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This Writer’s Life

December 19, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham

Progress. And Lack of It. For all of us, Christmas brings some kind of memories, maybe it’s best not to dwell on what kind. Since I am working on the first draft of my next memoir (probably not my next published book), Little Brother, I’ve been looking at a big set of black and white glossies my sister Eleanor loaned me. They show in endless detail the Christmas play we five children presented on our mother’s Christmas Eve birthday the winter we were all living in Paris. The Christmas play was a sacred tradition but this one, a version of Rumpelstiltskin, seems to have been particularly elaborate.

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Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

December 14, 2016

By Sallie Bingham 

This explosive question, buried deep in many minds but sometimes inexpressible, was first printed in a 1971 article in Art News written by Linda Nochlin, who is one of our most fearless supporters—and critics. Nochlin went on to state, “The fact, dear sisters, is that there ARE no women equivalents for Michaelangelo, or Rembrandt, Delacroix, Cezanne, Picasso, or Matisse, or even, in very recent times, for de Kooning or Warhol.”

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All About Women & Girls Film Festival International Category Winner: A Queen's Discovery

December 09, 2016

 

To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe celebrates 25 seasons on PBS with a film festival highlighting documentaries by and about women, families and diverse communities. The All About Women & Girls Festival winner in the international category is A Queen's Discovery.

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The Blue Bubble

December 08, 2016

By Sallie Bingham 

A dear friend told me the other day that she thinks we live in a blue bubble here in New Mexico. On the electoral map, New Mexico and Colorado show up as almost insignificant small blue squares in a sea of red, so unimportant on the national level we received almost no attention or visits during the previous election—which may be just as well. But before I give in to survivor’s guilt about being the beneficiary of blue, I want to take a minute to think why this happened.

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Holy Family

December 05, 2016

By Sallie Bingham

As we try to make sense of what has happened and what is likely to happen, I keep hearing the phrase “The American Dream”—the mantra of the conservatives. I never believed it existed—what dream does?—but a commentator whose name I didn’t hear on NPR today advanced the opinion that it did exist—once—in a golden period of prosperity from the end of the war that created it in 1945 to the revelations of Watergate in 1973.

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