The "Full Court" Edition
Last week I thanked very many of my faithful contributors for continuing to send me interesting articles for possible inclusion in the Newsletter. Many of you wrote to thank me for the thank you. You’re very welcome!
This week, a reader — thank you, Susan! — send me a piece from The New Yorker entitled “Who Really Exploited Monica Lewinsky?” So I thought to myself “Gee I wonder what is left to say about this?” She has worked incredibly hard for decades to bring her real story to life and now has a huge supportive following and there are about 10,000 hours of podcasts to prove it. Well, of course I clicked on it to read it, anyway. It turns out that this piece is from 1998, shortly after the whole Series of Disgusting Events. I’m not sure my reader realized it was a vintage piece, but it doesn’t matter.
After I read it, it occurred to me that this article stands as a good example of why I started this newsletter in the first place. The LZSP is a feminist newsletter meant to curate the most important news of the week about, and very frequently by, women. But it’s not so much to bring you the *actual* news of the week. It’s to try to bring you the news *about* the actual news. Written by people who have a take or an angle that sheds even more light on the news than most pieces would, or that maybe you wouldn’t have had the time to discover or read. We are all real busy.
Even though I don’t publish on
Other people do what I do, across many topics and for many audiences. Another long-time subscriber—thank you, Nick!—sent me for an amazingly doppelganger-y intro from another one of those newsletters and it is, almost word for word, the best description of *how*, if not a bit of *why* I do what I do each week.
I was excited to discover that I have lots of other things in common with this person, as it turns out: We are both relatively tall and relatively slender. We were both born in New York City. We are both smart. We have both been credited with things that changed the trajectories of our respective industries. And we are both, apparently fans of hyperbole.
Curve ball: it’s! Not only has he won 6 NBA Championships and also changed the world, one more difference is that he is way more articulate and is able to capture exactly “How I Write The Best Newsletter In The World” .
So if you read his brilliant intro, now you know some of the history of how this newsletter comes together, too. And yes, it’s meant to be a gift to everyone in the world who wants it. One story at a time, re-published in a more-than-the-sum-of-their-parts format, each week, hand-harvested and delivered to you, by me. Stories by, for, and about women in the news: Politics, Business, Jurisprudence, Science, The Arts, Sports, Pop Culture and those who should be remembered. With some stunning photography and a laugh along the way.
If you haven’t already --I hope you’ll join our team!
If you have a story you think I may have missed, email me at LZSundayPaper@gmail.com.
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Post-Labor Day really started with a bang for me. How about for you? This edition is going to be like a double-issue of your favorite weekly magazine — I won’t be publishing due to Rosh Hashanah which begins Friday night— so it’s extra chock full. We shall see about the following weekend, at the end of which is Yom Kippur, and I will have had a quick biz trip to Europe in between. See what I mean about the ‘bang’?
5783 has really flown by—am I right?!
See you next year…