Thanks to my wife’s work with Walden Media, I’ve had a chance to get a sneak peek at Walden’s new movie, the The Giver (opening Friday), based on Lois Lowry’s book of the same name. The book — which has now sold roughly 10 million copies — was a teen dystopia before teen dystopia was cool, published long before Hunger Games or Divergent or any of the other myriad less-popular books where kids wake up to the oppression around them and change the world.
Building Cathedrals, thanks for the discussion about the Atlantic cover story, “Why Women Can’t Have It All.” I understand how Anne-Marie Slaughter’s handling of the myth of “having it all” earned your respect. However, consider Lori Gottlieb’s gentle rebuke of the article’s author. [Read more…]