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Barbara Waxman

3 Middlescent Stories and a Secret

Barbara Waxman | September 28, 2016 | Fifty
As a coach and gerontologist, I'm constantly exposed to stories from the modern workplace. Again and again, my clients tell me about the culture of ageism. These days, it seems like anyone over 40 is made to believe that their best years...
David Finkle

First Nighter: Judith Light Illuminates Neil LaBute's "All The Ways to Say I Love You," Brian Quijada Shines in His "Where Did We Sit on the Bus?"

David Finkle | September 28, 2016 | Arts
Now Neil LaBute uses All the Ways to Say I Love You as an illustration of the eventual devastation afflicting a teacher in the Midwest who strays with a student from her generally happy marriage.
Nicole H. Sodoma

Top Three Lessons In Divorce From Brangelina

Nicole H. Sodoma | September 28, 2016 | Divorce
Divorce is never easy. It feels overwhelming, especially when children are involved, as in the Jolie-Pitt divorce. For any parents heading down this path -- regardless of their level of celebrity.
Christina Oxenberg

Lights, Camera, Divorce

Christina Oxenberg | September 28, 2016 | Entertainment
In the days when I sold my first husband's paintings we made quite the cute team. It fooled us.
Laurence Vittes

Kirschnereit's Handel Like Glenn Gould's Bach, JJ Froberger's James Bond Life, John Dowland's Crying Heart, and the Sins of Domenico Scarlatti

Laurence Vittes | September 28, 2016 | Arts
Even more than Bach, Handel's musical magnificence in his many organ concertos is so openly-scored that the depth and beauty of these concertos can be heard in full on virtually any instrumental configurations.
Chris Weigant

Will The Fight For Mosul Be The October Surprise?

Chris Weigant | September 28, 2016 | Politics
There has been relatively little speculation this election year about what could possibly be the "October surprise." In a normal presidential election year, this is a fun subject to speculate about when the actual news from the campaign trail gets dull and repetitive. This year, of course, that hasn't exactly happened.

Hongxiang Group Case Sparks Power Reshuffle In Chinese Government

AsiaToday | September 28, 2016 | World
The case of Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development, a Chinese firm suspected of supporting North Korea's nuclear development program, is getting more complicated.
Robert Kuang

Going Beyond A Dancer's Look: An Interview With Joanna Numata

Robert Kuang | September 28, 2016 | Arts
I love teaching, but I didn't grow up wanting to do it. We were doing a company workshop with Rhapsody, and she mentioned wanting to teach a class as a group, and I wanted to try it.
Michael Cook

Author And "Lady Trinity" Jackie Huba-" -- I Want People To Feel Liberated To Do Things They Want To Do & Not Be Afraid"

Michael Cook | September 28, 2016 | Queer Voices
Jackie Huba is changing the face of drag and making people think of drag as in a completely different way.
Doug Wirth

This National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Let's Talk About PrEP

Doug Wirth | September 28, 2016 | Queer Voices
Like any new treatment, there may be misconceptions surrounding PrEP - but if we shy away from discussing it, we are doing a disservice to the thousands of New Yorkers who could benefit from it - particularly those who have a disproportionately higher risk of HIV infection
Michael Cook

Ralph Ramirez-Maglio & Lester Ramirez-Maglio-"We Are Proud Of How Far We Have Come As A Family"

Michael Cook | September 28, 2016 | Queer Voices
LGBT parents are not only shaping the lives of their children, but are helping to shape and change the conversation in America.
Charlotte Robinson

Selisse Berry Talks Out & Equal Workplace Summit And LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | September 28, 2016 | Queer Voices
Out & Equal is the world's largest non-profit dedicated to achieving LGBT workplace equality and works with Fortune 1,000 companies and government agencies around the world to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT employees.
Rick Steves

Video: Walking on Air at Ehrenberg

Rick Steves | September 28, 2016 | Travel
Leading my hearty group on our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour, we are stacking up the memories -- and that's our goal. Here, we're in Austria's Tirol at the Ehrenberg Castle ruins above the town of Reutte. Imagine the fun I have: hiking with our group up to my favorite ruined castle, then wobbling over the recently built "longest suspension bridge" 300 feet above the ancient Roman Via Claudia, teaching my fellow travelers why the route below us (nicknamed "the salt way") was so strategic in centuries past, explaining how castle architecture evolved with the advent of cannon fire, surprising the group with cold beers once we reach the ruined castle, and then setting them loose amid sword ferns and broken ramparts to let their medieval imaginations go wild. (Follow along on my travel blog and on Facebook as I guide our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour.) (This post originally appeared at
Ari Rabin-Havt

If Trump Won't Admit To Losing The Debate, Will He Admit To Losing An Election?

Ari Rabin-Havt | September 28, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump's behavior following his clear defeat in Monday night's debate with Hillary Clinton calls into question whether or not he will be willing to accept November 8's results.
Evelyn Leopold

Crash In Ukraine: War Crime, Stupidity Or Both?

Evelyn Leopold | September 28, 2016 | World
A Dutch-led investigation team said it had "irrefutable" evidence that a Russian-built missile shot out of the sky a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people, 193 of them Dutch citizens.
Andy Ostroy

Assessing Donald Trump's Debate Implosion

Andy Ostroy | September 28, 2016 | Politics
It was a beautiful thing to watch. There's nothing sweeter than witnessing a Donald Trump implosion in front of 100-million people. I suspect the first presidential debate will likely go down as the modern-day Kennedy-Nixon contest for its ultimate impact on the election.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Hillary Love: It's Okay To Shout From The Rooftops Now

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | September 28, 2016 | Politics
"I was in the parking lot at the grocery store yesterday, wearing my Hillary t-shirt in preparation for a debate party, and a woman ran across the parking lot to stop and thank me. Her words: 'Thank you so much for wearing that shirt. It makes me feel like it's...
Susan Stiffelman

Resilience Is A Muscle That Only Grows Through Use

Susan Stiffelman | September 28, 2016 | Parents
We can and should provide our children with many things -- love, affection, validation, education, and of course the basics -- food, clothing, and shelter. But there is one essential life skill that they need, and which we cannot simply hand over to them: Resilience.
Steven Kull

In Suit Against Clean Power Plan, States May Not Be "Closer To The People"

Steven Kull | September 28, 2016 | Politics
Twenty-six states have joined a lawsuit against the federal government to stop its Clean Power Plan (CPP), which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions two percent a year. Oral arguments are scheduled to begin in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on September 27. ...
Penny C. Sansevieri

"Help! My Book Isn't Selling!" 9 Things to Consider Before Giving Up

Penny C. Sansevieri | September 28, 2016 | Books
When indie authors come to me and ask "Should I just give up?" it's hard to answer. Without knowing a lot of the history of the book or what the author has done, it's a bit like trying to diagnose a patient you've never seen. There are, however, some tell-tale signs that you can breathe new life into your book. Here is a list of thing you can try before throwing in the towel. They might just help improve stagnant sales.