Author Archives: Michele Willens

The Kids Are Not Alright: Not Just a New York City Story

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  I remember when my fifth grade teacher, on whom we all had major crushes, insisted on challenging me on the tennis court. I was flattered but my mother seemed annoyingly skeptical.  “I think Mr. K …is getting too close to you, “ she would say as I threw on my short whites and raced […]

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It’s Time to Get Angry About Afghanistan

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Women have always been the feistiest of warriors when need be. Now, says Michele Willens, we are needed again

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When Hubris Stands In for Humility

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Charlie Sheen, Julie Taymor, LeBron James, and Chris Christie were all flying high — until some very public come-downs. Michele Willens wonders why celebrities today don’t feel accountable for their mistakes

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