Latest from Jessica Contrera

Traditionalists once dismissed Holly Chapple as a “Basement Betty.” But her aesthetic and business model have earned their respect.

  • Jun 18, 2018

Two candidates spend the day thinking about, and trying not to think about, their gender.

  • Jun 11, 2018

A policy forbade Luci Baines Johnson from doing both. On Saturday, she finally received a Georgetown degree.

  • May 20, 2018

She is both the heroine of a fairy tale come true – American meets prince! – and a spark for a debate about the role of race in society.

  • May 16, 2018

The former secretary of state draws young fans who know more about her TV cameos than her foreign policy.

  • Apr 19, 2018

Tyrone Hankerson Jr. was the pride of the nation’s top historically black college. Then an anonymous blog post put him at the center of a financial aid scandal.

  • Apr 8, 2018

The woman whose name is on the Parkland school was an activist, too — and not afraid to take on powerful political forces

  • Mar 22, 2018

All of Ohio’s Republican representatives in Washington are men. Christina Hagan hopes to change that.

  • Mar 14, 2018

The Democratic leader made a guest appearance on the drag-queen competition show.

  • Mar 9, 2018

"May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star.”

  • Jan 8, 2018
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