Noreen Malone
Staff Writer

Jhumpa Lahiri's Book for Unhappy Mothers
October 09, 2013

In Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, her second, the terrain is familiar. The Lowland is the story of Indian immigrants to the United States, as her previous novel The Namesake was, and as the focus of many her superior short stories has been.

Shepard Smith's Newsroom Set Isn't Even the Goofiest One in TV-News History
October 09, 2013

This week, Fox News' Shepard Smith debuted the network's new newsroom set, featuring giant, 55-inch table screens that the Verge said "could be mistaken for a College Humor or Saturday Night Live parody." Who wants to scroll Twitter on a screen bigge

The Era of the Hipster Mayor Is Upon Us
October 08, 2013

The press has long relied on a few ready stereotypes of hipster jobs. Barista. Vice columnist. Artisinal-anything-maker. It might be time to add big-city mayor to that list.

Antonin Scalia's Favorite Supreme Court Justices
October 06, 2013

Antonin Scalia believes in the Devil, suspects some of his friends are homosexual, and thinks that ladies who use the "F-word" are sadly symptomatic of a coarsened culture.

David Koch, Feminist?
October 04, 2013

Almost any discussion of the barriers women still face at work ends with feminists pleading for better child care options in the United States. At MIT, women will have this, thanks to … David Koch. 

Elizabeth Wurtzel Wants To Know What's Wrong With Kids Today
September 30, 2013

Elizabeth Wurtzel's subjects have always been sadness and age. Her first, famous book (Prozac Nation) was about her youthful depression. Lately, her magazine pieces have fit the theme of, loosely, middle-age tristesse.

What Do Bill de Blasio and Pope Francis Have in Common?
September 23, 2013

Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner for New York City mayor and darling of the city's progressives, was a "youthful leftist," according to a lengthy report in today's New York Times.

What Bustle's Funding Really Shows Us
September 16, 2013

What does it look like when you mix up journalism and the tech-world ethos? That's a question that's been asked a lot lately, when Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post (and when Chris Hughes bought this magazine).

Worldwide Mustache Expert Weighs in on Assad's Upper Lip
September 11, 2013

Bashar al Assad shares something in common with Genghis Khan, Vlad the Impaler, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Francisco Franco, Augusto Pinochet, Saddam Hussein, and Robert Mugabe. They all sported distinctive mustaches.

Is New York City Puritanical?
September 11, 2013

In last night's New York City Democratic primary, Anthony "Sexting" Weiner lost. So did Eliot "Hooker" Spitzer. So did Vito Lopez and Micah Kellner, two state assemblymen ("pervy pols," in tabloid-ese) embroiled in sexual harassment scandals.