Ellen Willis, circa 1970, peruses issue number 3 of No More Fun and Games, A Journal of Female Liberation, published by Cell 16 in Boston, 1968-1973Ellen Willis, circa 1970, peruses issue number 3 of No More Fun and Games, A Journal of Female Liberation, published by Cell 16 in Boston, 1968-1973

Sex, Hope, and Rock and Roll

The papers of cultural critic Ellen Willis, 1941–2006, are now at the Schlesinger Library. In 1968, after Ellen Willis had published a single article about music—the story of Bob Dylan’s early career—the New Yorker hired her to be its first rock critic.

Are Women the New Majority in the Workplace? - A secretarial pool at the Mattel offices in New York City in 1956Are Women the New Majority in the Workplace? - A secretarial pool at the Mattel offices in New York City in 1956

Are Women the New Majority in the Workplace?

A symposium looks at the gains women have made in the workplace and considers the challenges that lie ahead.

Illustration by Melinda BeckIllustration by Melinda Beck

Drowsy Driving

If you haven’t slept in 24 hours, you’re just as impaired as if you were legally drunk. American drivers, medical researchers at Harvard have a message for you: Wake up.

Sidney R. Knafel, Diane McWhorter, and Stephen Mann. Photo by Kathleen DooherSidney R. Knafel, Diane McWhorter, and Stephen Mann. Photo by Kathleen Dooher

Honoring and Supporting Two

ā€œIā€™m delighted that my gift supports two talented Radcliffe fellows during their year at the Institute,ā€ says Sidney R.

Newsmakers Winter 2012

Radcliffe Affiliates Making their Mark