There’s a Britney Spears 101 Class in New York
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There’s a Britney Spears 101 Class in New York

Fans are signing up for a workshop called “Britney Spears: Goddess, Feminist Icon, Pop Priestess,” a quirky but semi-serious workshop that discusses the singer’s unique role in feminism, sexuality, and pop culture. Call it nostalgic, call it crazy, but the New York event keeps selling out. See the rest of my article on The Daily Beast Continue reading

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Guns to Gardening: Ending Illegal Arms Trade

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  The U.S.’s lax gun laws and holes in gun trafficking enforcement are fueling a massive business of illegal arms trade through its southern border into Mexico. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), two out of every three illegal firearms found in Mexico originate in … Continue reading

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Untapped Potential of Art in HIV/AIDS Work

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  The international community is at a critical point in stopping the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Infection rates are down and global funding is up, pointing to a successful global response plan. But one key component in permanently ending HIV/AIDS has yet to … Continue reading

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Mamaroneck teen goes national on TV’s “X Factor”

By MARGUERITE WARD, The Harrison Report  Carly Rose Sonenclar just may have that special something to win the country’s heart. With her hometown of Mamaroneck, the greater Westchester area, and even the oft-critical Simon Cowell behind her, the soft-spoken 13 year old has been turning heads on the national stage, as a contestant on “The X … Continue reading