Posts tagged "new york times"

The Trend That Is Not A Trend: Sewing Clothes!

Cutting edge paper thing The New York Times has uncovered a thriving underworld in Brooklyn, full of women who have taken up needles and thread for this thing called -- what is it called? -- sewing? Apparently, these sewing wonders, make their own garments! At home. By hand. This is a trend, this people making…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 8, 2011

I’m So Over Arguing About SlutWalks

I have to say I'm dismayed by an upcoming piece in The New York Times Magazine by Rebecca Traister. Let me first say: I love Rebecca. She's been the women's political issues writer for Salon.com for nearly forever and last year she published Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything For…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The New York Times Appoints Jill Abramson As First Female Executive Editor

Jill Abramson has been appointed the first female executive editor of The New York Times, replacing current top dog Bill Killer Keller. Abramson has been managing editor since 2003 and was Washington bureau chief and an investigative reporter before that. [New York Times] Abortion is "morally acceptable" to 39 percent of Americans polled…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2011

Chelsea Handler Looks Like A “Playmate,” Says NY Times

"Below the neck, Ms. Handler is arranged along old-fashioned lines. Writers have described her as a California surfer type, but the truth is closer to the fantasy. In person, without makeup, her body has the pre-silicone lushness of a ’60s Playmate." WTF? Regardless of your opinion on the comedienne Chelsea Handler (I love her,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2011

We See Chick Flicks: “Bill Cunningham New York”

Starring Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Annette de la Renta, Iris Apfel, Tom Wolf, Kim Hastreiter, Patrick McDonald, Michael Kors I know a woman whose life possibly peaked when she was snapped by The Sartorialist. Me? I'm gunning to catch the eye of Bill Cunningham from The New York Times's Sunday Style section, who ha…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2011

Moammar Qaddafi Would Like His Own Fashion Retrospective Now, Thanks

As if dealing with a citizen-led uprising while attempting to secure your own controversial position as dictator for life in Libya wasn't enough, reports now say that Moammar Qaddafi is actively lobbying to have his own Costume Institute exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The annual Costume Institute show typically highlights a designer or…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2011

What’s Your Ideal Skirt Length?

Every few weeks, without fail, trend makers come out with a new style forecast, predicting what everyone will be wearing in the coming months. RIght now, The New York Times style section is calling for longer hems, citing dresses and skirts that skim ankles or end at the calf. But when you're short, those longer…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 8, 2011

Politics Bloggers Are All Male, Natch

To be sure, the young politics bloggers interviewed are all precociously talented and their success at a young age is impressive. Brian Beutler, 28, is a reporter for the online publication Talking Points Memo. David Weigel, 29, is a political reporter for Slate.com…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2011

NY Times Wedding Announcement Begs The Question: Do You Have A Favorite Shape?

I read the New York Times wedding section every weekend with a mixture of fascination and romanticism. I look for the number of women who "were" employed at a specific profession "before her marriage," i.e., she's now married to someone rich and a happy housewife. I count the Ivy League universities and quirky wedding additions,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2010

Study Of “The New York Times Book Review” Finds More Men Get Novels Reviewed Than Women

Last week, I posted about authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner and their reactions to fellow writer Jonathan Franzen's latest novel, Freedom. They weren't just rankled that Franzen was lauded on the cover of Time magazine as a "Great American Novelist." Or even that fact that it made headlines when President Obama…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2010

NY Times Stupefied By Women Who Love Their Small Busts

Holy crap! Believe it or not, there are some women out there who have small boobs and actually like them. Shocked by this notion, The New York Times examines the beguiling trend of A-cups who aren't trying to be D-cups. The crux of the article: Small-breasted women are embracing their lack of curves -- and…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2010

How To Get Your Wedding Announcement In The New York Times

Wedding season is upon us and one of the many items on a bride and groom's long to-do/wish list may very well include having their wedding announcement published in the New York Times (or not!). This time last year, when my husband and I were planning a wedding, we figured it was a pretty long…
By: Wendy Atterberry / April 28, 2010

The New York Times Distorts Image Of Christina Hendricks, Calls Her “Big”

The other day, we posted a poll on the best-dressed women at the Golden Globes. For those of you who haven't checked it, Christina Hendricks, the redheaded siren of "Mad Men," who dressed in a peach-colored Christian Siriano gown, is far and away the winner with over 22 percent of the votes. Cathy…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 20, 2010

Evidently, Tough Girl Chic Is On The Rise

Remember last month when we reported on the New York Times' piece on androgyny in modern day street style? (Since gender bending in fashion is nothing new, we also took the opportunity to name our favorite cross dressing style icons.) This month, the newspaper's style editors are clearly still fixated, because now they're asserting…
By: Erin Flaherty / December 24, 2009

Was A Gift Guide For People “Of Color” Really Necessary?

Sometimes a gesture that was meant to be politically correct and progressive actually turns out to be offensive. Take, for instance, the New York Times' gift guide for people "of color." Not only does this guide assume that blacks, Asians, and Hispanics don't like the same things as whites, but it also assumes it…
By: Annika Harris / December 11, 2009

“Modern Love Revenge” Proves There Are Always Two Sides To Every Story

If you’re like me, the first thing you do every Sunday morning is check the “Modern Love” column in the New York Times—a collection of first person essays about love of all varieties. Usually, I am wrapped up in the storyline, scrolling down the page, sipping my coffee, eager to find out how the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2009

How Not To Embarrass Yourself While Applying For A Job

Rough day today? You simply must read The New York Times' profile of twin sisters Kristy and Katie Barry, age 24, who provide a solid eight minutes' worth of entertainment. Kristy and Katie graduated from Rutgers last year, they've applied to 150 jobs, and they still haven't landed that dream job in journalism—…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2009

Infidelity Hits The Mainstream

When something is written up in The New York Times' style section, it means it has hit the mainstream. For example, vampires had been hot for more than a year when the Times gave them an article on the section's front page. The paper doesn't jump the gun on anything, so we were…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 8, 2009

The NY Times Is Late To The Style Party, Again!

Polyvore, an online version of Lucky magazine of sorts, but better, has finally found its way onto the New York Times' radar, and we couldn't be happier (even if it took almost a year!). For those not yet in the know, Polyvore was founded by three ex-Yahoo guys—and it'…
By: Nina Carbone / July 27, 2009

Cool And Gross: Firefly Courtship Remarkably Similar To Our Own

Think of fireflies, and you might recall memories of summer where you looked at the flashing lights hovering over a field, or even ran through them, trying to cusp your hands around one of the insects to catch the glowing lights. Really, you were just stepping into a huge orgy. The New York Times talked…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 30, 2009