Only two things remotely surprised me about this Village Voice article , the latest entry into the tired "Women, stop being so picky or you'll end up alone" genre: That the author failed to drop a Bridget Jones cliche in among the Carrie Bradshaw, Eat Pray Love , and Lori Gottlieb references in her essay from this week's issue, and that the alt-weekly's editors thought the concept new or interesting enough to merit a cover story.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
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A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.