"In 1990, a group of women protested the ban and were so severely punished - by travel bans, detention and slanderous sermons during Friday prayers - that no one tried to challenge the ban again for more than two decades. That is, until Manal al-Sharif decided to get behind a wheel."
Vollmann’s latest, The Book of Dolores, is perhaps his most unusual, which is no small assertion. The premise is simple: Vollmann would dress as a woman, thus becoming a “sad old lady named Dolores.” — The Lush Life of William T. Vollmann
Witnesses rushed to the aid of Nell Theobald, a model held in the toothy grip of a 223-pound lion until the lion’s jaws were pried open, at a BMW auto show press preview. Ms. Theobald’s woes continued after the mauling — although doctors saved her leg intact, the $3 million lawsuit she filed was settled, to her disappointment, for $250,000. Later, she became a predator of sorts herself, stalking a Swedish opera singer for nearly 10 years. Ms. Theobald committed suicide in 1977, asking that her ashes be scattered on the singer’s garden in Sweden. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
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