Recent Headlines

End of the Village Voice, Musto Out!
Gwaker
May 17, 2013

Last week, top editors at the Village Voice resigned in protest when they learned that management wanted them to lay off several members of their already-decimated staff. This morning, those layoffs came down. They're not pretty.

read more
Photographer Takes Secret Photos of Neighbors for Public Art Project
Gwaker
May 17, 2013

A Tribeca photographer has come under fire for taking clandestine photos of his neighbors and making them available for public consumption through a Chelsea art gallery without the consent of his subjects.

read more
Most Gay Friendly Sprot? Roller Derby, Duh
Huffington Post
May 17, 2013

"Most people look at the women's side of it and think that it's all of these butch girls playing roller derby. So it just tends to go very easily with lesbians and roller derby,"

read more
Mark And Pam Crawford, Parents Of Intersex Child, Sue South Carolina For Sex Assignment Surgery (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
May 17, 2013

M.C. feels like a boy. The 8-year-old adopted child of Mark and Pam Crawford identifies as a boy, acts like a boy and is accepted as a boy by his family, school and pediatrician...

read more
The Scientific Backlash Against the D.S.M.
The New Yorker
May 17, 2013

Insel announced that that the D.S.M.’s diagnostic categories lacked validity, that they were not “based on any objective measures,” ... they were nothing more than constructs put together by committees of experts.

read more
Obama vs. the Press: Will the A.P. Scandal Yield Reforms? : The New Yorker
New Yorker
May 17, 2013

On Thursday, President Obama called on Congress to revive a federal shield law that would protect reporters from the sort of thing the Justice Department has done to the A.P. This was ironic on two counts.

read more
The Non-Actor Models in Karl Lagerfeld's Latest Chanel Film Needn't Quit Their Day Jobs
Blouin Artinfo
May 16, 2013

The art of the advertorial fashion featurette has reached pretentious new highs with “Once Upon A Time.” Directed by Karl Largerfeld and starring Keira Knightley’s chin, alongside a bevy of non-actor models, the film is set around the opening of Coco Chanel's hat shop

read more
Bid to censor Anne Frank's 'pornographic' diary in schools fails
guardian.co.uk
May 16, 2013

Michigan school committee rejects mother's plea to remove edition of Diary of a Young Girl from students' eyes

read more
Benghazi, the I.R.S., and the A.P.: Have the Washington Scnadals of the Moment Peaked? : The New Yorker
New Yorker
May 16, 2013

As a reporter, sometimes you have a hunch about how something you're investigating played out, even though you only have small pieces of the puzzle. There's a great temptation to overlay your theories onto the facts in front of you.

read more
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Note About Boston Bombing
NY mag
May 16, 2013

While Tamerlan is a textbook "homegrown"/"lone wolf" terrorist, Dzhokhar continues to look like a regular tweeting, pot-smoking, rap-music-listening teenager, who may have been "psychologically dependent on his elder brother."

read more