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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2009, 12:26:12 pm »
I highly recommend Ariel Levy's piece about feminism in the books section of the Nov. 16 New Yorker, which I read just last night. I find that I keep recommending Ariel Levy articles here. I did so even before she joined the NYer staff, so I feel a bit cutting edge, myself!


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #111 on: November 26, 2009, 01:09:01 pm »
Thanks for the recommendation, friend. I will read it tout suite!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #112 on: November 26, 2009, 02:45:22 pm »
Wow, that was a very powerful article, especially considering how short it was. It brought back a lot of memories too.

I also read her bio of Caster Semenya in the Nov 30 issue, and that was very powerful as well. What a trauma that poor girl has faced!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #113 on: November 26, 2009, 03:20:10 pm »
I haven't read that one yet, but I will make a point of it!


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #114 on: February 06, 2010, 08:33:01 pm »
Anybody else read "A Risky Proposal" in the Jan. 18 New Yorker, an account of the effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Prop. 8, by a team whose two leaders are a prominent Democratic trial lawyer and the 69-year-old, conservative, former solicitor general under George W. Bush?

Maybe some of you have followed this case on a day-to-day basis, but it's new to me, and fascinating!


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #115 on: February 06, 2010, 09:51:50 pm »
Anybody else read "A Risky Proposal" in the Jan. 18 New Yorker, an account of the effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Prop. 8, by a team whose two leaders are a prominent Democratic trial lawyer and the 69-year-old, conservative, former solicitor general under George W. Bush?

Maybe some of you have followed this case on a day-to-day basis, but it's new to me, and fascinating!

I've read it, and MargeInnavera has posted links to blogs of the testimony on her blog.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #116 on: February 06, 2010, 09:54:15 pm »
I highly recommend Ariel Levy's piece about feminism in the books section of the Nov. 16 New Yorker, which I read just last night. I find that I keep recommending Ariel Levy articles here. I did so even before she joined the NYer staff, so I feel a bit cutting edge, myself!

Ariel Levy's account of her own wedding to her girlfriend was posted on some thread around here somewhere quite some time ago. I think the thread was about gay weddings.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #117 on: February 07, 2010, 11:28:00 am »
Ariel Levy's account of her own wedding to her girlfriend was posted on some thread around here somewhere quite some time ago. I think the thread was about gay weddings.

 :laugh:  I was the one who posted it. The gay weddings thread was created just for it.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #118 on: February 24, 2010, 02:42:13 pm »
Everybody should read Jane Mayer's article, "The Trial: Eric Holder and the Battle over Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," in the Feb. 15 and 22 issue (the annual anniversary issue). Mayer does a wonderful job of laying out the whole sequence of events and the issues involved.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #119 on: February 24, 2010, 03:41:10 pm »
Thanks for the tip, Friend!

You know, this thread is a great service to New Yorker subscribers. Who has time to read all of the articles -- or even most, or even (some weeks) any? And frankly, some weeks there isn't much in the table of contents that excites me. Yet there are so many wonderful pieces, I never want to risk missing anything really good.