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Friday, February 27, 2015

Tweet Actor Leonard Nimoy — best known for playing ultra-logical Vulcan Mr. Spock in the Star Trek television show and movies — died today of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 83. Nimoy was much more than Spock, of course. He was a Renaissance man who wrote books; directed television shows and movies; spoofed himself […]

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tweet My six-year term as chairman of the Columbia Daily Spectator‘s board of alumni trustees came to a merry end on January 30. That’s when the news organization for Columbia University’s undergraduates held its annual fundraising dinner, which this year featured guest speakers Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, and Beau Willimon, showrunner/writer of House of […]

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tweet Okay, it’s not exactly Katy Perry. But it is a purry kitty! And, as you can see, FitzRoy the Cat has glittery shoes and a funny blue shark, just like Katy! My photos of the real Katy Perry in concert last year are here. And there are hilarious “Left Shark” memes here.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tweet This weekend, Run the Jewels performed in New York and I got to see them up close and personal thanks to my gorgeous rapper friend Gangsta Boo. Run the Jewels is a duo consisting of rappers El-P and Killer Mike, and Boo did a verse for the song “Love Again” on their critically acclaimed […]

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tweet Recently, I messed up my iPod and ended up with all my music in the cloud instead of on the device. (I don’t listen to music on my phone because I need the phone battery to send 50 billion emails a day and to play the Kardashian Hollywood game. We all have our priorities.) […]

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tweet At the beginning of this month, I went to my friend Shawn Love’s one-woman play, My Private Revolution. Shawn describes her work as “a rhythmical and powerful journey addressing social issues and celebrating the power of individual choice. It’s about overcoming abuse and finding healing and forgiveness. A thought-provoking, transformational and heart-wrenching play filled […]

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tweet OG 1990s rapper Lil’ Kim is angry — and not for the first time — because she feels newer girl Nicki Minaj is biting her style. Kim, also known as the “Queen Bee,” has been a busy bee this week, putting out two diss tracks, and the week ain’t over!  Today’s track makes the […]

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Tweet My eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw a photo of the possibly-death-obsessed singer Lana Del Rey in London. Check it out! Her t-shirt features the 1990 “Women of Twin Peaks” Rolling Stone cover that hung on my wall for many years. I can imagine pouty Lana being an Audrey Horne fan […]

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tweet The New York Times has a good story today about John Duka, the late Times fashion reporter and a founding partner of the public-relations firm now known as KCD. Duka is thought to be the inspiration for the character of Felix Turner in The Normal Heart, which will air tonight on HBO. The movie […]

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tweet MrB and I recently started watching Man Men. We finished the first season a few days ago.  “Shoot” — episode 9 of season 1 — has really stuck with me. During the last few moments of that one, MrB and I kept looking at each other and saying, “THIS IS GREAT!” I immediately got […]

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