I love this so much.
Being in Knoxville, I wholeheartedly endorse this.
As a reader of both literary fiction and the "low-brow" "chick lit" variety - in equal, rather large quantities - I would love some NYT/other smart reviews of the latter. Some of it really is better than others. And some books by the same author are better than other ones. Just like mystery novels or political thrillers. As either Picoult or Weiner pointed out in the HuffPo piece (I think it was there, at least), you don't see the NYT not reviewing romantic comedies because they aren't indie films.
What if one happens to be unemployed? How do I duck out for a quick drink if I don't have a job to duck out from?
I've had to hide out in a bathroom stall to sob a couple of times.
You left out the part where they knock off work at 4 to meet other writers for cocktails before going to a reading (with more cocktails) and then going out for drinks after.
Also, if evolution requires me to have "the female interest in mating with the highest-status male available," does that mean conservatives are now ok with gold-diggers? Or just that I should pursue that while searching for a mate?
So if Douthat had his way, the gays couldn't get married and the straights couldn't get divorced. Did I get that right?
On Real America: Target Doesn't Support Gay Equality Because It Never Did (UPDATE: Yes, Target and Prop 8, Maybe)
This is good work. But if one boycotts Target, where do you recommend one buying such staples as shaving cream and toilet paper? Is Walmart any better, in re political donations? (Given the HQ is in anti-gay-friendly Arkansas, I'd bet not.) What about the major supermarket and drugstore chains? Do you have any idea if any of them actually have better policies and practices than Target? I mean, off the top of my head, I know Whole Foods donates to GOP candidates (or causes or PACs - something!) ...