When I went to work at Ms. in 1972, I wore a matching pink skirt and blouse — and a girdle. I had just gotten married and was, therefore, not able to get a bank loan without my husband’s approval. I had given up playing basketball (half-court for girls) in college because no coach or court could be
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I’ve longed argued that theDream Actis one of the most important piecesof legislationfor Latinos–tobe against the DREAM Act is to be anti-Latino. For me, the DREAM Act is what America is all about – giving hard-working people a chance.The DREAM Act essentially gives undocumented college students and military service members an opportunity to gain a path to US citizenship.
Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), representing a state with a sizable Latino population (nearly one-third), has comeout against the DREAM Actand wants to change the 14thAmendment, so that automatic birthright citizenship is not given to any individuals born in this country unless one parent is a U.S. citizen.As usual with opponents to immigration reform, Heller didn’t provide any solutions to the thousands of undocumented individuals who are working hard in this country, simply relying on voting NO on any reasonable measures to immigration reform. For that, Senator Heller receives achanclaso.
Only 14- years-old and already a JERK! A California teen named Taylor has launched anational boycottof Girl Scout Cookies since a Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) chapter in Colorado admitted a 7-year-old transgender girl into its
A national survey by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that by “a ratio of more than two-to-one (59% versus 27%), Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama administration is handling deportations of unauthorized immigrants.” This should come as no surprise to anyone following Latino affairs under Obama. Unfortunately, Pew Hispanic’s latest report reveals that”not all Latinos are aware that the Obama administration has stepped up deportations of unauthorized immigrants.”
In fact, Obama has overseen a 30% increase in deportations over the George W. Bush White House, up to nearly 400,000 during each of the last 2 years. In the first 6 months of 2011, la migra de Obama “deported more than 46,000 parents of
There are Super Bowl ads and racy NFL calendar spreads aimed at women, the Cleveland Browns have Ladies’ Chalk Talk and there’s even a women’s football fan magazine called Audible. Women NFL fans have arrived.
Hannah Gordon is not your typical football fan. She’s the Director of Legal Affairs for the San Francisco
Prophets are hard.
Prophets don’t come to us to make us feel better about ourselves, to tell us to affirm our inner goodness, or to grant us wishes like a Santa-Clause.
No, prophets come to hold up a mirror to our society and our hearts, and let us see how we have fallen away from God, how we are living unjustly. They tell us that unless we repent now, the judgment of the Lord is upon
“A Different Kind of Cell: The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk,” is the story of my pilgrimage with Clayton A. Fountain, widely regarded as the most dangerous and violent murderer in the history of the US federal prison system. Clayton’s deadly spiral began in a violent fight with his sergeant in Vietnam. His attempt to escape prosecution involved an amazing stand-off with a SWAT
I was a young girl the first time I learned about the concept of paying it forward. My dad was advancing tuition payments for a struggling medical student, and the student asked how he could pay him back. “By being successful and helping someone else,” he told him.
I had already been volunteering with my dad for a few years by then. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of holding his hand as we visited elderly people who had nobody else to care for them.
