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Death of Gertrude Stein

July 27, 1946

Artistic iconoclast and literary pioneer Gertrude Stein dies in France.

Wendy Wasserstein

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Wendy Wasserstein.
Courtesy of Jill Krementz, Lincoln Center Theater.
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Wendy Wasserstein.
Courtesy of Jill Krementz, Lincoln Center Theater.

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Q&A: Joyce Antler on "Women's Liberation and Jewish Identity"

I first read the Joyce Antler’s book The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America as an undergraduate, deep in the thrall of Jewish feminist academia.

Shelley Winters, 1954

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Screenshot of actress Shelley Winters in the trailer for the film Tennessee Champ, 1954.
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Screenshot of actress Shelley Winters in the trailer for the film Tennessee Champ, 1954.

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"The Vagina Monologues" Performed at Tufts University, 2006

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A 2006 performance of The Vagina Monologues at Tufts University's Cohen Auditorium.
Courteys of by Presta.
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A 2006 performance of The Vagina Monologues at Tufts University's Cohen Auditorium.
Courteys of by Presta.

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Merle Feld, 2010

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Merle Feld, 2010.
Courtesy of Merle Feld.
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Merle Feld, 2010.
Courtesy of Merle Feld.

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"The Shawl" Front Cover by Cynthia Ozick

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The Shawl, published in 1989 and made into a play in 1996, is probably Cynthia Ozick's best known work. The story depicts the Holocaust in horrific detail, dealing directly with a variety of Jewish themes.

The Shawl, published in 1989 and made into a play in 1996, is probably Cynthia Ozick's best known work. The story depicts the Holocaust in horrific detail, dealing directly with a variety of Jewish themes.

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Edna Ferber

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Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright. This image is a portrait of Ferber taken after she won the state oratory contest and graduated from high school.

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Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright. This image is a portrait of Ferber taken after she won the state oratory contest and graduated from high school.

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"The Children's Hour," by Lillian Hellman

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The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman, which opened on Broadway in 1934.
The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman, which opened on Broadway in 1934.

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And the winner is ... no one?

The 2010 winner of the $25,000 Wendy Wasserstein Prize for playwriting is apparently nobody.

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