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The Nose On The Burden Of Purses, Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood,' And More

Aug 2, 2019

Why do we expect women to clean up everybody's messes all the time? The Cut's Lisa Miller thinks it just might be because of... purses:

Women's bags [...] allow us -- like sherpas or packhorses -- to lug around the tool kits of servitude. A woman is expected to be prepared for every eventuality, and culture has formalized that expectation. Online, lists of necessities proliferate: 12, 14, 17, 19, 30 things a woman should keep in her purse. Almost all include tissues, breath mints, hand sanitizer, and tampons -- but also "a condom, because this is her responsibility, too."

And: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie as writer and director. It had the biggest opening of his career last weekend, and it's been called "his best movie in a decade" and "his most transgressive film."

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

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  • Susan Bigelow - A librarian, a columnist for CT News Junkie, and a science fiction/fantasy novelist
  • Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College
  • Bill Yousman - Professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.