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Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan: A Creationist Against the Creationists

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Nathan Schneider

She deftly manages not to dismiss, for instance, evolution or astrophysics altogether, but she doesn't find that they have as much relevance to her daily life as the Bible. To her, there is an opposition between the poetry of religion and the coldness of science, and given the choice she chooses the former.

Virginia Heffernan On The Neurotoxin Happy Moms Avoid

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.17.2012 | Parents

This is a health bulletin. A sober, alarmist one. Aimed squarely at moms who feel guilty about their choices. There is a neurotoxin that every moth...

Yahoo News' Major Get | DYLAN BYERS | | Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

In its most high-profile move since announcing the expansion of its political coverage, Yahoo News has hired former New York Times columnist Virginia ...

Why Cultural Literacy Is Dying

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

Critics are cultural historians of a sort, trying to tie the present to the past. Audiences, however, apparently don't give a rip. Or, at least, the audience that seem to matter most now, people in their 30s or younger.

NYT Gets New Op-Ed Writer | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media

Virginia Heffernan, formerly a columnist for The New York Times Magazine, has found a new home at the paper. Starting Monday, she will "write regularl...

Finding a Social Compact for the Blogosphere: NYT's "The Medium" on ScienceBlogs Dust-Up

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
George Spyros

Writing with accountability and reading with a sense of responsibility on the Web would form a compact between author and reader, providing a strong "formula" upon which to base our mutually constructed and shared social state.

Facebook, Twitter and the Social Web: Sharing But Not Caring

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rob Fishman

Simpler privacy settings on Facebook, filters on Twitter and the so-called suburbanization of the web might make us more open and social. Or they might make us more closed.