Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Oak Park native shares the screen with some very famous company in "Makers," which debuts Tuesday night.
The New York Times dubbed her the “Oracle of Girl World.” Now Tavi Gevinson is set to debut as one of PBS and AOL’s Makers. Oak Park’s Gevinson, 16, joins the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem and Hillary Clinton in the documentary series that premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday. More than 175 women are featured—women, a trailer for the series states, who fight for something bigger than themselves. Through her online magazine Rookie, Gevinson has given a voice to young women growing up in a post-feminist world who are confronting the fact that expectations still aren’t exactly the same for boys and girls. Gevinson recalled in a Makers clip posted online that she was on a panel organized by the Economist when she realized that even she felt …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
You want to blog. And Patch is giving you the platform.
We're looking to expand the online conversation about our community, so beginning next week, Oak Park-River Forest Patch will be launching a new feature for local bloggers. We're looking for writers and photographers who can riff on various topics, share their personality and engage our readers in discussions. Maybe you're a village official with something to say; maybe you're a resident who takes issue with your village officials. Maybe you're an author. An amateur photographer. A do-gooder. An expert at something. Someone who wants to get your organization's message out to our growing readership. We want to hear from you. This isn't a reporting job. It's blogging. You write what you want to say when you want to say it. Do it on your …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
What to do when your child refuses to eat.
Picky eating. According to this ParentDish article, the reasons behind a child's eating habits vary dramatically. But it turns out some kids just have their preferences. (But parents take heed: it could be more indicative of other problems, like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder, according to a doctor quoted in the article.) So, what's the solution? Supplementing vitamins? Tricking your kids into new foods? Bribes? Playing hardball and sending them to bed without dinner? Is that even safe? Onto this week's question: how do you handle your picky eater?