HuffPo’s New Divorce Section — Smart Idea Or Too Cynical?

This week, the Huffington Post launched a groundbreaking new category of content for a news blog or lifestyle magazine: a section devoted to divorce. Chock-full of advice, how-tos (for navigating the holidays, finding a lawyer, breaking it to the kids, etc.), celeb divorce news, and insightful personal essays, there is no dearth of content on the section’s home page. Editor-at-large Nora Ephron and Arianna Huffington cooked up the idea last summer while hanging out in the Hamptons and have been working to bring it to life ever since … According to HuffPo Senior Editor Willow Bay, the decision just felt sensible:

As Nora Ephron has said, if there can be a wedding section, there can and should be a divorce section. … And I don’t know that mainstream media has done as good a job offering readers a place where people can go for advice or information about divorce.”

Huh. A “divorce” section is surely a sign of our times: I can’t decide if this is genius or sad. What do you think? [Huffington Post via National Post]