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Today's question: At their convention, Republicans ignored Cindy McCain's impressive business accomplishments and instead focused on her record of philanthropy. Why is a strong woman a good VP candidate but not a good first lady? Previously, Marcotte...
Today's question: Could a socially conservative female candidate ever appeal to feminists? Previously, Marcotte and Mangu-Ward discussed Gloria Steinem's comments on Sarah Palin. Social conservatism harms women Point: Amanda Marcotte It's almost...
Tags: Abortion, Social Issues, Birth Control, Entertainment, Family
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...
Sun reporterIt's easy, if you want, to diss The Cheerleader. Easy to ridicule the stereotype, write her off as the popular, skinny, vapid airhead. Easy to consider her role outdated and one - in this era of Girl Power and female presidential candidates - that should...
Zap2It.comAmong Hollywood celebrities, the life and work of Marilyn Monroe have hardly been underrepresented over the years since her death in 1962 at age 36. Films, books and even plays have analyzed Monroe from what would seem to be every angle. That hasn't kept...
Times Staff WriterIf Americans think of Democratic candidate George McGovern at all, it's as the man who suffered one of the worst electoral defeats of all time, losing every state but Massachusetts in his 1972 presidential contest with incumbent Republican Richard M....
Times Staff WriterIn "Banshee," an original movie airing tonight on the Oxygen network, Taryn Manning ("Hustle & Flow") plays a pixieish blond with a Goth's scowl and an even meaner bite. She's like Buffy the Vampire Slayer if Buffy'd had a rough exterior and turned to...
Tags: Theft, Television, Techno (genre), Vehicles, Cher
Special to The TimesNEW YORK — Just before Linda R. Hirshman's book, "Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World," was published this month, she sat in the hushed and sleek library of the Philips Club, in New York's Lincoln Square, talking about the popular idea...
Tags: Bars and Clubs, Abortion, Golf, Entertainment, Gaming
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - Katharine Graham, the grande dame of modern American journalism who helped transform The Washington Post into one of the nation's top newspapers, died yesterday at a hospital in Boise, Idaho, after suffering a head injury in a fall Saturday....
FOR THE TIMESFriday February 20, 1998 The movie that arrives in theaters today under the title "Dangerous Beauty" has been on and off Warner Bros.' release schedule for nearly a year, having tested and rejected such names as "Courtesan," "The Honest Courtesan,"...
Tribune senior correspondentJane Byrne, the Mt. St. Helens of City Hall, is spouting off-again-on every topic imaginable, from politics to pantyhose. The tiny, blond dynamo always has an opinion. It might not be the same as yesterday's opinion, but . . . THAT'S THE GIST of the...
Times Staff WriterBy turns funny and sobering, sweeping and intimate, the consistently entertaining "Inside Deep Throat" plays like a giddy prance through the minefield of the last three decades of American sex and politics. It's a timeless story, really. Bawdy, can-do...
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