female revolt in the 1960s and ’70s; and the story of a reporter who throws herself into danger so persistently that her book is clearly the blueprint for a screenplay.

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Wednesday 5: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women

September 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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We bring back a favorite: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women. We hope you find some movie time to learn about these incredible women and girls. Hurry to netflix.com; these award-winning social documentaries are streaming now.

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Poetry Sunday: Joan Rivers, Audrey Hepburn, and Us

September 7, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Sighted in person in 2001, she was frightening—frozen, a waxen figure from “The Twilight Zone.” Two weeks later, on TV, she looked better. In the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” she looked even better—never particularly real nor her age, but more animated and more, well, human.

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Movie Review: The Real Subject of ‘Boyhood’ Is Motherhood

September 1, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

The performances, the story, and the way that writer/director Richard Linklater and his team seduce us into seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary make the experience of watching this movie so powerful.

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