Posts Tagged ‘The New York Times’

In which The Gay Recluse updates his informal but rather telling quantitative analysis of Modern Love, the weekly Style Section (of The Times) column in which openly gay writers almost never appear, and even less frequently describe a romantic relationship. This week’s piece: A Wedding Invitation for a Mom Long Gone by Julie Buxbaum Subject: […]


In which The Gay Recluse presents a gay/impressionistic alternative to this week’s Modern Love offering in The Times. Those looking for our quantitative analysis should click here. By JULIE BUXBAUM and THE GAY RECLUSE Published: May 11, 2008 SEVEN months ago, I was married in an ivory lace dress to a woman in a gray […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Gail Collins/The Torch en Route The Short Version: Hillary wants to run. So what?   In his words: “South Dakota wants its turn. It wants to have Chelsea visit its community colleges and refuse to answer questions about Monica Lewinsky. ” Score: A- (Amusing) Collins continues […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Thomas Friedman/The Democratic Recession The Short Version: Thanks, oil! You’ve caused democratic government to wane around the world.   In his words: “I’ve long argued that the price of oil and the pace of freedom operate in an inverse correlation — which I call: “The […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. David Brooks/Combat and Composure The Short Version: Hillary is a monster! In his words: “But, as Sunday’s contrast made clear, Obama still seems like a human being.” Score: B (Basic) We’ve also been put off by Clinton’s completely over-the-top (and hilarious) attempts to distance […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Success Breeds Failure The Short Version: Don’t get too excited about the financial markets. In his words: “[T]he next crisis will probably be worse than this one.” Score: B- (Been there) Krugman describes an entrenched cycle of boom/bust/haphazard regulation in the financial markets […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores OMG four wtf!? selected opinions in The Times. Franck Rich/The All-White Elephant in the Room The Short Version: The Maverick’s preacher is just as crazy as Obama’s! In his words: “But he did say that God created Hurricane Katrina to punish New Orleans for its sins, particularly a scheduled […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/Overkill and Short Shrift The Short Version: Why can’t we get a grip? In his words: “The challenge for the working press right now is to see if we can force ourselves past the overwhelming temptations of Wright and race and focus in […]


In which The Gay Recluse updates his informal but rather telling quantitative analysis of Modern Love, the weekly Style Section (of The Times) column in which openly gay writers almost never appear, and even less frequently describe a romantic relationship. This week’s piece: Want To Be My Boyfriend? Please Define by Marguerite Fields Subject: In […]


In which The Gay Recluse hopes that a young woman will not succumb to the more conventional pressures that sadly ooze from this week’s Modern Love offering in The Times. Those looking for our quantitative analysis should click here. Want To Be My Girlfriend? Please Don’t Define By MARGUERITE FIELDS and THE GAY RECLUSE RECENTLY […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Gail Collins/How Will It Play in Apex? The Short Version: It’s hard to say who’s worse: Blabbermouth Bill or The Reverend Wright. In her words: “On the other hand, young voters who have yet to have their hearts broken by a politician find it wicked (sic?) […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/The Pastor Casts a Shadow The Short Version: Oh nos! The Reverend is going to wreck everything! In his words: “Faster than anyone could have imagined, the young Mr. Obama became Senator Obama and then the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.” Score: […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Bush Made Permanent The Short Version: The Maverick is a Loser! In his words: “Mr. McCain proposes making almost all of the Bush tax cuts, which are currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2010, permanent.” Score: B- (Basic) We already know […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Frank Rich/How McCain Lost in Pennsylvania The Short Version: We’ll see who’s laughing in November! In his words: “On the way to the finish line, the prolonged primary race, far from destroying the Democratic candidates, may do more insidious damage to the Republican […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/McCain’s Compassion Tour The Short Version: The Maverick is a major asshole. In her words: “[H]is reaction does suggest that on his list of presidential priorities, the problems of working women come in somewhere behind the rising price of after-dinner mints.” Score: […]


In which The Gay Recluse updates his informal but rather telling quantitative analysis of Modern Love, the weekly Style Section (of The Times) column in which openly gay writers almost never appear, and even less frequently describe a romantic relationship. This week’s piece: Was I on a Date or Baby-Sitting? Subject: For some reason a […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selection opinion pieces in The Times. Paul Krugman/Self-Inflicted Confusion The Short Version: Friends! I told you Hillary was the best, and because you ignored me and got wrapped up in the Obullshit message of “change,” you shall now suffer accordingly. In his words: “The attacks from the Clinton campaign have been badminton […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Maureen Dowd/Wilting Over Waffles The Short Version: Hillary is a monster! In her words: “Despite all his incandescent gifts, Obama has missed several opportunities to smash the ball over the net and end the game.” Score: D+ (Deadly) Wake us up when the primaries are over. […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Bob Herbert/Clueless in America The Short Version: Kids are stupid. In his words: “While we’re effectively standing in place, other nations are catching up and passing us when it comes to educational achievement.” Score: F (Forgettable) If you’re in the mood to be scolded […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Frank Rich/Shoddy! Tawdry! A Televised Train Wreck! The Short Version: That debate was la-la-la-lame! In his words: “I can’t remember a debate in which the only memorable moment was the audience’s heckling of a moderator.” Score: D+ (Dated) The debate already feels like […]