Mary Elizabeth Williams

Arts, Culture & Media

What sound hath Amy Winehouse wrought?

It's been a year and a half since Amy Winehouse caught the ears of American listeners. Now, there's a new crop of young singer-songwriter-types tapping the well of old- and new-school sounds. If Amy was already a throwback, what's so new about this latest crop? Guest: Takeaway contributor Mary Elizabeth Williams

Business, Economics and Jobs

Mickey Mouse Meets The Hulk

The Walt Disney Corporation will be acquiring Marvel, the home of Spiderman, Iron Man and Captain America. We ask Takeaway contributor Mary Elizabeth Williams whether this is a brilliant example of corporate synergy or an ungodly pop-cultural mutation.