A press litany: Will Pope Francis just hold that Vatican line?

As always, the gospel according to The New York Times — in an early version of its instant Pope Francis analysis — was spot on, with this headline: “Argentine Pope Will Make History, but Backs Vatican Line.” And the lede? More of the same: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, to be called Francis, will break ground [Read More...]

What, precisely, makes Stephenie Meyer so important? (updated)

I need some help, folks. My goal is to find that classic Washington Post piece — on A1 or the Style front — about the whole Beltway-women cult that surrounded the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer. The key to this feature was that it focused on how guilty these feminists and hard-charging professionals felt about [Read More...]


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