Monthly Archives: December 2009

Mary Wells on Cringe-Worthy Madoff

I would not invest through people I do not know a lot about. And I would have investigated anyone who had a reputation of paying such unlikely regular high returns. The whole story was hard to believe. And there was something about Bernie Madoff’s little smile that made me cringe.

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Mary Wells’s Love Formula?

Well, of course it is about sex where one and one equal one. But more than that, much more than that, is a relationship in which people are free with each other to talk about anything and know they will not only get respect but energetic interest.

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The Real Cost of a ‘Botax,’ by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Haideh Hirmand

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A noted physician exposes the hidden toxicity of the Senate’s proposed 5% federal tax on cosmetic procedures.

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Mary Wells: The White House and the Calgary Zoo

I haven’t known party crashers but I always wonder about the two daring 27-year-old men who crashed a Calgary Zoo party. They scaled the eight-foot fence and sneaked up to the cage of Vitali, the gorgeous Siberian tiger in the Calgary Zoo, who was feeling fun and stretched out his arm through the wires tauntingly, flaunting […]

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President Barack Obama’s ‘Pretzel’ Problem, by Mary Wells

President Obama is like many earlier presidents who inherit serious troubles in a complicated world. If you were President Obama and you inherited Afghanistan what would you do that would solve all the problems including the looming one with Pakistan and India? Some problems you inherit as president are like pretzels and time is the […]

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Mary Wells: Give Tiger a Break

Tiger is not running for president or any leadership position in the country. He is a golfer. I think his and his wife’s personal life is theirs, not ours, and I think he said it well. America has always had to deal with the puritanical streak in its personality but since the financial troubles began we have […]

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Diet S.O.S. – Help Me Please

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Have you advice for this rotund recidivist? I rarely ask for help. I am insistent about putting my own luggage on the airplane overhead rack. Therefore, I find it odd and slightly out of character to write this. But, quite simply, I must confess I cannot seem to diet successfully. I can lick almost any […]

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Mr. wOw Says – Let’s Get Out of Tiger Woods’s Driveway

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Here’s hoping the golf star doesn’t go all Hugh Grant on us

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How Google Has Changed the World: A Conversation With Ken Auletta

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The author of a seminal new book about media talks with Cynthia McFadden about the future of print, the cost of information — and whether we should trust the largest search engine in the world. Editor’s Note: New Yorker media correspondent Ken Auletta is the author of Googled: The End of the World As We […]

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