A tin-eared opinion piece about social divisions that went viral prompted Sheila Weller to think about how members of the so-called “snobby” sex are often anything but. The first installment of Weller’s new NextTribe column on women and culture.
Arts & Culture
Jeannie Ralston used to watch every episode of the HBO series with her sons. But it seems the wildly popular show may be suffering from what she calls “The Geezer Touch.”
The woman who only wanted to “have some fun” half a lifetime ago has gone through rough patches and has produced an album that resonates now.
Two riveting new memoirs offer good girl/bad girl takes on midlife marriage. It’s all here: regrets, rewards, restlessness, ambivalence, comfort, sex, sexual fantasies. And maybe sexual dalliance.
Playwright Ayun Halliday wrote Zamboni Godot as a female-only take off on Samuel Beckett’s classic that explores inertia at midlife. Here’s the backstory on the play and the novice middle-age actresses who stepped out of their comfort zones to take part.
As we pop corks to celebrate graduations and weddings, let’s toast the first modern businesswoman, the one who gave us the iconic champagne: Veuve Clicquot. Marion Winik, one of her many loyal fans, recalls a pilgrimage she made to the Veuve’s hometown.
Jennifer Clement’s fiction often focuses on human rights, and now the acclaimed novelist is taking on the gritty real-life work of protecting freedom of expression and promoting the writing of female authors around the world.
Traditionally, TV turns anyone in range of retirement age into the butt of jokes. But in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, the older years are exciting, energizing, even sexy. And yes, very funny.
How do you recover from your husband’s sudden death? Sheryl Sandberg recounts her struggle in the follow up to her bestseller Lean In and comes off as more sympathetic, more real.