The Nose Sniffs Out the Controversy Surrounding Housework, Smarm, and More

Dec 13, 2013

Geraldine Fain doing the breakfast dishes in 1946.
Geraldine Fain doing the breakfast dishes in 1946.
Credit Russell Lee / U.S. Department of the Interior

After a two-week hiatus, The Nose, our weekly cultural panel, is back on with discussions of a controversial New York Times essay about who does housework, a contemplation of smarm versus snark, a nod to all the messiness around Nelson Mandela's funeral, and some second-guessing of Time's Person of the Year, Pope Francis or Ed Snowden.

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  • Theresa Cramer is a writer and the editor of E-Content Magazine, where she covers the world of digital media
  • James Hanley is the co-founder of Cinestudio¬†at Trinity College
  • Irene Papoulis is a lecturer in writing and rhetoric at Trinity College