The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: WikiLeaks, Midterms, and Celebrity Real Estate

-WikiLeaks has made part of a cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables available to the media . The White House calls the leak “reckless and dangerous.” [ New York Times ]

-So far the White House had no comment on another major information leak: Oksana Grigorieva’s e-mails to Mel Gibson . [ TMZ ]

-After all the fuss and failure, how much do the midterm elections even matter ? [ Reason ]

-When “consent” is a comforting delusion: inside the covert world of brothels and human trafficking. [ New York Times ]

-Not sure what to do with that extra few billion? There’s a killing to be made from bankrupt celebrities . [ New York Magazine ]

WikiLeaks image from Wikimedia Commons.