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Secrets, Chokeholds, and the Sprouting of Wings: Latina Writer Sparkles

My reading life was enriched last week with the discovery of Vanessa Martir's blog. Wordpress featured one of her posts in their Freshly Pressed column. I followed the link, read "Rationalizing the Privacies We Invade," and then kept on reading, as hours passed by. Show More Summary

Remembering Berry Berenson Perkins, a Victim of 9/11

Berry Berenson Perkins was the personification of unconditional love. On 9/11 after the towers fell, I was driving to a meeting to be with my sober family when my cell phone rang. "Carole, sorry to hear about Berry," my friend Heather Mac Rae said. Show More Summary

What Did You Do on 9/12?

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." -Marcus Aurelius Every year the dreaded day comes around: Sept. 12. We all have our stories about the day before.Mine took place 1.2 miles away from the maelstrom. But, it's the next day that haunts me. Show More Summary

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You'

At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17. Alternative MediaShow More Summary

Dining in the Dark: A Spiritual Catharsis for your Palate

Squishy, smooth and cool. That's how it feels as I bring the food to my mouth. At first, I taste something familiar, but as I query my taste buds for more info, I detect balsamic vinegar and the slightly spongy, creamy flavor of buffalo mozzarella. Show More Summary

WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

Zak Ebrahim is not my real name and was changed when my family decided to cut ties with my father, El-Sayed Nosair, the first member of a Bin Laden organization to shed blood on American soil. As I share in my TED Talk, I have struggled...Show More Summary

I Took My Kids to the Jeff Koons Retrospective (Oops)

My family had an opportunity to visit New York City for a full week recently. It was the longest my husband and I (the Lo half of Em & Lo) had been there since having kids. Before breeding, we'd lived there for years, gorging on the countless cultural opportunities at our disposal. Show More Summary

Lies My Corporate Ed Reformers Told Me: The Truth About Teacher Tenure and the Civil Rights Movement

The champions of corporate education reform insist that efforts to strip teachers of the procedural guarantees of due process embedded in tenure are somehow an extension of the Civil Rights Movement. In the latest iteration of this make-believe...Show More Summary

9/11 - The Changing Light

I recently visited a golf course I had not been to since the days immediately following September 11, 2001. It was in Biarritz, France and it was upon visiting, under much different circumstance and many years later, that I realizedShow More Summary

The Definition of Beauty for Black Women Is Still in Flux -- Why?

In the 40 years since I was the first woman of color to appear on the cover of American Vogue, things in the fashion realm have gone through a world of change. And yet at the same time -- unfortunately -- many things have remained the same. Show More Summary

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The fast...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Places to See the Leaves Change Color This Fall

It's our favorite time of year again. The air is cooling (finally!), the kids are back in school, our favorite sweaters are coming out of storage, and all the trees are starting to change color. We love it -- with one, crucial caveat. Show More Summary

What I Learned About Life By Visiting the 9/11 Memorial

I was overwhelmed by unbridled passion, movement, energy, and emotion from the moment I stepped foot off of the plane in NYC. I had never experienced anything quite like it. People moving, things happening, laughs being had, shouting...Show More Summary

The Art of Possibility: Allan McCollum's Perfect Couples

The Shapes Project: Collection of One Hundred and Eight Perfect Couples, 2005/2014. To artist Allan McCollum, more is more. His latest exhibition, The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples, opened last week at Petzel Gallery in New York, bringing his affinity for quantity to the gallery with dozens of new colorful works. Show More Summary

NYC vs. L.A. According to Neil Patrick Harris

By the editors of the Orbitz blog Travel can feel a lot like an exciting choose-your-own-adventure book. And so can Neil Patrick Harris's life. In his new memoir, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, the Tony Award-winning...Show More Summary

My September 11 Story

September 11, 2001. 9-11. To borrow a phrase, it's a "date that will live in infamy." We collectively share what happened 13 years ago, the events that changed our world forever, but each of us also owns a personal narrative from that fateful morning. Show More Summary

Josh Cellars Makes Wines to Honor a Lifelong Hero

You don't have to spend very long with Joseph Carr before you learn who inspired him to found Josh Cellars, the California winery in Napa Valley. "Every bottle of Josh Cellars is a tribute to my dad," he told me over dinner at a New York steakhouse last month. Show More Summary

7 Ways for Interfaith Families to Find Community

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky are about to become interfaith parents. And as interfaith parents, they are about to face an ongoing series of decisions about the religious affiliation and education of their interfaith children. This...Show More Summary

9/11: On Terror, Grief and Forgetting

There are not too many moments in our national consciousness available for mourning and lost. Though our history is fraught with war and loss both domestically and abroad, our nation's commemorations have fallen to our capitalist nature...Show More Summary

I'll Never Forget The Moment New York Became One

It started out like any ordinary Tuesday morning. I walked along 26th Street in Chelsea carrying my strawberry and granola parfait, and waved to the fortune teller sitting on the corner. "Good morning, Summertime," she said, as I winked...Show More Summary

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