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August 26, 2011

Shout out to the East Coast – hope you’re all safe and dry this weekend. Here’s some stuff I was interested in this week to keep you entertained as you hunker down:

Two new studies show that women who take on all the caretaker responsibilities in marriage suffer for it physically and mentally: Being Supermom Could Be Bad for Your Health and Weighty Issues: How Marriage Effects Men and Women’s Bodies Differently.

Despite Rick Perry, the consensus on climate change (that its real and its man made) is only strengthening.

Women made up only 25% of those working as television creators, directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and photography directors during the 2010-2011 television season.

In response to this Mother Jones article about the ever-changing narrative of the Bin Laden raid, I’ve republished my play A Short Play Written on the Occasion of the Assassination of Osama Bin Laden.

The new Fright Night is out. It’s written by Marni Nixon and it stars Toni Collette. I’m excited. Are you?

For that matter, why should these recommendations go only one way? Tell me in the comments what you read this week that you think we at hld6 might like. And have a great weekend!

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  1. August 26, 2011 8:29 pm

    I was interested in Pat Summitt’s announcement that she is suffering from early-onset dementia. She seems like a cool, professional, talented educator and coach. Here’s her statement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09AF-KMk4Ng
    She stresses that she is staying on the job, and that her team of coaches will have to step up and assume more responsibility. She emphasizes how much she collaborates with her coaches. She is the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, and I can’t help but wonder how many big-ego competitive people would, in the face of their own diminution, stress their support system. It would be easy (and tempting) to say “everything’s fine, I’m still in control,” and I think it takes a lot to be truthful and to say “trust the team” instead. She’s trying hard to smile through what must be a devastating announcement, and I think she comes of classy.

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