Monthly Archives: May 2012

Liz Smith: Exercising The Right to Vote

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“TWELVE YEARS after its hanging-chad fiasco, Florida has decided to tighten voter access and threaten, with stiff fines and possible jail, groups that help voters register … Nine states now have laws requiring government-issued photo ID cards to vote … All this in the name of fighting voter fraud that has yet to appear … […]

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Dear Margo: People Don’t Have To “Get Over” Everything

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The history with my mother is a rocky one, how do I tell her she can’t move in? Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: It’s a beautiful thing

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“I KNOW when some people see this movie, they are going to say, ‘Oh, she is just playing herself.’ But it’s not true. I was never a hippie in the ’60s, I didn’t know anything about that aspect of the cultural landscape. I barely knew about Woodstock. It’s true!” That’s Jane Fonda, talking about her […]

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Dear Margo: This Fundamental Difference Bodes Ill for a Happy Marriage

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In re-evaluating my beliefs I think I’ve lost my husband, please help.  Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Johnny Depp and Tim Burton

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“WE ALL go a little mad sometimes.” — Norman Bates, Psycho THE JOHNNY DEPP/Tim Burton big-screen retooling of TV’s legendary Dark Shadows isn’t in release yet, though the trailers look fabulous. (This new version appears to be intentionally funny, as opposed to the unintended yucks sometimes generated by the series, which was taped live.) But […]

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Liz Smith LOVES “The Avengers!”

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“DON’T BE too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. So, I decided over last weekend to not be timid and take myself right to the head of the line to see The Avengers because if I read one more word about it, I’d be surfeited. And […]

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Liz Smith: On the Hollywood Beat

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“I COULDN’T stand that my husband was being unfaithful. I am Raquel Welch — understand?” That was Miss Welch, way back when she had more illusions about men and her own image. She’s much happier now. She’s single. WORD HAS wriggled out of L.A. that Raquel has met with the creators of TV’s big hit […]

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Dear Margo: Trying To Rescue a Friend

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How do I help a friend in an abusive relationship? Margo Howard’s advice

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Dear Margo: You Do Not Have To Answer Every Question That Is Asked

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My husband’s family wants us to have more children. How do I tell them it’s none of their business? Margo Howard’s advice

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Julie Morgenstern Brings Us There’s Gold In Them There Piles

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Organizing expert Julie Morgenstern on how losing your mess could mean financial gain

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