Brand-Obsessed Chick Lit Makes Us Lose Our Breakfast (At Tiffany's)

Remember when we counted the number of luxury brand name mentions per page in the hateful YA series The Clique (1.8 brand mentions per page, for those of you keeping score)? Well in today's New York Times style section, Cathy Horyn takes a page out of our playbook and notes the number of products placed in the… » 7/24/08 12:30pm 7/24/08 12:30pm

Blogging Towards Bethlehem

She slouched on her dirt brown Levitz couch and read Janet Maslin's compendium of summer "chick lit" novels from the New York Times. She hesitated, her gnawed-on, calloused fingers perched warily atop her PowerBook, and wondered why these quite diverse reads had been lumped together so carelessly. "What does a non-fiction … » 7/11/08 4:40pm 7/11/08 4:40pm