Slate Scribe in Love with Michelle Obama, the Phrase "Big-Girl Panties"

A few weeks after the launch of their barely mediocre no-boys-allowed blog, the XX Factor, Slate has rolled out a new series of articles about the marriages of the Presidential candidates called First Mates. Though the headline might have inspired fears of lady lit ghettoization, Melinda Henneberger's introductory… » 10/29/07 10:30am 10/29/07 10:30am

Separate But Not Equal: Slate's New Lady Blog

In the online magazine arms-race, it's largely accepted that Slate is "fairly manly", especially when compared to Salon's menses-swathed musings on politics, arts and life. Perhaps to steal some lady viewers from Joan Walsh's estro-audience, Slate has launched a blog for its women writers, called the XX Factor. » 10/17/07 2:00pm 10/17/07 2:00pm