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Ethan Imboden

Entries by Ethan Imboden

We've Come a Long Way, Barbara

(6) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 5:10 PM

It's 2009, and we're living in a changed world. I'm not talking about recessions, bailouts, the yawning abyss that is the stock market, I'm talking about Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck recommending vibrators on The View.

In case you missed the back and forth, it started...

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Top 10 Reasons to Look Forward to Valentine's Day

(8) Comments | Posted February 7, 2009 | 2:03 PM

Theories about the origins of Valentine's Day abound, but to the disappointment of conspiracy theorists everywhere, one thing is clear - it predates Hallmark by centuries. As it turns out, the more likely origins tie back to a handful of misfortunate martyrs, all appropriately (and, I assume, retroactively) named...

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Slow Food, Slow Blog... Slow Sex?

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2008 | 4:28 PM

For the past few weeks, I've been (slowly) contemplating an article that I read in the New York Times about Slow Blogging. Unlike countless other news items that I've hastily consumed in the same time period, this one keeps returning to mind. The well-documented trend of "Slow" activities captured...

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Money Can't Buy You Love -- But a Recession Just Might.

(6) Comments | Posted November 18, 2008 | 4:03 PM

Indicators as diverse as yarn sales and trends in prostitution are pointing to a more connected (and sexual) America.

Last weekend, a friend pulled me into a local knitting shop -- her hobby, not mine. I was under-caffeinated, and feared this might trigger a narcoleptic response. To...

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