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news and notes

A few women-centered notes this morning:Cara at the Curvature has a pretty awesome Open Letter to Eliot Spitzer up this morning.Top Chef returns tonight with Season 4 based in Chicago. This season presents an even split - 8 male and 8 female contestants. This is the first time there's been a balance since season 1… Continue reading news and notes

literature, news

(non)fiction

There’s a disturbing new trend in the literary world right now, it seems: emerging writers are creating amazing works of fiction and calling them memoirs. You’ve probably already heard about most of these instances:James Frey’s book A Million Little Pieces was published by Doubleday in 2003. It was marketed as a "brutally honest" account of… Continue reading (non)fiction