New York’s Brazilians Fill Erotic Dancing Niche

Many middle-class Brazilian female immigrants in New York City have turned to erotic dancing to support themselves, says Suzana Maia in her book, “Transnational Desires: Brazilian Erotic Dancers in New York.” In this excerpt, she explores why.

WuDunn and Kristof Say Century Belongs to Women

In “Half the Sky,” Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof add popular storytelling power to the 15-year-old international-policy argument for lifting women’s oppression. The authors call it the century’s greatest moral challenge.