I'm a New York-based writer, editor and multimedia journalist. I write on gender, culture, teens & trends for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmo & Time, where I'm a contributing columnist. I'm also a contributing editor for Sheryl Sandberg's women's org, Lean In. Past Lives: Executive Editor of TUMBLR, Senior Editor at NEWSWEEK.
NASA doesn’t need much help selling the idea that space is super-awesome, but these covers for manuals and press conference notes from the golden age of spaceflight sure don’t hurt. They are going up for auction later this month. I wouldn’t mind having one or two of those hanging in my house, eh?
March 13, 1993: a powerful snowstorm with the “heart of a blizzard and the soul of a hurricane” rammed the East Coast, spawning tornadoes and 6-foot snowdrifts, killing 33 people and cutting power to 2.5 million homes. A week later, this photo, showing a woman struggling against the elements on 14th Street, appeared with a blurb about the reeling insurance industry, which struggled to cover the billions of dollars of recent storm damage. Photo: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Not everyone’s life resolves itself so neatly into yes-or-no decisions, taken in an instant and never looked back upon or regretted, but, if Sally Ride’s life proves anything, it is that the very smart are different from you and me.