Rodarte Sisters Burn Fabric For Fun, And Other Facts From This Week's

Amanda Fortini's profile of Kate and Laura Mulleavy — the Pasadena sisters behind Rodarte — examines the duo's relationship with middlebrow fashion bible Vogue. You know, the magazine that made them subsist on 1,300 calories a day for four months. » 1/11/10 4:40pm 1/11/10 4:40pm

Broadsheet Writer: Confessional Journalism Not New, Not Bad For Women

Broadsheet's Amanda Fortini takes issue with Hadley Freeman's indictment of female confessional journalism. "How boring," she writes, "if all pieces of writing were made to meet some standard of exemplary behavior and thought." » 7/06/09 2:00pm 7/06/09 2:00pm

Why Lindsay Lohan's $58,000 A Month Rehab Failed

It's difficult to read Amanda Fortini's excellent New Yorker » 11/24/08 12:00pm 11/24/08 12:00pm article on the West Hollywood-based "celebrity" rehab center Wonderland without trying to figure out which sodden celebs are . For instance, which early-90s lady rocker with a 15-year-old heroin addiction was recently admitted on a "scholarship"? Which regular…

Hillary And Sarah: The "Bitch" And The "Ditz" Of American Politics

In this week's New York Magazine » 11/17/08 12:00pm 11/17/08 12:00pm, Amanda Fortini is concerned that the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin rather than propelled them forward, because Clinton and Palin reinforce specific gender stereotypes. "In the grand Passion play that was this election, both Clinton and Palin came to represent—and, at…

Did It Really Take "Iron My Shirt" To Teach Women That Severe Sexism…

"Iron my shirt"; Citizens United Not Timid; steel-thighed nutcrackers... according to two feature articles this week, all that misogyny may be creating a new "wave" of the women's movement. Not only does Salon's Rebecca Traister suggest that the current election cycle may very well "give birth to a new generation of young… » 4/15/08 1:30pm 4/15/08 1:30pm