The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Lilith Ladies, Surprise Endorsements, and Ballet En Masse

- This summer’s Lilith Fair tour offers old-school empowerment, but lacks diversity of performance. [ The New York Times ]

-A writer chronicles his hometown’s fanfare for local girl and Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky . [ The Atlantic ]

- Sarah Palin ’s political endorsements can come as a shock to some.  [ Politico ]

-Did three burqa-clad women violate airport security ? [ Salon ]

-Over 200 ballerinas gathered in Central Park to set the world record for the largest stand en pointe. [ New York Daily News ]

Photograph of Butterfly Boucher at the 2010 Lilith Fair by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images Entertainment.