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NYerWbW: October 8 issue

Hello David Remnick!

How wonderful that you’ve been reading the ol’ blog. To what else could we possibly owe the pleasure of the October 8 issue? It is The New Yorker as seen by Sofia Coppola, Marie Antoinette-style – all girly and pink and utterly delicious.

The article on director Elizabeth LeCompte was not only written by a woman and about a woman (that magic combination that so rarely happens in New Yorkerland) but it was also fucking interesting. The we got that piece about the rather astonishing artist Kara Walker, written by non-whitie Hilton Als. Shockingly, the happiness does not end there – the fiction is lady-centric too! And even the obligatory dude article about a Jersey steak-y bro who is down with Kim Jong Il is by Rebecca Mead. And two of the four reviews! What’s happening?

Stats:

Talk of the Town:

by men: 4

by women: 1

rest of mag:

by men: 6

by women: 5!!!

(The NYerWbW is a regular feature whereby my mother and I keep track of the male/female breakdown in The New Yorker magazine.)

3 Responses to “NYerWbW: October 8 issue”

  1. kinnari

    oh my gawd. you’ve just given me hope that my children will one day embrace my radical values.

    currently they’re rebelling by becoming celibate/married southern baptist democrats who are into self denial.

    i’m an ecofeminist/socialist california coop living pagan hedonist. yay for your mom!

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  2. lagusta

    Well, for what it’s worth, the fact that my mom forbade me to have Barbies and my brother to have GI Joe dolls means that she now has a daughter that has a rabid affection for all things pink and secretly tries to dress her cats up in doll clothes and a son who plays violent video games all day long. We also are not big fans of tie dye. But we’re not Republicans or anything. :)

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