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Today is World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. Last year nearly a half million babies were born with HIV. More than 33 million people worldwide were living with HIV. That's up from 26.2 million in 1999. Despite that staggering statistic,AIDS organizations are making progress i

Movie Review: Made in Dagenham - Striking a blow for women

I had the chance to attend a screening of Made in Dagenham last night at the Raleigh Studios and recommend it to anyone with a social conscience who might have trouble remembering that women didn't always have equal rights. In fact the film should be req

The Art of the Mixed Tape

Imagine you were handed an array of crayons, markers, paint, glitter -  the works - and left in a plain, white room for as long as you needed to make your artistic vision, whatever it may be, come to life before your eyes. There are no rules, you don’

ChickSpeak hearts Chelsea Handler

She’s hilarious, honest, adorable, and above all else, she’s definitely someone id love to be friends with.  She’s the uber talented Chelsea Handler, and chances are she’s soon to be coming to a city near you. Handler, the hysterical host of her


EVENTS

Get ready for Derby Day

Fear not party fanatics – even if the Royal Wedding is over, you have another occasion to don your...more

Wheel Action: May is National Bike Month

Despite what recent chilly temperatures (at least in LA) may be telling us, spring really is on ...more

Women’s championship tourney at Sarasota Polo Club

While in Florida last week on spring break, I was looking for something to do other than attend one ...more

Amnesty International honors Joan Baez for a lifetime of Human Rights Advocacy

Amnesty International turns 50 this year, and closely linked to Amnesty’s legacy of championing hu...more

Happy π Day!

Today is 3/14, or π Day to the mathematically minded.  That's π, or Pi, which some of you will u...more

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LITERARY LIFE

Author Interview: Janet Gurtler

The fabulous Janet Gurtler who’s book, I’m Not Her, just hit shelves May 1! She was kind enough ...more

Five writing exercises to get the creative juices flowing

Looking for a way to kill time on your lunch break? Need something occupy your time on a long car, t...more

Our Game Magazine published by women soccer players

A new women’s soccer pub, Our Game Magazine, was launched with some fanfare this week. Founded by...more

The well-spent life is long

L’acqua che tochi de fiumi, è l’ultima di quella che andò, e la prima di quelle che viene; cos...more

Poetry to Inspire, Empower and Encourage

“Golden butterflies embedded in gregarious hearts,” writes Zenith Eliot in his poem “Golden Bu...more

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RESEARCH

Killing Me Softly: Images of Women in Advertising

In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range ...more

New Research: Women fare better in the indie movie world

File this under no shit sherlock, but new research from the Center for Study for Women in Television and Film at San Diego State shows that women are more represented on independent films that appear in film festivals than in the top grossing big budget f...more

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