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Heather Frank

Entries by Heather Frank

Yes You Can

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2009 | 4:37 PM

Washington, DC

A few years ago, I heard Gloria Steinem give a talk entitled "Leaps of Consciousness." The point that resonated most with me was the idea that it's time for this country to move from the Declaration of Independence toward a Declaration of Interdependence.

I've thought a lot...

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Real Women: Ready For Their Close-up

(9) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 11:36 AM

Washington, DC

The news that the Obama family might be getting a Portuguese Water Dog was so exciting at my house, which is owned by a pair of Portuguese Water Dogs, that I nearly missed the big story of the weekend: It appears that a mature movie star has...

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A Veiled Opportunity: Walking in Saudi Arabia

(3) Comments | Posted December 30, 2008 | 12:36 PM

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Last August, I had a few days of rest, relaxation and theater in London. I spent one afternoon shopping (but not buying, due to the tanking US dollar) at Selfridges in Oxford Street. As usual, I was magnetically drawn to the designer shoe department. On a weekday...

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"This whole country's just like my flock of sheep!"

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 9:47 AM

In a delightfully subversive programming decision, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is showing A Face in the Crowd tonight at 8pm, just days before the election. One of the best political films ever made, "A Face in the Crowd" tells the story of a good-looking country bumpkin who becomes a...

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What John McCain Can Still Do For His Country

(4) Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 2:26 PM

Watching McCain slip further and further in the polls and public esteem makes me just a little sad. I didn't support him, but the McCain of 2000 was an impressive man. Everything about this John McCain is tired and stale, his ideas most of all. If he weren't so wrong...

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The UAE 500

(4) Comments | Posted May 4, 2006 | 6:59 PM

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal reported that young Arab men, flush with cash thanks to rising oil prices, are buying expensive cars and going in for drag racing. Taking a souped-up sports car into the desert to see what it can do sounds fun (unless you're a Saudi woman who isn't...

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An Open Letter to Neil Bush, From a Fellow Tulanian

(11) Comments | Posted December 12, 2005 | 8:50 PM

Dear Neil,

Sorry about this public forum, but I don't seem to have your address. I can't believe you're not on!

I hope all is well with you. It's hard to believe that your daughter Lauren is all grown-up and a fashion model!...

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