It wasn’t until years later, however, that I understood these expressions of my father’s universal ideals stemmed from the millennia-old values that provide much of the moral and ethical foundation of Jewish life — tzedek (justice), chesed (loving-kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
As Jews, we are commanded to give tzedakah — an act of justice, not charity–because it is the righteous thing to
Help me. I’m drowning. Drowning in emails. Each day a new tsunami of sometimes meaningful, mostly useless, trivial, occasionally important and often spammy correspondence washes ashore on my laptop like ocean detritus, and it’s my job to pick through
DENVER — The Denver Nuggets pressed the pace and then turned it up a notch in the fourth quarter.And the Miami Heat couldn’t keep up, especially once Dwyane Wade was injured.Ty Lawson scored 24 points in his return to the lineup, and the Nuggets sent the Heat to their third straight loss with a 117-104 victory on Friday night.”When they crashed our defense, they got 3s and when we tried to stay home, they got layups,” said LeBron James, whose 35 points led the Heat. “They just broke us down too many times. They broke our defense down too many times and they were able to pretty much get anything they wanted.”Nene added 17 points for the Nuggets, who won their 10th in a row against the Heat in Denver. Rudy Fernandez and Al Harrington each had 15 points.Lawson, who was held out of Wednesday’s game against New Jersey because of a right foot sprain, also had nine assists.”My emphasis at every timeout was don’t stop running,” Nuggets coach George Karl said. “Try to run every possession. I don’t know if they didn’t want to play that pace, but Wade getting hurt probably helped us.”Wade scored 12 points before landing awkwardly on his right ankle after trying to block a shot with 7:24 remaining. He lay on the floor for several moments before gingerly making his way to the bench. He did not return and remains questionable for the Heat’s next game Tuesday at home against San Antonio.”I hope I can play. It’s my birthday,” Wade said as he soaked the foot in a bucket of ice. Wade said X-rays were negative but he described the sprain as very painful.”Unfortunately, when the bug hits you, it hits you,” said Wade, who also strained a calf during an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers two nights ago. “I’ll just continue to get therapy. Nothing I can do. Stuff like that happens in sports.”Chris Bosh added 17 points for Miami, which was outscored 31-23 in the fourth quarter. The Nuggets led by as many as 19 points in the period, the largest deficit Miami has dealt with this season.”This was a tough one tonight,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Sometimes you’re never quite as good as you think you are or as bad as you think you are. They play well here. They’re relentless in the open court. But we’ll get better. We’ll go home, get healthy and get ready for an inspirational game on Tuesday.”Harrington hit a bank shot and connected on a 3-pointer on successive possessions before Udonis Haslem made a pair of free throws for Miami near the end of the third, and Denver took an 86-81 lead into the final period.From there, the Nuggets took control, scoring the first nine points of the fourth to go in front 95-81. The run included a breakaway dunk by Fernandez and three points on free throws after Wade drew a technical for arguing over a charging call and then fouled Nene in the lane.James made one of two free throws to break up the string but the Nuggets kept up the pressure, as Andre Miller converted a three-point play and Nene drove in for a layup around a dunk by Bosh.”It was huge,” Lawson said of the Nuggets’ strong finish. “Dre running the offense, getting everybody involved, getting easy shots from steals to rebounds, that’s what we need to keep doing. Get stops and then run out. That probably sparked our team winning.”Trailing by as many as 14 points in the first quarter, Miami pulled within 55-53 at halftime when James swished a 3-pointer over Danilo Gallinari with 31 seconds left in the second period.Game notes Nene matched a season high with 12 rebounds. … Wade went without a blocked shot, ending a career high-tying string of 11 consecutive games with at least one. … Miami last won at the Pepsi Center on Jan. 29, 2002, 100-94 in OT. … James has scored more than 30 points in his last five games against Denver but he’s 2/3 in that span.
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BOSTON — Derrick Rose returned from a one-game absence to score 25 points and help the Chicago Bulls hold off a second-half charge to beat the Boston Celtics 88-79 on Friday night.The Celtics had trimmed a 52-33 halftime deficit to 67-66 on a 3-pointer by Mickael Pietrus with 10 minutes left in the game. Then Boston missed its next two shots, while Rose scored four straight points. Kevin Garnett responded with a short jumper, but Rose came through again with a 3-pointer for a 74-68 lead with 7:30 remaining.
