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Some women derive the most perverse pleasure watching their object of ridicule squirm, cry and otherwise become unhinged. Read More »

Tracy Flick Gets Over Herself

Donna Tartt is a lot like Reese Witherspoon's character in the movie Election -- smart, ambitious, and annoyingly superficial. Read More »

SXSW: 3/12/03: I FLY SXSW

SXSW REPORT 2003 Music + Media Conference March 12-16 – Austin, Texas B-SIDE 3/12/03 : I FLY SXSW Hope springs eternal on this rainy Austin, TX afternoon. Already, we’ve met several indie artists and we haven’t even hit tonight’s showcases, yet. Culture springs eternal here, too, and we’re glad of it. SXSW is just ramping up, as far as music ... Read More »

SheCourage: “That Takes Ovaries'” – Rivka Solomon, Profiled

” SheCourage: That Takes Ovaries’ – Rivka Solomon, Profiled – interview by Jianda Johnson Bravery. Courage. Chutzpah! and… Femininity? Womanhood? Girls? More often than not, that last little bit doesn’t get thrown in with lion-like qualities. Though the “mother lifting car by power of love and adrenaline” scenario does come to mind when prodded, it’s certainly not the first image ... Read More »

Peeling Away the Fig Leaf

Embracing the red-headed stepchildren of the medical world. Read More »

Yeah, I go for them weird smart chicks

Emily Dickinson was born on this day in history, December the 10th of 1830 Read More »

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

File under: righteous indignation I just finished reading Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox, and I am irritated. Oh, no. It wasn’t the book. On the contrary, Maddox is a great writer and Franklin a fascinating subject. I’ve now got it in for James Watson and Francis Crick, the so-called discoverers of DNA. (Watson’s 1968 autobiography, ... Read More »

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

Franklin's x-ray photos of DNA were called "among the most beautiful...of any substance ever taken," but why was her vital role in the discovery of its helical structure overlooked until now? Read More »

Here she goes, here she goes again

Radical Sanity: Commonsense Advice for Uncommon Women, by Elizabeth Wurtzel. You want to take advice from this girl? Read More »

Single Women: Still Pitied in Print

Phoebe Hoban looks at two new books on single women, and finds the tone defensive: defending that which no longer needs defending: Consider two books on the subject that have just come out this month that try to validate this lifestyle both historically and anecdotally, as if it were a fringe phenomenon rather than a rapidly growing segment of society: ... Read More »