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Karen Shepard
Writer Karen Shepard has an A.B. in English from Harvard University and an M.A. in Film Production from the University of Southern California.

Entries by Karen Shepard

Death of a Sales Pitch: Say Goodbye to Climate Change Denial

(4) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 4:18 PM

There's an old joke about a traveling salesman barging into someone's home, dumping dirt on the immaculate carpet, then selling the homeowner an expensive vacuum to clean it up.

The fossil fuel industry and other big carbon polluters are like that traveling salesman. But instead of merely dumping filth on...

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Democracy Means Getting Off the Couch

(6) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 6:42 PM

In our best moments, we Americans aspire to be the City upon a Hill -- not the imperious, narcissistic City upon a Hill claiming God-given rights to assert global hegemony, but rather the humble, ever-evolving City upon a Hill, spreading hope with our democratic experiment.


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Isidore Part 2: Jeffrey Cain's Journey From Church Fan to Kilbey Collaborator

(3) Comments | Posted February 20, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Scroll down for EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW of "You Will Remain" from Isidore's upcoming album, Life Somewhere Else.

In 2003, Jeffrey Cain, formerly of Remy Zero, met one of his longtime music idols, Steve Kilbey, lead singer of The Church. The two subsequently teamed up as "Isidore" and released their eponymous debut...

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Jeffrey Cain Discusses Isidore's New Album, 'Life Somewhere Else'

(3) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 7:58 AM

In 2004, Jeffrey Cain, formerly of alt-rock sensation Remy Zero, and Steve Kilbey, legendary frontman of Australia's The Church, teamed up as new band "Isidore" and released an album of the same name. But despite rapturous reviews -- "a challenging sonic pallet of sensual and carnal beauty," "a...

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The Holy Grail of Small Space Living: Fitting Everything In

(21) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 5:23 PM

From an early age, I loved organizing. I fancied myself quite adept at it until I moved from a relatively spacious apartment in Los Angeles to my studio apartment in New York and my stuff-to-storage-space ratio went off the charts.

It turns out what...

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12 Ingenious Cat Litter Boxes (SLIDESHOW)

(5) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 4:42 PM

Litter boxes have long posed a challenge for cat owners. Here are some fresh approaches.

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Adventures in Small Space

(14) Comments | Posted September 25, 2011 | 9:13 PM

When I moved to Manhattan in the late 90s, I was taken aback by the housing questions hurled at me by mere acquaintances -- questions that might be considered "rude" in less space-challenged communities.

"Nice to meet you. Where do you live? West Village? What block? What do you pay?...

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