Pin-Up Girls & the Summer of Modesty

Summer is officially here. That means weekend beach trips, poolside lounging, and–in cities like New York, where open spaces are hard to come by–lots of public tanning in the parks. It’s all very nice and fun. But for women, there’s more to these activities than just doing them. There’s the dreaded anxiety-inducing odyssey of finding … Continued

Fashion

The Daily Pop Culture Scene

With Latest Flick, Has Judd Apatow Grown Up?–Big Hollywood Perfect Twitter Moment on “Girls”–New Yorker Taking Advantage of Broadway’s “Faith” Moment–NY Times Fashion Yesses and Nos: White House Correspondents’ Dinner–Jezebel Inside the Lost Marilyn Monroe Nudes–Vanity Fair Celebrating Jazz With the Stars–Telegraph Does America Have “Culture of Violence” on Film?–Indie Wire

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The Lost Art of the Thank-You Letter

Letter writing, in our age of instant communication, is a dying art. Why write letters when we have e-mail, text messaging, Google chat, Facebook, and Skype? I have family in Iran, Sweden, and Canada, and a boyfriend in Prague, so I appreciate and rely on the many quick and easy ways that we can all … Continued

Culture, Entertainment

The Daily Pop Culture Scene

NBC Hopes New Show Smash Will Be a Smash–LA Times There’s No Escaping Smash—Huffington Post This Musical for Marilyn Monroe Is a Smash–Dorothy Rabinowitz in WSJ Anjelica Huston and the Men She Loves–Vanity Fair Carrie On: How the Styles of Sex and the City Endure–Vogue Oscar Nominee Jean Dujardin Under Fire for “Sexist” Poster–Big Hollywood Groundhog Day: … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Where pop culture meets the virtues . . . Some Like Her Hot: Michelle Williams on Marilyn, Heath, and Sex—GQ Whatever Happened to Miss America?—NPR Prince William and Princess Kate Tip the Servants—Vanity Fair Pop-Chef Paula Deen’s Decadence and Diabetes—NY Times Would Antonin Scalia Convict Jack Bauer?—OUP The Art of Writing a Good Recipe—WSJ From … Continued

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