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New York Times Hard-Pressed To Name Funniest Female Novelists

New York Times »9/16/08 3:30pm9/16/08 3:30pm book critic David Kelly asked his fellow writers to name and he noted that not a single female author was nominated. "Where are the female nominees?" Kelly wonders. "Someone here mentioned Jane Austen, but only halfheartedly and only after I pointed out that not a single novel by a woman had been…

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This But Please God Only Like 200 More Right?

God, where to begin today. Maybe with the fact that while your mortgage payment was tripling, Goldman Sachs's earnings fell a whole entire 11% ?? Or like, while the Justice Department was systematically sacking any and all prosecutors whose decisions on things like habeas corpus and torture and crap fell anywhere to… »6/17/08 10:00am6/17/08 10:00am

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Vs. Irshad Manji: Which Infidel Would You Rather Have A Beer With?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Irshad Manji are two pals who were born Muslim and have spent the intervening few decades critiquing the religion's legacy of bad things. They've both written bestselling books and acquired British intellectual blowhard pundit advocates — Chris Hitchens backs Ali, Andrew Sullivan is more a Manji… »4/28/08 4:30pm4/28/08 4:30pm