Day: June 7, 2011

The 10 Most Powerful Female Authors

A pretty solid list, including some I wish would go away (Stephenie Meyer); some whose sales are largely in the grocery store circuit (Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins Clark); and some heavyweights (Toni Morrison, Jhumpa Lahiri, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Joyce…

Syrian blogger Amina Abdallah kidnapped

Horrible news: A blogger whose frank and witty thoughts on Syria’s uprising, politics and being a lesbian in the country shot her to prominence was last night seized by armed men in Damascus. Amina Arraf, who blogged under the name…

Sexting is now a national scandal

This is a pretty solid summary of the Weiner press conference last night. I am still unclear on (1) why anyone cares, and (2) why Weiner didn’t just come out from the beginning and say, “Yeah, I sent some sexy…