Topic: new-york-times

New York Times Readers Angry At T Magazine For Putting A Fashion Model On Its Cover

New York Times Readers Angry At T Magazine For Putting A Fashion Model On Its Cover

A minor uproar has arisen over the latest cover of T, The New York Times‘ style magazine. Apparently, it has offended the delicate sensibilities of NYT readers from Westport to Park Slope because it features a thin, young-looking model wearing vaguely bondage-inspired things. That’s right: they are mad at a fashion magazine for printing photos of a fashion model. Who is wearing fashion. More »

Douglas Martin, Writer Of Sexist NYT Obituary, Thinks You Just Didn’t Read It

Douglas Martin, Writer Of Sexist NYT Obituary, Thinks You Just Didn't Read It

Remember the other day when we discussed how ridiculous it would be to everyone if the obituaries of famous male figures in history had been remotely similar to the New York Times‘ eulogy for Yvonne Brill, wife and mother and cook…and “also brilliant rocket scientist.” It felt absurd to declare arbitrary, indistinctive qualities as superseding, say, writing Crime and Punishment or being an angry, talented alcoholic, right? More »

Do Angry Young White Men Deserve ‘Empathy’ For Their Gradual Loss Of Privilege?

Do Angry Young White Men Deserve 'Empathy' For Their Gradual Loss Of Privilege?

In the wake of a tragedy like the recent Newtown massacre, it’s only natural to try to make sense of what has happened. As humans are social creatures, it’s also natural (and correct, I think), to attempt to look at it in a systemic way, especially considering these kinds of killings have dramatically increased over the past 30 years. Yesterday’s New York Times editorial by our old pal Christy Wampole attempts to do both of those things. Unfortunately, the conclusion she comes to is so off base as to make me question whether she’s just trolling us, or what. In short: she believes that we can (and should) stop young white men from lashing out and killing people by having more empathy for their loss of privilege in modern society. Say what? More »

How Old Is ‘Too Old’ For Roommates?

How Old Is 'Too Old' For Roommates?

A recent New York Times article on four straight guys who’ve lived together in New York for the past 18 years set off a barrage of criticism and defensiveness in the comments and around the Internet. (You don’t say!) Any man who fails to marry and have children by the age of 40, the conventional wisdom goes, is in a state of “arrested development” and needs to “grow up.” Or if he’s going to insist on being single, he should at least have the decency to punish himself with loneliness. How dare he form a non-traditional family with his friends? More »