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I was naive. Before I experienced overt sexism from both men and women in the workplace, I wasn’t prepared for the possibility that women would work — and work hard — to cut each other down. I wasn’t prepared for the possibility that the women in my office — and the men, too — would not only not support me, but that they would work against me and the other women I worked with. I should have been. I recognize the privilege inherent in not being prepared. It...
  If you felt Panorama was lacking aerial performances and fire stunts, you’re in luck. On August 12th and 13th, Elements Music & Art Festival is taking place at an industrial waterfront in the Bronx. The festival, sponsored by BangOn!NYC, pays homage to the five elements —Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and a mysterious Fifth — by designating a stage representing each. The festival’s lineup features every type of electronic-inspired music, from the GRiz’s funky, brass-heavy songs to Flying Lotus’ mellow and experimental beats. If you need...
In 1936, entrepreneur Stuart I. Whitmarsh attended a cocktail party in Baltimore, Maryland. The chatter turned to a story in all the papers – local girl Wallis Warfield Simpson’s divorce and the possibility of her marriage to England’s King Edward VIII. One of the women at the party mentioned that she had come out as a debutante during the same season as Wally Warfield. The rest of the partygoers scoffed. As Whitmarsh remembered it years later, the former debutante replied, “Well, there ought to be...
  During the Victorian era, golf was a hugely popular sport. Both men and women played for pleasure and for competition. Much of this play was done in the company of those of the same sex. However, by the end of the century, it was becoming more common for men and women — especially husbands and wives — to golf together. As a result, many magazines and journals of the day offered advice to men on how to conduct themselves on the golf course when in...
From attending a Ku Klux Klan cross burning and meeting with their imperial wizard, to interviewing white supremacist mouthpiece Richard Spencer on CNN, W. Kamau Bell embraces uncomfortable and cringe-worthy discussions. An advocate of the “power of awkward conversations to initiate change,” the 44-year-old comedian, writer, and pundit provokes dialogue about racism, Islamophobia, and sexism to inspire his audience to “get comfortable” with daunting-but-meaningful discussions. “The frightening conversations I used to run away from, I now run towards,” he says. Known for his laid back and...