Poetry Sunday: Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, and Carla Bruni—Three Decembrists
On this first Poetry Sunday of December, let us consider three women whose lives have been presented to us in innumerable ways by innumerable admirers and critics
TV Review: ‘Dance Moms’—Guilty Pleasure, or Just Plain Guilty?
By Alexandra MacAaron
Abby Lee Miller, a dance diva of enormous proportions, runs a now famous (or infamous) dance school in Pittsburgh. She is demanding, temperamental, and award-obsessed.
Black Friday and Every Other Day
By Erica Suk
To celebrate the notorious Day After Thanksgiving, we are dedicating to our readers three different Black looks that you can wear while shopping, or watching mobs of shoppers, today and every other day.
Thanksgiving in Tanzania: The Story of an Accidental Priest
By Deborah Harkins
Rev. Dr. Sandra McCann has switched careers abruptly—and with some amazement—all through her life. Ask her how she happened to become a doctor, then a radiologist, then a priest, and she’ll say, with a touch of wonder, “I was taken by surprise!”
The Beloved Holiday
By Susan Klatsky Cohen
Great-great-grandmother’s table, Grandma’s just-right stuffing, the quirky unmatched wineglasses, the absence of creamed onions, the presence of canned cranberries, the never-ever-missed Macy’s parade— family traditions make this the happiest holiday of the year.
Wednesday 5: ‘Women of Change’ for Whom We’re Thankful This Year
In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share with you five women (although we could share with you 100 times more) we’re incredibly thankful for this Thanskgiving. And we didn’t have to look far—they are right here in our Women’s Voices vast family. These women move us, challenge us, inspire us, and make us laugh. On the eve of Thanksgiving, we share with you their stories and the valuable life lessons they’ve shared with us and our readers over the course of the year.
Postcard from the Past: Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, Thanksgiving 1958
By Shelley Singer
We kids had clamored, as always, for the seat next to Uncle Al, a gap-toothed, balding old guy of 35, always with a day’s growth of beard, a tender touch, and a pocketful of Indian nuts to share.
More Sweet Potatoes, Please!
By Susan Lapinski
Had they only known how often this rebellious child of theirs would marry—five times in total—they could have saved all that cooking-school tuition money. But then, perish the thought, none of us would have had the pleasure of dining on Housecat’s most fabulous signature dish.
Happy Thanksgiving: Travel with Care
The National Safety Council estimates that there will be 436 traffic fatalities for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2013. What can you do to increase your chance of traveling safely this holiday?
SECOND ACT: Shacking Up—Why I’m Not Married
By Nancy Weber
They plan to be an item forever. A license would spoil the fun and tilt the odds.
Poetry Sunday: A Cure for the Black-Friday Blues
If you think your holiday list doesn’t encompass many who would be happy to receive a book of poetry, you may be surprised.
Zen and the Art of Enjoying the Last Laugh
By Roz Warren
As your boss continues to blather on about something you haven’t done, think about how you can “punch up” his rant (and your response thereto) to emphasize how gracious, sane, and long-suffering you are, and how bat-shit-crazy he is.
Book Review—“Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years”
The notes featured in “Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years,” many of which are hilarious, are artifacts from the Vreeland years at the world’s leading fashion magazine. Mrs. Vreeland knew what she liked, and she urged her editors to realize her specific, curated ideas about fashion in the pages “VOGUE.”
Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Dreading a Lonely Thanksgiving Day
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Dr. Ford advises the family matriarch, “Avoid the twin evils of imagining what others are doing and remembering how things used to be.”
Wednesday 5: Rebellious Women & Girls
The new BBC documentary Fabulous Fashionistas features women who DON’T dress their age; the organization GoldieBlox is telling girls to say no to pink and yes to futures as engineers; a new ad campaign tells young girls “You’re Not a Princess, But You Can Still Rule the World”; Mariam Behnam: 93 Years Fighting for Women’s Rights in the Middle East; and the latest issue of ELLE pays tribute to eight rebellious women in the art world.