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This week in women’s history: Poet-novelist-activist Marge Piercy turns 80

Piercy has written 17 novels, including bestsellers, and 19 volumes of poetry.

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Progies honor transsexuals, feminists, card-carrying Communists and more in film

The Progies honor films that stand up for human, worker, and women's rights, gay rights, minority rights, peace, the environment, and against fascism.

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Kendrick Lamar and other top moments of the 2016 Grammys

A lot of it dragged but a few terrific performances and notable speeches and awards punctuated the slow-mo show.

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Where there's a Weill, there's a way; Julia Migenes review

Fans of Kurt Weill and cabaret-style music who won't trip over the language barrier are likely to enjoy Julia Migenes' bravura performance.

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Empowering young women, one paint stroke at a time

We seem to live in a world where young girls are taught that their voices, opinions, and thoughts aren't as valuable as those of males.

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Film fatales: Women in solidarity against Hollywood sexism

In this male dominated industry, women filmmakers support one another. It's no surprise then that national collective Film Fatales is gaining traction.

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"Gendering Radicalism" tells important story of women and communism

We can't write about the California Communist Party without writing about the women leaders who led it from its birth until the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Today in women’s history: Queen Latifah’s birthday

Dana Elaine Owens was born on this March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey.

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Today in women’s history: Musical theater diva Julia Migenes is born

Julia Migenes, the American mezzo-soprano working primarily in musical theater repertoire, was born on this date.

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Today in women’s history: "A Raisin in the Sun" opens in 1959

The Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at New York City's Ethel Barrymore Theater on March 11, 1959.

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