Tag Archives : Faith Childs

Fine Art · News

Memories of Max Bond, the Real ‘Master Builder’

By Women's Voices For Change
Architect J. Max Bond, Jr. who died a few months ago at 73, led a life of intelligence and fortitude in the face of ignorance and resistance, while always doing his best work. His early career took him to France, where he worked with André Wogenscky; to New York, where he was at Gruzen & Partners and Pedersen & Tilney;…
Read More »
Books

Faith Childs: Five Book Briefs

By Faith Childs
When I am very busy, I read voraciously. Lately I’ve been devouring books. Lucky for me that each one was a complete pleasure, worth the effort. Many of the books were brief. In no particular order they are: City of Thieves by David Benioff (seen above). Slick writing and excellent storytelling propel this novel, which at first glance is narrated…
Read More »
Books

Pulitzer Newsflash: The Prize Goes to Sally Hemings

By Chris Lombardi
As journalists around the world rush to see who’s just been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, WVFC’s eye was drawn by one non-journo on the list.  The Pulitzer for history, whose past winners include Doris Kearns Goodwin and Carl Sandburg, can now add to its ranks The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company), which…
Read More »
Fashion & Beauty · Film & Television

Review: Valentino, The Last Emperor

By Faith Childs
Matt Tyrnauer’s film, Valentino, The Last Emperor is a guilty pleasure: a gem, the perfect confection for this economically straitened era.  If you love haute couture or even if your interest in fashion is more casual, see this film. Valentino Garavani is the ultimate coutourier, in a class with Balenciaga and St. Laurent.  From childhood he knew that he wanted…
Read More »
News

WVFC Inauguration Liveblog, Part One

By Womens Voices for Change
To celebrate today’s historic inauguration, WVFC has been posting notes from all our contributors, from board members to commenters. (Ed.) Thinking about Obama’s inauguration and our nation’s chance for renewal, I want the mood of our nation to once again entertain the hopes we had in the 1960s, when we believed we could really change the world. His campaign stirred…
Read More »
News

Fairness deferred is now in the Senate’s hands.

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs On Friday, the House of Representatives passed two bills of importance to women. The Paycheck Fairness Act requires employers to pay equal wages to men and women who perform the same job unless there is a rational reason for the pay disparity. Also passed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which overturns the 2007 Supreme Court…
Read More »
Lifestyle

From the Publisher and Editor: A 2009 Toast

By Women's Voices For Change
'When I think of this past year, the song in my head is: lately it occurs to me, what a long, strange trip it's been! .. Through Q&A interviews, we've also brought in experts like Deutschebank's Karen Weaver, whose predictions about the mortgage crisis proved truer than even she wanted; historian Annette Gordon-Reed (on Sally Hemings),and journalist Robin Gaby Fisher, who spent years chronicling the fire at Seton Hall University. We also weighed in as the Presidential race tightened, reporting from the Conventions and live-blogging the third debate.
Read More »
Film & Television · Music

Cadillac Records–Singing Voices For Change

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs Cadillac Records, Darnell Martin’s new film, is a retelling of the Chess Records saga. The film chronicles the rise of McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters, whose journey from Mississippi sharecropper to Chicago blues legend forms the spine of the film. The blues — race music, as it was then known,  performed largely by black musicians and  often…
Read More »
Film & Television

We’ll miss you, Paul Newman

By Faith Childs
Who among us didn’t do our share of swooning over Paul Newman?  As a young girl growing up in the late 50s and 60s, I swooned aplenty.  No one was cooler than Paul Newman, not Steve McQueen, nor Sean Connery, or any of the other movie stars who seemed to take themselves far too seriously, tried too hard to be…
Read More »
Politics

Michelle Obama’s Speech – The American Dream Does Endure

By Womens Voices for Change
By Faith Childs History met hope tonight, to borrow words from Michelle Obama’s stunning address in which she posited herself as American everywoman, a hardworking wife whose most important and cherished role is to be as good a parent to her daughters as her parents were to her. With her mother in the audience and her two young daughters beside…
Read More »
Books · Health · Menopause

Health News Mix: “Medical Apartheid” Wins Award; Stories on Aging and Elder Care; Fatigued? Scientists Look at Why; Wyeth, Pfizer Ordered to Pay Punitive Damages Over Menopause Drugs

By Womens Voices for Change
Harriet Washington Among Award Winners: The National Book Critics Circle awards were announced March 6 and the general nonfiction award went to Harriet Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” (Doubleday). Related: Faith Childs discusses race, medicine and the Black Women’s Health Study. Homeward Bound: The L.A.…
Read More »
News · Politics

Benazir Bhutto: 1953 – 2007

By Faith Childs
by Faith Childs | bio The assassination of Benazir Bhutto, who had recently returned home to Pakistan after an almost decade-long exile, serves as a brutal reminder of the instability of her troubled country. Benazir Bhutto Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was the target of a sniper and suicide bomber at a political rally, where attendance was sparse,…
Read More »
Fashion & Beauty

WVFC Holiday Gift Guide 2007

By Womens Voices for Change
It’s that time of year, and Women’s Voices for Change is stepping up with its first annual Holiday Gift Guide. Starting below the jump, view items for your wish list as well as stores that benefit women and organizations that deserve your support. Update Dec. 20: We compiled this list over the course of several weeks, inviting reader comments and…
Read More »