(Editor’s note: This is another guest post from my friend Kimberly Wilmot Voss, who has written a number of excellent pieces for the Feminist Kitchen in the past year or […]
Today is my grandmother’s birthday. She’ll likely be celebrating the day quietly with my parents in Aurora, the Missouri town in which she has lived for more than 60 of […]
Happy New Year’s Eve! We’ve made it to the end of 2012, despite predictions that the world might come to an end a week or so ago. This is a […]
“It’s a pleasure to be here with you. It’s a pleasure to be here. It’s a pleasure to be.” That’s how Michael Fratkin starts his stirring TEDx talk about the […]
This woman has a story to tell. Her picture is painted on a whitewashed wall inside Texana Trails and Lodge, a bed and breakfast in La Grange that we’ve come […]
(Editor’s note: I’m so happy to welcome Kimberly Wilmot Voss back to the Feminist Kitchen. You’ll remember that she’s the Florida journalism professor who wrote a guest post about Phyllis Diller […]
Statesman editorial writer Alberta Phillips wrote a beautiful remembrance in today’s paper about her grandmother, Esther Harrison, who was part of the Great Migration, the exodus of more than 6 […]
Jane McCool, a pioneering P.E. teacher in Aurora, Mo., who created the still-in-existence Sweetie Babes dance troupe, passed away this week. She introduced hundreds of young girls to physicality and sport in an era when this was almost unheard of, and she was the “girl coach” opposite my grandfather, who coached basketball and football. That’s how my grandmother and Jane became friends, a relationship that lasted to the the very end.
But Jane wasn’t just a lifelong athlete. She was a foodie, too. She taught me how to make fettucine alfredo, which was perhaps the gateway dish into the crazy food life I lead now.
RIP, Cool McCool.
You don’t have to be lonely old Eleanor Rigby to be buried along with your name. After Mary Jane Murrell raised her eight children, she took in two of her […]
I feel like a bigger “Hunger Games” fan girl than ever after tonight’s Feminist Kitchen book club + film series at Thai Fresh. Katniss/Jennifer Lawrence-as-breadwinner, the meaning of hunger, our […]
I can’t believe November has almost ended and I still haven’t posted about the next book club. (I blame the Thanksgiving Staycation of 2011 in which I did such domestic […]
The third best and most talked about weekend of the year is upon us (No. 1 SXSW, No. 2 ACL). The Texas Book Festival, which grows and improves leaps and […]
Gloria Steinem is making the rounds in the press right now ahead of the release of a new HBO documentary, “Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words,” that premieres on Monday […]
My family and I traveled to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Southeastern Oklahoma in April, and we found ourselves at a the Forest Heritage Center, which is a community museum […]
Gourmet Live is the iPad app version of our favorite, retired magazine, and Kate Sekules posted a list of the top 50 women game-changers today. This is interesting: Rachael Ray […]
It was either this lunchbox or a Hello Kitty one at Old Navy today. I’ll stick with Hello Kitty.
I’m reading Jeannette Walls’ “Half Broke Horses” right now, and I came across this wonderful passage last night. The main character, based on Walls’ real-life grandmother who was born in […]
It’s easy to look at gender issues today and complain about the social inequalities that still exist between men and women. Women continue to make less than men for doing […]
Ack! Don’t take away my chocolate! Mary Elizabeth Williams wrote an incredibly insightful tribute on Salon to the “Cathy” comic character, whose creator Cathy Guisewite is retiring the series after […]
The Little House on the Prairie books were my Harry Potter, my Twilight, my Boxcar Children, my Babysitter Club, all wrapped into one. Laura Ingalls Wilder was not only my […]