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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1992 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
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.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | By CATHY CRIMMINS
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.
LIVING
January 5, 1994 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story contains material from the Associated Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the New York Times and USA Today
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 26, 2008 | By Becky Batcha, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
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.
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2008 | By Harold Brubaker and Joseph N. DiStefano INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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...
NEWS
June 10, 2005 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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,...
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NEWS
June 26, 2015 | Wendy Ruderman, Daily News Staff Writer
LAUREN HITT had picked up and moved from Ohio to Philly to work on the mayoral campaign of Ken Trujillo, the buttoned-down lawyer whom she viewed as a sure thing. About two weeks later, Trujillo's campaign was dead. He had dropped out of the mayor's race to attend to a family matter. It was late January, just four months before the Democratic primary election, and Hitt, Trujillo's newly minted communications director, was suddenly jobless. Now what? she thought. Like a backup prom date, there was Jim Kenney, the veteran unbridled member of City Council, waiting in the wings.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
January 9, 2015 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Sports Columnist
I CAN'T SAY anyone should be surprised that Philadelphia legend and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Dawn Staley has the University of South Carolina ranked No. 1 in the nation in women's basketball. Once she finally decided to transition from player to coach, everyone knew she would have the same level of success. Staley might be the greatest point guard in women's basketball history. A straight-A student of the game, she was perfectly groomed and suited to become a leader and a teacher of it. Tonight, when undefeated South Carolina visits Southeastern Conference rival Alabama, it will mark the fifth consecutive week the Gamecocks (14-0)
NEWS
December 12, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
BEHIND every successful woman on television, there's a man (or two) causing her headaches. Or so it seems this season, in which fictional women are getting ahead - running law firms, embassies, record companies, even the country itself - while the men in their lives flounder. Or worse. Worse would be Dennis Boyd (Mark Moses), the professor husband of Martha Boyd (Laila Robins) on Showtime's "Homeland. " He committed treason on his wife's watch as ambassador to Pakistan, leading to a bloody attack on the U.S. embassy.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Maria Bello
As cofounder of We Advance, a grassroots organization providing much-needed programs for women and girls in some of the poorest slums in the Western Hemisphere - Wharf Jeremie and Cite Soleil, Haiti - I spend a lot of time listening to the voices of women. We advocate for and empower women by providing tools, training, education, and compassion to improve their lives and lift their communities. Today, we are happy to be able to provide help to 350 women's groups across the country. During a recent visit to Haiti, I learned of one young woman in need of help.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
"SHOW US your boobs" has become "Show us your books. " The company behind the "Girls Gone Wild" has filed for bankruptcy. The video empire - an empire which recalls Rome under Caligula - filed for Chapter 11 protection in a move it says is an effort to restructure its legal affairs after several disputed court judgments. So all you drunk sluts we owe money to - you're now getting pennies on the dollar. GGW Brands LLC and several subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy Wednesday in Los Angeles, listing more than $16 million in disputed claims.
NEWS
December 24, 2012
CAIRO - With the passage of a divisive constitution, Egypt's Islamist leadership has secured its tightest grip on power since Hosni Mubarak's ouster two years ago and laid the foundation for a more religious state. The opposition's response - a vow to keep fighting the charter and the program of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi - means the turmoil of the past two years will not end as many, especially the tens of millions of poor craving stability, had fervently hoped. Critics say the new constitution does not sufficiently protect the rights of women and minority groups and empowers Muslim clerics by giving them a say over legislation.
NEWS
August 12, 2012 | Reviewed by Bethany Schneider
All We Know Three Lives By Lisa Cohen Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 429 pp. $30   Three women who blazed with the passions of their generation but who are now forgotten. Three women who carved out what it means to be contemporary, independent, free. Three women who reached for success - but didn't always know, as the daughters of Victorians, what their ambitions even were or could be. In her triptych biography of Esther Murphy, Mercedes de Acosta, and Madge Garland - all born in the 1890s - Lisa Cohen brings us a gossipy yet deeply intellectual account of the first generation of women who considered themselves "modern.
NEWS
August 26, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rihanna and J. Cole did not make a home sex vid, the Barbadian beauty tweeted on Thursday, denying various rumors, including a RadarOnline report that Hustler honchos have seen the tape, which is up for sale. "We don't believe U, U need more people...AND ofcourse an actual sextape!" Rihanna tweets. J. Cole, for his part, goes direct 'n' succinct: "Gossip Gossip, [dude] just stop it. " Jim Carrey: I Emma Stone! Rubber-faced comic Jim Carrey sounds almost serious in a video love letter to Emma Stone posted on his website (Jimcarreytrulife.com)
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