Ann Friedman is a columnist for New York magazine's website and for the Columbia Journalism Review. She also makes pie charts for The Hairpin and Los Angeles magazine. Her work has appeared in ELLE, Esquire, Newsweek, The Observer, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and many other outlets. She lives in Los Angeles, but travels so often the best place to find her is online at annfriedman.com.
Can we insist that diversity matters and still express disappointment when the conversation is overly focused on a nominee's identity?Ann FriedmanApr 30, 2010
When we mock politicians who are outed as gay, who are we really shaming? Are we decrying homophobia -- or fueling it?Ann FriedmanMar 24, 2010
The chasm between foodies and those relying on food stamps doesn't have to be so wide.Ann FriedmanFeb 24, 2010
Should women amplify their aggression to mimic successful men? Or should they play up what supposedly makes them different?Ann FriedmanJan 31, 2010