1. You were literally shooting the magazine covers you weren’t able to get?
    The difference being that it didn’t say Vogue or Esquire over my head. I had been the brassy little thing that did it myself.
    Melissa Leo Is a Fighter - NYTimes.com

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  2. 5. Oakland, Calif.
    New restaurants and bars beckon amid the grit. Tensions have cooled since violence erupted at the recent Occupy Oakland protests, but the city’s revitalized night-life scene has continued to smolder. The historic Fox Theater reopened in 2009 and quickly cemented its status as one of the Bay Area’s top music venues, drawing acts like Wilco and the Decemberists. Meanwhile, the city’s ever more sophisticated restaurants are now being joined by upscale cocktail bars, turning once-gritty Oakland into an increasingly appealing place to be after dark. James Syhabout, the chef who earned Oakland its first (and only) Michelin star two years ago at Commis, followed up in May with the instant-hit Hawker Fare, a casual spot serving Asian street food. Big-name San Francisco chefs are now joining him. Daniel Patterson (of two-Michelin-star Coi) opened the restaurant Plum in late 2010 and an adjacent cocktail bar later, and another restaurant, called Haven, in the recently renovated Jack London Square last month. INGRID K. WILLIAMS
    The 45 Places to Go in 2012 - NYTimes.com

    2 years ago  /  1 note  /  Source: The New York Times

  3. It is time, once again, to fret over the flaccid state of modern manhood. Today, a New York Times piece considers whether “female empowerment” is “killing romance” and, naturally, answers in the affirmative. You know this narrative well: Women have excelled in academia and the professional sphere, leaving men in their dust. But, while all these high-achieving women thought they were earning their own freedom, they have actually been building their own prisons — because “men don’t want successful women.”

    Well, is it true? Granted, it’s hard to take the piece by Katrin Bennhold seriously, seeing as it begins with a nod to a scene in a long-dead TV show (“Sex and the City,” maybe you’ve heard of it?), follows up with a Bridget Jones reference and actually asks outright whether “ambitious women [are] condemned to singledom.” Still, it also relies on the widely accepted wisdom that women are attracted to power and success, while men are attracted to youth and beauty. In so many ways, the piece’s hypothesis seems an easy sell. However, when I asked men to weigh in on the article, which is notably lacking male voices, the response was decidedly skeptical.

    The terror of successful women - Broadsheet - Salon.com

    This discussion comes up on every slow news day. I’m not interested in the man who is uninterested in a powerful and successful woman, so this does not concern me.

    This is the “oh poor me” of the feminist age.

    3 years ago  /  1 note  /  Source: salon.com

  4. The best thing that can be said for American youth, in or out of uniform, is that it has learned that it must try to make the best of a bad and difficult job, whether that job is life, war, or both,” Time concluded. “The generation which has been called the oldest young generation in the world has achieved a certain maturity.
    Generation OMG - NYTimes.com

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