Arianna, Tina and the Bag Lady Papers

Arianna Huffington’s success with her Huffington Post blog evidently has inspired Tina Brown to create a blog of her own, The Daily Beast. Brown’s site is also an aggregator, but one that comes from the sensibility she displayed when she was editor of the New Yorker. I find that her bloggers are more interesting than the legions of folks who write for the Huffington Post. Arianna gets points for comprehensiveness, but the style points go to Tina.

Two examples: Stanley Crouch on The Hip-Hop Inauguration, refreshingly politically incorrect commentary on hip-hop culture. The other is by Alexandra Penney who lost her life’s savings and income stream to the last (I hope) great icon of the Age of Greed, Bernie Madoff. She is now writing The Bag Lady Papers – a confessional grounded in the next great boomer fear: Oh my God, I’m going to outlive my money. Good stuff, the writing that is.


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