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Wednesday 5: ‘Courage in Journalism’ Awards, Misrepresentation of the ‘Flapper,’ and Cast Chemistry on ‘Scandal’

By Women's Voices For Change
In this week's Wednesday 5: Afghan Journalist Najiba Ayubi wins a ‘Courage in Journalism’ Award; a father's well-intentioned letter to his young daughter about keeping a "man's interest" turns controversial; the "Great Gatsby" film unearths a myriad of misrepresentations and stereotypes about the 1920s flapper; "Scandal," as ridiculous as the plots are, works because of cast chemistry; and a poignant video re-imagines a world where hate crimes don't exist.
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Health

‘It’s Hot, It’s Hot, It’s Hot’

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

I feel like Daisy from John Harbison's opera The Great Gatsby during that scene where she sang with her girlfriends the refrain “It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot.”

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Books · Money & Careers

Reading Our Way Through This Economic Disaster

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
by Patricia Yarberry Allen Americans are drowning in a sea of information about the financial calamities that roil our society.  We seem to be incapable of understanding that our Titanic, a ship of a country so large and so prosperous, could ever go down.  One of the reasons these events seem so incomprehensible to us is that many of us…
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