Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Southern California graduate. Sophia resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with her husband. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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Still Alice

DVD
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/29/15, 01:00 am

Still Alice, a drama that’s now available in DVD, is about a woman walking toward the inevitable gallows of early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Mosque for the 'unmosqued'

Lifestyle | A mosque for women seeks to remake American Islam in its image
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/15/15, 01:00 am

The 100 bare-footed women praying shoulder-to-shoulder at America’s first-ever female-only mosque were aware that they were standing on historic grounds. The Women’s Mosque of America held its first jumu’ah, or Friday prayer, on Jan. 30 at a century-old synagogue-turned-multifaith worship space near downtown Los Angeles.

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Movie
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/15/15, 01:00 am

Far from the Madding Crowd has everything you’d expect from an English period drama: the charming dresses and hats; spectacular cinematography of the countryside; old-fashioned courtship and stately parties. What you might not expect as a heroine is a single woman so independent that she has no apparent need for marriage.

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