Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dear Margo: When It’s One Thing After Another

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: It’s Nobody’s Business

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“WELL, I’D rather my man would hit me/Than for him to jump up and quit me, ain’t nobody’s business if I do.” So sang Billie Holiday, back when it was considered “okay” to knock a woman around, and for the woman to accept it. (Why, just the other evening, I found myself a bit shocked […]

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Liz Smith: Pumpkin is the New Bacon!

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“PUMPKIN is the new bacon!” reported New York magazine recently. And people do get all pumpkin crazy around Halloween into Thanksgiving Day. Well, pumpkin may — as reporter Felix Salmon writes — “be perfectly pitched for today’s eaters.” But a lot of just plain eaters and even traditionalists simply do not like pumpkin pie. And […]

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Liz Smith: Money Can’t Buy Love

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“MONEY CAN’T buy love, but it improves your bargaining position,” said Christopher Marlowe. BILLION DOLLAR BOND: By now, the worldwide box-office take of “Skyfall” has most likely surpassed one billion dollars. So, who benefits from this bonanza? Mostly it will be the producers/rightholders Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Also Sony Pictures. But what about […]

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Liz Smith: Big Talents

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“DOES IT make a difference? You’re dead.” So says popular author Elmore Leonard in response to the Vanity Fair query “How would you like to die?” SPEAKING OF this month’s magazine, I’ve already told you about the Kate Moss interview. What I failed to mention was the rather startling, casual semi-nudity of the model/actress. She […]

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Julie Morgenstern Brings Us The Table of (More Than) Plenty

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Organizing expert Julie Morgenstern on stuffing your pocketbooks instead of your face

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Dear Margo: When Molestation Is a Memory

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Adapt … Improvise … Overcome!

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“Adapt … Improvise … Overcome!” This is the brilliant encouraging motto of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America — IAVA — and it was made manifest at Cipriani 42 Street this week when the wounded, their defenders, all heroes, met for their sixth annual fundraising gala. This was not a night for General Petraeus […]

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Dear Margo: Not Quite Cyrano…

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Oh, come On, Let’s Give Her a Chance!

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“THERE IS no deodorant like success,” said Elizabeth Taylor. I DON’T know about you but I’ve seen the movie trailer to the coming Nov. 16th “Liz & Dick” and although I know it won’t be a patch on the real-life Burtons of movie fame, I just can’t wait to catch Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor! Since […]

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