Arts & Life


Sun February 10, 2013

At 50, Does 'Feminine Mystique' Still Roar?

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 5:50 am

Betty Friedan, co-founder of National Organization for Women (NOW), speaks during the Women's Strike for Equality event in New York on Aug. 26, 1970, the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage.

In 1963, Betty Friedan called it "the problem that has no name" and then proceeded to name it — and the name stuck. The problem was "The Feminine Mystique," which was also the title of her groundbreaking book, published 50 years ago.

Since its first publication in 1963, millions of people have read The Feminine Mystique. These days, many people read it in college — often in women's studies classes. Even so, when we talked with some young women in downtown Washington, D.C., many knew little or nothing about it.

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Sun February 10, 2013
Digital Life

Raising Personable Children, Even If They're Glued To Phones

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 2:00 pm

The Jordans use an iPad to talk to their daughter, Kelly, who's at school in Chicago.
Marie McGrory for NPR

Weekend Edition Sunday is taking a look at how technology affects personal relationships. Along with romantic and workplace connections, family dynamics are shifting.

The Jordans are a classic example of a family trying to figure out how to use technology without feeling disconnected from one another. Sue and David have five kids: two off at college and three still at home.

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Sat February 9, 2013
Author Interviews

Manufactured On YouTube, Teen Pop Star Searches For His True Voice

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 4:51 pm

In Teddy Wayne's new novel, YouTube sensation Jonny Valentine has the sugar-sweet pipes of a teen heartthrob. But he also has a controlling manager-mom, a missing father, a retinue of people who work for him and a record label that's leaning on him to move the merchandise — fast.

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Sat February 9, 2013
The Salt

What To Do With All That Snow? Cook It

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For a "Cooking With Snow" class taught through Knowledge Commons DC, instructor Willie Shubert made baobing, a shaved ice dessert from China.
Courtesy of Rachel Sadon

Two feet of snow can be a major inconvenience. We feel for you, friends in the Northeast. To help you work through that serious snow surplus, we shuffled through our virtual recipe box for snow cuisine.

It's like being given lemons and making lemonade, though you definitely don't want to be doing anything with lemon-colored snow you find outside.

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Sat February 9, 2013
Garden Report

Fruit Shrubs To Sweeten Any Garden

Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovic Wikimedia Commons

Every yard needs a few fruiting shrubs to provide a delicious summer harvest. There are a lot of choices of shrubs that produce fruit.

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