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Joan of Arc

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self-interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

'Desert God': A Talk With Wilbur Smith

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Desert God is the fifth book in the Ancient Egypt series. The novel brings to life the struggle between a defeated Egypt and its foreign invaders, the Hyksos.

Masks of Sexism: Trick-or-Treating From Fairy Princess to Miss Behaved

Sarah Key | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Key

What makes girls (and women) retreat from our superpowers to damsels in distress? When we reach for a mask, why is it so often one of prettiness and not power?

Mardi Gras Begins

Kenny Klein | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Kenny Klein

If you have never seen a New Orleans parade, it's hard to explain the energy, the magnitude and the sheer excitement. The best way I could describe Krewe du Veiux upon seeing it for the first time was "a quarter mile of moving chaos."

Miley And Joan Of Arc Together?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion

Miley Cyrus and Joan of Arc? Well, there's a pair you probably never expected to see together, let alone rap battle each other. It's pretty c...

Obama To Olympia Snowe: 'You Could Be A Modern Day Joan Of Arc'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) new book is a paean to the need for civility in government, with entire sections focused to rules ...

Are Christian Martyrs A Myth?

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 04.25.2013 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Martyrdom accounts are inspiring but we do those people who suffered and died a deep disservice when we extend their experience to claim that "all Christians are persecuted and always will be" because that's not true.

LOOK: Famine Monument Plan Sparks Big Question

Posted 09.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service last week released final plans for the Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Manmade Famine of 1932-1933, a mon...

What Are the Most Beautiful Movies Ever Made?

Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts

We try not to ask much of you, dear readers, but if you've never taken our movie-going advice before, do this much: see Beasts of the Southern Wild, t...

Vatican: Vatican't! (Newsflash to Rome From Joan of Arc)

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion
Carol Muske-Dukes

Would Joan of Arc have fought for the current Catholic crowd in Rome? How would they have "contained" her -- just as they seek to "contain" the good nuns? Would she have died for the Vatican Boys Club? Or would she have raised the banner of the Sisters?

The Vatican Lays A Cunning Trap For American Nuns

Mary C. Johnson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Mary C. Johnson

At the end of this month, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will meet to formulate a response to a Vatican trap whose cunning is best appreciated within the long tradition of religious authorities who craft impossible dilemmas for those they perceive as threats.

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Joan Of Arc

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

ORLEANS, France -- The normally tranquil city of Orleans is buzzing with festivities over the next two weeks to mark the 600th birthday of one of Fran...

Poll Position: Is It Important To Look For LGBT Figures In History? Vote Now!

Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices

It's Friday and you know what that means: Another chance to vote in our weekly Poll Position feature. Today we're interested in hearing your opinio...

7 Things You THOUGHT You Knew About Joan Of Arc

Nancy Goldstone | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Nancy Goldstone

One of the difficulties in writing about an iconic figure like Joan of Arc is that so much has been published about her that many people feel they already know her story and that there is nothing new to tell. But separating fact from fiction is harder than it looks.

The Sound Of Joan Of Arc

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

In a rare and masterful combination of old avant-garde film and contemporary classical music, "Voices of Light" will provide a new, sensual experience...

Arresting Images From A National Heroine's 600th Birthday

Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

Nicholas Sarkozy, the President of France, marked the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc's birth by giving a grand speech about political unity today. T...

Sarkozy Strikes Against Extreme-Right Party Seeking To Co-Opt Joan Of Arc

AP | MICHEL EULER | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

DOMREMY-LA-PUCELLE, France — With a big dollop of patriotism, French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday struck back at far-right nationalists w...

Sword Returned To D.C.'s Joan Of Arc's Statue

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Joan of Arc has her sword back, just in time for her 600th birthday next year. For years, those who have gazed out over the skyline ...

Lessons Learned From the Appointment of Elizabeth Warren

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Some are dissatisfied with the president for not going through a confirmation process in the Senate with Elizabeth Warren. His concerns were real about getting the 60 votes to override the filibuster that was certain to come from the Republicans.

Lauren Conrad Interviews Joan of Arc

Martin Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Martin Marks

Joan of Arc has maintained a balance between her strongly rooted faith, the latest fashion trends, and an exotic beauty regimen. Lauren Conrad was granted a rare glimpse into the life of the Maid of Orleans.

The Dark Horse: Joan of Arc, Elliot Smith and Me

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

You can't be a hero without adversity. Every knight has his dragon to slay, every Joan of Arc has her Hundred Year War. Only when something goes against you, are you afforded the opportunity to be a hero.

Ten Tremendous Women Who Never Married

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

The following women serve as a sweet reminder that you don't need anyone but yourself to live an incredible life and have people remember you long after you're gone.

Do You Live in a Box?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I have a persecution complex. I'm afraid of speaking my truth. I don't believe in mainstream. I'm not impressed with fluff or fun or fanfare.

Feeling Normal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jayne Lyn Stahl

I grew up in a place, Bayside, New York; a place where, when I mentioned Nietzsche, the woman who lived above me asked, "if you take Penicillin, will it cure that?"

Sarah Palin: The Patriarchy In A Skirt

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judith Rich

As women, we will not achieve our dreams of true equality by playing the patriarchal game. We must teach the dominant paradigm a new way to play.