Anne Hathaway Benefits from Senior Moments in ‘The Intern’

October 6, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

‘The Intern’ examines two fairly complicated subjects: the marginalization of both women and our rapidly aging population.

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Days of Their Lives—Earth, Fire, Water: Jerolyn Morrison’s Dream Job

October 5, 2015 by Deborah Harkins


By Deborah Harkins

Jerolyn and her fellow researchers tease out the details of the ancient Minoans’ domestic life through piecing together shattered objects, chemical analysis, experiments (like cooking demonstrations), and informed speculation. “We put these deposits together very slowly, very meticulously, to form a story about an archaeological deposit that’s been excavated,” she tells us.

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Poetry Sunday: “A Bell Buried Deep,” by Veronica Golos

October 4, 2015 by Rebecca Foust


By Rebecca Foust

What makes this poem so memorable? Maybe it’s the subject I impute to it—loss of a child—and the remarkable way the poem transmutes the speaker’s grief into a life-force of desire for the “you” in the poem, her lover and marriage partner.

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That’s Why the Lady Is an Ump

October 3, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

By Deborah Harkins

Perry Barber has called more baseball games during her 32-year career than any other woman umpire, and more than a lot of men, too. She means to continue umping as long as her strength and her legs hold up—and goddess help any bureaucrat who tries to keep her out of the game.

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Movie Review: ‘The Second Mother’ Is First-Rate

September 29, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Writer and director Anna Muylaert has woven an interesting and layered story around the theme of a mother’s sacrifice. She began the project as a reflection of motherhood and social structure in her country.

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Poetry Sunday: Anna Akhmatova Poems Translated by Meryl Natchez

September 27, 2015 by Rebecca Foust

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By Rebecca Foust

Anna Akhmatova evolved from a bohemian lioness into the embodiment of suffering and courage. In her last years, she found herself surrounded by young poets who saw her as a sort of deity of modern Russian poetry and history. Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky was her favorite disciple. In a century that shattered so many other Russian traditions, their friendship gave strength and continuity to Russian poetry.

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Sojourner Truth: Let Us Now Praise Extraordinary Women

September 27, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

Portrait of Sojourner Truth in 1850.

By Deborah Harkins

“Sojourner Truth was an architect of democracy as we know it! She was the first black woman feminist ever!” the opera director mused. “I started to get grumpy—Who has tucked this woman under the coffee table, and why have they done it?”

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TV Review: ‘The Women’s List’ Is a Dose of Encouragement for All Women

September 25, 2015 by Carla Baranauckas


By Carla Baranauckas

The tone of the documentary is not “I am woman hear me roar.” Instead, it is a collection of revealing mini-memoirs in which the pain of rejection, longing and loss, and the stress of complex lives are expressed in fifteen singular ways. It’s not always pretty, but it is real.

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Women of Reinvention: Paige Morrow Kimball

September 25, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

We’ve decided to pay tribute to these women in our Women of Reinvention Series, acknowledging that for each of them (and you), the concept of reinvention takes on very different and nuanced meanings, and is often redefined at various points in our lives. For some women, reinventing themselves is about survival; for others, it’s about new beginnings; and for others, like Paige Morrow Kimball, it’s simply about adding to who you already are.

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Art and Awareness: the Making of ‘Intimate Transgressions’ — Part 3

September 24, 2015 by Suzanne Russell


Suzanne Russell, who writes about art and groundbreaking artists for Women’s Voices for Change, recently sat down with the curator and one of the artists from the new exhibition ‘Intimate Transgressions,’ which features twenty-two artists from around the world responding to the challenging theme of sexual violence as a tactic of terror.

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Afghan Women’s Writing Project: ‘Washing the Dust From Our Hearts’

September 22, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

AWWP maintains a high level of secrecy to protect its writers. The Internet café in Kabul that is used by many of the women is at an undisclosed location. All of the women write under pseudonyms and avoid including details in their work that could give away their identities. Some of the writing from the Internet workshops is not posted because it would put the writer in certain danger.

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New Slasher Parody ‘Scream Queens’ Promises Diabolical Fun

September 22, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

The creators and cast of ‘Scream Queens’ are obviously deriving great joy in parodying — and paying homage — to the seminal horror classics of our collective culture.

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Poetry Sunday: “In Another Version, I Have a Child With G-d,” by Julia Levine

September 20, 2015 by Rebecca Foust

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By Rebecca Foust

I enjoy the humor in God’s cutting out to avoid a diaper change and the lame (yet mythical) things he brings home instead of milk and tomatoes (“a bushel of Horned melon / and three goats rescued from a cliff in Crete”). And I love, love that final dazzling list of things that God did get—just right.

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Book Review: ‘The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality,’ by Rachel Hills

September 17, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

People consistently overestimate how frequently their peers are having sex by a wide margin. Would our tepid sex lives bother us as much if we knew they were, well, normal? Or, if we understood that the idea that one size fits all is, where sex is concerned, a myth?

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The Wednesday Five: Women of Arts & Letters

September 16, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you the headline-making women in the field of Arts and Letters.

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