Absence as Speech Act

There’s been no shortage of reporting on Der Tzeitung‘s removing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from this photo of the Situation Room. In contrast, there’s been too little commentary on the subject. Writing for Jezebel, Irin Carmon published this briefing of the now iconic airbrush stroke, which mostly republishes Der Tzeitung‘s explanation of its decision. […]

Sarcasm, sex jokes and vague promises [without airbrushing]

Why the half-hearted promise, Jezebel? The blog’s statement of purpose goes like this: To put it simply, Jezebel is a blog for women that will attempt to take all the essentially meaningless but sweet stuff directed our way and give it a little more meaning, while taking more the serious stuff and making it more […]