Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mr. wOw: Less Than Wowed by ‘Whatever Works’

Woody Allen’s cinematic return to his stomping grounds? Well, the after party was good, anyway … 

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Mary Wells’s Bedtime Regime: A Short Story

I have been putting myself to sleep with short stories for a very long time, it is impossible to choose one. I am glad somebody asked this question though because I am going to read all the ones suggested and can’t wait to get Candice’s Wells Tower collection. Whooey.

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Mr. wOw on Why Amy Winehouse Is Not Billie Holliday!

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The other night Mr. wOw was stopped, fork in midair, when somebody said, “Amy Winehouse is the new Billie Holiday!” A hush descended on … my place. Because unfortunately, my dinner companions were all decades younger than I. They either had never heard of Billie Holiday or knew her name only on the basis of […]

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Chocolate Chemo

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Have you ever sat at the bedside of a terminally ill person you loved, given comfort and learned more about your life and yourself than you ever thought possible? As Anna lay dying – We laughed our heads off when the ice-cream sprinkles got stuck on her nose. The cancer had spread from her ovaries […]

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A Love Story, by Mary Wells

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, I like a very dry gin martini on the rocks with lemon peel before dinner. I didn’t grow up drinking wines at dinner or beer in college. When I got to New York I was the only woman in town who sat at a bar drinking water with advertising clients. I […]

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Mr. wOw’s Take on the Tonys

Reflections on last night’s big Broadway awards bash from Mr. wOw.

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Playing to Lose?

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The Love Goddess remembers the days when women were asked to feign fragility.

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‘From Struggle to Grace’: Arianna Huffington Levels With Lesley Stahl

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The co-founder and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post joins Lesley Stahl to talk about Elizabeth Edwards, Obama and the economy, her last incarnation and more. LESLEY STAHL: Arianna Huffington, thank you. Welcome to wowOwow. You’re the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post; you’ve written 12 books; you’re a political commentator. One does not know even […]

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Mary Wells Can’t Get This Book Out of Her Mind

I too am in love with Stieg Larssons’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and wonder why Sonny Mehta didn’t send me The Girl Who Played With Fire as he did Liz. I have bought enough Dragon Tattoos that he owes me! The Girl Who Played With Fire sounds like a great summer book. I […]

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A Cautionary Tale From Mr. wOw

Mr. wOw on the credit card crunch, the deceptive power of lunch and having some fun … Cautionary tales and life lessons from somebody who should have known better. And does now. Kind of …

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