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RESCHEDULED: Date Lab Editor Christina Antoniades Talks Culture, Politics and Love

Picture 10Double X Gabfest has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25, same time and place, due to weather concerns for the DC area.

Big fan of Date Lab? Yeah, we are too!

This Thursday (as in two days from today!) Christina Antoniades, editor of The Washington Post’s Date Lab will join Hanna Rosin, editor of Slate’s section for women, Double X; New York magazine’s Noreen Malone; and June Thomas editor of Slate’s LGBTQ section, Outward, to gab about culture, politics, and the way women love now. In addition, Antoniades will offer highlights and lowlights from her column and answer questions.

Double X Gabfest as the evening is called will take place at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Tickets are going for $20 each, but we have a pair up for grabs for those of you who can reference your favorite Date Lab memory. Submit yours to fishbowlnick@gmail.com and we’ll have Antoniades pick her fav early Thursday.

And in case you missed it, Megan McArdle will also be at Sixth & I tomorrow to discuss her new book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success. We have a pair of tickets to that too (we just have ticket giveaways to everything, don’t we?) for whoever can share the best “start as a failure, ends in success” story. And since these experiences are inherently personal, we won’t be posting any to the site. Send your story to fishbowlnick@gmail.com and we’ll have McArdle choose one lucky winner by morning.

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Cover: The Atlantic, April 2013

The April issue of The Atlantic is out.

Subject matter: The Touch-Screen Generation

Synopsis: “Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. Thousands of apps appealing to kids just out of diapers are now released every year. Should parents recoil or rejoice? Hanna Rosin examines the latest research and data—not to mention the behavior of her own three kids—to better understand what tablets and smartphones are doing to young children’s brains.” Read here.

Other stories…

* Jeffrey Goldberg interviews King Abdullah II in a 10,000-word piece. As we know now, the King denies some of the interpretations made by Goldberg, calling the article “inaccurate and dishonest.”

* What’s the Deal With Donald Trump? William D. Cohan explores whether Trump is a genius or a buffoon or a little of both.

* In the “Big Question,” a divorce lawyer, Gloria Allred and more weigh in on the worst marriages ever.

Are Men Still Unnecessary?

NYT‘s Maureen Dowd published the outspoken book, Are Men Necessary, in 2005, detailing the sexual battlefield between men and women and “mysteries and muddles of sexual combat in America.” But that’s not stopping The Atlantic and Slate‘s Hanna Rosin, who’s out with The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, perhaps taking the subject matter one shovel full of dirt further into the ground. Rosin explores many of the same topic areas that Dowd did seven years ago, including crime, marriage politics and more. She argues that men are no longer the dominant sex.

Here’s Rosin’s pitch letter that’s making the rounds:

Dear BLANK,

I am writing to let you know about the publication of my new book, THE END OF MEN, which has been named by the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, New York magazine and the Huffington Post as one of the books most looked forward to for the fall. As a loyal supporter of Slate and DoubleX, I wanted to let you know before the book is officially out.

The book chronicles an unprecedented moment: Women are no longer merely gaining on men–they have pulled decisively ahead. I show how the radically different ways men and women earn, learn, spend, work, marry–even kill–have turned society upside down, not just in the U.S., but around the world. And I help readers see how both men and women can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.In the book I address, among other things:

What we misunderstand about the hook-up culture, and how women use it to their advantage. Read my excerpt in the Atlantic: “Boys on the Side

Why men are having a harder time adapting to the changing economy. Read my New York Times magazine cover story: “Who Wears the Pants in this Economy.”

How marriage in American is undergoing a radical transformation, in ways we never expected.

How women can get over the final hurdles and make it to the top.

I would love to meet you at one of the stops on my national book tour, which begins Sept. 11. The major tour stops and dates are listed below.  If you run an organization interested in these issues, I would love to come speak to you. To find out more, please visit my website at hannarosin.com. If you want to order the book, please visit [here].  

Sincerely,

Hanna Rosin

Molly Ringwald to D.C. for Book Reading

Looking at the fall lineup of appearances at Sixth & I, organizers decided to spin them as a “Breakfast Club” series of appearances with the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the criminal, the princess, and actress Molly Ringwald, who starred in the 1985 film. Ringwald appears on Sept. 12 for her literary debut, When it Happens to You: A Novel in Stories.

The Brain: Hanna Rosin, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, for The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. She’ll appear at the synagogue with her husband, Slate Editor David Plotz, on Sept. 11 for a “battle of the sexes-style meeting of the minds.”

The Athlete: Chris Cleave for Incendiary on Oct. 3.

The Basket Case: Daniel Smith for Monkey Mind on Oct. 15.

