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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