This week, I accidentally cleared everything in my RSS reader, so I lost a lot of articles. Join us for what I did manage to snag.
For the last several months I have been entertaining myself between work emails by delving into the Longform.org archives. One recurring theme in my internet journalism travels is the exploits of white men who reach for the stars and fall far short. Here are some of my favorites.
Every time you think that the Republican wing of the U.S. House of Representatives has exhausted their list of fit-throwing methods, they double down and find new ways to be petulant children. On a related note: I may be a bit cranky about the world this week. Shocking, I know.
The Thanksgiving holiday in the US meant that This Week in Misogyny took last week off. Misogyny, however, didn’t do me a favor and kept right on rolling. It’s a world of fun below the cut! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)
I took last week off from recapping the misogynistic crap in the news because, for once, I couldn’t find that much to report on! But then this week happened, and it’s like the world decided to make up for lost time. I should have known.
The exasperating thing about collecting links for this particular roundup is that one does not even have to try that hard in order to see stories that fit right into the subject of “WTF is up with this treatment of women?”
Before The Bell Jar, before she became known as the “demon-plagued artist,” Sylvia Plath spent one summer in New York City working on Mademoiselle’s annual college issue. Elizabeth Winder’s new book Pain, Parties, Work explores that internship, Plath’s relationship with her fellow interns, her brief romances, and how the time set the stage for the rest of […]
Ladyblogland tackled VERY important questions this week, like, “Are leggings pants?” and, “Do Red Shirts really have an alarming death rate?” Get the answers under the cut.
In light of the recent marijuana legalization passed in Colorado and Washington, one can find many parallels to the legislation covered in A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola by Ricardo CortÃ©s. While I write this, I am drinking my third cup of coffee, and were this 16th century Turkey, just owning the beans […]
At the age of 31, Jonah Lehrer was a staff writer for The New Yorker and a contributing editor at several newspapers and magazines. He had published three best-selling books: Proust Was a Neuroscientist; How We Decide; and Imagine: How Creativity Works. In that last one, he discussed Bob Dylan’s songwriting process at length. He […]
Welcome back you lovely peaches, you kindly kids with faces I could kiss and cheeks I could ravish. It’s all about the news, and well, the news can be what the French refer to as quelle horreur.
It is nothing short of miraculous to open a book and have your own experience reflected back at you. It doesn’t matter that there may be stark differences between your experience and the author’s, because even if the details aren’t all the same, someone has still confirmed what you have quietly known for so long.
Ghostwriting often seems like one of those jobs that we logically know exists – celebrity memoir assistance perhaps being its most recognizable form – but we might not often give too much thought to the ghostwriters themselves. Are they only ghostwriters or do they have personal writing projects? Do they want to yell at their […]
The International Women’s Media Foundation is offering a fantastic opportunity for female journalists and entrepeneurs! Are you a woman? Are you a writer? Have a groundbreaking idea that uses digital media to deliver the news? Then, this opportunity is for you! You could be one of the three women awarded $20,000 to have your life-changing […]
A few months ago, while he was underwhelming the rest of the world, Tom Hanks’ most recent character, fiftysomething college student/Julia Roberts-seducer Larry Crowne, sent me into a downward spiral. Maybe not a full-blown nervous breakdown, but certainly an unbecoming, hyperventilating, snot-and-tears meltdown. (To quote Ethan Hawke in one of my favourite films, “Do you […]