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Daddy’s Little Girl

From the March 1999 Print Edition

What went wrong with Alice Walker’s new book, her first novel in six years? By the Light of My Father’s Smile (Random House) should have been well-received by our literary elite. For one thing, it celebrates liberated female sexuality, especially lesbian sexuality. And it is multiracial to . . . . Continue Reading »

A Tale of Three Pregnancies

From the March 1997 Print Edition

When Hollywood dispatches its most important people to enlighten us on a most important subject, one can only pray for a power failure. But we didn’t get one when, last October, HBO aired If These Walls Could Talk, its much-touted movie about abortion. If These Walls Could Talk follows the . . . . Continue Reading »