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Peter S. Taback

Peter S. Taback is a writer living in New York City. He earned his Ph.D. at the City University of New York.

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Diana Trilling

Although Diana Trilling did not begin her career as a writer and critic until her mid-thirties, she quickly became a formidable literary critic. Her prominence amongst other critics and opinionated reviews pushed against the narrative that intellectualism could only be cultivated in universities.


Roseanne Barr shattered stereotypes of femininity and motherhood with her raunchy, iconoclastic comedy. Her hit sitcom Roseanne highlighted the lives of blue-collar workers and housewives, winning her multiple awards and recognition.

"Mama" Cass Elliot

A folk singer with a gift for turning formerly up-tempo tunes like “Dream a Little Dream of Me” into unforgettable torch songs, “Mama” Cass Elliot helped define the sound of her generation as a member of the Mamas and the Papas, as well as during her prolific solo career.

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