2013.01.05 | Ann Hamilton: the event of a thread
the happiest new year
In my mind, what she said meant this: In feminism and in writing and in life, righteous indignation alone—divorced from action or a sense of the absurd—will not be cute for long. It will ripen, and it will rot. And who among us likes to clean up rot?
Happy day, Mama.
On this Administrative Professionals’ Day, a photo of our author Lynn Povich—who became the first woman senior editor at Newsweek—back when she was a researcher in the Paris office. Lynn’s book, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace, comes out in September.
And we are the NEWSWEEK women who, 40 years after that lawsuit, wrote about what had — and hadn’t — changed for women at NEWSWEEK. Can’t wait to see the full book.
Meet George! George is a little 7-year-old rescue monkey who was left abandoned in a park and now works as a reporter. Among his many pleasures are swimming with ducks and eating peanut butter.
Above is the cover; below, some shots of the layout from The Wall here at Newsweek world headquarters, courtesy of our lovely and talented art director Lindsay Ballant, who was one of the folks in charge of digging through the archives and resurrecting the magazine’s sharp, spare mid-1960s design.
Pretend it’s 1965. Visit your local newsstand.
Dashboard users: click here for hi-res images.
The Old Girls’ Club sat in a corner of the newsroom the men referred to as “the fallopian jungle,” and swiftly became the broadcaster’s earliest stars.
Haunting and wonderful.
“I wonder what it would be like if I were a male rock star? Maybe I just could be like ‘fuck it’ and keep someone hanging there. But, I don’t know… It just doesn’t feel right. And I definitely don’t have groupies. No, the evening always ends with me and my friend in my hotel room watching romantic comedies going, ‘We’re never getting married.’”
This was fun.
“Featuring inspirational, international women, it pairs ambitious journalism with a sartorial and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress.”
About. Damn. Time. (Via jessbennett)