Progress! NY Times Wedding Announcement Openly Discusses Abortion

Signs of real social progress are often very subtle. They ought to be, by nature, since real progress is really a process of normalization. When same-sex marriage doesn’t merit the “same-sex” modifier, for instance, in most mainstream news publications, it’s a signal that most members of our society think beyond the… » 9/02/13 2:00pm 9/02/13 2:00pm

Everyone's Obsessed with This Crazy NY Times Wedding Story

The New York Times' wedding story about how professional juggler Lindsay Benner and pyrotechnic sculptor Dan Das Mann met, fell in love, and burned for each other like a brushfire, is pretty epic. What I mean is, if James Cameron and David Lynch were going to co-direct a romantic comedy, they'd buy the rights to the… » 6/23/13 6:00pm 6/23/13 6:00pm

Lest We Forget, Brown Kids Absolutely Deserve More Brown Superheroes

As great as Andrew Garfield was in The Amazing Spider-Man, do you guys remember that major Twitter petition to get Community actor-cum-rapper Childish Gambino Donald Glover in as Peter Parker? Even Stan Lee was down with the idea. Even as the idea of canon superheroes widens to fit more archetypes of girls and women… » 6/15/13 12:30pm 6/15/13 12:30pm

Awful New York Times Obit for Rocket Scientist Rhapsodizes About Her…

Yvonne Brill, a rocket scientist who in the 70s invented a propulsion system to help keep satellites from straying out of their orbits like distracted puppies, died on Wednesday at the age of 88. Brill's system became the industry standard for satellites, and her contribution to the rocket science racket proved so… » 3/31/13 1:00pm 3/31/13 1:00pm

Younger Generation Totally Over Sex, Proclaims Someone in Older…

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong argues that this generation of young people have grown bored with sex. She knows this because she hangs out with young female writers sometimes, and they're apparently gazing wistfully to the morals of the 1950's, back before Erica Jong and her ilk made pre- and extra-marital sex fun… » 7/10/11 2:00pm 7/10/11 2:00pm

Jezebel Knows That Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word

This week, Jezebel Bounty features the book Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word, which has been proclaimed by The New York Times as, "A defiant charge to women to ‘reclaim ambition as a virtue.'" This ambitious giveaway will not only include the book, but the entire bundle with private consulting time with author Dr. Debra… » 2/25/11 4:00pm 2/25/11 4:00pm

The Times Uncovers The "Trend" Of Cutting

Sometimes the New York Times is a little late to the party, so the "Growing Wave Of Teenage Self-Injury" story isn't really "news," per se, but yeah: Cutting is on the rise. Over the weekend I was on a college campus and saw a young lady in a tank top sitting outside of an ice cream parlor. Her hair was pinkish red,… » 5/06/08 1:20pm 5/06/08 1:20pm