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Michele Kort
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Michele Kort is senior editor of Ms. magazine, a freelance writer and author of three books -- most significantly, the biography Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2002). She contributes regularly to The Advocate.

Kort, who lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their two dogs, has long written about women's sports, her interest arising from personal experience: She grew up playing ball in the streets and driveways of her San Fernando Valley neighborhood, and competed on UCLA's women's basketball team in the "prehistoric era" before Title IX took effect and changed everything.

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C'mon And Marry Me, Bill

(27) Comments | Posted April 14, 2012 | 12:04 PM

"Billlllllllll, I love you so, I always will ... "

So began "Wedding Bell Blues," the song that everyone seems to recognize but nobody seems to know was written by Laura Nyro, the singer-songwriter who emerged from the streets of New York in the late 1960s and...

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When Women Coaches Sue

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2008 | 4:25 PM

Stacy Johnson-Klein won't have to worry about money for awhile.

In a mediated settlement on June 17th, California State University, Fresno, agreed to pay its former women's basketball coach $9 million, more than half of it immediately and the rest parceled out over 23 years. Why? Because the school fired...

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