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Friday, November 2, 2012

Tweet During my journalism career, I worked at news organizations including CNN. I loved the profession, but sometimes I hated knowing that I was delivering bad news to people.  We all say, “No news is good news” but, really, good news isn’t usually news at all. (I think only The Onion would run a story […]

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tweet As of this writing — just after midnight on Tuesday, October 30  — my New York City neighborhood still has electricity despite the Frankenstorm, aka Hurricane Sandy. The lights have blinked ominously, so I keep bracing for total darkness, but for the moment it’s okay. If the electricity stays on, I will see if […]

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Tweet The musically talented but otherwise insufferable Kanye “Gay Fish” West showed his first line of women’s clothing in Paris on Saturday, earning reviews such as “Good thing Kanye West has a day job.” I’ve become inured to random-ass celebrities who deem themselves qualified to launch clothing and jewelry lines to great fanfare just because […]

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tweet Today the New York Times wrote a story about maternal deaths in Uganda. These paragraphs jumped out at me: “It also raises broader questions about the unintended impact of foreign aid on Africa’s struggling public health systems. As the United States and other donors have given African nations billions of dollars to fight AIDS […]

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tweet Five days after I saw Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary about New York Times style photographer Bill Cunningham, I went to a screening of another documentary called Page One: Inside the New York Times. The New York Times has become a big movie star! But what if the fame goes to the Times’s […]

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tweet The world lost a screen goddess today: actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79. She lived an amazingly long life considering her myriad health problems, which included a bout of pneumonia and an emergency tracheotomy in 1961. Shortly after that crisis, Taylor won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for […]

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tweet On Sunday, I wrote about how I’ve learned to save my wrath for real-life sexist outrages instead of getting agitated over songs and movies.  I’m devastated that an example of the former has come to light so soon. CBS reported that its foreign correspondent Lara Logan “was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained […]

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Tweet I took a quick trip to Phoenix over the weekend. Thinking of Lexie, the gorgeous blogger who requested casual pictures, I posed with the local flora in the leopard-print Betsey Johnson jacket I’ve had since the early ’90s. Here’s the jacket in 1994. And here’s the jacket now. These days, I wear it with […]

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