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Education Aug 21Quarantines, closures and confusion reign as schools reopen
For countless families across the country, the school year is opening in disarray and confusion, with coronavirus outbreaks triggering sudden closings, mass quarantines and deep anxiety among parents.
Politics Jul 25Women reflect on sexist slur that often goes unpunished
Ask most any woman if she’s ever been called the B-word by a man, and the answer is probably yes. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s impassioned remarks on the House floor against the vulgar words of a male colleague -- and a…
Health Mar 30WATCH: New York’s Cuomo pleads for relief as virus death toll rises
New York's governor put out an urgent plea for medical volunteers and a Navy hospital ship pulled into port Monday as coronavirus deaths in the city mounted and hospitals buckled in what authorities say could be a preview of what…
Politics Mar 05Voters mourn women candidates’ losses in 2020
With the presidential race exit of Elizabeth Warren, Democratic women are coming to terms with a new and for some a painful reality: If 2019 was the Year of the Woman, with a record number of women sworn into Congress…
Arts Mar 03Irish architects Farrell, McNamara win Pritzker Prize
The jury praised the Dublin-based pair for pursuing the highest quality of architecture. They said Farrell and McNamara have always taken into account the unique locations of their buildings, their functions, and the people who would live in and use…
Arts Jan 14Oscar noms slammed for #DirectorsSoMale, lack of diversity
Not only were there no female nominees in directing for the 87th time in Oscar history, there was also only one person of color, Cynthia Erivo, among the 20 acting nominees.
Arts Dec 26Pop culture in the 2010s put a spotlight on diversity and inclusion
This was the decade of #OscarsSoWhite. But true racial diversity in entertainment remains an elusive goal.
Economy Dec 16Hallmark reinstates same-sex marriage commercials
The earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark's parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar had launched a storm of protest.
Arts Sep 23Inspiring speeches on diversity and equal pay rule Emmy night
Billy Porter became the first openly gay actor to win best actor in a drama. Other actors issued calls to action over equal pay and transgender rights.
Arts May 07At the Met Gala, ‘extra’ feathers, bling and Susan Sontag
The sartorial theme of this year's gala was "camp"— not summer camp, but the aesthetic of camp and its influence on fashion. It wasn't an easy theme to grasp; the instructions for guests were to dress with "studied triviality."…