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On An Interview with Ann Wroe, Obituaries Writer for The Economist

@tatiana.larina I subscribed to the Economist for three years and that was one of the reasons I stopped. The language throughout the magazine is highly misogynistic and steeped in 'old boy' rhetoric. Certain weekly columns practically screamed 'BOYS CLUB' in its analysis of current political trends or developments in other countries. The front of the issue would begin with 'Dear Sirs' and the obituaries would consistently ignore important women in favour of 'interesting men'. Then Nora Ephron dies and they split her with a tortoise? Yeah, I was fed up.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm 0

On An Interview with Ann Wroe, Obituaries Writer for The Economist

I'm surprised she didn't mention the misstep of mixing Nora Ephron's obituary with one for a TORTOISE. http://www.economist.com/node/21558219

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0

On A Hug for Sally Draper

You know, I discovered my dad was a cheater at exactly that same age I just realized. Me and Sally Draper have a lot of things in common.

But yes, Mad Men for me is all about Sally and Peggy now.

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm 0

On The Queen of The Queen of Versailles

I saw this film but it left me feeling empty at the end. Not because it was so insightful and eye-opening, but because the filmmaker obviously felt constrained and connected to her subjects, so much that it resulted in a strong movie at the forefront which dissolved into a TLC-type of TV movie by the end. It looks good, it's shot well, it's interesting but it just doesn't work by the end.

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm 0

On The Day You Get Your MFA in Poetry

Yay for poetry!

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm 0