Monthly Archives: November 2009

Mr. wOw: Falling in Love Again With ‘Marlene’

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“You should go back to Austria and learn some manners! Learn what Mama Schell didn’t teach you! Nobody has ever walked out on me, like a prima donna!” That was Marlene Dietrich, raging at her documentarian Maximilian Schell toward the conclusion of Schell’s brilliant, nasty, mesmerizing 1984 film “Marlene” (now just out on DVD).  Schell, […]

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London Is Dancing (In Thigh Highs to Boot), by Mary Wells

[slideshow] I arrived in London a month ago expecting to see Tobacco Road. If you were born after the ’40s you might not know that means dirt poor. Newspapers on paper or online have been painting pictures of London in desperate shape and in some important ways it may be. But the tourist life has […]

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The Love Goddess: In Sickness and in Health … But Hold the Sickness

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When illness strikes, a new study shows that men are more likely to run for the hills.

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Did You Ever See a Book Cry?

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Do you enjoy reading as much on a Kindle or other devices as much as you like reading an old-fashioned book? On the red-eye flight returning from L.A.– the lights were on, digital ones of course, for the overhead lights were out – it was 2 AM. The Treos, BlackBerries, iPhones, iPods and Kindles were […]

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Political Cover Stars? Spare Me! by Mr. wOw

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The president makes the cover of GQ – again – and Palin hits the cover of Newsweek running.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin – Blame and Rewarding Failure: The Lesley Stahl Interview

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The bestselling author of Too Big to Fail reveals the most shocking moments in the economic crisis, responds to critics and looks to our financial fate. Editor’s Note: Andrew Ross Sorkin is a New York Times financial columnist, the editor of Dealbook, a popular financial blog, and most recently, the author of Too Big to […]

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Mr. wOw’s Love Affair With George Clooney

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‘Men Who Stare at Goats’ leaves Mr. wOw unimpressed. But Clooney on the other hand …

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The Enablers in Mary Wells’s Life

French-fried potatos. I know what they do to me. I have gone to great lengths to give them up. But some of my best friends order them for me,  make them for me, talk about them to me — they are no help at all. (You know who you are, don’t you?)

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10 Ways to Put a Feminine Touch on Your Business Savoir Faire

Editor’s Note: Mireille Guiliano is the former CEO of Clicquot, Inc. (Champagne Veuve Clicquot/LVMH). Her newest book is Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility. Visit her at mireilleguiliano.com. Mireille’s upcoming book, The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook, is due out April 2010. Many women who aspire to reach […]

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A New Kind of Monte Carlo, by Mary Wells

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I am sitting in the Metropole Hotel in Monte Carlo in the same chair on the same day as I have for three years. Outside my window, masses of birds are flying by – South – as they have each year. They always group-fly as if in panic at the thought of being trapped here […]

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