Category Archives: Culture

A wOw Lunch

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wowOwow’s Lesley Stahl, Cynthia McFadden, Liz Smith, Joan Ganz Cooney and Joni Evans with PureWow’s CEO Ryan Harwood, Editor in Chief Mary Kate McGrath, and Managing Editor, Jillian Quint

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A Case of Love – Love

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Just so you know, I am wildly in love with tennis… and so what you see above in that fun photo is what I call a little bit of heaven that makes me smile every time I look at it. The setting: the Palm Springs, California airport arrival gate about 16 years ago. And yes, […]

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Liz Smith Remembers Helen Gurley Brown

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On October 18th, at Alice Tully Hall/Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Liz Smith spoke in memory of Helen Gurley Brown who died  August 13th..  While all the speakers were wonderful (Frank Bennack, Mayor Bloomberg, Barbara Walters, Brooke Shields, among others), we wanted to share Liz’s  remembrances here: Hi. I’m Liz Smith. I want to say that I am […]

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Family Mythology by Susan Shreve

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I grew up in a family of superlatives.  Our accomplishments were exaggerated versions of the truth although I didn’t know that we were spinning our own mythology out of airy cotton candy until I was grown up myself. As children our achievements were extraordinary and so were our failures.  I was not simply a difficult […]

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The Real Deal: Writing Politics, Writing Fiction

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The politician from Queens – picture an Easter Island statue in a pinstriped suit – spotted me at a charity event.  In a boom of a voice that could cause the earth to tremble as far away as Staten Island, he called out: “Sue sweetheart!”  I smiled, delighted to see his huge, flat boulder of […]

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‘Hey Jude’ and St. Jude Soar Together

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Watch Marlo Thomas’ dream coming true

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My Legitimate Rape

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Excerpted and adapted from Sandra’s upcoming memoir, Sleeping with Bozo, and Other Clowns

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wOw Radio: Senator Tom Coburn and Judith Martin – June 6, 2012

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wOw Radio is on a brief summer break, but we’ll be playing past shows every Wednesday, 10 am EST SiriusXM Stars 107 Senator Tom Coburn: “The Debt Bomb” looms Congress violates pledges left and right Miss Manners solves the problem with revolving doors In case you miss it live: Encore presentations will air Wednesdays at […]

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wOw Radio: Bob Pittman and Andrew Ross Sorkin – May 30, 2012

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wOw Radio is on a brief summer break, but we’ll be playing past shows every Wednesday, 10 am EST SiriusXM Stars 107 Bob Pittman on the most competitive business he’s been in Bob Pittman: Why liberals would make bad reality TV stars Andrew Ross Sorkin says don’t weep for Zuckerberg just yet In case you […]

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wOw Radio: Sheila Nevins & Founder of “The FBomb”, Julie Zeilinger – May 23, 2012

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wOw Radio is on a brief summer break, but we’ll be playing past shows every Wednesday, 10 am EST SiriusXM Stars 107 Sheila Nevins gets real about obesity Sheila Nevins on her flirtatious past and getting her hands “done” Julie Zeilinger on feminism and sex In case you miss it live: Encore presentations will air […]

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