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gender & sexuality | Oct 25th, 2017

A New Yorker Essay on Harassment in Hollywood, by Producer Lynda Obst, Goes Viral

In her viral New Yorker piece this week, Lynda Obst—acclaimed producer of Flashdance, Sleepless in Seattle and Interstellar—describes how women used to make it in the Hollywood boys’ club: “if you wanted in on the decision-making you had to block out the vile language and the insulting sexism. ‘Don... Continue Reading →
gender & sexuality | Jun 13th, 2017

In Her Hit Podcast on iTunes, Psychoanalyst Esther Perel Investigates the Secret Lives of Strangers, Reminding Us “How good it is to listen” (The New Yorker)

Psychoanalyst, bestselling author, and now host of the exciting new podcast Where Should We Begin?, Esther Perel invites people to understand their own private issues through the lives of others. Every Friday, WSWB? offers conversations that enlighten, touch, and inform—whatever your relationship... Continue Reading →
gender & sexuality | Jan 4th, 2017

Smashing Stereotypes with the Greatest Female Chess Player of All Time, Judit Polgár

At just 15, chess prodigy Judit Polgár became the youngest Grandmaster in history, surpassing Bobby Fischer’s seemingly unbeatable record. Now, the game’s greatest female player speaks on what it takes to shine in male-dominated fields and on cultivating raw talent—on and off the chessboard. Judit... Continue Reading →