Monday 6/26: Mel Goodman discusses and signs Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore....more
Posts Tagged: Ann Friedman
As it’s most commonly used, badass implies both toughness and disaffectedness. It’s rare to look at someone whose chief qualities are measured thoughtfulness and open emotionality and declare her a total badass.
Two things: First, Alice Gregory’s fascinating account of Nellie Bly’s bold, perennially wry career in journalism—an account that wraps up with a call for female writers to not only write about “women’s issues.”
Second, Ann Friedman responds with a thoughtful defense of making a career writing about “women’s issues.”...more
Some reviewers still draw a divide between the rules that apply to male comedians and their female counterparts, as seen in in Brian Lowry’s piece which criticizes Sarah Silverman for being “as dirty as the guys.”
Ann Friedman of The Hairpin created a pie chart to draw attention to comedy’s troubled relation with gender....more
Andrew Sullivan is lighting out on his own, hoping his blog The Dish will make enough money to stay afloat without the assistance of the Daily Beast or any other publication.
His plan has a number of details that set it apart from other attempts to monetize online media: no ads (for now), no paywall (sort of), and an option for dedicated fans to pay over and above the annual subscription price, to name a few....more
New to GIFs? Unsure of what GIFs are? There’s no need to fret!
Ann Friedman has written an introduction to the art of the animated GIF at Poyntr.
The article covers what exactly constitutes a GIF, where you can access them, how to make your own, the debate around how they should be cited, and how journalists can use them to enhance their work....more