off the record
We recently noticed an interesting reader-submitted review on Amazon for Jessica Grose’s new novel Sad Desk Salad. Slate editor David Plotz (Ms. Grose’s former boss, as she was a senior editor at Slate and most recently wrote for the site in August 2012) submitted a review just like any other normal book-buyer. “I Read More
The Eight-Day Week
“Last night we did a version of this where we walked down the aisle!” said Atlantic senior editor Hanna Rosin at the beginning of a debate last Wednesday at the Maritime Hotel, on occasion of the publication of her book, The End of Men. “It was like our wedding!”
She had just come onstage along Read More
Hanna Rosin of the Atlantic has that slightly troll-y publication’s knack for provocation—she’s just published a book called The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. But that’s not the whole story—oh, no, Ms. Rosin has committed to her viewpoint, engaging her husband, Slate editor David Plotz, in a debate over whether or not Read More
Not Since Aristotle
Last Tuesday, Slate DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin and New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins sat down before a packed house at the New America Foundation to discuss Ms. Rosin’s long-anticipated book, The End of Men, due out September 11 from Riverhead.
As the two journalists tried to explain the persistent wage and power gap between men and women in America, their conversation returned again and again to our more progressive friends in California and Scandinavia.
Next month, the live debate series Intelligence Squared will put forth a motion so controversial it has already divided two halves of a media bromance.
“In a modern, information-age economy that appears better suited for women, many wonder if men are now permanently trailing. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and increasing dominance in Read More
Hanna Rosin will be expanding her recent Atlantic cover story, ”The End of Men,” into a book—the rights sold to Rebecca Saletan at Riverhead in a deal negotiated by Sarah Chalfant of the Wylie Agency. According to the Publishers Marketplace announcement, the book is “pitched in the tradition of The Feminine Mystique, Backlash, The Beauty Read More
As you may have heard, Chris Weitz has been tapped to replace Catherine Hardwicke as the director of New Moon, the sequel to Stephanie Meyer’s vampire love story Twilight. ("TOLDJA!," Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke shouted when the news was announced.)
By way of introduction, Mr. Weitz sent an open letter Read More
In a bit of marital stunt journalism, Slate’s David Plotz and The Atlantic‘s Hanna Rosin decided to spend a whole day 15 feet apart and report on their experiences. (They also let Slate V’s camera’ follow them.)
Inspired by a recent New York Times ‘House & Home’ story Read More
Did Brill’s Content founder Steven Brill dodge a scheduled appearance at the New York Deadline Club’s panel discussion on corporate influences on the media? Lilly Gioia, the event’s organizer, thinks so. So does Deadline Club president Betsy Ashton, who called Mr. Brill’s excuse for skipping the event “lame.”
“Could it be that he didn’t want Read More