Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dispatches From the Aspen Ideas Festival

Here’s an idea: If you are a presenter at the Aspen Ideas Festival — and not one of the part-time Aspen-residing, 2nd, 3rd, 4th… 17th home-owning members of the audience — it may not be such a great idea to … Continue reading

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Funniest Interview Ever

Here’s a link to the audio for one of the most hilarious interviews I’ve ever heard: a dad asking his two daughters (three and five) why the five-year old gave the younger sister the “worst haircut ever.” Haircutting takes, like, … Continue reading

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Are Haircuts and Exercise Luxury Items?

Sorry to keep beating a dead horse here with the Atlantic Monthly’s mommy issues, but I can’t stop talking about the work/family balance. Here’s another rebuttal to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article on the myth of women ‘having it all.’ Here’s Dana … Continue reading

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Westward Ho! Off to the Aspen Ideas Festival

I’m headed to the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival, where I’ll be on a panel to discuss: The 21st century child: What is the goal of parenting? I’ll try to send a few updates from some of the sessions. The lineup … Continue reading

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Are Professional Women Acting Like Cry-Babies?

Here’s Lori Gottlieb’s take on the Anne-Marie Slaughter piece at the Atlantic in which she argues that highly educated professional women are delusional narcissists to think, as Slaughter suggests, that if we just fix all the gender inequalities and structural … Continue reading

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Afternoon Rants, Rewind

I’ve got a sanitized version of my Elizabeth Wurtzel hate fest at HuffPo here. In case you missed it the first time around, it’s a re-tread of yesterday’s piece minus the F*ck yous. And this is my TIME.com column┬átoday, an … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Woman Problem, Part Two

I’m still super riled up over Elizabeth Wurtzel’s screed in the Atlantic (based on a much more nuanced Atlantic article by Anne-Marie Slaughter) against unpaid labor. She thinks she’s writing a screed against rich lazy housewives but, really, she’s misunderstanding … Continue reading

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