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Rose, who missed Wednesday’s 78-64 win over the Washington Wizards with a sprained left big toe, scored 12 points after Boston cut the lead to one. Luol Deng had 21 points and 16 rebounds for Chicago and Carlos Boozer and Ronnie Brewer scored 12 each.Ray Allen scored 16 for Boston and Rajon Rondo had 14 points and 11 assists.Chicago improved its NBA-best record to 11-2 with its 10th win in 11 games. Boston lost its third straight, all at home, and fell to 4-6.The Bulls dominated early and led by their biggest margin of the first half, 19 points, at intermission. They outshot the Celtics 54.1 percent to 33.3 and outrebounded them 31-15.They stretched the lead to 61-41 on Deng’s jumper from the top of the key with 7:20 left in the third quarter. Then the Celtics finally came to life, outscoring the Bulls 18-6 to close the gap to 67-59 after three quarters. It was 67-53 with two minutes left before Jermaine O’Neal and Rondo scored on layups and O’Neal made a slam dunk on a feed from Allen.The Celtics kept rolling by scoring the first seven points of the fourth quarter on Garnett’s short turnaround, Allen’s 12-foot bank shot and the 3-pointer by Pietrus that made it 67-66.Boozer then missed the next shot. But Boston’s Paul Pierce, who missed nine of his 12 shots, misfired and the Bulls scored on Rose’s layup that made it 69-66 with 9:02 to go. After another Celtics’ miss, Rose sank two free throws.Boston still had a chance at 80-74, but Brewer and Rose hit one field goal each, building the lead to 84-73 with 2:10 remaining.Game notes Boston backup G Keyon Dooling missed the game with a right knee injury and was expected to sit out Saturday night’s game at Indiana. …. With 8:38 left in the second period, Chicago led 30-13 and had made 13 of 24 shots while Boston made five of 26. … Deng had a double-double at halftime with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
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DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki went over 23,000 career points, Vince Carter had his highest-scoring game in Dallas and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to four games with a 102-76 victory over Milwaukee on Friday night.The defending NBA champion Mavericks (7-5) are finally on a roll after an 0-3 start. Dallas has won its last five home games since lopsided losses on consecutive days there to open the season nearly three weeks ago.
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Nowitzki became the 23rd NBA player with 23,000 points, hitting that mark when he made a free throw with 7:17 left in the first half. He finished with 11 points, putting him at 23,008, third among active players behind Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett.Carter had 11 of his 16 points in the first 6½ minutes of the game. Jason Terry led Dallas with 17 points, including three 3-pointers.Brandon Jennings had 19 points and Shaun Livingston 15 for the Bucks (4-7), who are undefeated at home but now have an NBA-high seven road losses.Milwaukee was without 7-foot Andrew Bogut, who was out because of concussion-like symptoms.Bogut fell backward and hit the back of his head on the floor while taking a charge during Thursday night’s victory over Detroit. Coach Scott Skiles said Bogut failed a pregame check for concussion symptoms and was ruled out in accordance with the league’s concussion policy.Dallas pushed ahead 74-47 on a 3-pointer by Nowitzki that capped a 14-0 run over a 4-minute span early in the third quarter before Jennings made a jumper.The Bucks had a spurt of 10 consecutive points to get within 77-61 with 2:18 left in the third quarter. That was the closest they got.After Rick Carlisle called a timeout, Terry had a steal. He missed the breakaway layup, but Roddy Beaubois had a follow slam that started a 13-2 spurt. By time Terry ended that run with a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, Dallas led 90-63 lead.With the Mavericks playing again at home Saturday night, before going to the West Coast to start a four-game road trip over six days, Nowitzki and the rest of the starters watched the rest of the game from the bench. The most minutes played by starters were 22 by Nowitzki, Shawn Marion and Delonte West.Beaubois finished with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting.Carter, the 13th-year pro that signed with Dallas last month, opened the game with a slam dunk on the opening possession. He had a driving layup, another slam and a 3-pointer before a reverse layup with 5:36 left in the first quarter put the Mavs up 18-13. His first miss came when he tried another 3-pointer on the next possession.The 16 points were well short of his career high of 51 he’s done twice.Game notes Dallas matched its season high for points scored. The 76 points by Milwaukee were the lowest by a Mavericks opponent this season. .. Jason Kidd (lower back) missed his fourth consecutive game for Dallas. … Bogut just returned Tuesday after missing four games to fly home to Australia to deal with a personal matter. The Bucks have now lost all five games he’s missed.
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Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!
The last Friday the 13th of political note took place last year, when Ron Paul announced he was running for president last May (which we noted in FTP ). Nothing as momentous seems to have happened today, at least as of this writing, but there are still hours and hours to go, so we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?
Not a whole lot has been happening in Washington, due to Congress being out on one of their countless month-long vacations. Not a whole lot of Democrats have been in the news, either, since the Republican primary season is sucking all the oxygen out of the political arena right now.
