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Finding the Write Spot

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Maybe I can't shake those romantic images, or maybe holing up behind closed doors feels like being a child exiled to my room as punishment. For whatever reason, I write best in the more central rooms of the house, the ones where I spend time doing many other things.

About That Gritty, Dystopian 'Little Women' Reboot: It's Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

"That Dystopic Version of Little Women No One Asked For Is Coming to TV", announced i09. "Are you ready for a 'gritty,' dystopian TV version of Louis...

The CW Is Remaking 'Little Women' As A 'Gritty' Dystopian Series

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment

The CW is taking a classic American novel and giving it the dystopian treatment, because nothing is safe from the clutches of the remake machine thes...

The 5 Ways I Promise Not to Embarrass My Daughters

Erica Ford | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

I promise not to flop onto her bed when her friends are over, fan out a bunch of Tiger Beat magazines and ask, "So who do you guys think is cuter? Zack from Saved by the Bell, or Ricky from Silver Spoons?"*

Louisa May Alcott's House: Telling the Story

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Kate Kelly

Orchard House -- as Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Massachusetts is known -- is remarkable for many reasons. Most notably it is a historic site dedicated to a woman who is not only beloved today but who was famous in her own day.

Claire Fallon

13 Essential Lessons 'Little Women' Can Teach You About Living Well | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, a two-volume novel following the four March sisters through their adolescence and young adulthood, was first publi...

First Nighter: Kathryn Forbes' I Remember Mama Well Remembered

David Finkle | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

More than anything the script is presenting a woman's world. With only women on stage, he suggests that families are, possibly more often than not, women's domains. If this is what he has in mind, he realizes his intentions extremely well.

Women's History is Our History: Part Two

Carl Fillichio | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Last week, in honor of Women's History Month, I suggested five titles worth reading from the U.S. Department of Labor's Books that Shaped Work in America list. This week, I'm suggesting four more because, as we seek to improve the future for working women, it's so important to reflect on where we've been.

My Daughter, Jo March

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

Like Jo March, she spoke the truth, unafraid to forge her own path. Her perspective challenged me, required me to assess, each day, how to lead and how to mother.

Women's History Month: My Favorite Novels About Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Allison Pataki | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Allison Pataki

Today I am thinking specifically about some of the strong female characters who have been featured and memorialized in literature. I've come up with a list of fiction and nonfiction books that unfold around these characters.

Reading Books To Shelter Dogs Makes The World Better For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News

This is Meyer, a 5-year-old shepherd mix whose owner recently surrendered him to a D.C. shelter after moving to a new home where she couldn't keep pet...

In Search of Fresh Holiday Fare

George Heymont | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

For some theatre companies, the challenge of the holiday season is to find a way to make an old story seem relevant to contemporary audiences. Two of 2013's Bay area productions (based on classic pieces of literature) offered audiences an unintentional opportunity to do just that.

Rewriting the Classics

Lynn Messina | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Lynn Messina

Three days before, I'd blithely admitted that my solution to reading a book too advanced for my 5-year-old son was to edit the story on the fly. Without missing a beat, I downgraded Voldemort's intention to kill Harry to the less-nightmare-inducing hurt. Yes, the book I was revising was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

24 Movies You Absolutely Need To Watch This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but the holidays are fast approaching. In between the fantastic parties and cozy family gatherings, why not ...

11 Reasons 'Little Women' Definitely SHOULDN'T Be Remade

Posted 11.01.2013 | Books

For some reason, Sony has announced that they will be releasing a new adaptation of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's really fantastic story about fou...

IMAGES: New Covers For Classic Books

Posted 05.28.2013 | Books

Some of the greatest books in literature are now available in the public domain - yet the public domain editions are often poorly designed, with autom...

'Girls' Episode 6: 'It's Your Duty As A Man'

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

HIGH-LOW Margaret Wheeler Johnson: So this was the second episode this season about writing, for one thing. Lori Fradkin: Right, after Jazzhate. Emma ...

12 Winter Break Movies for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When it's cold and dark outside and the kids need something to do, try one of our favorite winter break movies. Rally the whole family for a family movie night. Add a hot beverage and a few blankets to the mix and you'll never want to leave your couch!

Meatless Monday: Meatless Celebrations With Kim O'Donnel

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Christmas can be Christmas without ham and without hurt feelings. "We can put aside our political differences, our problems and our baggage and we can be in the moment with the food," says O'Donnel. "There's something pretty powerful about that."

Literary Recipes: Louisa May Alcott's Apple Slump

Nicole Villeneuve | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Nicole Villeneuve

2012-03-09-Screenshot20120309at12.08.47PM.jpgAlcott loved the dish so much that she nicknamed her house after it. Orchard House famously provided the setting for Little Women.

The ‘Wrinkle In Time’ Effect: Which Book Heroine Did You Want To Be?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Whether you fell asleep at night clutching a copy of Ramona Quimby or Gone With The Wind, the books we read as kids shape the women we become -- sometimes in complicated ways.

If All Books Were as Violent as Cormac McCarthy Books

Dave Astor | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Yup, it would be quite a literary world if all books contained as much mayhem as Cormac McCarthy novels.

What Your Favorite Kids Book Then Says About You Now | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

Everyone had a favorite book as a kid – you know, that tattered old thing you carried from room to room and made you parents read out loud to you ov...

5 Ways to Keep Mad Men in Your Life

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

For many of us, Sunday nights without Mad Men will be difficult. (And what about Monday mornings analyses and commenting with other "madmenmaniacs"?) ...

First Nighter: Thoroughly Entertaining Sutton Foster

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

If you had to pinpoint the leading leading-lady in musicals today, you'd have to say there's no contest: It's Sutton Foster.