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.
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?
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 [...]