Read this: Marie-Therese Connolly wins MacArthur grant; Lonni Sue Johnson, artist with amnesia; women in the White House

September 20, 2011

Marie-Therese Connolly (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

In other news: Lonni Sue Johnson was an accomplished artist, featured on the cover of the New Yorker, when a virus left her with devastating amnesia. It wiped out her artistic ability at first -- but an amazing new creativity emerged, reports John Pancake. . . Several months into his administration, President Obama heard from top female aides that male staffers were freezing them out of key policy discussions. Valerie Jarrett tells the Post that things have improved since then, in a story on the fallout from that new Ron Suskind book.

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