BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 11, 2012
Sick of people assuming that successful women must have slept their way to the top? You’re not alone.
Freelance writer Andrew Goldman, who writes the “Talk” Q&A column in The New York Times Magazine, recently asked The Birds star Tippi Hedren if she considered sleeping her way to the top. In any context, this is a pretty offensive question, but it may be especially so here. Goldman was interviewing Hedren about an upcoming biopic based on her ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 10, 2012
One member of Pussy Riot is free, but two remain in prison. Today, an appellate court in Moscow set one of the three jailed Pussy Riot members free, but upheld the two-year prison sentences of the other two women, according to the New York Times.
A three-judge panel of Moscow City Court upheld the guilty verdict against all three women on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, for their anti-Putin “punk prayer” protest performance ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Sep 14, 2012
“Free Pussy Riot” as a slogan is approaching meaninglessness-by-repetition, like when you say “banana” so many times in a row that you forget it’s a word. But despite the echo chamber effect of its proliferation, the demand itself hasn’t lost value as a legitimate goal.
Protesters all over the world have shown support for the punk group jailed for criticizing their government and offending the church in the process – two ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 23, 2012
When the New York Times does a trend piece, it sometimes comes about 3 months too late. Remember their string of pieces about Brooklyn in 2010? Apparently it's a cool place to live! Young people like it there! Or their February 2012 article about living alone? We do crazy things! Like singing in the shower! And eating peanut butter from the jar!
Yesterday though, the Times went for cool and hit it right on the head. In a piece about lady arm wrestlers in ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jan 30, 2012
Leave it to The Gray Lady to publish a story about a very current case involving New York cheerleaders that uses archaic, offensive, and misogynistic language.
The cheerleaders' woes began some three months ago when a group of girls from a high school outside Buffalo, NY, began to exhibit uncontrollable tics. Last week it was widely reported that the cause was "conversion disorder." The Today Show also flashed around the words "mass hysteria," but the doctor ... Read More