What Works for Women at Work; A Curious Madness; Prince Igor Returns to the Met; The Ivory Trade; Starfish Death

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

What Works for Women at Work

Joan C. Williams is an expert on women and work, and she explains what women need to know to get ahead in their professional lives. Her book What Works for Women at Work, written with her daughter Rachel Dempsey, offers pragmatic advice that goes beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women.

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A Japanese War Crimes Suspect and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II

In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged 28 Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Eric Jaffe tells the story of one of the accused, a civilian named Okawa Shumei. On the first day of the Tokyo trial, he made headlines around the world by slapping star defendant and wartime prime minister Tojo Hideki on the head. Had Okawa lost his sanity? Or was he faking madness to avoid a grim punishment? Jaffee tells the story in his book A Curious Madness

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Bringing “Prince Igor” Back to the Metropolitan Opera

Russian composer Alexander Borodin’s unfinished opera Prince Igor has been hailed as a masterpiece, but it hasn’t been performed at the Metropolitan Opera since 1917. Ildar Abdrazakov talks about playing the 12th-century ruler in the all-new production and Anita Rachvelishvili plays the Polovtsian princess Konchakovna. 

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Inside the World of Elephant Poaching

This week the Obama Administration announced new restrictions on animal trafficking, including regulations which seek to completely prohibit the sale African ivory in the United States. Damon Tabor went deep inside the shadowy world of elephant poaching and the international ivory trade. His investigation is called "The Ivory Highway." It appears in the March issue of Men’s Journal Magazine.

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What's Killing all the Starfish?

In some cases, sea star arms have been documented crawling away from the body of the invertebrate, disemboweling it. Gross.

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