Sunday, January 16, 2005

I'm not the only one...

...annoyed by Caitlin Flanagan. Ayelet is, in this lovely snarky comment, and so is Ms. Magazine, in a nice piece by Hilary Frey. (OK, yes, Ayelet is really being snarky about David Brooks, which actually makes for a terrific two-fer.)

Sometimes I worry that I should quit subscribing to The New Yorker in protest over their hiring of Caitlin Flanagan as a staff writer. But then they publish something lovely like this week's piece by Margaret Talbot (a truly wonderful writer) about Hayao Miyazaki (and if you haven't seen My Neighbor Totoro yet, stop reading and put it on your netflix queue). Talbot did a Q&A about the piece here.

3 comments:

Becca said...

Isn't she awful? (Caitlin Flanagan, that is.) I keep wanting to blog about her, but then I just can't even bear to give her the attention. My current big question is whether The New Yorker paid for her family's vacation in Hawaii?!

Anne Zelenka said...

I stopped subscribing to The Atlantic after reading Flanagan's piece about working mothers and nannies was published. I was appalled that the magazine would publish something so nastily critical about the very women who would be likely to subscribe.

The Ms. article was just the thing to start my day. Thanks for the link!

anon said...

I suspect the New Yorker hired Flanagan simply because she is so effective at making everyone pissy. We must admit that her writing has a pronounced effect.