Kathryn Hayden Cusimano

Reader, writer, editor, work in progress. London.

Jill Abramson on Getting Fired From the New York Times

"Is it hard to say I was fired? No. I’ve said it about 20 times, and it’s not. I was in fact insistent that that be publicly clear because I was not ashamed of that. And I don’t think young women — it’s hard, I know — they should not feel stigmatized if they are fired. Especially in this economy people are fired right and left for arbitrary reasons, and there are sometimes forces beyond your control."

-Jill Abramson is a fighter, and so brave for being so open about getting fired from one of the best jobs in the business. And good for Cosmopolitan for scoring this interview, too - I like the magazine’s new direction. Anyway, read the rest here and in this month’s print issue.

Reading List: July 7th

Today I’ve been reading…

Bill Keller on his new venture, The Marshall Project, and watching the Jill Abramson fiasco from afar. (Daily Intel, New York Magazine)

Of course, I had to check out The Marshall Project. Named for Thurgood Marshall, the site will cover the American criminal justice system. It should be a fascinating endeavor - I can’t wait for this fall’s launch. (The Marshall Project)

DKNY has released an interesting capsule collection to celebrate the start of Ramadan. Donna and her team have proven once again that they design and create practical, beautiful clothes for the way women live today. (The Independent)
And what I’ll read tonight…

The Pocket Universe. New York Magazine’s Kevin Roose surveys New Yorkers to find out what they do all day with their cell phones all day. With emoji! (New York Magazine)

Plus, more of Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth. So far, I’m in love.

Ponte Vecchio, to go. #microfficina #federicovianello #handcrafted #ring #doublering #craftsman #pontevecchio #bridge #florence #italy #travel #workshop #nofilter #craft #handmade

Ponte Vecchio, to go. #microfficina #federicovianello #handcrafted #ring #doublering #craftsman #pontevecchio #bridge #florence #italy #travel #workshop #nofilter #craft #handmade

Ponte Vecchio, by night. #florence  #italy #travel #pontevecchio #bridge #nofilter

Ponte Vecchio, by night. #florence #italy #travel #pontevecchio #bridge #nofilter

Ponte Vecchio. #florence #travel #pontevecchio #italy #bridge #arno #nofilter

Ponte Vecchio. #florence #travel #pontevecchio #italy #bridge #arno #nofilter

You are… #free #florence #travel #italy #streetart #red #freedom #balloon #nofilter

You are… #free #florence #travel #italy #streetart #red #freedom #balloon #nofilter

Nun on the run part two: Still in the habit. #florence #italy #travel #nofilter #catholic #nun #sister #habit #loveher

Nun on the run part two: Still in the habit. #florence #italy #travel #nofilter #catholic #nun #sister #habit #loveher