The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: May 27, 2010

-Are long, shapeless skirts making a comeback? [ New York Times ]

-South Carolina’s pivotal role in the presidential primaries could explain why major GOP figures are running to the defense of beleaguered would-be governor Nikki Haley . [ Politico ]

-Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the site’s revamped privacy settings at a news conference yesterday. Will the new fixes satisfy critics? [ Washington Post ]

- Amy Sohn thinks the glut of gory divorce memoirs reflects the recent economic downturn. [ Elle ]

- Venus Williams ’ lacy, flesh-toned dress recently raised eyebrows at the French Open, but tennis stars have a long history of making questionable sartorial choices. [ New York Times ]