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November 2013 Blog Archive

MAKERS November: Season of Gratitude

MAKERS Map of Gratitude

"I stand on the shoulders of women who marched before me." - Maria Shriver

This November MAKERS celebrates trailblazing women for whom we're grateful and the groundbreakers who inspired them. Click on the Map of Gratitude and discover who inspires each MAKER below. Remember to share with friends and family using #MAKERSthanks.

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Fran Lebowitz On the Importance of Drawing Pilgrims

Fran Lebowitz Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's that time of the year to be with the people you love, give thanks, and eat an abundance of delicious food.

For upcoming MAKER Fran Lebowitz, the author, speaker and sometimes actor, Thanksgiving means it's time to whip out a talent she's been honing for years: pilgrim drawing. You never know when an emergency will strike and you'll need to be able to get out the crayons and draw a great pilgrim.

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President Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey

Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, and on Wednesday November 20th, 2013 President Barack Obama will present the award to 16 recipients, including groundbreakers and MAKERS Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey.

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Win Tickets and Meet Margaret Cho on Tour!

Margaret Cho Contest

We are thrilled to welcome comedian Margaret Cho to MAKERS!

To celebrate the new MAKER, we're giving one lucky winner two tickets to Margaret's new stand-up comedy show "MOTHER" in Los Angeles, California, plus a meet & greet with Margaret Cho!

The show and meet & greet will take place on Friday, Decemeber 6th, 2013.

To enter, all you have to do is retweet to win!

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Shakespeare's Female Characters Through the Years On Screen

Women of Shakespeare

The women of Shakespeare are some of the most memorable, complex characters to ever walk the stage. Shakespeare's female characters were traditionally played by all men, but now they have been interpreted and brought to life in a myriad of ways by some of the most capable film actresses of our time.

Each actress brings her own unique perspective to these characters. To some, Ophelia is a love-sick victim destroyed by Hamlet's rejection and the death of her father; to others she is a sharp and independent heroine who is driven to madness by her own powers of foresight.

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Win Tickets to Becoming Dr. Ruth!

Win Tickets to Becoming Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the beloved sex therapist whose frank talk while spreading what she’s coined as “sexual literacy” has reached millions through radio and television over the last three decades.

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Categories: MAKERS, In the News