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Shortly before Lily Tomlin arrived on set to play an aging feminist in Paul Weitz's dramatic comedy "Admission," she had a flash of inspiration. What if she had a breastplate made to cover her upper torso, tattooed it and then appeared in the film...
Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
The Eyes of Willie McGee A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South Alex Heard Harper: 404 pp., $26.99 In Jim Crow's dark closet, countless skeletons lie moldering and forgotten. For every "cold case" prosecution that brings a doddering...
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
This is the kind of story a cartoonist just can’t resist. There isn’t much more to say about the topic than that. Therefore, I’ll digress. Florida’s Twenty-Second Congressional District, which I now call home since...
Tags: Democratic Party, Allen West, Lois Frankel, Elections, Politics
You have to wonder why former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs don’t just flip a coin to decide who’s going to drop out of the Democratic primary race in Florida Congressional District 22. Their...
Tags: Allen West, Primaries, West Palm Beach, Lois Frankel, Elections
Zap2ItGloria Steinem opens the door to her home. That simple gesture could not be more symbolic. The most famous of the founders of the women's movement has been opening doors of all kinds for more than 40 years. To women of a certain age, those who marched...
Tags: Democracy, Abortion, Culture, George Burns, Arts and Culture
"The Eyes of Willie McGee : A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" by Alex HeardSpecial to the Tribune"The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" By Alex Heard Harper, 416 pages, $26.99 What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
Zap2It.comThe 1977 New York Yankees were more than a baseball team -- they were a phenomenon, the pinstriped personification of their flamboyant owner and one of the most tumultuous summers in Gotham's history. That's what ESPN's eight-episode limited series...
Spin CycleGov. Paterson said yesterday that, if Hillary Clinton moves on toward her destiny, he won't feel committed to appointing a woman to replace her: "I wouldn't feel obligated. But I'm not really going to think about that or address that......
Times Staff WriterNEW YORK — Defense attorney J. Michael Nolan hasn't seen a witness list and he isn't familiar with the physical evidence or other details of the government's case, but he already knows what his final words to the jury would be: "If it wasn't...
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