What, Me Marry? at CNR

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The College of New Rochelle presents an intriguing lecture by the author of this month’s cover story in The Atlantic, which questions the existence of the traditional “romantic market.”

The College of New Rochelle will present a lecture entitled, “What, Me Marry?” by Kate Bolick at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, in Romita Auditorium on the Main Campus in New Rochelle. Ms. Bolick wrote the cover story in the November issue of The Atlantic.

Ms. Bolick’s article in The Atlantic, which has led to multiple appearances on national radio and television programs, makes the point that in today’s economy, “men are falling apart.” As The Atlantic explains, “recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the ‘romantic market’ in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats (whose numbers are rising) and playboys (whose power is growing). But this strange state of affairs also presents an opportunity: as the economy evolves, it’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and family-and to acknowledge the end of ‘traditional’ marriage as society’s highest ideal.”

Ms. Bolick’s lecture will be followed by a question and answer period.

Kate Bolick is the culture editor of Veranda Magazine, a Hearst publication, and is based in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Previously, she was Executive Editor of Domino magazine. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and Vogue. She has a master’s in Cultural Criticism from New York University and a bachelor’s from Colby College.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Dr. Amy Bass abass@cnr.edu or 914.654.5987.

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