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Catherine Epstein

Catherine Epstein

Catherine Epstein lives in Brooklyn, New York, and hails from suburban Massachusetts. She has worked as a production assistant with WNYC and as an instructor with San Francisco’s OutLoud Radio. She is a reader for American Short Fiction and is an educator with the Museum of the Moving Image. She majored in English at Vassar College, and wrote her thesis on banned books in American public schools.

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Taking On Big Ag—Is Monsanto Useful?

Taking On Big Ag—Is Monsanto Useful?

September 1, 2011

Ira Wallace and other small organic farmers have banded together to challenge an mighty agricultural giant, arguing that Monsanto's patented transgenic seeds do not benefit society. More »

Fairness for Defendants Who Survive Domestic Violence

Fairness for Defendants Who Survive Domestic Violence

June 21, 2011

New legislation is before the New York State legislature that would transform sentencing rules for those convicted of violent crimes against their abusers. More »

Celebrating Reel Women: The First Annual Athena Film Festival

Celebrating Reel Women: The First Annual Athena Film Festival

February 9, 2011

Two advocates for women in film launch a cultural institution in New York City. More »

Documenting Late-Term Abortion

November 19, 2010

Journalist Catherine Epstein talks to two documentarians about their film on late-term abortion and their motives for creating it. More »

Power Play: Reversing the Recession’s Toll on Women

October 12, 2010

Influential advocates met last week in New York to address the economic security of women and their families. Journalist Catherine Epstein reports on their deliberations—and the people they hope will join the conversation. More »

Feminism and the 14-Year-Old: Tavi Gevinson Says “Do What You Want”

October 6, 2010

Fresh from covering New York Fashion Week and being profiled in The New Yorker, 14-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson talks to journalist (and former WMC intern) Catherine Epstein. More »