| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:55 PM
Can't find the perfect gift? Here are some of the best, and somewhat unknown, gift books published in 2010. These choices have lots of photos and are perfect to put on a coffee table as conversation starters or boredom relievers. In this list we have...
| Jun 29, 2011
Esther M. Broner, a Jewish feminist whose egalitarian vision led her to create a Passover Seder and other Jewish ceremonies that emphasized women's perspectives, died June 21 in New York City. She was 83.
The cause was multiple organ failure from an...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Gloria 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...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 3:58 PM
I'm not really one to question a Festival of Tolerance. It sounds nice. But perhaps the timing's not right when you're very much in midst of a murderous witch-vampire battle.
And the head witch has turned into a cult leader.
WORST FESTIVAL OF...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:40 PM
What do I have in common with a growing list of authors that include Salman Rushdie, Lemony Snicket, Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker? If you said we’re regulars at Mario’s deli, you’d be wrong. Except in my case, where you would have...
| Sep 1, 2011
— First lady Michelle Obama was once a reluctant campaigner, but there are plenty of reasons she's primed to play a major role in her husband's re-election bid.
She's more popular than the president. She's seasoned now. And she's so careful in...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:57 AM
Smoke wafts over the stage as a sexy chanteuse bursts through a curtain of gold streamers and reaches for the microphone to sing "The Lady Is a Tramp."
"Wait. Can I try that again?" asks the singer, Laura Benanti, who plays Bunny mother Carol-Lynne in...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
NBC's 1960s set drama "The Playboy Club" hasn't even premiered, yet critics have had their tails in a twist for months.
An NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City refused to air it. Feminist author Gloria Steinem, who famously went undercover as a Bunny for a...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 10:28 AM
NBC said Monday it will replace "The Playboy Club" with its news program "Rock Center with Brian Williams" beginning Oct. 31.
After three low-rated episodes, NBC has axed the Chicago-set sudser about Bunnies in the first of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Clubs in...
| Oct 13, 2011
Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93.
For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
| Sep 4, 2008
Here's the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing -- the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party -- are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe this to...
| May 8, 2007
IT'S IRONIC. At precisely the moment so many people think that the Republican Party and the conservative movement went off the rails, the people who hate the right the most want to copy it.
That's the upshot of an alternately brilliant and tendentious...