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Doris Lessing: Masterful Writer, Confounding Woman

By Eleanor Foa Dienstag
It used to be unseemly for women to admit that, like men, they were aggressive, domineering, selfish, and driven in their work and careers. Fortunately, gone are the days when women pretended their careers “just happened” or they were “lucky.” Now we know that in her life, Lessing was a mix of charm and ruthlessness.
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Arts & Culture · Books

2013 Nobel Prize Winner: Alice Munro

By Eleanor Foa Dienstag
By Eleanor Foa Dienstag

Alice Munro's drama is largely that of the human heart—what used to be pigeonholed as “women’s fiction.” Munro transcended that genre decades ago. She had become an essential literary treasure and source of pleasure.

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Discovering Gymnastics at Age 50; Hope for Relief of Varicose Veins; Diane Green Gives Candidates New Enviro Checklist

By Womens Voices for Change
For the three-dimensional joy of it: As we’ve celebrated all week, this year’s Olympics featured many midlife women, and some who are inspired by them. In the Washington Post, Jill U. Adams writes of being  drawn back to the balance beam, inspired by today’s winners as she once was by Olga Korbut: The girl I was then is long gone,…
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