The occupation of young women of leisure was primarily to prove themselves worthy wives, which included accomplishment at the (approved) fine arts. But hold the judgement; these Victorian women weren’t nearly as stuffy, bored or boring as you might think. Harnessing a popular new trend, they applied a creative, modern (before there was such a thing) approach to the traditional arts of drawing and painting.
The State Department released its five-year global AIDS strategy Tuesday, emphasizing building countries’ abilities to manage their own epidemics, but disappointing advocates by not including a budget or recommending a bolder treatment target. Continue reading
Women can delay their first screening for cervical cancer until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in the past, according to new guidelines issued Friday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading
Newly-released guidelines on when, and how often, women should be screened for breast and cervical cancer stirred questions — and confusion — this week. Margaret Warner talks to health experts for insight. Continue reading
How do our clothes and other fabrics tell the trajectory of our lives? One woman’s answer is now on display in a special two-week exhibit at the Textile Museum.
In her new short story collection, “The Thing Around Your Neck,” Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moves back and forth between two continents the way she has in real life.
In Iran, the presidential election is turning into a contest with several contenders seeking to unseat the current leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the political mood of Tehran in the lead-up to Friday’s election. Continue reading
A North Korean court convicted two U.S. reporters of entering the country illegally Monday and sentenced them to 12 years in a labor camp. A professor and the former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea discuss the situation. Continue reading
In a 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court said Monday that FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft can’t face a lawsuit launched by a former terrorism detainee. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal recaps the ruling and other court moves. Continue reading