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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tweet I honestly doubted that I would live to see something like last week’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. View image | gettyimages.com I remember the summer of 2000, when Vermont legalized “civil unions,” which allowed gay and lesbian partners to reap the legal benefits of marriage, albeit without using the word marriage. Some […]

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tweet Actress Angelina Jolie Pitt wrote an essay that was published on the New York Times op-ed page today about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ESSAY. This comes two years after an essay in which she described her preventative double mastectomy. Jolie Pitt is not […]

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tweet Here is the New Yorker’s reaction to the mass shooting at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Click to read the essay by Amy Davidson. And a 2012 quote from Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, who was killed today: “A drawing has never killed anyone.” Click to read Alexandra Petri’s […]

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Tweet You know those “best friends” heart-shaped necklaces that you’re supposed to split with your closest gal pal? If you and your BFF like the idea of a jewelry connection but crave an edgier design, Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers has a sassy solution. She split a pair of my middle finger emoji stud earrings […]

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tweet I need to thank my gorgeous online friend Marguerite for pointing out the Instagram from Jill Abramson‘s daughter, Cornelia. “Mom’s badass new hobby,” Cornelia wrote as a caption on a picture of Jill in boxing gloves, using the hashtags #girls and #pushy. This Instagram is giving me life! It also made me finalize the […]

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tweet If you’ve been on Twitter today, you already know it: This afternoon, the New York Times reported that Jill Abramson, its executive editor, “is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor.” Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. made the announcement in the Times newsroom at 2:30 p.m. ET. Abramson, […]

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Tweet I’ve got the perfect necklace for the folks at US Airways, who sent out a tweet that personifies the meaning of “Not Safe for Work.” If you haven’t seen the photo, you can cautiously approach it via this Buzzfeed story. To give you a hint about what you’re going to see, Buzzfeed says the […]

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Tweet Some days it is challenging to read the newspaper around here … … but I usually prevail after scooping up FitzRoy and depositing him in another room.  Those of you with more recalcitrant cats can catch up with the good stuff online. For instance, last week, the Wall Street Journal ran an interesting series called […]

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tweet Have you seen the story about the fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral? Well, even if you have, you haven’t REALLY experienced the story unless you’ve read Michael K’s version on Dlisted. I will not be satisfied until Michael K takes over all reporting for CNN, Fox News, the New York Times […]

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Tweet The news that designer Jeremy Scott has been named creative director at ever-whimsical Moschino, one of my favorite fashion houses, reminded me of an item I had lurking in my blog drafts. Last month, Scott settled with NHS, Inc./Santa Cruz Skateboards after the latter accused Scott of using artist Jimbo Phillips’s distinctive skateboard graphics in […]

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