October 7, 2012 |
I was one of 46 women who, in 1970, sued Newsweek magazine for workplace gender discrimination. We were protesting a system in which all but one of the writers and editors were men and the women clipped newspaper stories, checked facts and did research - lower-paying jobs without much opportunity to move up. In our job interviews, we were told: "Women don't write at Newsweek. If you want to be a writer, go someplace else. " Which is exactly what Nora Ephron, Ellen Goodman, Jane Bryant Quinn and Susan Brownmiller did. They left.
July 25, 2011 |
The maid who says she was sexually assaulted by prominent Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn stepped out in public Sunday, allowing her name and face to be used in two media interviews in which she described in vivid detail the alleged attack. Nafissatou Diallo, a 32-year-old immigrant from Guinea, is apparently concerned that the Manhattan district attorney will drop four felony and three misdemeanor charges against Strauss-Kahn because of questions about her credibility that arose during the investigation.
December 4, 2010 |
In May, Barbara Harman, a retired Wellesley College English professor who runs her family's philanthropic foundation, got a call from her father. "Do you get the New York Times?" asked Sidney Harman, audio pioneer, arts philanthropist and self-described "trophy husband" of Jane Harman, the Democratic congresswoman from Venice. Take a look at the business section, Harman told his daughter. A story about potential buyers of financially imperiled Newsweek mentioned Harman as a suitor.
June 11, 1989 |
Both Time and Newsweek, meanwhile, gave surprisingly generous coverage to Paul Bartel's "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills," which opened nationwide on only one screen. The reason: neither newsweekly could get an early "Star Trek 5" screening to make the deadline for last week's editions. Bartel's little picture "got lucky," Corliss explained. Like David Ansen at Newsweek, Corliss liked the sex comedy "pretty much."
April 6, 1987 |
Jessica Hahn said she was forced into sexual activities with a second evangelist shortly after a sexual encounter with Jim Bakker, even though she told Bakker she was a virgin and feared getting pregnant, Newsweek magazine said.
December 10, 2001 |
A U.S.-based cell of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network nearly launched a post-Sept. 11 attack on a major target in Washington before going underground or fleeing the country, Newsweek reported Sunday. The news magazine cited intelligence sources as saying an Al Qaeda "sleeper cell" in the United States was poised to launch the attack--perhaps against the U.S. Capitol. In its Dec.
November 3, 1985
This magazine warrants a couple of weeks on the coffee table alongside Time, Newsweek and Weight Watchers. The puzzle was a good one except for the error on 83 across: "The Emigrants" is not a Bergman film but was directed by Jan Troell. Robert A. Myers Whittier