Bachelor summa cum laude in Politics, Princeton University, 1982.
Production associate, ABC Closeup Documentaries, 1982-1983;
assistant editor, The Nation, New York City, 1984-1989;
editor-at-large, The Nation, New York City, 1989-1993;
acting editor-in-chief, The Nation, New York City, 1994-1995;
editor-in-chief, The Nation, New York City, since 1995. Visiting journalist Moscow News, 1989. Moscow coordinator Conference Investigative Journalism After the Cold War, 1992.
Co-founder, co-editor Vyi i Myi,1990-.
Member Correctional Association New York (director), Institute for Women's Policy Research (board directors), Council Foreign Relations, Institute Policy Studies (trustee), Network of East-West Women (board advisors), Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (trustee), Moscow Center for Gender Studies (member advisory committee), Century Association.
Married Stephen F. Cohen, December 4, 1988. 1 child, Nicola Anna.