The car still reigns in this megacity of 22 million people. But new bike lanes are driving more people to two-wheeled transportation – and women in particular are finding it liberating.
Demonstrators wave banners in one of New York's famous women's suffrage parades. In 1918, Congress passed what became, when it was ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibited state and federal agencies from gender-based restrictions on voting. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the amendment and first introduced it in 1878.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week signed legislation outlawing abortions performed on the basis of race or gender. Kansas and Ohio are among other states considering abortion restrictions.
U.S. citizenship test: Some 450 years after America's founding, is civic ignorance at an all-time high? A Newsweek poll of US citizens from all 57 states reveals how misinformed we really are.
American race car driver Danica Patrick shows off her trophy after winning the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan, in 2008. She became the first female winner in IndyCar history.
Sarah Palin's new book, "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag," includes numerous references to Americans – and occasionally non-Americans – of whom she approves. Many of Palin's choices are not surprising (Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Thomas Jefferson) while others (Judd Aptow, Simon Cowell, Elvis Presley) are. Often, Palin praises one figure by disparaging another. Taken together, her likes and dislikes offer a quick recap of her worldview.
A writer remembers her grandmother's stories of being a suffragist.