Arts & Entertainment
Written by Janece Shaffer Tuesday, January 08 2013
Eve Ensler’s theatrical powerhouse “The Vagina Monologues” raised $100 million to empower women around the world. Now she has created what she hopes will be a similar success for the next generation “Emotional Creature,” now on Broadway. Here, first-time Broadway producer Pat Mitchell takes us backstage on not just a theater production but on launching a movement.
Written by Sue Wasserman Tuesday, October 09 2012
Michele Arwood is transforming Thomasville, Ga., one yarn-bombing at a time. As the director of the Thomasville Cultural Center, she is using music, dance and photography to rally a community, improve the quality of life and provide much-needed economic opportunities for local business. Here are lessons from a small-town visionary who combines creativity with great business sense.
Written by Lucy Soto Tuesday, August 28 2012
She studied math at MIT, political science and then law at Yale, did a Fulbright in Spain, worked at a consulting firm and today, Brooklyn-born, 28-year-old Vanessa Selbst is recognized as the “best female tournament poker player in the game today.” With a mother who traded on the floor of the American stock exchange, Selbst is comfortable competing and winning in a male dominated world.
Written by Jan Turner Tuesday, July 10 2012
After three tumultuous years covering the war in Iraq, internationally-acclaimed photographer Kael Alford turned her lens to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In the bayou, she found a story of devastation, grace and family – her family. This story is now on view at Atlanta’s High Museum.
Written by Janece Shaffer Tuesday, March 06 2012
Liza Donnelly is one of the first women to have her cartoons published in The New Yorker, and for 30 years now she has made us laugh (at ourselves) and think - in equal parts. Read her take on breaking into the field, Cartooning for Peace and the question: Are women funny?