Did Jay Carney lose his chunky new glasses accidentally-on-purpose because they’re too hip? Ned Martel dissects the signals sent by your choice of eyewear (me-wear?). And speaking of people in adorkable faux-nerd specs. . .
“Zooey Deschanel is 31. She’s too old to act like this.”
— Hank Stuever in an essay on how women are portrayed in the new fall TV season. He singles out Deschanel’s “atrociously cutesy sitcom,” “New Girl” for special disdain, and wonders, Whatever happened to women?