Monthly archive March, 2009

Pakistan: signs of fracture

Monday's (March 30, 2009) attack by suspected Taliban militants in Lahore shows how badly Pakistan's security and internal structure is fractured.


B/O on the 2/3

The train was already in the station at Grand Army Plaza when I swiped my Metrocard. I double-timed it down the stairs.

Environmental initiatives in Bangladesh

Environmental initiatives in Bangladesh

I recently visited Bangladesh and was very impressed by several of the environmental initiatives this small, poor, and overcrowded nation of a growing 150 million has achieved.



The whole story

Hollywood never lets the ugly truth interfere. Audrey Tautou will portray Coco Chanel in the new film, Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel). "Before Chanel" meaning before she was a famous fashion designer and, more importantly, before she became a Nazi whore. That ugly truth, however, would ruin the next "fashionista" movie.



May 2009: Mothers and Fathers

May 2009: Mothers and Fathers Alarge majority of an individual’s brain development occurs betweenbirth and age 5. The most direct and constant influence during theseyears are mothers and fathers, or those that serve in such a role.Children unable to form strong attachment with their parents duringthis time frequently have difficulty forming solid, long-termrelationships throughout the rest of their lives. Caring, nurturingmothers and fathers are critical in ensuring proper early childhooddevelopment, and encouraging continuing growth throughout childhood,adolescence, and into adulthood. In our May issue, InTheFray Magazine wouldlike to explore mothers and fathers. Think about your own parents andthe role they’ve played in your life. Think about your role as a motheror father and how you contribute to your own child’s well-being. We’dalso like you to explore the more metaphorical applications of theterms. People often refer to their country, their planet, or their Godas a mother or a father. What do we mean when we say this? We encourageyou to explore this concept thoroughly, in all of its differentmeanings. Contributors interested inpitching relevant news features, poetry/fiction, cultural criticism,commentary pieces, personal essays, visual essays, travel stories, orbook reviews should e-mail us at mothersandfathers-at-inthefray-dot-org.Send us a well-developed, one-paragraph pitch for your proposed piece NO LATER THAN APRIL 13, […]

A true vagina warrior princess

"Theatre is a tool for social change. It makes you happy and is therapy for the soul. A lot of people don't realize that theatre can tap into a place where people need to do something for themselves. I provide that outlet."

-Lilly Lips, theatre producer, director, and activist for _gaia



Saudi Arabia: Winds of change

In a closed society like Saudi Arabia, women's rights are often the last thing to be considered a priority. In a society where women are restricted in the workplace and public life and are treated as a "household property," it is not surprising to find government and religious agencies openly discriminating against women.


Ask Ms. Turnstiles

It is time for our first installment of what is sure to be a popular feature: Ask Ms. Turnstiles. This is where you, the reader, get to ask Ms. Turnstiles anything and everything about the subway.

Secret Asian Man

Secret Asian Man

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