Newsweek

Selected articles

 
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When the Good Girls Revolted

In 1970, 46 Newsweek staffers sued the magazine for gender discrimination in a landmark suit. Forty years later, three women ask, how much has changed? | Newsweek, March 2010

From Lockers to Lockup

How the bully-suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince sent the small town of South Hadley, Mass., into a spiral of shame and blame. But do her teen bullies deserve to spend their lives in jail?

Newsweek | October 2010
 

Straight Into Compton

The image of Compton as a defiantly violent ghetto was crystallized by N.W.A.'s 1988 album, "Straight Outta Compton." Two decades later, Compton has a new lease on life.  

Newsweek | March 2009

I Don't

Once upon a time, marriage made sense. But 40 years after the feminist movement established women's rights at work and a generation after the divorce rate peaked, marriage is no longer necessary. 

Newsweek | March 2010

Only You. And You. And You. 

The notion of multiple-partner relationships is as old as the human race itself. But researchers are just beginning to study polyamory—that is, relationships with multiple committed partners—and the consensus is: it's really, really, complicated.

Newsweek | July 2009

Welcome to Potopia

A nine-block section of downtown Oakland has become a modern marijuana mecca—and a model for a legalized-drug America. 

Newsweek | October 2009

Women Will Rule the World

Men were the main victims of the recession. Why the global recovery will be female.

Newsweek | July 2010

In the past, survivalists might go into the woods, live out of a bunker, and wait for the apocalypse. “Preppers” are survivalism’s Third Wave: regular people with jobs and homes whose are increasingly fearful about the future.
— Meet the Preppers: America's new survivalists, Newsweek, Dec. 2009

A Tragedy That Won't Fade Away

When their daughter Nikki was killed in a violent car crash, the Catsouras family was devastated. Then they realized the crime scene photos of her body had gone viral. 

Newsweek | April 2009

Forced to Cheer for Her Attacker

A girl accused her school's star athlete of rape—and was kicked off her squad for refusing to cheer for him. Three years later, a small Texas town remains divided.

Newsweek | September 2011

The battle over gay marriage didn’t start with Proposition 8, but longtime activists say this particular initiative’s passage woke people up in a way that other states’ battles simply haven’t.
— Prop. 8 Rouses a New Generation of Gay Activists, Newsweek, Dec. 2008

The Godmother of Chick-Lit

Francine Pascal's 'Sweet Valley High' series sold 250 million copies and made 80s teens swoon. Can the 73-year-old creator recapture the magic with 'Sweet Valley Confidential'?

Newsweek | March 2011

The Sex Book That Hit the Spot

'Our Bodies, Ourselves' was the first book to teach women about sex, birth control and—yes—the clitoris. With the release of a ninth edition, why the 40-year-old text still matters.

Newsweek/The Daily Beast | Sept. 2011

Could Women Have Saved Penn State?

It’s easy to make the argument that close-knit, insular groups of men can do bad things (think: the Catholic Church). But in the Penn State scandal, would a female presence have made things any different?

Newsweek/Daily Beast | Nov. 2011

Cyberbullying's New Price

Tyler Clementi's roommate—who broadcast the gay teen's sexual encounter with a man, leading to his suicide—could get 10 years in prison. This is cyberbullying's new price.

Newsweek/The Daily Beast | April 2011

At Yale, a Culture of Sexual Silence

Sixteen students have filed a Title IX complaint against Yale, alleging a "hostile sexual environment" for women. Inside the university's dark history of sexual misconduct.

Newsweek/The Daily Beast | April 2011