The Look, NYTimes
when i worked at the nyt sunday styles, other editors would often make comments like “we want to do a story on xyz, but we don’t want it to be like a women’s magazine story on xyz.” sometimes—probably not every time, since that job, though fun and interesting, was an interminable exercise in picking my feminist battles—i would inform the commenter that, actually, i had seen a women’s magazine story on xyz several months ago and, actually, it was pretty good.
this nyt story is totally a women’s magazine story. in fact, my dream story about huma abedin would most likely run in a women’s magazine, which would ask the important questions, like “do you and anthony want kids?” because if she wants kids she is so getting divorced, right?
ps. when not defending women’s magazines i am complaining about them and when not complaining about the nyt i am talking about how great it is, quite possibly to editors at women’s magazines.