The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, July 01, 2004  

Retreat or Retirement?

For a few months during the spring “Tina Brown Thursday” was a regular, if sometimes tardy, feature at The Rittenhouse Review. It was, that is, until I lost interest in the endeavor, Brown’s weekly column in the Washington Post’s style section invariably being either too easy a target, too predictable, or just too insipid.

Last week I thought I might revive “Tina Brown Thursday.” Unfortunately, however, Brown’s column didn’t appear in the Post on June 24. And there’s no column in today’s paper. (Brown’s last missive, “Democrats Warm to ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’,” was published on June 17.)

What gives? Or better, who else gave up?

[Post-publication addendum: Rittenhouse reader K.P. writes: “I believe [Brown] is on hiatus because she is in the U.K. for a couple of weeks --- her husband was knighted.” Could it be true? Could that possibly be “for real”? Gee gosh golly, it is true: Mr. Tina Brown, a/k/a Harold Evans, has been knighted. Big deal. Judging from the latest rounds of sword swinging by the freeloading ertswhile Germans of the House of Windsor, these days it’s even easier to become a knight than it is to become a saint.]

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