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Sheryl Sandberg doesn’t want to be a role model; but as a woman who is naturally brilliant, self-confident, well-educated, perpetually organized, newly published, and seemingly always in the right place at the right time, Sheryl Sandberg just can’t avoid it.          You all might know her story, but it’s worth hearing again. After graduating from Harvard where she earned her first degree in economics, Sandberg did a stint at the World Bank. She then obtained her second Harvard diploma, this time a M.B.A.,...
After the discrimination we’ve been hearing about in Colorado, it’s refreshing to hear about a new bill in California that expands transgender students’ rights. AB1266 will allow students to join sports teams and use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Executive director of the Transgender Law Service Masen Davis stated that "Transgender boys are boys, and transgender girls are girls, and this bill ensures they are treated as such." Not only does excluding transgender students from certain sports activities decrease school...
Since 1993, artist Nina Katchadourian has been reworking books and their titles in her own ongoing visual and literary art project entitled Sorted Books.  Katchadourian combs through books, pulling particular titles and grouping books together to form short sequences of titles that can be read together.  She collects books from different places, ranging from private homes to public collections.  As Katchadourian states on her website, “Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library’s focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies –...
This season, LD and her motley crew have tested the boundaries of the gals-in-the-city genre: we’ve seen elements of family drama, buddy comedy, and horror (yes, I’m still having Q-Tip nightmares). This episode, we go full-on rom-com. Where’s Shane West when you need him? (Hint: not here.) “I can like your cock and not be a whore.” I’m loath to re-open the box of shittiness that was last week’s episode, but I feel compelled to address it. After much conversation and thought, I still feel that what...
The movie version of Les Misérables was arguably the most talked-about release of the season. The awards! The barricades! The weeping! The screlting! Anne Hathaway's new do! If you haven't had a chance to see this epic movie (or if you've already seen it and love it), now's your chance to win a free DVD. To win your very own copy, please do the following: 1. Comment below with your favorite movie musical. (Singin' in the Rain, anyone?) 2. Send your commenter name, as well as your full...
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