the salon

the salon

Fall 2014
Amy Talkington is a screenwriter who’s also an author. Or an author who’s also a screenwriter. She envisions her first novel, Liv, Forever (Soho Press, 2014), one...
Fall 2018
This year, at least eight Barnard alumnae were candidates for public office, for positions as varied as registrar of deeds and governor of one of the country’s...
Spring 2018
Fiction A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson ’06 Casey Pendergast is an ad agent struggling to find a balance in a world of feminism,...
Spring 2012
Even as a little girl, Jillian Medoff knew she wanted to be a writer, but she also knew early on that she didn’t want to have to...
Spring 2012
Rigorously trained in classical violin, Elana Fremerman James could have become a symphony musician like her mother. Instead, she fell under the spell of swing jazz and...
Spring 2012
For more than 20 years, lawyer Vernā Bigger Myers has helped law firms and other institutions achieve a diverse workforce. But that alone isn’t enough, she says...
Summer 2012
Anticipating a new decade prompted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen to look both back and forward as she contemplated aging, the launch of three children from the...
Summer 2012
A close-up view of the lives of Mumbai’s poor Katherine Boo has made a name for herself—and won a Pulitzer Prize—writing about the lives of the poor...
Spring 2017
After 25 years as a high-profile journalist appearing on NPR, CNN, and PBS, Maria Hinojosa ’84 founded her own media company in 2010 with a singular mission:...
Spring 2017
At the age of 9, Alexis Sablone ’08 was transfixed by the sight of two skateboarders gliding through a parking lot in her Connecticut hometown. Within a...