David Remnick: Guiding Force at The New Yorker for Two Decades

David Remnick became the editor-in-chief of The New Yorker nearly two decades ago; previously, he was a staff writer at the magazine and before that the Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post. Since becoming editor-in-chief, Remnick has continued writing articles for The New Yorker. He also has written several books, including Lenin’s Tomb: The Last…

Masha Gessen: Russian-American Pundit, Author and Open Lesbian

Russian-American journalist, author and translator Maria Alexandrovna “Masha” Gessen’s writing has appeared frequently in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, New Statesman, Vanity Fair and others. Gessen is an open lesbian; she famously noted that for many years she probably was “the…

Gloria Allred: High-Profile Legal Champion of Women’s Rights

Attorney Gloria Allred frequently appears on television news programs to speak about the often-controversial cases she takes on. The 75-year-old Allred is best known for representing clients in women’s rights cases, including those involving alleged sexual harassment; in addition, she has represented people in civil rights, wrongful termination and employment discrimination cases. She was characterized…