Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Clamp -- The Coolest Women In Manga

See, the NYT doesn't have to be dowdy. This entertaining article about a female collective that creates best-selling mangas may not be news to serious fans but it was certainly news to me. My only nit to pick is the lede's insistence that the name of the group -- Clamp -- sounds odd and unfamiliar to Western ears. Uh, not particularly and certainly not as strange as Fluxus or a million other odd collectives.

2 comments:

Biboy said...

Okay, what's a lede?

Michael in New York said...

Sorry, the lede is the opening line of a story. It's spelled "lede" to avoid confusion with a typesetter's term of leading and so on.