November 23, 1996 |
When Rana, a former junior in English at Kabul University, first reluctantly donned a burka--the emblem of a woman's place in the new Afghan order--her heart sank. "I felt really bad," said the 23-year-old Kabul resident. "Since the day the Taliban came, I have felt that I am a woman, and that I have no choice in my life."
December 2, 1994 |
One can identify with and appreciate the essence of an artwork in and of itself without any knowledge of an art ist's life. But often one can also learn a lot about an artist from an artwork, because art is really inseparable from the person who created it. For its annual members' show this year, the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art set out to organize an exhibit of work that would represent a variety of women's voices, cultural identities and experiences.
July 31, 1994 |
To Mexicans, San Miguel de Allende is the birthplace of independence; although Father Miguel Hidalgo issued the grito , or shout for independence, in 1810 from neighboring Dolores Hidalgo, the annual re-enactment takes place in San Miguel's main plaza. A new grito is heard in San Miguel these days, not shouted, but murmured. Quietly, in meetings at the Unity Church, in the waters of Escondido hot springs, over cups of espresso at El Buen Cafe, wherever the expatriates hang out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993 |
A shelter for battered women from the San Fernando Valley's Asian and Middle Eastern communities will be opening this fall. The Coalition of Women from Asia and the Middle East, which meets monthly in Van Nuys, plans to open the shelter in a four-bedroom house in Silver Lake donated to the group by Tasneem Khan, an insurance broker from Kashmir.
March 3, 1993 |
You and I, we have the itch. --Henry Miller in a letter to Erica Jong, July 7, 1974 The subject on the table is that much-vaunted bugaboo, the sexual revolution. But everything else appears to be, shall we say, discreet. The table sits genteelly in the plein-air restaurant of the Bel-Air Hotel. And the woman who has thrown out the subject is conservatively garbed in a bottle-green Claude Montana suit. Indeed, the topic shocks her.
December 13, 1992 |
Laura seemed to have it all. She was smart and beautiful. She had an intelligent, loving husband, two beautiful children and an interesting career. But that was not enough. She wanted excitement and passion. So for 11 years she carried on an extramarital affair with a longtime friend, a married lawyer. It was during their forbidden, secret moments together that Laura (not her real name) got "the rush" she was seeking. And it wasn't just sex.