Posts tagged "new york times"

New York Times Needed Some Help Writing Headlines

The New York Times changed their online headline on this story from "sex charges" to "sexual assault charges" after getting slammed on Twitter. The piece was about the Morehouse student athletes who have been accused of sexual assault. [New York Times] A young Afghani woman was shot dead in front of 300 people by her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2013

Sexism Fail: NY Times Remembers NASA Jet Propulsion Scientist As “World’s Best Mom”

Yvonne Brill, 88, died last week in New Jersey. According to her New York Times obituary, which ran on Saturday, her standout accomplishments were the eight years she took off from work to raise her three children, the way she followed her husband from job to job, and her "mean beef stroganoff" recipe. Oh, yeah,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

The NY Times Publishes Its Stupidest Piece About Feminism (And The Cannibal Cop!) Ever

Feminism has failed, you guys. Finished! Kaput! Dunzo! To what can we attribute this latest death knell? A writer for The New York Times thinks that feminists have not been sufficiently upset about New York Police Department Officer Gilberto Valle, aka the "Cannibal Cop," who plotted to kidnap, rape and cook women, including his own wife.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

6 Ways The New York Times (Of All Places) Got It Right About Kinky Sex

The New York Times Style section has gotten the memo: 50 Shades Of Grey is a book the ladies be readin'. Cue interviews with various and sundry New Yorkers who are involved in the kink scene, from sexual submissives to fire players. Actually, this article was written by a friend of mine named

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

Hitched: Everybody Panic, Single Women Are Planning Weddings!

The New York Times, ever concerned about the plight of the three people it takes to make a Style Section trend story, has identified a disturbing new tendency among women to … plan their weddings. But wait for it: they’re not just planning their weddings, they're doing it on the Internet and they’re doing it

By: Andrea Grimes / January 30, 2013

Debate This: Would You Let Your Therapist Set You Up?

In this weekend's New York Times, clinical psychiatrist Richard A. Friedman grapples with the question: should therapists play matchmaker for their patients? The answer he arrives at is no: "Looking to your therapist to set up a date is as ill-advised as it is to look to Match.com for help with depression or an eating…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2013

James Deen Responds To Lindsay Lohan’s Portrayal In The New York Times “Canyons” Profile

"She has a unique way of communicating. She’s a child star who’s been living in this fame world being chased by paparazzi. I tried to consider that in every interaction with her, so when she speaks, what could be construed as an insult by some was not necessarily intended to be an insult. It wa…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 18, 2013

Courtship Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Taking A Nap

According this recent New York Times Style section article, the end of courtship is nigh. It's dead. Gone. Buried. Mourned. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. We are now living in a post-courtship dating world where  instead of the traditional dinner-and-a-movie, you get a "last-minute text to tag along." The article posits that these "texts, Facebook…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 15, 2013

Are People Really Asking Each Other For Their Credit Scores On First Dates?

Frisky readers, I need your help putting my mom's fears to rest. Today, she sent me a link to an article on AlterNet about a recent New York Times trend story that claims single folks are now asking the people they date for their credit scores on first dates. "I find this very disturbing," my mom wrote. She wasn't…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2012

Taylor Swift Hates Your Indie Rock Band, Okay?

"That all came out of this one relationship I was in. This guy was just, so, so cool. It kind of gave me a bit of a complex for this album, because he was always going on and on about this new band that was so cool because they were so underground. I have so…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2012

Modern Love Tackles One Woman’s Spanking Fetish

The New York Times Style section usually emits more groans from me than cheers. Remember that piece about how bangs are "in"? And how women wear dresses? So I was ecstatic this week to see the Modern Love essay is by Jillian Keenan, a woman with a spanking fetish who is struggling to come out…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2012

Andrew Goldman & The “Tippi” Point For Social Media Jerkery

Here's a brief test of étiquette. You're a writer accused of asking an inappropriate question to a famous actor in a national magazine. Another writer takes you to task for what she sees as a history of this kind of inappropriateness. Your response? A) Ignore the criticism — you can't please everyone, right? B) Explai…

By: Andi Zeisler / October 12, 2012

Maybe I’m Old, But The New York Times Makes College Bars Sound Super Douche-y

The New York Times' Style Section inhabits a parallel universe in which wearing dresses during the hot summer months spawns a "trend piece." For what's supposed to be the most stylish, fashionable section of the newspaper, they're delightfully behind the times on, oh, everything. So it is with an ugh in my chest that I read…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2012

Women Have Bangs & Other Things The New York Times Can Tell Us

Not sure if you saw this, but according to The New York Times, the totally on-top-of-it purveyors of the latest and coolest fashion and style trends, there's a new hairstyle that's been making waves. It's called bangs. Have you heard of them? They sweep across your forehead and can cover between a third and one-half…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2012

What It’s Like To Be A Billionaire — For A Day

riving in a Rolls Royce, getting a bodyguard, flying on a private plane: These aren't normally things that New York Times financial reporter Kevin Roose gets to do. But as a guy who writes about billionaires, he wanted a chance to live like one for 24 hours, he explains in a first-person article. It's a key "paradox" of…

By: Newser / April 7, 2012

The Dangers Of Dating Someone You Feel “Meh” About

You know when your friend gets a boyfriend, and for whatever reason, you know it’s not a good idea and that it’s not going to work out? And you say “I dunno, I feel like it’s not a good idea, and that it’s not going to work out…” But your friend is stubborn, so obviously they go…

By: Chiara Atik / April 3, 2012

Breaking: Sometimes Men Wear Their Hair In Buns!

Brooklyn, she is a squirrely strange beast. A land of artisinal cheeses and small-batch decorative axes. She is also a land where men occasionally deign to tuck their long hair into buns. This is newsworthy, so says The New York Times, which has devoted more than a thousand words to exploring the not-actually-a-trend tremd. It…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 26, 2012

The Best “New York Times” Correction Ever

I was losing sleep over the New York Times' careless factual error on their article about college students with Aspergers who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship. How dare they mix up two My Little Ponies? Not only do they have totally different personalities, but Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy look nothing alike.

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 5, 2012

Katie Roiphe’s NYT Op-Ed Dismissive That Sexual Harassment Actually Exists

As my 68-year-old, Fox News-watching, Republican-voting father tells it, once upon a time you could compliment a woman in the workplace. You were allowed say "nice dress" or "you look nice today" and it was not a big deal. Everyone would smile pleasantly and go back to clacking on their typewriters. Then the '70s came along. Hairy-pitted…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2011

In Which The New York Times Attempts To Make Men In Heels A Thing

New York Times, just quit it. Nobody is buying your  purported claims that men are now wearing high heels. Because they are not. THEY ARE NOT! As everyone knows, a New York Times trend story is what happens when a New York Times writer or editor has a friend that does something quirky. All the…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 20, 2011