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Katie Couric, now 80% less awkward


Katie Couric debuted as the anchor of CBS Evening News almost three weeks ago, and immediately critics decried her work as perky, bubbly, and too sweet for such a formidable position. The Washington Post even gave her suit a bad review, saying that it made her look chubby, which, let’s face it, is not at […]

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The 2006 Video Music Yawnfest


I do not know how to sit down and write this without sounding like a grumpy 80-year-old woman who hasn’t done any cuddling in the last twenty years, so I’ll just go ahead and get it out of the way: MTV is total crap. I’m well aware that I do not fit its target demographic […]

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The 2006 Emmy Awards


Usually when I sit down to watch television with my husband I have my fingers positioned on the TiVo remote, not only to fast forward through the commercials, but also to rewind the parts of a show I can’t hear because he is too busy yelling in outrage at the actors. We’ve had endless arguments […]

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Book Tour: The Ghost in the House


Two years ago this month I checked myself into the psyche ward at a local hospital due to a debilitating bout of postpartum depression. My daughter was six months old, and I had been fighting feelings of hopelessness and anxiety since her birth. I had battled depression in college, and in the years leading up […]


Well Aware I Can’t Dance


My older sister inherited completely different parts of our parents’ DNA than I did, and consequently we look nothing alike. She got my mother’s curves and body-type, womanly in every line and shape, whereas my appearance is much like my father’s in that my only curve is the tip of my pointy chin. My sister […]

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On becoming an Anglophile


Because I began my freshman year of college toward the beginning of the nineties, my music collection was filled with what you might expect for a white kid who, while living away from home for the first time, decided that she was the first person in the history of the world who ever had to […]

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