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Neither Gender Is an Island

Rachel Ryan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Despite feminism's reluctance to associate biological differences with social and psychological ones, this new study indicates that these differences are intimately related.

In Bonnets or Sweat Pants, We're Cultural Historians

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whatever subjects we choose, as women writers we are cataloging historical and cultural events in ways that go far deeper than the two-dimensional stories told by photographs. We get into the heads of our audience in ways that movies still can't.

Pasolini at 90 at MoMA

Norman MacAfee | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

Pasolini became world renowned in 1964 with the opening of his film about Jesus: The Gospel According to Matthew. It was reviewed in Life magazine, at that time America's major weekly picture magazine.

Claude Lanzmann's Memoir - 'The Patagonian Hare'

Michael Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The Patagonian Hare is full of Lanzmann's cloying self-regard, but we accept it for the single reason that he created Shoah, his 1985 documentary about the Nazi war against the Jews, one of the masterworks of cinema.

Anaïs Nin, Diary Writing and Women's History Month

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

What made Nin's work so appealing, especially to women, was that she provided profound insights into her role as a woman, a sexual being, and erotic spirit.

Laura Paull

When Is The Past Not The Past? In The Hands Of 'Shoah' Director Claude Lanzmann

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Paull | Posted 03.16.2012 | Fifty

The past, the past, le passé. Past perfect, past imperfect, passé composé...The past weighs heavy on 87-year-old Claude Lanzmann, director of the i...

Evocative Portraits Of Authors

Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

Many artists allude to their inspirations in their works, and it is no different for artist Carl Kohler, who dedicated his life's work to paying respe...

Celebrating Visionary Women of the World

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Angella Nazarian

My hope is that the stories of these visionary women present to us the flame of the passionate life, the knife of insight, and the courage to stand for what one sees without looking away.

Political Art Timeline, 1945-1966: Postwar Art of the Left

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-12-03-Screenshot20111203at10.01.48AM.pngMost demarcations of historical epochs are necessarily vague. Not this one.

PHOTOS: 17 French Style Icons

The Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 09.13.2011 | Style

Bon quatorze juillet! In honor of Bastille Day, we rounded up some of our favorite French fashion stars. You know, the ones who truly epitomize tha...

Required Reading: Revisiting Feminist Literature

flavorwire.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most of us read "serious books" about feminism in high school and college, but how many of us have gone back and read The Second Sex as adults? Stepha...

Do Feminists Make for Better Girlfriends?

Cristen Conger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristen Conger

You know what's a fun topic to bring up on a first date with a guy? Feminism. Once you get hard-lined religious and political beliefs out of the way (...

Lisa Yuskavage: The Journey of an Art Star by Patricia Zohn

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-06-25-outsidepull.jpg Yuskavage says -- using the lexicon of sex to describe her process -- "I can't paint as a bottom. I have to paint as a top."

Was Mary a Template for Today's Feminism?

Petru Popescu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Petru Popescu

The mother of Jesus became an icon a long time ago, and in many ways her icon is more powerful and haunting inside our psyche than the icon of her famed son.