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Plunging Necklines, Helen Gurley Brown, and Me

Plunging Necklines, Helen Gurley Brown, and Me

| August 14, 2012

Legendary Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown died at age 90 August 13, 2012, in New York City. Book publisher Lori Perkins here remembers an icon. More »

In Awe of Teen Olympians

In Awe of Teen Olympians

| August 13, 2012

The author, herself a young athlete, wonders how the young Olympians can accomplish so much with everybody in the world looking on—and commenting on their every move. More »

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

| August 10, 2012

Previously male-dominated pursuits relating to science and technology are increasingly the domain of proudly geeky women, who are gathering in Seattle for a one-of-a-kind convention. More »

Treaty to Control Arms Trade Derailed For Now

Treaty to Control Arms Trade Derailed For Now

| August 7, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, explains how pre-election timidity has caused the United States to stymie an international effort to regulate the dangerous arms trade industry. More »

Rashida Jones Creates a Thinking Woman’s Romantic Comedy

Rashida Jones Creates a Thinking Woman’s Romantic Comedy

| August 3, 2012

With partner Will McCormack, Rashida Jones writes a role for herself that defies the clichés of the genre, in Celeste and Jesse Forever, a film which opens today in New York and Los Angeles. More »

Missing the ‘Big Story’–on Purpose

Missing the ‘Big Story’–on Purpose

| July 31, 2012

This journalist finds that the essential story is the one occurring after the national media leaves a neighborhood in the news. More »

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

| July 27, 2012

In Cairo, performers and artists take to the streets to make them safe for women. More »

Feeling American in Paris

Feeling American in Paris

| July 25, 2012

As an African American, multi-media journalist Mary C. Curtis enjoyed a welcoming interest among the French—a respect for black culture too often missing back home. More »

Life in Lady Writer Heaven

Life in Lady Writer Heaven

| July 23, 2012

Solitude in a "cottage-of-one's-own" came to this writer with some unexpected challenges. More »

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

| July 18, 2012

Airing this week on PBS, "The Light in Her Eyes" portrays a religious teacher pursuing a complicated set of goals to enrich her students' lives. More »