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The last time I saw Maya

My friend from college was in the news again today. Maya and I met freshman year at some sort of Jewish community center, even though I wasn’t religious and she was Chinese American. She liked Dumbo, she said, unapologetically childlike. Did I like Dumbo? We grew closer Sophomore year when I fell in love with […]

Countdown to Lipstick Jungle

One of our Bloggers™ has a show coming out on Thursday: Lipstick Jungle. Brooke Shields is one of the stars. I can’t help but think of my childhood, when Brooke was one of the beauties, and her name was bandied about constantly. Bo Derek, Brooke Shields and Farrah. I remember the ubiquitous poster was omnipresent […]

When is a masseuse not a masseuse?

There are reports Heath Ledger’s masseuse wasn’t licensed. And the intial story noted she took a massage table out of the closet and set it up near the bed. What sort of masseuse doesn’t bring her own table? What could she have been doing there that would have led her to panic and call Mary-Kate […]

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