The Princess: Stacy London, star of What Not to Wear, for her memoir, The Truth About Style, on Oct. 4.

The Criminals: Brothers David and Peter Rothbart. A release says the duo is embarking on a 75-city 10th Anniversary tour to celebrate Davy’s book of personal essays, My Heart Is an Idiot, Peter’s album, You Are What You Dream, and a brand new issue of FOUND. The tour stops at Sixth & I on Sept. 24.

 

Middle of the Night Banter

What are journalists like in the wee hours of Election Night? Some attended parties, others did TV hits and still others were holed up in bed with a dangerous combination of champagne and computers (thank you FamousDC for that excellent imagery). To give you a sense, we’ve rounded up the best of the best (or something like that).

NJ‘s Marc Ambinder: “Can I go to sleep yet?” (At approximately 1:43 a.m.)

Politics Daily‘s Matt Lewis‘s bragging rights: “So I’ll actually be on from like 2:35-3:35 a.m. ET.”

C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art safe and sound: “Made it home. Very few cars on the road at 2:30 a.m.”

Politico‘s Kasie Hunt: “Aaand at 2:43a, my BlackBerry has finally gone to sleep. Not me, though.”

Politico‘s Ben Smith leans on Slate‘s Dave Weigel: “I need a Twitter editor at this hour.”

NJ‘s Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier marveling at the new NJ: New and old friends just toasted the first election day in the united NJ newsroom. God Bless Crown Royal (It’s close to 3 a.m.)

ABC News’s Jake Tapper sees a possible political career for a certain situation from MTV’s “Jersey Shore”: “Say hello to Rep.-elect Ben Quayle & former Real World star Rep.-elect Sean Duffy [Door open for Rep. Situation]”

HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim anticipating unoriginal headlines: “How many headline writers will think “up in smoke” is the cleverest way to describe the pot initiative losing?”

National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez: “MSNBC is the seat of cockiness right now.”

Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary: “Okay, now for a two-hour nap. See you guys on #insidetrack.” Before that she remarked, “Official: I have been awake 24 hours. #startingtoloseit”

The Nation‘s Editor/Publisher Katrina vanden Heuval: “Like Lawrence O’Donnell on elections. Serious, intense in semi-wonky + saavy way.

The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody: “Long night. Just downed one of those 5-hour energy shot things. Haven’t eaten. Getting the shakes. #journalism”

Politics Daily‘s White House correspondent Alex Wagner: “For those interested in #Boehner crying jags: they come often.” Wagner suggests this WaPo story.

Politico‘s White House scribe Glenn Thrush: “If Christine O’Donnell doesn’t get a reality show I’m canceling basic cable.”

WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart remarks on his facial hair after a follower scolds him, saying, “OMG, @CapehartJ, you’ve got scruff! #MSNBCafterdark. ” He replies. “LOL. Not my shaving day.”

Donald Edmond, attorney, who wants to take over Politico by starting a publication called Common Sense 2012: “@FishbowlDC You realize you’d overtake Politico in this town if I wrote for you FT right? Black Republican in DC w/humor and insight.” (Note to readers: Edmond is an anti-trust lawyer we were Twitter “arguing/discussing” with well into the morning.)

ABC’s Rick Klein: “@karentravers I will sleep only when @berman14‘s hair gets out of place.” (Travers is an ABC White House reporter; Berman is an ABC News correspondent.)

Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn: “The up side: at least now I can get back to worrying about Charlie Sheen.”

SKDKnickerbocker’s Hanna Rosin: “Man up John Boehner. Stop crying.”

Political Wire‘s Taegan Goddard: “Two things I’ll forever miss on Election Day: Mechanical voting machines and Tim Russert.”

CBS News White House Radio correspondent Mark Knoller: “Haven’t seen anyone smiling at the WH this morning. With good reason.”

TNR Makes Changes to Web Team and Announces Brand New Class of Reporter-Researchers

Today TNR.com Editor Greg Veis announces two additions to its web team: Barron YoungSmith and Seyward Darby (pictured above) have been named deputy editors. Both are former reporter-researchers at the magazine.

Chloë Schama (below right) has replaced Darby as Assistant Managing Editor. Schama is a former Assistant Literary Editor at the magazine. She has an M.Phil. in English from Cambridge and graduated from Harvard. Schama is the author of Wild Romance: A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial, and a Self-Made Woman (Walker Books 2010).

Laura Bennett (below left) has been named Assistant Literary Editor. She graduated from Yale where she was editor-in-chief of the The Yale Herald and the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

TNR also introduced its 2010-2011 class of reporter-researchers. Find out who they are and see where they might go. We have the list as well as noteworthy alumni after the jump…

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