Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Okay, Honestly!

I got my December 17 issue of The New Yorker in the mail today, and because I was already in a crappy mood, I checked the table of contents:

ONE woman

Out of 16 writers.

For the record, it’s Nancy Franklin, their regular (and excellent) T.V. reviewer.

The drawings aren’t much better—though there are a few names that are initials, so I can’t tell. So, assuming all the initials are women, we’ve got 16 drawings with 2 maybe-women. (And the cover is by a man.)

Week after week after week…how can this possibly be coincidental?


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.