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Joel Stein

Beyond Influence: Rethinking Elites in the Brave New World

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
St. Gallen Symposium

Aldous Huxley was fascinated with elites. In his novel Brave New World (1931) he creates a society of Alphas ruling over Betas, Deltas, Gammas and Epsilons in a caste system state order. The rules of society are simple.

WoMan Made: A Stupid[er] Quest for Femininity

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books
Hilary Sheinbaum

I have not one -- not two -- but three brothers. As a self-proclaimed tomboy, growing up in a house of video games, little league practices and at a dinner table that resembled an ESPN broadcast, life was heavily male-influenced.

Why We Need a Little Oversharing

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Victorian-era tradition dictated that a lady's name should only appear in the newspaper three times: upon her birth, marriage and death. I can only assume that having a blog plus a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest account would have been frowned upon.

We May Be Conceited, But Are We Narcissistic?

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Lauren Taylor Shute

We enter the workforce and expect our bosses to cater to us as our parents have, we Snapchat selfies to our friends, we post pictures of our food. But does that make us narcissistic?

Why We're Not The 'Me, Me, Me' Generation

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 07.21.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

So, are we the 'Me, Me, Me Generation?' In the sense that we use ourselves for vehicles of positive and impactful change, this label might be apt. But, regarding Stein's use of the expression, I think Jay Gatsby would have to shrug and say, "You're wrong, old sport."

The Real 'Me Generation'

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Tyler Kingkade

Every generation has its quirks, its slang, its flaws, but it seems too often Gen-Xers in primarily old media outlets cast the behavior of teenagers in the millennial generation as representative of everyone in the age group, whether they're 14 or 29.

Why I'm Glad I'm Not Famous Like Megan Fox and Jodie Foster

Shannon Cutts | Posted 04.06.2013 | Celebrity
Shannon Cutts

It is still all too easy for us to casually discount or criticize celebrities for their choices, their wardrobes, their mates, their art, their lives, their whatever... How incredibly heartless. And sad.

Joel Stein Gets A Massage From Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media


Real Men Don't Exist

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

The idea of Real Men and Real Women is marginalizing to anyone who doesn't fall into the "correct" bin.

Boys Will Be Boys, At Last!: Thank You, Joel Stein

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Many thanks to you, sir, for your considered thoughts on gender correctness in last week's New York Times. It's a relief to know that "boys will be boys" (masculine, car-loving, toilet-fixing, lady-killing hunters) if parents get out of their own overly empathic, feminist-mind-controlled way.

Some Writers Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Authors often like to talk about finding their literary voices, which generally means they haven't sold anything yet. This post, however is about writers who actually have sold a book, want to voice the audiobook edition -- and shouldn't.

Joan Rivers At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 11

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

TOP 5 EVENTS FOR MONDAY, JUNE 11 1. Joan Rivers At Sixth And I One of the funniest, ballsiest comic for the last 50 years is celebrating the rele...

Why I Cried When My Son Was Born

Joel Stein | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Joel Stein

I didn't learn all that much on the day my son was born, other than that women should definitely get the epidural right away, out of politeness to others. But I also learned that I had no idea how we start out.

Joel Stein At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 22, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 22 1. Joel Stein At Sixth And I Time columnist and sometimes VH1 talking head, Joel Stein's first book was written a...

Time Writer Rips His Own Magazine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time magazine writer Joel Stein is not happy with his employer's Internet policy--a fact he made clear with a bitter tweet he posted on Monday. Time ...

Returning My iMac 2: Revenge of the Mac Lovers

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Joshua Kors

Why is it that people who would never say hurtful things to a person face to face feel perfectly comfortable lobbing verbal grenades at others when crouched behind a computer?

Going Viral: A How-To Guide from Time Magazine's Joel Stein

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joshua Kors

Wednesday night I rocked the political world. I went on YouTube and uploaded a remarkable video: a clip of an American soldier testifying before Cong...

The "Hilarious" Xenophobia of Time's Joel Stein

Kal Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kal Penn

Were it not for the intelligent, fresh sense of humor of individuals like Mr. Stein, the world may never know about Americans who happen to be of Indian descent. Gags about impossibly spicy food? I'd never heard those before!

Joel Stein's Beef With Indians Hurts Everyone

Shiwani Srivastava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shiwani Srivastava

TIME recently ran a not-so-funny satire characterizing Indians in New Jersey as a model minority run amok. Here's why that's damaging for all immigrants of color.

Indians 'Shocked,' 'Offended' By Joel Stein's TIME Article

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joel Stein says he was going for humor in his opinion piece, "My Own Private India," which ran in Monday's TIME Magazine. But the Indian-American comm...

Joel Stein and the Curry Problem

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

For Edison, N.J.'s old timers, brown is brown. Too many curry shacks is not that different from too many taquerias. We are all Mexicans now. When Joel Stein goes to Edison, he "feels" what people in Arizona talk about.

Time Magazine's Joel Stein Characterizes South Asians, SAALT Responds

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

Joel Stein's take on how immigration patterns have changed the landscape of Edison, New Jersey ("My Own Private India", July 5, 2010) is offensive a...

Joel Stein Gets "Off the Grid" in Time

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tanya Schevitz

Time magazine columnist Joel Stein was the first person to take our Sabbath Manifesto "Unplug Challenge," going "off the grid" for 24 hours last weekend.

Marry Him - A Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

Julie Spira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

It was two years ago today that Lori Gottlieb's Atlantic magazine article, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Right was released. The piece rai...

Joel Stein Writes Memoir In A Day To Compete With Sarah Palin

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TIME's Joel Stein was so inspired by Sarah Palin's quickie memoir turnaround that he wrote one of his own — in a day. "When I heard that Sarah Pali...