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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I have all kinds of work to do, which means I am, instead, procrastinating by catching up on August issues of the New Yorker. (I will read yesterday’s Wall Street Journal story on procrastination tomorrow. I swear!) The August 3 New Yorker has a beautifully written, happy/sad story by Larissa MacFarquhar about Sue and Hector […]

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Friday, August 21, 2015

I’ve been meaning to recommend the story of Clemantine Wamariya for a long time. “Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours,” written by Clemantine with Elizabeth Weil, is best described by its own introduction: “At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What […]

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Donald Trump is terrifying, but the story that Drew Magary wrote about Trump and his fans for GQ Magazine is laugh-out-loud funny. It starts with … “The bus tells you everything you need to know because the bus is a piece of shit. You would expect a Donald Trump campaign bus to be MOST LUXURIOUS, […]

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you want to shoot a lion, shoot him with your camera. That’s what I did when I visited South Africa’s Thornybush Game Lodge in 2013. Look at this handsome fellow with the huge balls and silky mane! This dude’s hair was so on fleek. I mean, he was on fleek a full year before […]

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Big thanks to a gorgeous jewelry-industry friend for sharing a Financial Times article by Elisa Anniss called, “Retailers seem happy to let designers take the financial strain.” (You may need to create an FT ID in Twitter to read this.) The article, which explains the retail practice of selling fine jewelry on consignment, came out […]

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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 people […]

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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 removing […]

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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 Washington […]

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Monday, June 9, 2014

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 with […]

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

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 idea […]

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