June 20, 2013
By Amanda Hess In 2012, the number of women serving in the U.S. Senate reached a historic high: 20 out of 100. And so we continue to debate about the underrepresentation of women in politics, and the debate continues to hinge on the differences between men and women. Some argue that women are unsuited for political office because they're naturally less assertive and dominant; others claim women are better suited for modern leadership roles because they're more compassionate than their male peers.
January 9, 1992 |
Three films, all about powerful women, top this week's list of new movies on video. One is a semi-surrealistic tale set in Germany, another a controversial adventure about a pair of rebellious women, and the third a tense tale of life during wartime. THE NASTY GIRL 1/2 (1990) (HBO) $89.99. 94 minutes. Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Muller. A captivating mix of historical fact and surrealistic fiction, The Nasty Girl is an inspired political satire based on the real-life tragicomedy of Anja Rosmus, modern folk-heroine of Passau and exposer of that Bavarian village's Nazi past.
January 21, 1993 |
In a scene reminiscent of The Graduate, a publisher leaned over to me during a party and said, "You know what sells these days? Women and cats. " Although Bill Clinton is not trying to write a bestseller, he is following this success formula for the '90s. For the first time ever in presidential politics, females and felines are becoming potent forces in the White House. As people in marketing and publishing well know, timing is everything. Socks is not the first White House cat, and Bill Clinton is certainly not the first president to be surrounded by women and winsome kittens.
January 5, 1994 |
Roseanne Arnold, in a let-it-all-hang-out interview in February's Vanity Fair, discloses that she turned tricks in the back of cars to support her family in the early days of her comedy career. "I felt powerful and in control," says the TV star. "I think prostitution should be legal because the way any society treats its prostitutes reflects directly on how it treats the highest, most powerful women. . . . It has always been here, and women should be able to control it and regulate it. . . . Prostitution is business.
May 28, 2015 |
B.B. King death fracas Two of B.B. King 's daughters allege the legendary bluesman, who died May 14 in Las Vegas at 89, was intentionally poisoned. "I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to induce his premature death," the daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams , allege in two separate but identically worded affidavits. "I believe my father was murdered. " Their claim runs counter to the coroner's report, which says preliminary autopsy results don't support a case of poisoning.
June 26, 2008 |
The big idea: Crossing borders as a career move and corporate-growth strategy. Gulyas came to DuPont Co. straight out of college, as a chemical-engineering graduate from the University of Notre Dame. After two years in engineering, five years in sales, and some time as senior technical supervisor, she threw her hat into the ring for an opening as a European business manager in Geneva, Switzerland. It was what you'd call a reach. "I really didn't have any business experience, and I did not have an M.B.A.
July 2, 2010 |
Agnès Jaoui lives to puncture the bubbles of her characters. The writer/actress/director of the keenly observed films The Taste of Others and Look at Me is the Parisian Elaine May, an A-plus student of human behavior that straddles the border between comedy and tragedy. The slightest of her films, Let It Rain is a farce revolving around characters whose dreams unravel and are re-woven. Jaoui is Agathe Villanova, a forthright feminist and aspiring politician who returns to Provence to sort out the estate of her late mother and float a campaign trial balloon.
July 7, 2011 |
LONDON - Britain's phone-hacking scandal intensified yesterday as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voice mails became clearer: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. The royal family's entourage. Almost no one, it seems, was safe from a tabloid determined to beat its rivals, whatever it took. The focal point is the News of the World - now facing a spreading advertising boycott - and the top executives of its parent companies: Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor who is now chief executive of News International, and her boss, media potentate Rupert Murdoch.
May 7, 2008 |
Donna M. Coughey, president and chief executive officer of Willow Financial Bancorp Inc., has a strong reputation. "She's one of the best I've ever worked with," said James J. Clarke, a Villanova banking consultant, who was on Coughey's board at Chester Valley Bancorp Inc. So Clarke was mystified after hearing that Coughey's bank, based in Wayne, announced this week that it had given up trying to figure out why its books were off $6.2 million...
June 10, 2005 |
The Secret Service folks were all over Jason Martin, a Florida busboy, this weekend to retrieve a sacred talisman: Jimmy Buffett's cell phone. The Smoking Gun Web site reports Martin, 22, a self-described stoner, found the phone in late May outside a Delray Beach jazz club, and took it home where he says he and a bunch of his buds, um, smoked some buds and marveled at the stature of the folks Martin claims are listed on the machine's address book,...