Monthly Archives: May 2012

Still Talking Shit

When Max first showed me this tape from Cabaret Night at NYU, back in 1995, I was hooked. I played it for all my friends, and my two-year old son would always ask, “Why is everyone laughing?” It’s the best … Continue reading

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Okay, fine, at first glance they’re ugly but wait for the description: “A softly pleated waistband flows into an effortless, wide-leg silhouette on these denim culottes.” We’ve all come to associate “effortless” with “chic,” so maybe our brains are supposed … Continue reading

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Don’t Torture Children

Tonight I watched a news story about the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), a residential facility for autistic and other children with behavioral problems. It is known as a school of last resort and has a controversial history. Whatever the fuck … Continue reading

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Beyonce and The Scream

Th other day, my nephew R was visiting and I asked him if he’d seen or heard about Beyonce‘s wacky Met Gala dress. Since R is one of the most culturally literate people I’ve ever met, it was a reasonable … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Silly

Does everyone know about “Fifty Shades of Grey?” It’s a wildly popular new novel that women are reading discreetly and openly, according to their relative shame or bravado about enjoying middlebrow porn. I had no idea what the story was … Continue reading

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Douche or Dreamboat?

I can’t tell you how many times I have seen this picture and thought, “Who the fuck is this guy and why is he everywhere?” I have just now inadvertently ┬ádiscovered his identity: Francois Verkerk, a model. I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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