Jeanette Winterson

Broadway and opera composer Jeanine Tesori writes fresh, inventive scores that dazzle the ear and touch the heart. I was lucky to meet Tesori last week when she was in D.C. for rehearsals of her new opera, The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me.
One hopes by writing their fierce and evocative memoirs, they can keep their mothers' ghosts at bay.
British novelist Jeannette Winterson's new memoir "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" is a poignant story of redemption, sexuality, identity, love, loss and, ultimately, forgiveness.
What progress we have made that a few stories on the internet can make a giant like Amazon apologize and change because their actions offend notions of equality and decency that include LGBT Americans.