Category Archives: Celebrities

Give Gwyneth Paltrow a Break

Gwyneth Paltrow recently took the FoodBankNYC Challenge to raise awareness about hunger. This means she will do her best to stick to the items she can buy with $29, a “food stamp budget,” for one week. Late last week, Paltrow posted … Continue reading

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The Great Joan Fontaine: 1917 – 2013

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Laurel and Hardy

I was stuck in traffic today, not thinking about anything in particular, when I realized how much I miss these guys:  

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Dead Friends I Never Met

Don’t we all have dead friends we never met? I do. People I love and feel connected to, who died before my time, but who walk with me and support me, whose work or lives give me guidance and comfort. Here … Continue reading

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A Poem for Any August, Any Year

“Recuerdo” by Edna St. Vincent Millay We were very tired, we were very merry— We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable— But we looked into a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Royal Baby

Here’s my modest contribution to this weekend’s ubiquitous topic: Let the baby be a girl. Queens have been good for Britain. Let Will & Kate find a way to raise a normal kid. Let them laugh a lot together. Let the British tabloids … Continue reading

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Allan Arbus, 1918 – 2013

                       Rest Easy, Friend.

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Maneuvering the 19th Century Parisian Sewers in “Les Miserables”

First, I’m going to shout this out because it’s finally true and because I have earned the satisfaction of saying it: I FINISHED READING LES MISERABLES LAST NIGHT! A few months back, when a couple of old college girlfriends and I talked about reading … Continue reading

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The Only Thing You Can Say About Donald Trump

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. —Hubert Humphrey

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Thoughts for Tonight on Kate Middleton and Mitt Romney

Thoughts on topless photos of Kate Middleton:  Too bad she has no privacy. I have never lived in Great Britain, but I visited it, and the sun didn’t shine, and Kate probably needed some sun. She was on vacation at … Continue reading

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