October 20, 2015 |
Can women have it all? Yes, but only if we stop answering that very old and tired question in the same way, says Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family (Random House). If Slaughter's name stirs a memory, perhaps it's because she also wrote a famous 2012 essay in the Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," a fierce, fed-up talker about how tough it remains for women with children to advance in their careers. Not that having children had stopped Slaughter from speeding ahead on her own. Three years ago, she was director of policy planning in the State Department when she resigned to resume her posts as a law professor, author and dean at Princeton University, where she had taken leave.
October 19, 2015 |
BACK IN 2012, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote a piece in the Atlantic called "Why Women Still Can't Have It All. " It was a fierce, fed-up essay about how tough it remains for women with kids to advance in their careers, 50 years after feminism was born. The essay went viral and Slaughter has broadened it into a new book, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family , which she'll discuss at the National Constitution Center on Monday evening. I'll be interviewing her there, so I've been thinking a lot about work-life balance, an issue that has consumed me since I became a parent 19 years ago. I remember racing around the kitchen one morning, congested with a cold, my baby fussing on my shoulder, stuffing bottles into a bag, racing to the sitter's and then speeding into work, only to find I was wearing two different shoes.
March 29, 2015 |
Brendon Little and his Conestoga baseball teammates have unfinished business after advancing to the PIAA Class AAAA state final last season and losing to La Salle in eight innings. "We lost quite a few seniors, but we expect to have another successful year," Little said. "The new guys are coming along nicely. " The return of Little, a hard-throwing lefthander and North Carolina recruit, goes a long way toward the team's primary goal of claiming a Central League title. He delivers a fastball that tops out at 94 m.p.h.
March 10, 2015 |
MOVIEGOERS and celebrity wrongdoers seemed to take the weekend off. Misdeeds were even more nonexistent than the box office. Neill Blomkamp 's R-rated "Chappie" might have taken the No. 1 spot in its 3,201-theater debut, but its modest $13.3 million gross was a career low for Blomkamp, whose previous films, "Elysium" and "District 9," debuted at $29.8 million and $37.4 million, respectively. The R-rated Vince Vaughn comedy "Unfinished Business" fared even worse, opening at No. 10 to a dismal $4.8 million.
October 23, 2013
Pedro Ramos' second tour as the city's top education policymaker was shorter than it seemed. In just two years, Ramos presided over dramatic reductions in the School District's spending, operations, and facilities, enduring uproar from parents, employees, and the public as the price of demonstrating the schools' commitment to reform. Unfortunately, he is leaving a district that still has very little to show for the painful retrenchment of his tenure. Ramos resigned as chairman of the School Reform Commission on Monday, citing urgent family concerns, which means the governor, who has the power to appoint three of the SRC's five members, will have to find a replacement - preferably one with some of Ramos' education experience and willingness to depart from past district practice.
March 1, 2013
* RED WIDOW. 9 p.m. Sunday, 6 ABC. Moves to 10 p.m. Sundays on March 10. IF THIS COUNTRY ever legalizes drugs, TV writers will be among the first to take a hit. (No, not that kind.) When the American dream goes south for their middle-class characters, drug-dealing is less likely to be the fix of choice, since taxed and licensed transactions just don't pack the dramatic punch required by shows such as "Breaking Bad," or even "Weeds. " Maybe we'll see more bank robberies?
February 1, 2013 |
She had him at do-si-do. The end of World War II set off a square-dancing craze, and Elizabeth Moses, an occupational therapy student of Quaker stock, kicked up her heels, twirled her pettiskirts, and joined in. At a hoedown in Philadelphia, she circled left and circled right into the path of her future husband. She and lawyer Charles Thomas later settled on a 13-acre Deptford farm and turned it into a square-dance Xanadu. Hoedown Hall opened in the early 1950s, first in the Thomases' barn and then in an outbuilding with a floor reinforced to take a pounding from 150 or more feet on Saturday nights.
January 24, 2013 |
Question: For the last two years, I have been seeing a man I care about very much. We've had a tumultuous, on/off relationship due to some mistakes I made early on that he couldn't or wouldn't forgive. Now he says he is ready to give the relationship another shot, with this caveat: I cannot ever spend time with my best friend. He has met her only once, but never liked her due to a bad first impression and because I told him she participated in some illegal activities. While I don't agree with some of her choices, she has been a wonderful friend for my entire life and has cleaned up her act for the most part.
November 27, 2012 |
The report was called "Taking Care of Business: Improving Philadelphia's Small Business Climate. " Released last November by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) and funded with a $75,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation, it went on for 41 pages, detailing the many ways the city drives small businesses crazy, and what should be done to change that. One year later, a report is slated for release Monday outlining progress made in addressing SBN's concerns.
November 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. One week after the elections - and seven weeks after they last gathered in Washington, Republicans and Democrats face a daunting task in a lame-duck session that Capitol Hill fears could last until the final hours of Dec. 31. But even before serious budget negotiations can begin, lawmakers will tackle leftover legislation on trade with Russia, military budgets and aiding farmers still reeling from the summer's drought.