Hello, New York!
That’s a wrap on L.A., for now.
Guess what!?! (You’ll see why the punctuation matters, later.) While in L.A. I wrote a piece on “gossip.” It appears in The Hollywood Reporter, a “personal perspective” piece that is included as part of a broader overview. The veritable gossip tsunami of think pieces and analyses was intro’d like this:
From the near-beatification of Caitlyn and the aggro ascent of the Donald to the comedown of Gawker and Cosby, the year’s top “hard news” headlines have spun straight from the gossip cycle, as both targeted and targeters deconstructthe digital churn that drives media now.
- if you are unclear, I am pretty sure that “aggro” means “aggressive”-ish, not “agricultural-ish” which obviously would be spelled “agro.”
- even though I am a contributor, I don’t think I am either “targeted” or a “targeter”
- it pleases me that in the age of “S.T.E.M.” as an educational must-have (and imho a completely over-rated trend), my liberal arts college education continues to be very handy professionally: I do, indeed, know a thing or two about “deconstruction.”
In any case, I thought it was really well done and I was proud to be a part of the assembled pieces.
But I also wrote a bajillionly-times longer version which maybe gives a more complete picture of how I think about the topic of gossip relative to today’s news cycles.
Lots of online publications now list their stories by length. Let’s try that here:
- Here is the 53-second version in the venerable-yet-ultra-contemporaryHollywood Reporter
- Here is the 4-minute, 38-second version in the beautiful, ultra-contemporary, on-its-way-to-venerable, new online magazine/platform called Medium.
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News & Insights
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HOW serious are we, really, about tackling income equality? The Securities and Exchange Commission took a shot at it…www.nytimes.com
Chromebooks have made huge inroads in education-Google says they're the best-selling computers in U.S. schools-and now…www.wired.com
If there is one thing Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on, it's Sheryl Sandberg. Facebook's chief…www.washingtonpost.com
Women are more successful at raising money on Kickstarter then men, was the conclusion drawn by WallStreet Journal in…www.womenofcrowdfunding.com
The first problem with Nancy Jo Sales's " Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse' " is that-like every "Is…thehairpin.com
Kim Kardashian's Instagram account does not escape the watchful eye of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A recent…mashable.com
From mocking Hollywood's sexist interview protocols to raging against gender norms and female beauty standards, Kristen…www.thedailybeast.com
The night of June 17, Rose McGowan tweeted a screenshot of casting notes she had been sent for an audition. They read:…www.buzzfeed.com
By this point, it's been well established that women who work in film have a tougher time of it than men. Even so, when…www.vulture.com
Early in "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," the Senate Intelligence Committee is holding a hearing on whether to…www.bloombergview.com
There is a tacitly accepted set of rules that our culture follows when it comes to women in the spotlight. They are…pitchfork.com
Here are some numbers that illustrate the insanity of women's clothing sizes: A size 8 dress today is nearly the…www.washingtonpost.com
From a topless Cyrus to male models covered in glitter, this spread has it all.fashionista.com
Have you seen the recent Bugaboo ad? It features a mom, in a bikini, jogging with a Bugaboo stroller. A lot of people…fortune.com
As someone who completely supports all things girl, the new focus on and support of women in STEM fields-especially in…www.theodysseyonline.com
One night earlier this summer, a group of six women filed into a corner booth at Mamo, a Manhattan transplant of the…www.vanityfair.com
LONDON - A British regulator on Wednesday signed off on the consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser's planned…www.nytimes.com