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Eliza Krigman

Journalist

London, UK

Eliza Krigman

On Assignment

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The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture

If Sheryl Sandberg is the poster child of the one percent of women having it all, the mighty women driving Monster Jam trucks serve as feminist exemplar for the other 99 percent. When my British husband insisted that what he truly wanted for his birthday was to see a Monster Jam Truck show, I cringed inside.
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How Women Really Feel About Company-Provided Egg Freezing

Last month, news broke that Facebook and Apple would cover egg freezing in their insurance packages, paying $20,000 per female employee interested in the procedure. This past Saturday, many of the 50 attendees at a Washington, D.C. conference on egg freezing, organized by the Shady Grove Fertility Clinic, applauded the corporate move.
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Pie baker turns passion into an apprentice tour, blog, baking business and cookbook

Correction: An earlier version of the article gave an incorrect date for the season opening of the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, where Lamothe will be vending. The opening has been delayed from April 12 to April 19. This version has been corrected. Teeny Lamothe was acting in Chicago — and babysitting to make ends meet — when she realized she wanted to follow her bliss: pie.
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In Praise of Breaking Bad's Skyler White

For her incredible portrayal of Skyler White, the wife of the antihero Walter White on the hit show Breaking Bad, Anna Gunn won a well-deserved Emmy last week. I'm glad she got recognition for a sterling acting performance. But perhaps even more deserving than Gunn is the show's creator Vince Gilligan and his team of writers for creating such a compelling character.
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In Praise of Snooki, Feminist Mom

Breaking free from her new life as a mother and fiancée, the inimitable Snooki marshals her Jersey posse of Guidettes for a ladies' night out in the latest episode of her current show. In the booze-filled limo ride to the club, Snooki breaks out her breast pump, starts waving it around to the beat of the music, and then puts it to use.
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Is This What We Really Should Ask About the ‘New York Times’ Firing of Jill Abramson?

After all, the newly appointed executive editor slammed the wall and fled the newsroom last year after then-boss Abramson disapproved of his choices on story placement—an altercation he acknowledges. She called the stories he pushed “boring,” and Baquet didn’t just have a “moment”: He left the building for the day and didn’t show up to the editors’ daily afternoon meeting.
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Hey Russell Brand, You Don’t Have to Sexually Harass Women to Make a Point!

Actor Russell Brand bitch-slapped the Internet into paying attention this week after a riotous and raucous appearance on “Morning Joe.”. His antics careened from funny to offensive as he gave the hosts a dressing-down for disrespecting him by speaking about him in the third person and continually bringing the conversation back to his appearance.
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About

Eliza Krigman

Eliza Krigman is an independent journalist based in London. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Marie Claire and the Los Angeles Times, among other leading publications. She has been a featured guest on both national radio and television. Before launching a career as an independent writer, she held staff positions at National Journal and Politico.

She grew up in Boston, MA and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She can be reached at eliza@elizakrigman.com