The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy for me, as I’ve been enjoying summer in the city, starting a new job, and attempting to move, hence the lack of new posts. But while I take a little more time to get a little more settled, here are a couple of recent articles I think are worth reading:

  • First, Simon Rich (remember, Frank Rich’s 22 year-old Harvard grad son who it’s impossible to hate because he’s funnier than 3/4 of the Shouts and Murmurs columnists out there?) is back with another great column in the New Yorker
  • Also in the New Yorker, David Denby tackles the mood shift of recent romantic comedies. If we are to get along, you must read this. Stay tuned for more thoughts soon.
  • Speaking of romantic comedies, No Reservations is the anti-Knocked Up.
  • And finally, Anna Quindlen has a great piece in Newsweek about what should happen to women who have illegal abortions, should all abortions be criminalized. The column riffs on a video in which a cameraman asks protesters at an anti-abortion rally what they think should happen to women who have illegal abortions. The people cannot form coherent sentences or come up with the logical answer: if abortion is a crime, a woman who has one is a criminal and should be put in jail. As Quindlen says, “There are only two logical choices: hold women accountable for a criminal act by sending them to prison, or refuse to criminalize the act in the first place. If you can’t countenance the first, you have to accept the second. You can’t have it both ways.”

One Response to “Update”

  1. Elaine Says:

    Ahhh! That’s Frank Rich’s son? I love that family even more (and hate them for being such damn good writers). All of those articles are great, by the way. Good picks. So does your comment on No Reservations mean that it was bad?

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