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#53068 - 04/29/02 02:14 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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There's a thought-provoking article in this week's New York Times magazine on the construct of in loco parentis at universities, i.e. what level of responsibilty does an educational institution have for monitoring the well-being of its students?

The article centers around the lawsuit Shin v. MIT, but also touches on something I've read about elsewhere: the burnout that many people have going into college, and the way that spending one's life trying to get into an elite school can affect one's life once they're there.

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#53069 - 04/29/02 03:35 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
Kivrin
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My new issue of Bitch just arrived yesterday and what a pleasant surprise in their list of favorite things.
Want to send my congratulations to deborah and the contributors and moderators here at chicklit for their inclusion. Also to Sars for her much-derserved mention as well.

My issue of Bitch hasn't arrived yet. Is there an article about Chicklit in it?

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#53070 - 04/29/02 03:52 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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On page 68 is "the bitch list, an annotated guide to some of our favorite things." Chicklit is there, as is Tomato Nation.

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Chicklit is a one-stop web extravaganza "for women who love words."

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I like to think of online diarist/advice columnist Sarah Bunting as a kind of new-style, tech-friendly Fran Lebowitz.

Ain't that just cool! The two sites were reviewed by different people.

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#53071 - 04/29/02 11:22 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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I forgot to mention above that there's another little article to interest deborah, some criticism of the handling of feminist issues on The West Wing on page 16.

And someone should mention to Wing that they imply they're starting a regular column to bitch about Jane on page 17.

Also of interest to chickliterati, an article on ethnic trends in publishing and and a look at the Oprah/Franzen uproar, with a spin I've not seen yet.

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#53072 - 04/29/02 11:40 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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Right, that settles it, I'm picking up a copy of Bitch on my way to work tomorrow.
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#53073 - 05/01/02 12:47 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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Do pick it up, it's a very good one. It's my bus reading this week, and I'm really enjoying it. The "ad" on the back is a hoot!
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#53074 - 05/01/02 05:15 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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My copy of Bitch hasn't arrived yet, but...well done deborah! And Sars!
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#53075 - 05/01/02 07:38 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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Thanks for letting me know about this, everybody! I was lucky enough to find a copy today in a bookstore that doesn't usually seem to have it and I grabbed it and found the mention of Chicklit right away. Yay! (And Yay! Sars, too.)

Haven't had the chance to read anything else in it yet, but I'm sure it'll be good. It always is.

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#53076 - 05/01/02 08:07 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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i just did a thesis on feminism and it's relationship to sexuality..so i appreciated this article.
http://www.popmatters.com/columns/stephens/020410.html

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#53077 - 05/08/02 11:22 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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Belatedly -- thanks, guys!
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