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- Middle-aged women dominated last weekend’s “March for Our Lives.” Remember how we said that middle-aged women were leading the way in political activism? A Washington Examiner analysis found that the average “March for Our Lives” participant was a college-educated, 49-year-old woman, and 70% of the Washington marchers were women. (But let’s not forget those amazing teenagers leading the way.)
- Speaking of gun violence, Gabby Giffords unveiled a memorial in Tucson to honor all the people, living and dead, who were with her on January 8, 2011, when she was shot by Jared Loughner, a paranoid schizophrenic person with a semiautomatic.
- Slap-happy: Our dearly departed Carrie Fisher slapped Oscar Isaac 27 times while filming The Last Jedi. It was Isaac’s first scene with Fisher, and he said it was amazing.
- All 22 female U.S. Senators lambasted their male Senate leaders the other day for failing to take action on outdated policies concerning sexual harassment involving lawmakers and staffers.
- In other terrible news, committed hater of endangered wildlife Susan Combs is now in charge of…endangered wildlife, among other responsibilities. She will soon be named U.S. acting assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks.
- Two 65-year-olds are taking Hollywood by storm. Yep, the reboot of Roseanne—starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, of course—won many eyeballs on Tuesday night. And President Trump called Barr to congratulate her. If you’re so inclined, you can listen to Barr talk about it with Howard Stern.
- Cher certainly is enjoying Easter in between commenting on politics. She was putting Easter baskets together for—a bunch of children? You rock on, Cher.
- Artist Sally Mann has a new exhibit that might break your heart. Now on display at the National
Gallery of Art, the show encompasses 40 years of elegiac photographs of Mann’s family, and the Southern landscape misted over by its past.
- By 2030, about 16 percent of women ages 80 to 84 will be childless, per AARP research. If you expect to be one of them, check out this story about planning your next moves, in The New York Times.
- And, finally, birthdays! Lucy Lawless, of Xena: Warrior Princess fame and also other TV show fame, just turned 50 and can still kick your ass. The always-delightful Amy Sedaris, of comedy fame, just turned 57. We find this hard to believe. If you need a book cover to turn into a hat, check out her book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.