FROM Ellen Fitzpatrick
Before Clinton, efforts to shatter the 'Highest Glass Ceiling' Hillary Clinton won’t be the last woman to run for president, and she’s not the first – she’s not even the tenth or the hundredth. Most women who ran for president never had a chance, but a handful made it further than the rest and paved the way for Clinton. Three of them – Victoria Woodhull, Margaret Chase Smith, and Shirley Chisholm – are profiled in a new book titled The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency , written by University of New Hampshire historian Ellen Fitzpatrick.
A History of Women Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton is not the first woman to run for president. She’s not even the 10th or even the 100th. Some 200 women have run for president. Most never had a chance. But a handful made it further than the rest. Three are profiled in a new book called The Highest Glass Ceiling.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?