Monthly Archives: February 2010

Margo Howard: Jeff Diskin Has Been Found!

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Editor’s Note: A longtime journalist, Margo Howard went into the family business (her mother was the fabled Ann Landers) in the 1990s as Dear Prudence. Her broad experience and understanding of human nature provide answers for the troubled — and entertainment for everyone else. Margo’s advice column, Dear Margo, appears twice a week — on […]

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Mr. wOw: Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Taylor

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Now, Mr. wOw could write a million serious or sentimental words about Elizabeth Taylor on her 78th birthday. But I’m feeling rather lighthearted today. (The Wellbutrin must have kicked in, finally!) When I realized today was indeed February 27, and that la Liz was indeed 78, I was drawn back to remember the spring and […]

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Love in the Time of Viagra, Part 1: My Favorite Mistake, by Sara Davidson

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In Part 1 of this multi-part series, a woman shares her first encounter with … Billy the Bad.

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Join Mr. wOw This Sunday For The Oscars

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Our irascible, indomitable and irresistible Mr. wOw will be hosting the Academy Awards Sunday evening.

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Customer Service? Here’s Where It Really Gets Good

What’s your definition of great customer service – the kind of customer service that would lead you to recommend the business to your friends, not to mention give it additional work yourself? Mine, if I defined it a week ago, would have been something like this: Make sure the customer has what she needs, when […]

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Margo Howard: Where in the World Is Jeff Diskin?

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The saga of a consumer complaint.

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Glenn Beck Speaks; Mr. wOw Shudders

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Talking to a crowd of frenzied Conservatives Saturday, Glenn Beck didn’t suggest a “final solution” to rid America of progressives, but he came pretty close. Mr. W. didn’t think he could be any more depressed than he was last year when Rush Limbaugh spoke at CPAC. (Remember Rush, fat and repulsive, bouncing up and down […]

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Gliding Gracefully Into Gravity

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A size-two walks by with the right answer to a film we are working on. She is beautiful. She is young. She got it right. “Terrific,” you say. It is not her fault that she is perfect and smart and half your age. And the bronchitis lingers. You caught it from her. She whipped it […]

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Vancouver: Where Determination Meets Beauty, by Mary Wells

As the 2010 Winter Olympics swell throughout Vancouver, our Gypsy continues to take us through this magical city.

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Mr wOw: Tiger – The Apology (Don’t Worry, We Won’t Linger)

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Mr. Woods is lucky. In repose, his face is almost always rather sad and somber looking. So that face served his televised mea culpa well. Mr. wOw doesn’t live inside Tiger’s head and can’t gauge his “sincerity.” He sure looked and sounded sorry. Why he was sorry, I can’t say. I don’t think he’s a […]

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