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Food & Drink

The Beers of Summer

By Elizabeth Willse
By Elizabeth Willse

If your mental picture of beer involves tasteless, fizzy yellow stuff, you're in for a taste treat. Here, some top picks for your next picnic or barbeque.

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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Thankful for My Aunts

By Elizabeth Willse
My mom is one of six sisters. Every Thanksgiving, my mother’s family gathers at Aunt Ruthanne and Uncle Ron’s house in Connecticut. The table stretches from the dining room into the living room, with a joyous crowd of parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends. “We don’t say grace,” my late Uncle Howie once quipped. “We do The Wave.” I…
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Fashion & Beauty · Money & Careers · News

Nanette Lepore, Fern Mallis, Samanta Cortes Lead Fight to Save New York’s Garment District

By Women's Voices For Change
Some WVFC readers might remember a Nanette Lepore fashion catwalk we embedded last year for one of our Pat Allen’s posts; the very last dress in it, after all the signature Lepore pieces, was a T-shirt saying simply: SAVE THE GARMENT CENTER. It passed by so quickly, you might not have had time to ask: Save what? That Lepore T-shirt…
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Fashion & Beauty · News

Barbie: Christian Louboutin Puts His Foot In It

By Elizabeth Willse
Throughout her 50-year history, every bit of Barbie’s 11-inch-tall form has been the subject of scrutiny and debate. Originally introduced in 1959 as “a teen-age model,” her history has always been linked to the fashion world, and has become a tangled part of women’s girlhood memories and body images. (On Barbie’s actual 50th birthday in March, WVFC’s Laura Sillerman called…
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Fashion & Beauty

Book Review: The Woman’s Guide to Exceptional Living

By Elizabeth Willse
Everything about Corrie Woods’  The Woman’s Field Guide to Exceptional Living: Practical Steps for Living a Big, Bold, Beautiful Life! invite you to slip it in a pocket and carry it around for a while: the title, the volume’s slim size, and its message of courageously embracing your truest, most creative self. Woods urges her readers to nurture their spirits…
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Fitness · Health

Getting Yourself to the Gym- when everybody else is!

By Elizabeth Willse
“6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!” Maybe watching the countdown, you were thinking of a countdown of your own.  Making 2009 the year you drop a size, drop some weight, feel strong and healthier.  Maybe you’re thinking about joining a gym. You’re not alone.  And, when you get to the gym, you’re really not alone.  Everyone’s on the elliptical.  You’re…
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News

Author Robin Gaby Fisher Talks to WVFC About Achieving Her Lifelong Dream With a Searing Story

By Elizabeth Willse
It’s been eight years since a dormitory fire at Seton Hall University in New Jersey left three students dead and others critically injured; seven since Robin Gaby Fisher ‘s seven-part series for the Newark Star Ledger, “After the Fire,” was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; and three since Fisher was a featured speaker at the annual conference of the Nieman…
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Books

Book Review: The Writing Class Will Please Adrenaline Junkies

By Elizabeth Willse
By Elizabeth Willse/Bio The Writing ClassBy Jincy WillettThomas Dunne BooksJune 2008 326 pp Setting a whodunit in the middle of an adult education writing class makes for an blend of suspense and quirky comedy. Jincy Willett's "The Writing Class" features a misanthropic instructor — Amy Gallup, a middle-aged novelist who spends the first class writing notes in the margins of…
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