The only writer keeping the wild spirit of bohemianism alive today is Katie Roiphe, who once saw a fight. Read more...
Katie Roiphe thinks that some women writers are too quick to call "sexism" in interviews. We're not so sure.
Claire Messud’s impatience with an interviewer from Publishers Weekly who asked it she’d want to be friends with her own main character caused a stir, but nowhere more so than at Slate, where Katie Roiphe attributed Messud’s impatience...Show More Summary
I guess on one level it’s hard to blame Katie Roiphe for relying on the same tired schtick for decades since it still pays well, but Jesus enough already. Not that “allow me to attack an argument that isn’t being made in order to tell lies about how sexism no longer exists” was even interesting [...]
Katie Roiphe in Slate actually has a decent review of Speedboat. Though I think this is a bit of a straw man: It might also be worth distinguishing for a moment Adler’s blend of irony from our currently debased, sloppy irony, the kind popular websites traffic in, and the default setting for certain kinds of public discourse. Show More Summary
“We live in a world that’s been so transformed by this book and by the movement that followed it, and it’s hard for those of us born after it came out to imagine those days at all,” Katie Roiphe said Wednesday night, at the New America Foundation’s loftlike event space in SoHo. Show More Summary
Naomi Wolf is a well-established third-wave feminist known for her book The Beauty Myth. In 2012, she came out with a new biography centered both in and around her lady parts. The book was not well received. Katie Roiphe of Slate said of Vagina that, “I doubt the most brilliant novelist in the world could have created a more skewering satire of Naomi Wolf’s...
Our very own wealthy, psuedo-intellectual Brooklyn-brownstone-dwelling polemic feminist (although, who knows, she might rankle at the label of "feminist") Katie Roiphe's latest piece on Slate, primarily addresses this much passed-around NYT article and the nuances of Facebook flirtations. See, KT thinks it's worse than old-timey cheating. More »
In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.
She writes about herself in the second person saying things like: You have read Adorno. You are able to think critically about your desire for the shoes. Furthermore, you have a healthy class-hatred for people who dress habitually in clothes from this store... And: If you do walk out with the shoes... Show More Summary
Writing at Slate, Katie Roiphe describes watching the final presidential debate with her nine-year-old daughter, who “views the world entirely through the lens of Harry Potter” and has a fresh take on the nature of Mitt Romney’s villainy: “He’s...Show More Summary
Tags: The AfterEllen.com Huddle AfterEllen Huddle lesbian stereotypes This week on Twitter the hashtag #sorryfeminists was trending after a New York Times editor joked she was sorry for calling controversial writer Katie Roiphe sexy. Feminists...Show More Summary
Deborah Needleman just learned the hard way to think before you tweet. Needleman was plugging an appearance by Katie Roiphe, when things went horribly wrong: Naturally women — and some men — didn’t appreciate Needleman seemingly perpetuating...Show More Summary
On Monday morning, the new editor of T magazine, Deborah Needleman, tweeted, “The sexy (sorry, feminists), smart, sassy Katie Roiphe live on stage @nypl on Wednesday night." Was she poking fun at perceived feminist ire over women intellectuals being described as sexy? Was she saying feminists aren’t interested in being ... More »
Good news for fans of one of Slate’s most provocative columnists: Katie Roiphe will be talking with Paul Holdengräber about her new collection of essays, In Praise of Messy Lives, at the New York Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. Show More Summary
There is a special face-shaped dent in many a feminist's desk thanks to the writings of Katie Roiphe. She's at it again today ("it" being a short-sighted, wrongheaded take on modern feminism) with her latest article, "The Mockery Feminists." Among...Show More Summary
Our very own Andi Zeisler reviewed Katie Roiphe's new essay collection In Praise of Messy Lives for the Los Angeles Review of Books. As Andi puts it, "Spoiler alert: It annoyed me." Andi's review, however, is the opposite of annoying. Show More Summary
This story is adapted from Katie Roiphe’s new book of essays, In Praise of Messy Lives.
"On the subject of Ms. Didion’s writing about herself, Ms. Roiphe concludes: 'Didion did it elegantly, but many of those who followed did it not so elegantly.' She names Anna Quindlen, Maureen Dowd, Susan Orlean and Meghan Daum, though...Show More Summary
This piece isn't actually the worst, considering its author, but it's also stunning how Roiphe manages to take the relatively complex social issue of single motherhood and turn it into All About Me.