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The Lost Muses of The New Yorker

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
By Laura Baudo Sillerman

A boycott of The New Yorker? Surely there must be a more reasonable way. After all, women have always been its fairy godmothers, able to insert compassion as well as wit.

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Journalist Flouts Beijing, Part 2: “She’s got blood on her blade and her clothing smells of gunpowder”

By Diane Vacca
“She’s got blood on her blade, and her clothing smells of gunpowder,” wrote Chinese blogger Hecaitou after hearing of Hu Shuli’s resignation as editor of Caijing, China’s most important business and news magazine. Though her radical move was not unexpected, the news set Chinese media on fire and sent reporters worldwide racing to file copy. (For part one of this…
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Seasoned Journo Flouts Beijing, Speaks Truth to New Financial/ Old Political Powers

By Diane Vacca
The once-bustling newsroom of Caijing, China’s premier business news publication, fell silent last month, when the star editor walked out followed by the editorial staff, who resigned en masse. Disagreements over censorship and money ignited as a long-simmering feud between editor Hu Shuli and her publisher, Wang Boming, came to a head in July and finally boiled over in November.…
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Fitness · News

Gay Culverhouse, a Grandmother Who Speaks Truth to NFL Power

By Diane Vacca
Instantly noticeable among the dark suits at the House Judiciary Committee hearing two weeks ago, Gay Culverhouse stood out in her purple dress, but even more for what she said. She hammered the National Football League and its doctors relentlessly, charging that they treat individual football players as “a disposable commodity.” I confess, I don’t follow football. I don’t even…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: Mary Jo Bang

By Women's Voices For Change
The facts are these: Mary Jo Bang has published five books of poetry, including Louise in Love, The Eye Like a Strange Balloon and Elegy. Her abecedarius The Bride of E will be issued by Graywolf Press at the end of September.  She lives in St. Louis, Mo., where she is director of the creative writing program at Washington University.…
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Poetry

Poetry Friday: A reflection and a celebration.

By Women's Voices For Change
When “Twin Cities” by our own Carol Muske-Dukes appeared in the July 6 issue of The New Yorker, no one was surprised.  Carol’s stature as a poet has long been established and her appointment last December as poet laureate of California only served to make concrete what she has always demonstrated:  her leadership, her activism as a poet-citizen (at the…
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