October 22, 2014 |
To chief executive Sue Schick, it's a continuing mystery. Why are there so few women on corporate boards? Why are there so few top women executives? Why are so few women ranked among the top earners? And if major nonprofit organizations seem comfortable with female leadership, why can't that confidence translate to more business leadership spots for women? "Inertia," said Schick, chief executive of UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware, a publicly traded health insurance company that has more than 5,000 employees and covers more than 900,000 people.
October 20, 2014 |
I'D BEEN there before. I'd heard it all before, too, in one form or another. But I loved the Pennsylvania Conference for Women anyway, because it reminded me and 8,000 other attendees of what we already know but often forget: Life is short. Time is fleeting. Love is everything. And women not only have the right to own their gifts and passions but the responsibility to use both to impact the world, no matter the size of the world they inhabit. And when we do it together, we can accomplish so much more than when we go it alone.
October 18, 2014 |
Rapture, Blister, Burn may go down in history as the first feminist play to end with brainy female characters toasting Phyllis Schlafly, that bête noire of the Equal Rights Amendment, without sarcasm. It's no gimmick. Gina Gionfriddo's intellectually ambitious comedy, reopening the question of women choosing between career and family, allows that all choices are valid, even mediocre ones. A bit dour, perhaps? No. Rapture , which opened Wednesday at the Wilma Theater, is part of a growing genre that might be called war-of-the-brain-cells plays, such as Yasmina Reza's 2008 God of Carnage , with intelligent urbanites talking, drinking, and destroying each other's pretensions.
October 18, 2014 |
She loves Philadelphia. "Come on, this city is gorgeous!" She'd even like to buy some real estate here. "Anyone have some ideas?" But she wanted to know who that guy was standing atop City Hall. "Billy Penn?" she asked incredulously. "What'd he do? Was he like poet laureate, or something, of Philadelphia?" That was Diane Keaton, 68, one of a star-studded handful of keynote speakers Thursday at the 11th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women, where more than 7,000 women and a few men attended the one-day lollapalooza-scale event.
October 15, 2014 |
Maybe it was just the way the cards fell this year. Still, it does stick out. In some sectors, the National Book Award is better regarded than the Pulitzer. Panels of five respected judges are assembled for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. They draw up "long lists" of 10 books (an innovation begun last year). A long list is a nice thing, a way of honoring a group of high achievers. A short list follows, and then the award itself. The long list in nonfiction for 2014 came out on Sept.
October 10, 2014 |
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board suspended the chief executive of Valley Forge Casino Resort for 15 days for "recklessly" allowing two underage women access to the casino floor in May 2013. The consent order, approved Wednesday at a regular meeting of the gaming board in Harrisburg, also requires the executive, Michael Bowman, to participate in eight hours of training and issue a letter of apology all Valley Forge employees. Bowman will also lose two weeks' pay as a penalty from the casino, Bowman's lawyer, Stephen D. Schrier, of Blank Rome L.L.P., told the board.
October 10, 2014 |
"Men, Women and Children" warns against the way that Internet technology is warping human behavior, but it's so dull you'll be texting within 10 minutes. "Is it 2 late 2C Gone Girl?" Now there ' s a movie about a rotten marriage that won't put you to sleep. Here, alas, we have a paunchy Adam Sandler as a guy whose online porn habit leads him to hooker chats and more. His wife (Rosemary DeWitt) investigates AshleyMadison.com, and soon is heading for the cheatin' side of town, with Dennis Haysbert, leading to one of the most maladroit sex scenes ever filmed - as though Todd Haynes had directed "Nymphomaniac.
October 2, 2014 |
Sophomore Brielyn Hackett scored the winning goal with 2 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the second overtime, lifting No. 16-ranked East Stroudsburg to a 2-1 upset at No. 6 West Chester on Tuesday in women's soccer. The win moved the Warriors into a tie for first place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference standings. East Stroudsburg (7-1, 7-1 PSAC) set a school record with its seventh consecutive conference victory, rallying from a 1-0 halftime deficit as senior Courtney Keller scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 79th minute before Hackett delivered the game-winner.
October 2, 2014 |
Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called "slicked-down tendrils" - known in my hood as baby hair - tweaked my Queens-reared soul. I felt a similar pull in April when Marie Claire called Kendall Jenner's cornrows "epic. " Hmmph - no one ever declared mine anything but necessary for swimming in the summertime. That tug was followed by a twinge last week when Los Angeles Times reporter Ingrid Schmidt wrote a story about braids, referring to Bo Derek as their matriarch.
September 27, 2014 |
Sorry if you really wanted to read another article, but this caught your eye and now you're stuck. Maybe you'd rather read something by a man or something more manly, like a sports story - in which case, more apologies. It might not even be that important. But I did get help from interesting people, especially Mika Brzezinski, the Morning Joe cohost - who would completely blow her top if she saw the first sentences in this article. "Stop apologizing. Don't apologize," said Brzezinski, who anchors MSNBC's morning news and commentary show.