November 27, 2008
▶ God: Skip Seconds This Thanksgiving?
‘Tis the season for family, faith, fellowship — and fat.

September 11, 2008
▶ Freshmen: How Not to Puke in Class
College classes are back in session, and with any luck, my students will learn basics of sociology, be sparked with a lifelong academic curiosity and not vomit in my 8:30 Friday morning lecture.

June 6, 2008
▶ Your Guide to Surviving the Coming Apocalypse… in Style
Need something to give to the husband or father who has everything, likes to read a few pages of something silly in the bathroom and is secretly obsessed with Nostradamus specials on The History Channel? Apocalypse How: Turn the End-Times into the Best Times should be your pick for Father’s Day.

April 7, 2008
▶ Are Women Better Liars than Men?
For three months I lied to my husband. I snuck around behind his back and I emailed and talked on the phone with first one — and then up to a dozen — different men. I had more than 200 emails secreted away in a folder. When my husband would come into the room, I’d snap my computer shut, or click on a different screen quickly, so he wouldn’t see what I was doing. By the end, nearly every other sentence I uttered was a lie. And even though I was so nervous and jittery, my husband didn’t suspect a thing. Are you horrified? Yeah, sorry, I was sort of lying to you.

January 3, 2008
▶ How I Almost Committed Election Fraud
I was so prepared to be a good caucus-goer. I just hadn’t thought that I’d get tripped up because I was in the wrong room.

January 3, 2008
▶ How I Almost Committed Election Fraud
I was so prepared to be a good caucus-goer. I just hadn’t thought that I’d get tripped up because I was in the wrong room.

January 3, 2008
▶ New Yorker Culture Shock at the Iowa Caucuses
This year, for reasons unfathomable to many of my city-slicker friends, I left New York City and moved to Iowa City. And all of a sudden, my life has become public. Folks stop and say hi to me on the street, my neighbors organized a block party to welcome us, and tonight I’m going to stand in the cafeteria of a local high school, raise my hand and be counted in the Iowa Caucuses.

November 14, 2007
▶ Why Smart Women Don’t Read Maureen Dowd
No, Hillary Clinton should NOT pretend to be a flight attendant.

September 7, 2007
▶ The Six-Martini, Late-Night Business Scene
Elizabeth Currid and The Warhol Economy.

August 7, 2007
▶ SWANS SONG: Gentlemen Prefer Brains
Are men happier when they marry smart women?

June 4, 2007
▶ Penance for Bridezilla: One Perfect Day – The Selling of the American Wedding
Does the candy coating on the dessert almonds need to match the color of the menu card paper?

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