Overlooked No More: Lilian Lindsay, Britain’s First Female Dentist

When the headmistress at the North London Collegiate School told Lilian Lindsay that she should become a teacher, and that she would block her from finding any other type of work, Lindsay shot back: “You cannot prevent me from being a dentist.” “I knew nothing of dentistry,” Lindsay wrote in her unpublished autobiography, “but having … Read more

Patricia Schroeder, Feminist Trailblazer in Congress, Dies at 82

Patricia Schroeder, a trailblazing feminist legislator who helped redefine the role of women in American politics and used her wit to combat egregious sexism in Congress, died on Monday. She was 82. She died at a hospital in Celebration, Fla., from complications from a stroke, her daughter, Jamie Cornish, said in an email. Ms. Schroeder, … Read more

Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Laureate and Critic of Postwar Japan, Dies at 88

Kenzaburo Oe, a Nobel laureate whose intense novels and defiant politics challenged a modern Japanese culture that he found morally vacant and dangerously tilted toward the same mind-set that led to catastrophe in World War II, died on March 3. He was 88. His publisher, Kodansha, announced the death on Monday. It did not specify … Read more