Gloria Steinem came to Chicago Wednesday to stump for Democratic politicians and for her own Women's Media Center.
The feminist icon---whether you love her or hate her---remains brainy, unafraid of causing controversy, and utterly effective in communicating the gap that remains between women and their rights.
But superficial as this may sound, at 76 she looks fabulous. A friend of mine, watching the interview Steinem and I did last night on WTTW's Chicago Tonight, wanted me to ask Steinem how she manages to still be a babe. I didn't. But she gives life to the notion that if your brain is engaged, your skin somehow benefits.