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Aleksandra Domanović, Kalbträgerin (Calf-Bearer) // June 2–September 24, 2017

<b>Aleksandra Domanović</b><b><br>Kalbträgerin (Calf-Bearer)</b><br>June 2–September 24, 2017<p><b>Bundeskunsthalle</b><br>Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4<br>53113 Bonn<br>Germany<p>In her work, …

2017 Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop Virtual Keynote Speaker Workshops

On Respecting “Deep Knowledge” in Collaborative Feminist Work: a Discussion with Jacque Wernimont

Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers

“We have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students registered in our engineering department.”<p>The Society of Women Engineers recently shared a trove of astonishing documents from the group’s archives. They’re letters, loads of them, all directed at …

Women in Tech

No More Gang Rape Scenes in Ballets, Please

When the curtain went down on Alexei Ratmansky’s dense, complicated new work for New York City Ballet last weekend, the end of a long Sunday matinee, my friend and I turned to each other, not sure what to think.<p>“What was with the gang rape scene?” I said.<p>My friend shook his head, as unenthused as I …

New York City Ballet

The Autocrat’s Language

I had visitors from Moscow the other day, and the conversation, naturally, turned to what all of Moscow seems to be talking about these days: a vast …

Language

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Fictive Figures

British-Ghanaian painter and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's recently opened solo exhibition, "Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cipher," at the …

Art

Sylvia Plimack Mangold’s Spring and All

Sylvia Plimack Mangold, “Summer Maple 2016” (2016), oil on linen, 40 x 50 inches (all images courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York. All photographs …

The Feminist Avant-Garde, Now More than Ever

Installation view of “WOMAN. FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE of the 1970s” (2017) from the Sammlung Verbund Collection, Mumok, Vienna (photo by Lisa Rasti, © …

Six Portraits on Display Deepen the Mystery of Jane Austen

In a rarely seen 1869 portrait of Jane Austen, the beloved author sits in a wooden chair, wearing a ruffled dress with a bright blue sash. Her …

Literature

A Choreographer With a Touch of Theater

<i>Video by Ali Withers</i><p>In front of a serious-looking audience sporting lanyards and name tags, Camille A. Brown is sprinting onstage, her brown and …

The Arts

Marlene Creates, To the Blast Hole Pond River // May 18–October 15, 2017

<b>Marlene Creates</b><b><br>To the Blast Hole Pond River</b><br>May 18–October 15, 2017<p><b>Fogo Island Arts</b><br>210 Main Street, Joe Batt’s Arm<br>Fogo Island Newfoundland and …

Art

A child steps up to demand climate action

<i>A nine-year-old girl, Ridhima Pandey from the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, has filed a petition against the Indian government, seeking action to</i> …

A New Play Celebrates the Lesbian Kiss that Scandalized Broadway in 1923

<i>Indecent</i> by Paula Vogel, directed by Rebecca Taichman at the Cort Theatre (image © Carol Rosegg)Sholem Asch began his 1923 run on Broadway with ample …

Slavery is America’s pre-existing condition

We are two people welded together by personal history and this country's legacy of slavery<p>This is a photograph of America’s pre-existing condition. It’s true that it’s a Truscott family photograph rather than a depiction of a sick person, and it’s not a recent photo, either. In fact, it was taken …

History

Bloomlife: Bringing the first pregnancy wearable into the world

Incredible innovation.

A mother penned a letter to her daughter's principal after a dress code violation

Warm weather is upon us — which means so is sexist dress code season.<p>But one mother is not here for critiques of her 13-year-old's outfits. After …

Clothing

Issue No. 11

• Radhika Gajjala<br>• Carol Stabile<p>This journal has always been grounded in a shared commitment to our authors. From the beginning, we vowed never to sell …

Creative Commons

‘Solving Problems Through Art’: Agnes Gund on Diversity in the Art World and the Future of MoMA

People<p>The renowned philanthropist spoke to artnet News's Andrew Goldstein about how she brings art and money together for progressive causes.<p>,<p>How …

Education

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mom Was a 15-Year-Old Orphan + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Donald Trump tours Saudi Arabia's art scene and new paintings by Gerhard Richter go on view<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a daily digest of the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Feminist Wire -

By Sikivu Hutchinson on March 6, 2017<p>The boys walk through the school quad playing the dozens, verbally slamming another boy in absentia for being a …

Jack Kerouac

Feedback & Inquiries

Contact Us<p><b>CEO, Helping Hands for Single Moms USA</b>, Chris Coffman<br>Phone: (602) 796-7875<br>Email: <br>[email protected]<p>Program Director, Layla …

Marketing

When the Church Shuns Its Own: A Review of “Wilhemina’s War”

<i>This article appears in our 2017 Spring issue, Family Values. Subscribe today!</i><p>The first image in <i>Wilhemina’s War</i> is of a small church in a meadow …

Feminism

Examining Trump with a House of Cards: The Line Separating Reality and TV Political Drama is Fading

With the Trump administration's first one hundred days in office, there has been many similarities between the TV political dramas of the past and …

Feminism

The prom dress: An anthropological history of America’s sexual coming-of-age costume

A strange ritual takes place across the United States each spring. It shares elements with the Hindu marriage ceremony, in which the young bride is wrapped in a red sari, and joined with her life-mate amid elaborate festivities. Or Japan’s Seijin-no-Hi, when young women adorn themselves in …

Dresses

New study shines light on how to ‘make it better’ for queer youth

They don’t just need hope; they need community.<p>It’s not news that queer young people still experience various forms of bullying and rejection that …

LGBTQ

Texas Passed an Intense Abortion-Restriction Bill Despite Supreme Court Ruling

The Texas Legislature pushed through Senate Bill 8 Friday, which places extreme limits on reproductive rights. The bill, which has to be approved in …

Judiciary

#Flint: Black Women-Owned Construction Company Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Pipes

WT Stevens Construction, a construction management and services firm based in Flint, Mich., is the only black-owned company to be awarded a service …

African-American News

Bessie Stringfield, the Bad-Ass Black Motorcycle Queen of the 1930s

In the 1930s, Bessie Stringfield practically disappeared in a cloud of smoke, bolting across the walls of a wooden, bowl-shaped arena: the Wall of …

Weird