I didn’t know Adam Yauch. I never met him, or even spotted him in traffic or standing in line at a coffee shop in L.A. But when I read the news of Yauch’s passing last Friday, I crumbled. That afternoon, I drove over to the studio where his band recorded Check Your Head and Ill Communication, just a couple of miles from my apartment, and laid flowers by the back stairs. That … [Read more...] about Gratitude
Porn? For me?
Our friends are hard to shop for. They all go out and buy or make the stuff they really want, and that means that we have to think extra long and hard (heh) about what to get them. So, it's really no surprise when, around this time last year, Amanda decided to buy one of her pals porn. After all, he'd never really seen much porn, and he didn't need much else. Turns out, she … [Read more...] about Porn? For me?
Ain’t Nothing But a Shoe Thing
There are lots of women in the world who own more shoes than I do, and I'm jealous of each and every one of them. I mean, when I found out in the course of writing this article that I only own 50 pair of shoes - 49 featured here, as one pair ended up in the trash by the day's end - I was supremely disappointed. THIS is the paltry count that has my husband in a tizzy? THIS is … [Read more...] about Ain’t Nothing But a Shoe Thing
What Makes Sexy?
We all know what constitutes sexy – our society spends much of its time flaunting sexy at us from singers to actors to commercials to models to movies. Sexy is short skirts and tight tops and naked flesh and words that get bleeped on everything but HBO and Showtime. Except, well, it's not. Over the past few months, I've found myself reevaluating all the things I think are … [Read more...] about What Makes Sexy?
A Love Letter to iPod Users
I spend much of my day being forced to listen to other people's favorite songs. On the bus, the subway and in the elevator, my blissful personal space is continually intruded upon by those who have one thing in common - little white headphones. I do not have an iPod. At first it was simply because I don't listen to enough music to warrant shelling out a few hundred bucks when … [Read more...] about A Love Letter to iPod Users