I Took His Name. Isn’t It About Time He Took Mine?

Would Jon Newhall Like to Be Jon Falconer Newhall? Jon's a twin. Maybe his parents ran out of names to give their boys when they were born, because Jon … [Read more...]

Spike Heels — Feminist? Feminine? Or Both?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Let's face it. Spike heels aren't much good for doing what real women do most days -- drive an SUV, stand in line at the … [Read more...]

The Politics of Housework, Revisited

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, August 16, 1987 Clean. One can be too preoccupied with clean. Or so I thought until a few weeks … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: My Daughter the Trash Heap

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My daughter is beautiful. She was born beautiful. But I sometimes wonder if she really wants to be. If she liked being … [Read more...]

Mad Men Exposes the ’60s Girdle — But Will She Get It Off in Time?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I loved the hotel room strip tease performed by a stewardess on the 2009 Mad Men season premiere. The fitted suit. The cloche … [Read more...]