Book Review: Gina Barreca’s ‘If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?’
By Roz Warren
To have a nationally syndicated columnist who is our age, articulate as hell, wildly successful, and a diehard feminist? That’s fabulous.
The Wednesday Five: Women of the 2016 Tony Awards
In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you our favorite award-acceptance speeches and performances from the storied Tony Awards. These women and their performances this season were, as fellow actress Audrey McDonald beautifully declared, “intelligent, resonant, and vibrant.”
Hostility and the Female Head of State (In the News)
If Hillary Clinton is elected, Malcolm Gladwell wonders, will she be subjected to the kind of chilling sexist commentary unleashed on former Australian prime minister Julia Gillian?
Movie Review: ‘45 Years’ — Charlotte Rampling, Controversial But Oscar-Worthy
By Alexandra MacAaron
Charlotte Rampling is utterly mesmerizing, conveying a lifetime of hopes and irredeemable sadness through her subtle and often silent presence.
On the Bright Side: Use Happy Words . . . Good Feelings from Many Cultures
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Positive words in other languages—consider, for instance, “Gigil” —Tagalog for “the irresistible urge to pinch/squeeze someone because they are loved or cherished.”
Dr. Pat: 14 Mass Shootings and Counting
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
We honor those who lost their lives or lost loved ones, along with those who were critically injured, in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
What Can We Do About Cell Phone Incivility?
By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P
Should we say something—politely—to the cell phone exhibitionist who is rude to the cashier in front of us, or to the waitress, the bank teller, or any number of others?
Don’t Even Think About Stealing This Essay
By Roz Warren
I’m starting to wonder how much time and effort some editors are actually taking [in trying to track down the author of an article they’ve purloined]. Is grab-the-content-and-see-who-notices a new business model?
Poetry Sunday: ‘Clean,’ by Jayne Benjulian
By Rebecca Foust
I love that a woman poet has taken a form invented by men and made it her own, bending the rules to suit her aesthetic purpose and writing about an experience so many women have had. Who among us has not surreptitiously tried on our mother’s, sister’s, or aunt’s bra?
It Can (Finally) Happen Here
By Grace Graupe-Pillard
“I distinctly remember feeling envy mixed with frustration and fierce anger when I realized that boys had advantages available to them in the universe outside of 875 W.180th Street, Apartment 1B that were not accessible to me.”
Molly Fisk: Giftiness
Mixed in among my feelings of gratitude and wonder was confusion. Is this allowed? Aren’t I supposed to be doing everything myself? Do I deserve this?
Golfing for Pleasure, Not Pain
By Jonathan Urla, MFA
Golf as a sport has a lot of things going for it — it involves walking outside in the fresh air, it is moderate in intensity, and it requires balance, flexibility, concentration and skill. To help prepare your body for the game of golf and reduce the negative effects, I recommend these warm-ups before playing.
Thoughts on Giving Up My Job
By Ann Buttenwieser
“I will miss the exhilaration of appearing ‘onstage.’ I will miss the interaction with young, bright students, their faces lighting up when they ‘get it’ . . .”
Fashion Friday: The CFDA Fashion Awards
This past Monday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held its CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City. The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts. Several game-changing women who have been dominating the fashion world consistently over the past decades were honored.
Book Review: Lesley Stahl’s Life as a Grandmother
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Lesley Stahl, the longtime ’60 Minutes’ correspondent, has a relatively new and joyful role — grandmother — and she writes about it in her book ‘Becoming Grandma.’