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Cover Story: Choosing Our Battles

So whatcha got, and who gets it?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
My favorite street harassment is the two-second walk-by survey: "Got a boyfriend?" And the guys swing on past, chortling and nudging each other or slinging less euphemistic invitations over thei  

Cover Story: Moving Beyond Needlepoint

Education for women has made great strides, but...

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
For many women the idea that needlework and etiquette could constitute the core curriculum of a serious educational program is laughable. There was a time, however, when this curriculum was the no  

Cover Story: Peace Not Presents

This year Mother's Day returns to its roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Waves of violence that rise and fall -- not peace -- surround Mother's Day, and that's far from the legacy its originator had in mind. Generations have come to know the second Sunday in May as   

Cover Story: All Wo/Men Are Created Equal...

They just need better titles

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Is it surprising that women still make only a fraction of men's salaries when we are surrounded by Chairmen and Congressmen? You might try to dismiss a connection between language and equality a  

Cover Story: The Taxing Cost of Reproduction

How having children costs women money

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Mothers who opt to stay home with their children and remove themselves from the conventional workplace stand to lose $1 million over their lifetimes, according to Ann Crittenden, author of The Pri  

Cover Story: Summer Movie Preview

The season of big, high-concept blockbusters

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Steven Speilberg's Jaws radically changed the summer movie season. It was the first film to employ techniques that have now become commonplace: a huge marketing campaign and a wide release. It r  

Cover Story: Blockbusters Be Damned

Twenty largely under-the-radar movies for your summer enjoyment

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
AWAY FROM HER Director: Sarah Polley Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy Lowdown: Young actress-turned-director Polley delivers a surprisingly nuanced port  

Cover Story: Once in a Lifetime

John Carney's romantic, music-fueled 'Once' is a perfect break from summer's big-budget bombast

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
For better or worse, the contemporary movie musical is thought of as an expensive Hollywood vehicle in which the story periodically stops for floridly artificial Big Production Numbers featuring   

Cover Story: Where Are the Girls of Summer?

High-profile, meaty female roles are few and far between

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
We've been told quite often that behind every great man there's a woman. This summer it seems that even if the men aren't all that great, there are still women hanging around the fringes. The   

Cover Story: Funny Business

Summer comedies don't get the blockbuster treatment but can sneak up on audiences

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Web-slingers. Pirates. Transforming mutant robots. These have long been the undisputed stars of summer films. They hoist the tent poles that comprise each studio's summer movie slate and they're  

Cover Story: Servers Sound Off

Here's the inside scoop on the job, the customers and the food

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
photos by Scott Beseler Food writers crank out a lot of ink on chefs and the magic they create on the plate. But that's only half the story. Somehow that plate's gotta find its way to you so   

Cover Story: Gourmet Takeaway

Options and quality expand for carryout connoiseurs

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The typical American family has changed a lot over the past 30 years, and our eating habits have changed, too. Long gone are the days when the whole family sat at the dining table together every e  

Cover Story: Where to Eat Like a Lady

Female chefs and restaurateurs dish on their favorite spots

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
If restaurants were car dealerships the kitchen would be the service department. Testosterone rages, expletives fly and jokes are, to say the least, colorful. But these times, they are a-changi  

Cover Story: Equal Environmental Rights

Ending the link between poverty, race and pollution

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Pollution is everywhere -- exhaust spewing from cars, oil and gas spills from barges and boats on the Ohio River, raw sewage dumped into the Mill Creek, chemical fertilizers and pesticides leach  

Cover Story: Why We Smoke

Loving it to death, despite knowing better

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Smoking cigarettes feels good. But no one is supposed to say so. We know a lot about the science of smoking and the habits of smokers. Tobacco might be the most thoroughly studied plant in the wor