Monthly Archives: January 2009

Julia Reed: Cheney Had the Blueberries, I Had the Chocolate Mousse

I’d still like to be both thinner and richer, but after I answered last week’s question, I remembered a food column I’d written a few years ago for The New York Times magazine, commissioned by our own Billy Norwich, that poked gentle fun at the foibles of the “social X-rays” and their various quests to […]

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Margo Howard: There’s a Lesson in This Story

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OK, so my husband and I are in San Francisco for a medical meeting (his) and it is 9:15 AM. I am sleeping late because … I like to sleep late. I am awakened by a loudspeaker and bells: “THERE IS A FIRE SITUATION IN THE BUILDING. PLEASE EVCAUATE YOUR ROOMS. DO NOT TAKE THE […]

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The Love Goddess: Women’s Desire … or (Yawn) Men’s?

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Editor’s Note: Who is the wisest of them all? Who is more dedicated to your pleasure than anyone on earth? Who can help you when you’re going online for the first time to find love; or when your lover’s children hate you; or when you want to strangle your husband? Why, the Love Goddess, of […]

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Lesley Stahl Asks Rachel Maddow: What Do You Do at 7 on Sundays?

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LESLEY: You have doubled the ratings for MSNBC at nine o’clock. So my question is, how much fun are you having? I hope my bosses don’t see this, but the truth is, I love what I do in news so much, that I would pay them, and you look as though you’re having that kind […]

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Why Michelle Obama Shouldn’t Be Jealous of Mary Wells

If I danced with President Obama I would whisper in his ear that I am crazy about his exciting marriage.

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Mary Wells Is Not a Celebrationist

I am not a celebrationist and don’t do anything on George Washington Day or Thomas Jefferson Day — or Jack Kennedy Day either, but I will remember and appreciate Martin Luther King.

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Mary Wells: One of These Days …

Ruth Madoff? I think that one of these days something will break and we will understand this unbelievable story.

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Fighting the Flu: Harder Than Ever? by Mary Wells

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The beloved drug Tamiflu isn’t working with this year’s flu, so Mary Wells asks Dr. Katja Van Herle what we should do about it

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+1.75: An In-sight

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Where are my reading glasses? How many pairs do you need not to always be searching for them? One day, some 20 years ago, I suddenly could not see a telephone number in a Manhattan phone book. From that day forth, I was not ready for my close-up. No matter how many dime-store pairs of […]

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Whoopi Goldberg: Obama’s Great, But the Next Two Years Are Going to Be Tough

We’re on the road to something brand-new, and hopefully it will be better than where we are, right this moment Well, we’re on the eve of the Inaugural. Millions of people, they say, are going to be watching Barack Obama sworn in as the first black president of the United States of America. To say […]

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