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Grossest Media Story of All Time: Dude-itors

This WWD story by John Koblin, “Dude, Where’s My Magazine?,” has to be the most appalling media trend piece in the long history of appalling media trend pieces. Here’s the gist: thank GOD laid-back dudes who know how to drink beer and party and go to the gym are FINALLY in charge. All those uptight ladies and gay men with their STRESS and SUITS are so OVER. PHEW. Fist bump! Continue reading

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Liberal Hypocrisy and Corporate Media

Barbara Stanwyck was a 90s woman and I know she wasn't really in His Girl Friday, but in my mind she was.

So, Kara, I just started working part-time at a tabloid as a city reporter, because, well, wouldn’t you? And I walked in fully prepared (almost enthusiastic!) to see all manner of pre-90s-enlightenment behavior — ass-grabbing, cigar-chomping, you name it. But you know what I found instead? A woman in charge and everyone flexible and friendly.

Contrast this with all those horror stories we have seen and heard surrounding liberal media bastions: hours cut so employees couldn’t get health insurance, totally sexist dudes running the show, racist articles, back-biting, etc., etc. Continue reading

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Thongs and the New Sincerity


"Trust" by Hal Hartley.

Okay, Kara, why is there no band named Thong Panic? We should start one. We can do Sisquó and Lisa Loeb mash-ups.

But your post (nice pic of Sasha Grey, btw! check out this one) reminded me of the chasm between the life lived by 90s women (really quite complex and progressive) and the media coverage of it (Holy shit, teens’ thongs are showing above their jeans!).

It also reminded me of how much culture I consumed that I thought everyone knew about but that in fact only like four other people saw. Case in point: Hal Hartley.

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