Posts Tagged: The New York Times

These Hoes Ain't Heard: On the Women Who Remixed "Loyal"

If there’s a genre of song more insidious than the Song For Women, it’s something like the Song For Men About Women. The Song For Men About Women is a song that tells men what is wrong with female behavior, in language that the majority of men, one would hope, would never dream of using in front of the woman whose behavior is being criticized.

In this week’s New York Times, music critic Jon Caramanica takes on The Song For Men About Women, in a piece that admittedly tries to go beyond the Man Explains trope, but ultimately falls victim to it. (Criticism of The Song [...]


Katherine Boo's Reading List

Author Katherine Boo tells the The New York Times today what she'll read when she goes to bed tonight, the best book she read recently, her favorite childrens' books, good books out of India, the last book that made her laugh and the last one that made her cry, the best love story she's ever read, and what aspiring journalists ought to read. She should write one of these.


"People in Portland are sillier than in other places."

American Idol premiered last night and it was boring, they definitely didn't meet the winner yet, and Nicki Minaj is… not the sweetest lady, it turns out. Anyway, who wants to karaoke?


Get a Life to Have a Life

Dr. Christina Chrysohoou, a cardiologist at the University of Athens School of Medicine, teamed up with half a dozen scientists to organize the Ikaria Study, which includes a survey of the diet of 673 Ikarians. She found that her subjects consumed about six times as many beans a day as Americans, ate fish twice a week and meat five times a month, drank on average two to three cups of coffee a day and took in about a quarter as much refined sugar — the elderly did not like soda. She also discovered they were consuming high levels of olive oil along with two to four glasses of wine [...]


The Pushy Pie


Previously: The Stylish Housewife Pie

Ann Friedman is a humane editor with great ambitions.


We're in an Awful Mess, and I Don't Mean Maybe

"He was one of the most notorious criminals in New York’s recent history, whose execution-style murder of two undercover police officers led a jury to issue the first federal death sentence in the city in more than a half century. She was a lonely correction officer, assigned to guard the cell block at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where he was being held." Together, they made a…


If The Times Can Talk About Lindsay, So Can I

"A few tables away, a distinguished-looking middle-aged man patiently waits for the actress. He has a stack of presents for her." —So ends the first paragraph of this week's New York Times Magazine feature, "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie." I've been sitting here trying to think of a less crass/more nuanced way of describing what I'm feeling, but I can't: this article is seriously almost giving me an orgasm.


The Dark Stories Behind Why the New York Times Website Went Dark Today

"One of the world's most trusted sources for news is back up, after an internal outage knocked it out for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning. The New York Times' main site and mobile app went down a little after 11 a.m. ET, when users who tried to visit received a 'Service Unavailable' message." -NPR

1. David Brooks has been secretly working on a musical called Thinking About Poverty and Inequality In General Leads Me To Make Whimsical Sounding Snorts and the massive synthesizer he now has in his office went to 11 and then, their internet broke, somehow.

2. Maureen Dowd was trying to make up a good nickname for [...]


"The Red Carpet Project"

Here is a new game where you endlessly sort 478 Oscar outfits by celebrity, color, designer, and style, but not price.

Related: "10 Iconic Destiny's Child Performance Outfits."


Aren't You Supposed to Call Him "Timmy?"

He could have been anyone’s little brother: A football-loving 9-year-old with a brave grin and a fatal case of leukemia. As his story percolated through the local news and radio station, it touched no one more than the football team at Eagle Valley High School. Players signed a football for Alex. They pasted A’s to their helmets. They donned orange knee socks to commemorate the cancer ravaging his body. A Facebook page in his honor collected hundreds of supporters.

And when word spread late last month that Alex had died, the grief was real.

Trouble was, Alex was not.

The New York Times has a good [...]