The Age Of Niceness — And Recycling

Meredith Bryan writes in the New York Observer that today's Internet is a place "of support and earnest civility, where community-members "retweet" or "reblog" each other's bon mots." Apparently, writers also "recycle" each other's trend pieces. » 2/24/10 1:40pm 2/24/10 1:40pm

Gail Collins: "The Revolution Will Be Achieved When No One Has To Do…

New York Times columnist Gail Collins—the paper's first female editorial page editor—has written a chronicle of the last 40 50 years of American women's history, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. » 10/27/09 2:00pm 10/27/09 2:00pm

Asked, Answered: Rosalind Wiseman Responds To Reader Questions

After Rosalind Wiseman—the author of Queen Bees & Wannabes, the book that inspired the movie 'Mean Girls'—spoke with us about the new edition of her book, Jezebel readers asked her some questions about Mean Girl-ness in the workplace. » 10/22/09 2:20pm 10/22/09 2:20pm

Queen Bees, Wannabes & How Technology Has Changed Teens Forever

Rosalind Wiseman is the author of Queen Bees & Wannabes, the 2002 book that inspired the movie Mean Girls. A new edition comes out today—and pretty much scares the shit out of me. » 10/13/09 2:00pm 10/13/09 2:00pm

Why There's Still A Wage Gap (With Apologies To Peggy Olson)

A couple weeks ago on Mad Men, Peggy got recruited to go to another, much larger ad agency. Instead of saying yes right away, she went into Don Draper's office to see if she could get a raise. » 9/30/09 3:00pm 9/30/09 3:00pm

"Women Can't Be Left Worse Off After Healthcare Reform Than They Were…

How do you insure access to birth control to millions of women? As president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards deals with this question every day - and just because Obama's in the White House doesn't mean the fight is over. » 9/16/09 4:40pm 9/16/09 4:40pm

Merrill Markoe On Dave Letterman, Dick Jokes, & The Love Of A Good Dog

Comedian and writer Merrill Markoe was one of the creators of the David Letterman Show. Now she writes books about talking dogs and makes funny short videos. She spoke with Doree Shafrir about her career, and the strangeness of Hollywood. » 9/09/09 3:00pm 9/09/09 3:00pm

Combating Sex Trafficking, With Or Without Ashton Kutcher's Help

Around two years ago, Alissa Moore (left), now 24, and Diana Mao (right), now 27, started the Nomi Network, an anti-trafficking organization that trains former sex workers in Cambodia for new careers. » 9/01/09 2:00pm 9/01/09 2:00pm

Thirtysomething: When The Mommy Wars Wore Shoulder Pads

In a new column, Doree Shafrir reflects on life in her thirties. In this installment, she visits a certain precious 80s TV drama and finds that nothing much has changed when it comes to women, work and the mommy wars. » 8/28/09 2:00pm 8/28/09 2:00pm

Why Choosing Your Own Adventure Can Really Pay Off

The Choose Your Own Adventure books that you remember from childhood are now published by a small female-owned company in northern Vermont, led by publisher Shannon Gilligan. » 8/24/09 2:40pm 8/24/09 2:40pm

Why Sarah Haskins Turning 30 Didn't Send Me Down the Rabbit Hole

In a new column, Doree Shafrir reflects on life in her thirties. But in the first installment, she goes back to her twenties and finds that her 22-year-old self maybe wasn't so clueless after all. » 8/20/09 3:40pm 8/20/09 3:40pm

How Gardening Could Save Detroit: Amanda Rosman, Urban Education Pioneer

Amanda Rosman, 33, is a single mom living in Detroit with her 5-year-old son Ajani. She's taught in the Detroit Public Schools, a Catholic school and a charter school, but her main project now is starting a revolutionary elementary school. » 8/11/09 3:00pm 8/11/09 3:00pm

The Impostor's Daughter: How Ashley Judd & A Con Artist Dad Sent Laurie…

Glamour writer Laurie Sandell - who's made a career out of profiling celebrities like Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet and, most recently, Taylor Swift - had seen the signs since she was little that something was off about her father. » 8/04/09 2:00pm 8/04/09 2:00pm

Who's Your Girl Crush?

Today in The Daily Beast, writer Doree Shafrir examines the phenomenon of the "fantasy girl crush," the woman who's slightly cooler or more successful than you, and who you kind of want to be. » 7/29/09 1:00pm 7/29/09 1:00pm

Momma Knows Best: A Call For Questions

Former Jezebel editor Jessica here! Anna has kindly allowed me to shamelessly promote the book I co-wrote with Doree Shafrir, Love, Mom. In honor of its publication tomorrow, Doree and I are offering our own moms… » 3/30/09 3:00pm 3/30/09 3:00pm

Momma Mia!

We can't wait for the upcoming book from the creators of Postcards From Yo Momma - and not just because we know the lovely, talented authors! Here, watch them read excerpts and be generally adorable. [MediaBistro] » 3/16/09 4:20pm 3/16/09 4:20pm

The Chocolate War: Life's Tough, Kid

Welcome to 'Fine Lines', the Friday feature in which we give a sentimental, sometimes-critical, far more wrinkled look at the children's and YA books we loved in our youth. This week, New York Observer reporter, blogger and Postcards From Yo Momma co-creator Doree Shafrir rereads 'The Chocolate War,' Robert Cormier's… » 4/11/08 4:20pm 4/11/08 4:20pm

Did Faux Memoirist Peggy Seltzer Reveal A Culture Of Narcissism Or…

Following yesterday's outing of ex-gang member/ Love and Consequences author Margaret Jones as middle-class private school grad Peggy Seltzer, cultural critics are punditing all over the place about what the rash of fake memoirs means to America. To the LA Times' Tim Rutten, the publication of these first-person… » 3/05/08 9:30am 3/05/08 9:30am

Are You Teacher's Pet, Even At The Gym?

In today's Observer, former Gawkerette and Friend-of-Jezebel Doree Shafrir writes about the gym pets phenomenon. If you're a regular gym-goer, you know the type: They use the same bike during every spin class, wear coordinating spandex outfits, and suck up to the instructor like it's their goddamn job. Doree spoke to… » 2/20/08 6:00pm 2/20/08 6:00pm