The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: April 6, 2010

-The second female suicide bomber responsible for the subway blasts in Moscow last week has been identified as Maryam Sharipova, a 28-year-old schoolteacher. Like the other bomber, 17-year-old Dzhanet Abdullayeva, Sharipova was married to a Muslim extremist, but Sharipova was not a widow. [ New York Times ]

- Rielle Hunter will do her first television interview with Oprah . The interview, to be conducted in Hunter’s home, will air in May. [ National Enquirer ]

-As Tiger receives a warm welcome back to the boys club at Augusta National, Elin Woods, the “Swedish cipher,” rewrites the playbook for celebrity wives living through the aftermath of their husbands’ sexual scandals. [ The Daily Beast , Washington Post ]

-Is Bruce Springsteen “the classiest celebrity cheater” ? Compared to the other cads in the tabs, perhaps. [ Salon ]

-Why chick flicks are amazing , and how dismissing them means dismissing female audiences. [ Atlantic Monthly ]