Month: May 2019

TueNight 10: Linda Hirshman

Quick bio: Previously a labor lawyer and professor of women’s studies and philosophy at Brandeis, Linda Hirshman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution, and Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World. Beyond the bio: “I am eagerly awaiting the release of my latest book, Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment. It’s the first book about the #MeToo movement and features interviews with amazing women like Anna Holmes, Rebecca Traister, Alyssa Milano, Jane Mayer, and of course, many of the #MeToo survivors. Above all, I can’t wait to share the stories of all the unsung heroes in the battle against sexual abuse, many of whom are women of color.” 1. On the nightstand: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne and Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Game of Thrones 3. Jam of the …

TueNight 10: Mary Lee Kortes

Quick bio: Mary Lee Kortes is a singer/songwriter, author, performer and teacher. She has six albums released under the name Mary Lee’s Corvette, and her first book, Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob, has just been published by BMG Books. Beyond the bio: “My life right now is far more incredible than I could have imagined, although the hope and desire for where I am now was always there. I didn’t even really get started at what I wanted and was meant to do until I was in my 30s. I had to fight the strange voices in my head telling me to sit in the corner and be still, don’t bother anyone. Hardly my true self, and hardly the appropriate behavior for someone who wants to create. Hardly the demeanor of someone about to embark on a book and music tour of Russia!” 1. On the nightstand: The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen.  2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Singing and imagining 3. Jam of the minute: Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help 4. Thing I miss: My mom 5. 80s …

TueNight 10: Sylvia Wehrle

Age: 48 Quick bio: Sylvia is the founder and creative director of user experience design of June, a wellness and skincare brand that incorporates full spectrum hemp oil into their products. Her interest in user experience design, chemistry, math and wellness have collided in a perfect storm that is June. Sylvia lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughters and dogs. Beyond the bio: “I love being over 40. What has really crystallized for me is my ability to take risks creatively, think expansively and then execute on those ideas in a fearless way.” 1. On the nightstand: Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein, and June edible drops 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Learning new things 3. Jam of the minute: Spotify playlist: Women of R&B 4. Thing I miss:  A world before Snapchat…I have two teenage daughters. 5. 80s crush: Pierce Brosnan, a.k.a. Remington Steel 6. Current crush: My husband Neil Wehrle 7. Will whine about: My kids getting off their screens 8. Will wine about: Hanging with friends outside when the weather is good — talking about politics, retiring to a commune somewhere in northern Spain and eating good …

TueNight 10: Alison Mazer

Age: 50 Quick bio: Alison is an entertainment management consultant and booking agent. A native New Yorker, she literally grew up backstage at Lincoln Center. Beyond the bio: “Two years ago I found my father in a life crisis, with dementia and evicted. He had left when I was a baby and never raised me, didn’t help my Mom with much money. He never showed any interest in my son and wasn’t a grandfather to him. My father had always been extremely self-centered and absent from my life. Nonetheless, when given the choice of helping him or looking away and letting him be mentally ill and homeless, I decided to help him. I was surprised by how good  it felt.” 1. On the nightstand: Courage To Change—there is addiction in my family. The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin—I adore her!  Breakfast at Tiffany’s—Truman Capote is one of my most favorite writers. Labello lip balm, a nail file, L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, a lamp made out of a large canning jar. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Dancing. I take a dance …

TueNight Live: Photos from SECRET

All photos by Erika Hokanson. Shh… Sometimes our stories are for select ears only. But for this Spring edition of TueNight Live we were ready to reveal our most clandestine tales. Our theme was “Secret” and we had six readers tell all. As part of the Invisible Dog Art Center’s Open Studios week, we were proud to pack the house with more than 100 “grown-ass women” and feature artwork by many of the ID’s women artists. Here are some fabulous photos from the evening’s festivities. MIngling before the show. With wine and snacks in hand and friends met, we were ready to start. Margit kicks us off. Hitha Hertzog disclosed the first secret of the night: as a closet conservative, she was reconsidering her loyalties. Alison Mazer detailed her quest to find a discontinued lipstick:. Bringing joy to the audience. Financial planner and sponsor Stephanie Genkin, CFP®, also known My Financial Planner, introduced our next secret reader. Thank you Stehanie! Diane di Costanzo talked about our financial lives and the significance of talking about them — …