The Artist's Widow – An Interview

Wyeth's detractors claim that the painter staged a "discovery"of hundreds of illicit, decades old paintings of his own making, featuring his muse and lover, Helga Testorf.

The Last White Girl in El Paso

Thoughts on My Body: Sexuality, Feminism and Self-Concept in Generation X

Infectious Disease: Public Safety v. Personal Freedom

Several health officials spoke against Typhoid Mary's involuntary quarantine at Riverside Hospital on North Brother Island.

Memoir: Sex

In my mind, sex has always been enticing. Even bad sex can be better than none at all...

On Margaret Atwood's "The Female Body"

In 1990, Margaret Atwood wrote a semi-autobiographical piece in response to a letter from the Michigan Quarterly Review. Using the witticisms, ironic humor and autobiographical excerpts which characterize her uniquely poignant style of writing, she introduces a collage of seven definitions for the female form. Rife with feminism and sarcastic metaphor, this jaunt into various … Continue reading On Margaret Atwood's "The Female Body"

Memoir: Rooms

I shouldn’t complain. My husband scooped me up, so to speak, from borderline poverty and set me in a world of comparative ease.

Memoir: Grandmother

The coolest spot in the house was the living room floor. Grandmother would wait for me there, with her arm stretched out, for my head to find its usual resting place for our afternoon nap. I would have followed her anywhere. Like a duckling fallen into a city storm drain, she rescued me from the … Continue reading Memoir: Grandmother