The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Human Trafficking, Ann Patchett, and Farmville.

-The New York Times profiles Iana Matei , who has spent the last decade rescuing children from human traffickers in Romania. [ New York Times ]

-The fine living of Ann Patchett is amply demonstrated by her beautiful Nashville home . But did her fine living kill Gourmet magazine? Patchett reflects remorsefully on the glory years of travel writing. [ New York Times , Wall Street Journal ]

-The perilous trigonometry of love triangles : Chilean miners, matrimony, and mistresses. [ Daily Beast ]

-Too much spam; too little spinach? FarmVille and the other top nine Facebook apps are sharing your data . [ New York Magazine ]