Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, by Judith Warner. Riverhead Books, 327 pages, $23.95.
When I first read Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, a week after giving birth to my first child, it registered as little more than a theoretical exercise. Being a parent was an intensely physical Read More
Naomi Wolf was on the phone on Feb. 24 speaking about her cover story in this week’s New York , in which she accuses literary scholar Harold Bloom of having placed his “heavy, boneless hand” on her inner thigh when she was an undergraduate student in 1983. In it, she also depicted Yale University as Read More
“It’ll take a while,” Adam Moss, the newly installed editor in chief of New York magazine, told Off the Record. “People will be disappointed by the magazine for a while-only because the expectations now, I guess, are pretty high.”
It was Monday, Feb. 16, three days after Mr. Moss was officially taken off the payroll Read More
At first, I thought nightly Presidential debates were a good thing. But now that we’ve got them, I’m not so sure. I knew things had gone too far when I started thinking that Orrin Hatch had a sense of humor. So in an effort to put the race in some sort of larger perspective than Read More
Coverage of the Democratic Presidential contest suffered a brief lapse into substance the other day, but quickly returned to fluff thanks to Naomi Wolf, the feminist author and part-time political consultant. Just when Al Gore and Bill Bradley seemed on the verge of a debate over the merits of their respective health plans and their Read More
Wendy Shalit is an upstart conservative feminist author with a message for the planet: Women and girls should embrace sexual modesty if they want to find happiness and improve their standing in society. By letting it all hang out, by training themselves to seek sexual gratification instead of true love, she argues, women have been Read More