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5 things currently annoying me in fashion magazines
August 31, 2007 – 6:41 PM | 65 Comments

The proliferation of “in” belt styles. It seems like, in ages past, you had one kind of standard belt at a time — one width. In high school, skinny belt. After college, wider belt. You …

Napping: My People
August 24, 2007 – 10:59 AM | 23 Comments

Idly reading a New York piece in which Mary Gordon and A.M. Homes interview each other about the experience of writing “mother books,” I found two fantastic quotations from Homes that made me sit up …

May 22, 2007 – 4:40 PM | 20 Comments

Seems like Edith Wharton is having a renaissance — the new biography is out (I’ve bought it, but haven’t dug in yet), and Domino had a piece on decorating in the Wharton style, which I …

“Rank” for sure
May 21, 2007 – 7:34 PM | 13 Comments

I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with New York for years — never had a complaint with them as an employee, but as a subscriber, whenever I let my subscription lapse, it was because of …

“American,” perhaps. “Scientific,” I don’t know.
April 24, 2007 – 2:19 PM | 55 Comments

Long ago, in an economy far far away, I had a job at Holtzbrinck Electronic Publishing. Holtzbrinck, a German company with many American-publishing holdings, also owned Scientific American, at least at that time; also at …

Lilith Unfair
March 11, 2007 – 7:51 PM | No Comment

I don’t care how desperately Time needs to drive up newsstand sales — no dearth of actual news, no market-research addled kowtowing to their bottom line can excuse the cover of their July 21 issue.In …

Give Me Groceries Or Give Me Death
March 11, 2007 – 7:39 PM | No Comment

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store.I don’t like to go to the grocery store, for several reasons.First, most ofthe other shoppers assume that nobody else in the store has anything better to do than …

Vanity Farewell
March 21, 2005 – 9:49 AM | No Comment

“VF pile” is currently an item on my to-do list. A chore, in other words. Current number of issues in the pile: two, a twelve-month low.
In order to afford anything advertised within, I would have …

Us, Weakly
January 10, 2005 – 9:34 AM | No Comment

Let me just say right up front that I don’t have a problem with celebrity journalism per se. I don’t disapprove of gossip, God knows, or think that it’s any particular shame that movie stars …

Not-So-Hot Sheet
December 16, 2002 – 2:18 PM | No Comment

It’s year-in-review time in the publishing world, the hallowed season during which print journalists forgo researching and developing actual features in favor of throwing together lists of The Stories That Touched Our Hearts, thereby freeing …