My Brilliant Friend, HBO's Italian-language drama that just wrapped its third season, begins with a mystery. Elena Greco, the elderly narrator of the show — and of the four books the series is based on, Elena Ferrante's best-selling Neopolitan Novels — receives a call from her best friend's son. Lila has disappeared. This compels Elena, aka Lenu, to recount their nearly 60-year friendship: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Sarah* first noticed that something was wrong five years ago. She would suddenly start crying for no reason, felt unable to manage her workload at her six-figure office job, and even had a panic attack while on a date.
Virginia’s Tuesday election – with Democrats taking full control of state government for the first time in 26 years – not only has implications for the 2020 presidential election but may tip the scales in a fight that’s been waged for nearly a century: ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This amendment, written in 1923 and languishing in the halls of government on and off since, declares sex discrimination a federal crime when it comes to divorce, property, employment, and other...