President Obama’s chief of staff quit, but this news wasn’t as momentous as the departure of his predecessor, since Daley never went out of his way to personally insult the base of the Democratic Party in the way Rahm Emanuel routinely did.
What has been happening in a quiet sort of way is what I like to call “Flagpole Season.” This is the time of year when the White House runs a few things “up the flagpole, to see who salutes” (as the saying goes), in preparation for the State of the Union address at the end of the
LAS VEGAS — Actress/writer producer Felicia Day swept several Web video awards Thursday night at the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) including best comedy series for The Guild, comedy writing and performance.
Before the show, we spoke with her about creativity, the emerging opportunities around Web exclusive content and her current work on a “slate of new shows” for YouTube which will appear later this year. Her channel will be called Geek & Sundry.
For much more on YouTube’s channel strategy, don’t miss this feature story in the The New Yorker.
The full list of winners can be found here.
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Bain Capital must seem like a Frankenstein’s monster to Mitt Romney’s campaign Like Mary Shelley’s creature, it’s stalking its creator just as he’s about to claim the thing he loves most. But Bain Capital — and Bain Capitalism — isn’t Mitt’s creation. It was sewed together from the corpses of dead ideals and shocked into life in Washington’s political laboratories.
Mitt’s monster was created by a broken political process that’s allowed politicians in both parties to create an artificial, destructive and exploitative form of pseudo-capitalism — and often to get rich from
With five simple words, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James revealed the true purpose for a constitutional amendment filed in North Carolina’s legislature in 2011 that would ban all relationship recognitions for same-gender couples.
“We don’t want them here.”
The “them” the amendment proponent referred to in the Raleigh News & Observer was easy to identify.
The “them” was me.
Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Here comes the electric car?
2011 was the year of the electric car and a bit of a bust for the electric car. Last year saw the much-touted rollout of two electric cars in the United States purportedly designed with the American consumer in mind: the fully electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in electric hybrid Chevy Volt with its electric motor and gasoline-powered backup.
I took a Nissan Leaf for a test spin in October. It was very much like driving a regular old car, with one exception: electric vehicles like the Leaf could be the essential ingredient we need to lower carbon emissions?
Despite the fanfare, sales of the two cars didn’t meet expectations. Part of the issue could be that each baby’s price tag is hard to swallow for many a car buyer — $34,570 for the Leaf (or ~ $25K with the $7,500 tax credit) and $41,000 for the Volt (or ~ $34K with the tax credit).The two post-accident fires that broke out in two Chevy Volt batteries probably didn’t help either, see here and here (an episode that might have rekindled memories of the high-end, all-electric Tesla’s fire issues from 2010); nor did the Leaf’s supply problems caused by last year’s tsunami in Japan (though apparently the tsunami unexpectedly revealed the durability of the Leaf’s battery).
With the final numbers tallied,
Today, San Francisco watched newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi charged with three misdemeanor counts related to domestic violence charges. And already the talk is starting to move further than just this incident. Besides this being the possible end to a progressive golden boy, could this also be a Waterloo for the progressive movement in San Francisco?
Not to place the entire grenade in Mirkarimi’s hands, but maybe we should have seen this coming a long time ago. Not the domestic violence charge, which caught everyone by
The chatter on Friday’s downgrades of European sovereign ratings debt is all over the place — from those dismissing it as old news (especially given that S&P warned back on December 5th) to those viewing it as part of a larger and consequential transformation of the international monetary system.
What follows is an attempt to provide a guide to the multifaceted implications.
It focuses on three types of consequences: (i) those that are unambiguous and already reflected, albeit not fully, in market valuations; (ii) those that are less well understood but will become clearer in the next few weeks; and (iii) those that are consequential but where the analytics are still largely unknown at present.
The sovereign debt of European sovereigns was already trading at yields consistent not only with what S&P announced today, but also with more draconian downgrades — thus the view that the impact on overall yields and spreads would be contained.
