Noreen Malone
Staff Writer

What’s Not Wrong With Network TV
Three critics find the bright spots in a medium in transition
May 14, 2013

Three critics find the bright spots in a medium in transition.

Not That Kind of Girl
Liz Meriwether is the anti-Lena Dunham
May 10, 2013

While everyone was fawning over Lena Dunham, Liz Meriwether made a show that's funnier and more true to life. 

Spring Break for Nerds
A skeptic learns the secret to South by Southwest’s success
April 26, 2013

Every year, the tech elite and their legions of hangers-on gather in Austin to binge-network, binge-drink and "change the world." It is glorious. It is absurd. It is South by Southwest.

Don't 'Bro' Me, Bro!
It's time to retire the meaningless word
April 25, 2013

It's time to retire the meaningless descriptor.

The Jarring 7-Eleven Detail in the Boston Manhunt
We didn't expect the alleged bombers to commit such an ordinary American crime
April 19, 2013

We didn't expect the alleged bombers to commit such an ordinary American crime.

Make Bloomberg Smile!
The amusing photos of New York's mayor not being amused
March 26, 2013

The amusing photos of New York's mayor not being amused.

Why Women Turned on Matt Lauer
The "Today Show" host's stunning fall from grace
March 19, 2013

There are a very small number of jobs where it just doesn't matter if you're not that well-liked. Solitary-confinement prison guard, maybe. Large-scale media or movie mogul. Solo-rig long-haul trucker.

Thank You to the Author's Many, Many Important Friends
How the acknowledgments page became the place to drop names
March 07, 2013

Forget the state-of-feminism debate. Lean In reveals the dire state of the Acknowledgements section.

What We Mean When We Say “Bids Wanted in Competition.”
February 26, 2013

What we mean when we say, “Bids Wanted in Competition.”

Bradley Cooper: Beefcake Thespian
How the "Silver Linings Playbook" star became a serious actor
February 21, 2013

It’s a real shame that the planned big-screen production of Paradise Lost, which was to feature Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, will never see the light of day.

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