Corny Old Ne-Yo Is Still So Good to Us, For Us

Ne-Yo is so much of a gentleman that it's almost sickening. So courteous that it's corny. He's in a field of nasty singers and he's the old, randy R&B dude who parties responsibly. He still refers to you as a lady. He has an album titled Year of the Gentleman (still my favorite Ne-Yo album), and always looks like he's… » 1/28/15 10:00am 1/28/15 10:00am

​Washington Post Dismisses 500-Page Civil War Nonfiction Book As Girly

Last month, New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott published a nonfiction book called Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, with its subject four fascinating women who became spies during the Civil War—Belle Boyd, teenage rebel and "Secesh Cleopatra"; Emma Edmonds, dressed as a soldier, her nom de guerre "Frank";… » 10/14/14 3:30pm 10/14/14 3:30pm

Women Dominate List Of National Book Award Finalists

Last week the National Book Foundation announced its "5 Under 35," four of whom were women. Now it's announced the finalists for the prestigious National Book Award — and these include a lot of ladies too. » 10/12/11 5:40pm 10/12/11 5:40pm

The Sorry State Of Women At Top Magazines

VIDA has counted up the female writers — and female-authored books reviewed at a variety of publications — and these charts detail their dismal results (dudes are in red). So what's behind this inequality? » 2/02/11 5:37pm 2/02/11 5:37pm

Susan Orlean Asks, Is Writing Harder For Women?

Writer Susan Orlean is generating a lot of discussion with this Tweet: "Is it just an accident there are so few female literary non-fiction writers? The focus necessary plus the travel & odd hours makes it tough." » 6/10/09 4:30pm 6/10/09 4:30pm