Yet there are some differences between signaling an action and actually taking it. First you remove residual uncertainty about the action, including timing and scale. Second, you encourage others to follow. Third, you impact the pattern of investment flows, especially those subject to guidelines and restrictions defined in terms of ratings.
All three are relevant for
Welcome to 2012, Faithful Shoppers! And as always, we’re already anticipating the opening of a new crop of retailers ready to serve our fashion needs. Some of these will be opening later rather than sooner, so keep checking the web sites to find out when they’ll be ready – and I’ll see you all on opening day!
Tiffany – 97 Greene/106 Wooster
This local classic has already expanded to the Financial District — it will be fun to see how it recreates itself for Soho.
Louis Vuitton – 743 Fifth Avenue
When you want to showcase a new line of spectacular gems, just buy the store next door — and I can’t wait to see what they do.
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Proenza Schouler – No location yet
We know this New York City label (founders Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez met as students at the Parsons School of Design) beloved by celebrities is looking for locations for its first boutique. When it opens, it will be fabulous!
Yves St. Laurent – 147 Mercer Street
This one should be opening fairly soon, with YSL’s classic clothing and accessories.
Celine – 870 Madison Avenue
There’s a reason Phoebe Philo has been an International Designer of the Year — and soon her minimalist chic, found at the most posh department stores, will have a full presentation here.
Lisa Perry – 988 Madison Avenue
Great designs with great fabrics at affordable prices are the hallmark of this fashion maven, who’s relocating from elsewhere on Madison.
Michael Kors – 667 Madison Avenue
Yes, it does seem as though Kors is trying to take over the city (okay, Kors and Marc Jacobs), but when the apparel and accessories are so wonderful, who cares?
Ted Baker – 595 Fifth Avenue
Originally a shirt specialist in Scotland, this British import is one of the hottest international lifestyle
Mike Ruiz, the acclaimed celebrity and fashion photographer who also stars in The A-List: New York, took some time to catch up with me and share his latest book project, Pretty Masculine.
Where are you today?
I’m in Apple Valley shooting about 10 guys for my expanding Pretty Masculine project. We’ve been out in a dry lake bed. Our makeup artist brought us to this remote location he knows about, and it’s actually very cool. Compared with the chill of New York City right now, it’s 80 degrees and sunny
As the race for the Republican nomination heads towards its endgame, every GOP candidate has redoubled efforts to cloak himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan. Consider: Jon Huntsman kicked off his campaign in the same location as Reagan; Mitt Romney’s signature economic proposal is a “Reagan Economic Zone”; Rick Santorum promises to rebuild the “Reagan Republican Party”; and Newt Gingrich says that he’ll restore “Reagan-era economic policies.” The list could go on.
Certainly, there is much to admire in Reagan’s record, but many Republicans are focused on the wrong things. Rather than learning from the things that made Reagan a great political leader, they have instead worked to ape specific policy prescriptions that Reagan himself, as a good conservative, never considered holy writ.
After all, the country that Reagan inherited when he lifted his hand off the Bible in the winter of 1981 was far different from the world of
I don’t care what the world is going through, how poor a country is, or how bad the economy is faring, women want to look good. And men will do whatever it takes to capture the attention of women, make no mistake. A perfect example comes from nature. The peacock is best known for its extravagant eye-spotted tail, which it displays prominently as part of courtship of peahens.
Houses have been built for fashion — Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Lauren, Yumi
It’s difficult to find anything negatively written about Justin Torres’ debut fiction novel, We the Animals — and that’s probably because nothing negative has yet been written. Dorothy Allison called it, “a miracle in concentrated pages,” and Michael Cunningham said it was, “a dark jewel of a book.” So Torres is a literary wunderkind of sorts, but despite the buzzy accolades, the current Stegner fellow and queer scribe is still humbly bewildered by the success of a book by a gay brown author – especially his very own.
We the Animals tells the story of a Puerto Rican father and his Caucasian wife raising a family of sons: the narrator and his two brothers. At the beginning, the boys are joined at the hips — hungry and eager for life. But as the brothers age, the narrator becomes dislodged from the family unit and struggles to form his own identity and find a new form of emotional stability for himself.
Torres is the first author invited to participate in the Magnet Book