October 30, 2013 |
Lady Gaga is on the cover of Glamour's annual Women of the Year issue, in which she is being recognized for her efforts to "make the world a more tolerant place," including by establishing her Born This Way Foundation. The issue will be on newsstands Nov. 5 and is available now at glamour.com/app. [Glamour] Glamour is announcing the other honorees over several days. So far, we know they include Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was stabbed for seeking education for women; Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet, for “having reshaped the fashion industry;” and Christy Turlington Burns and Liya Kebede, for their charitable foundations.
September 16, 2013
Singer-actor-activist Harry Belafonte is one of two 2013 recipients of Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Awards to be handed out Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland, along with Pakistani teen human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai. U2 singer Bono and former Pink Floyd singer and songwriter Roger Waters will present Belafonte and Yousafzai with the organization's highest award “recognizing individuals who have promoted and enhanced the cause of human rights through their life and by example.” “Since its birth, I have been devoted to the principles for which Amnesty International stands,” Belafonte, 86, said in a statement.
October 30, 2013 |
Glamour has been rolling out this year's roster of Women of the Year a few at a time. We know Lady Gaga is on the cover of the issue, which is to be on newsstands Nov. 5. And we know some of the other choices are Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, models Christy Turlington Burns and Liya Kebede and Net-a-porter-founder Natalie Massenet. A sampling of others on the list include Barbra Streisand, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Giffords and Melinda Gates. But today we're taking note of Tony- and Oscar-winning designer Catherine Martin.
March 19, 2013 |
LONDON - Just five months after she was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley, apparently for defying a ban on girls' education, Malala Yousafzai returned to school, this time in the safer confines of central England. On her first day in Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, the teen, who has attracted international attention for her quiet defiance, issued a statement celebrating her accomplishment and expressing concern for others. “I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school," she said.
April 18, 2013 |
Fiction writers don't often get credit for their influence on the world -- it is often invisible and unheralded. But among those on Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, released Thursday, were two surprising names: short story maven George Saunders and novelist Hilary Mantel. They keep company with "Leaders," (President Obama, Wayne LaPierre, Kim Jong Un), "Titans" (Jay-Z, LeBron James, Elon Musk) and "Icons" (Malala Yousafzai, Lena Dunham, Gabrielle Giffords)
October 10, 2013
Re "The recall revolution that wasn't," Opinion, Oct. 7 Among Peter Schrag's many good points was this one: "The major changes of the last decade have been in the state's election system. Redistricting is now in the hands of an independent commission, not the Legislature. " That statement doesn't apply to all elections. The redrawing of county supervisorial district lines has remained with the boards of supervisors. The state, not the redistricting commissions, possesses the authority to extend reform down to the local level.