With her uncanny impersonations of women like Angela Merkel, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Judi Dench on her HBO show, Tracey Ullman makes us laugh—and calls out bitter truths.
Arts & Culture
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.
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.
Yup, we pretty much owe our love of champagne to a widow from France.
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.
Option B: When you can’t “lean in” (or barely stand)
Kathy Murphy spun job loss, divorce and money problems into a movie deal.
Entertaining? Maybe. Helpful? No.