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  • Meghan Daum: Is feminism's current moment all slogan and no change?

    Like the cicada, which lies dormant for 13 or 17 years and then suddenly makes a cacophonous comeback, feminism is having a moment. It's announcing itself on magazine covers, dominating discussions on culture blogs and, in one case, making itself known in huge, lighted letters spelling "feminist" as Beyonce performed at the Video Music Awards.
  • Meghan Daum: When nude selfies get hacked, is celeb to blame?

    Amid roiling political unrest overseas, the American pop culture scene is facing its own crisis. Over Labor Day weekend, hackers uploaded hundreds of nude photos of female celebrities onto the Internet, many of them selfies and all of them stolen from...

    Meghan Daum: Robin Williams as alien felt like home

    As sitcoms of its era went, "Mork & Mindy" was neither the best nor the worst. It may, however, have been among the sneakiest in its social commentary. A "Happy Days" spinoff that ran from 1978 to 1982, its premise was that Mork, an alien from the...

    A Word, Please: Argument may be literally on shaky ground

    A Word, Please: Argument may be literally on shaky ground
    Recently, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum wrote about the word “literally.” It’s not OK, she argued, that the Oxford English Dictionary expanded the definition of “literally” to include “informal, used for...

    A Word, Please: We literally can't stop changes in usage

    Recently, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum wrote about the word "literally." It's not OK, she argued, that the Oxford English Dictionary expanded the definition of "literally" to include "informal, used for emphasis while not being literally true."...