Three Cheers for Glamour’s “30 Things” of Adulthood List

In 1997, Glamour columnist Pamela Redmond Satran put together a list of “30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30.” The list was so widely e-mailed and circulated among women that it turned into a pop phenomenon: Forwarded thousands of times from woman to woman and misattributed to Maya Angelou, Jesse … Continued


Has the Sexual Revolution Made Women Happy? Pop Culture: Yes

Has the sexual revolution made women happier? That’s the question the fiercely intelligent Mary Eberstadt addresses in a Wall Street Journal column from this past weekend: This brings us to Myth No. 4, which is perhaps the most interesting one of all: The sexual revolution has made women happier. Granted, happiness is a personal, imponderable thing. But … Continued


The Culture of TMI: Too Much Information

There was a moment in the smash-hit movie Bridesmaids when my ears nearly fell off of my head. The entire film had, up to this point, been crass, funny, and so dead-on in its portrayal of girl-girl and girl-boy friendships, so TMI in its jokes and imagery (hello, the opening scene), that this clip shouldn’t have shocked … Continued

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The Best of Paris Haute Couture—Daily Beast Why Don’t the Oscars Like LOL Comedies?—Atlantic 50 Million Abortions and One Dead Cat—Mark Judge How Having Children Shattered My Ego—Philip Glass God and Man in Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer—RNS Imperfect Makeup Is Just That: Imperfect—Causeway Road Iranian Film A Separation Offers Riddles, Not Answers—Chicago Tribune Related … Continued