Tomorrow morning, most readers will think nothing of the fact that the paper was at their door at the same time yesterday and the day before that and the day before that. They may also think nothing of the fact that, at the moment they bend down to pick it up, some of the stories in the print version have already been updated on their phones and tablets, and new stories have been added, too: the score of a double-overtime game that ended too late, or news out of India that broke overnight. And all of these stories, the total daily and nightly output from all the desks at the [...]
An Open Letter to The New York Times Dear Editors of The New York Times,
I am compelled to write to you after reading your short-sighted article about the gentrification of Brooklyn in last week’s issue. The article reminded me I need to update the address on my subscription account, as I have recently moved. Please see my account number and updated address included below.
Sincerely, Susan Borowksi
An Open Letter to Emma Watson Regarding Her UN Speech Dear Ms. Watson,
Well, the internet certainly has a lot of thoughts regarding your “game-changing” speech about gender equality to the UN. Mainstream feminists certainly gobbled it up and have been [...]
"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 popular thinking is that the term went from empowering to delusional, running up against the hard truths of reality to get worn down to the spurious fantasy underneath. Feminists, according to this narrative, were the ones who promised women they could have it all—rewarding career, loving partner, cheerful brood—and then couldn’t deliver…Hence the sad fate of the Career Bogeywoman, her soul sucked dry by her high-powered job, her children barely nourished by the dregs of maternal instinct that managed to survive her outsize ambition.
Lol, "having it all."
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 [...]
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.
The conundrum of the immigrant child—at one point summarized by a friend of Daisy Hernández as failing one’s parents by becoming too much like them and on the other hand failing them by becoming too different from them—is rendered discursively yet accessibly in her memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed. Hernández looks back on her childhood growing up in an immigrant Latino family, where the expectation was that she would uphold the traditions and values of her Cuban/Colombian parents, while assimilating and thriving in the straight, white, middle-class culture that surrounded her. She reflects on her struggle to make sense of the competing expectations of her family, [...]
"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…