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Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 09/18/2011

Read this: Jay Carney’s glasses; Zooey Deschanel

Carney in the now-missing new specs last month. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
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. . .

(Isabella Vosmikova/Fox)

“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?

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