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Kim Stolz
Kim Stolz graduated from The Brearley School in 2001 and went on to attend Wesleyan University where she graduated with honors for her thesis “The Impact of Exit Strategies on US Intervention Abroad in the Post-Cold War Era.” After graduation, Stolz surprised friends and family with stint on America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 5, and then began working at MTV as a news anchor, interviewing a virtual who’s who of public figures ranging from Jay-Z to Lady Gaga to President Barack Obama. Stolz has also been a contributor to Fox News, CNN and CBS News.

Kim Stolz’s first publication UNFRIENDING MY EX (And Other Things I’ll Never Do), which explores the effect that social networking, smart phones and reality television have had on society and her generation, will be published in June 2014 by Scribner. She currently resides in New York City on the Upper East Side with her wife, Lexi Stolz.

Entries by Kim Stolz

6 Authors Who Might Actually Convince You To Unplug

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:12 AM

So, I recently wrote a book (Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I'll Never Do) about my addiction to social media and my iPhone. Because of the slippery slope that social media (and texting) provided me in acting out my most dangerous and risky impulses, I found myself...

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How to Use Your Phone as a Weapon for Romantic Gain

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 4:07 PM

One of the perks of writing a book on how social media and my iPhone have changed my life is that I got some serious skillz in that field as a byproduct. So I decided to write a blog about this very topic. You can find the blog

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A Prom Canceled, A Preschooler Expelled: What We Are Teaching America's Youth

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 4:46 PM

"Don't ask, don't tell."

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Proposition 8.

These are just a few of the examples of policies brought to light by the media in recent months that leave many Americans feeling like second-class citizens without the rights that their peers and colleagues take for granted....

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Uganda Antigay Sentiments Hit Close To Home

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2009 | 12:07 PM

In his State of the Union Address in January 2003, President George W. Bush gave one of his more eloquent and moving speeches about his upcoming HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention program, and included specific praise for the African country of Uganda in paving the way to lower AIDS population...

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What if Obama's Health Care Plan's Most Dangerous Enemy Was... Twitter?

(3) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 10:54 AM

The health care battle in this country is failing, and not yet because of the bill itself. Like every other piece of legislation that is influential (or juicy) enough to garner attention from the media, Obama's potentially phenomenal - potentially catastrophic - health care plan has become so politicized that...

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Wait Mr. President, Did You Forget About DOMA?

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2009 | 2:22 AM

it occurred to me the other day that before Obama's presidential campaign hit those crucial late summer months, he had called DOMA (the defense of marriage act) "abhorrent" and seemed to be aware that the LGBT community actually mattered in this country. As of recent, he seems to have forgotten...

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What Arlen Specter Cares About... Is Arlen Specter. And, How He May Have Just Helped Save the GOP

(3) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 12:14 PM

It's been about a week since formerly Republican Arlen Specter defected to the Democratic Party, and already we've forgotten about it. Swine flu has infected the media once again, and the news about the veteran Senator's team change is a distant memory, lining our wastebaskets. The pundits are still...

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Yes He Can?

(2) Comments | Posted April 21, 2009 | 8:12 AM

President Obama is nearing the end of his "First 100 Days." While important policy decisions, both foreign and domestic, are at hand, the President and his team must also think hard and be cautious of what kind of "personality" the White House will be perceived to have by everyone...

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Is the Internet Ruining Everything From Music to Human Accountability?

(7) Comments | Posted April 12, 2009 | 9:42 PM

It's no secret or surprise that musical artists from the 60s, 70s, and 80s are much enraged by what the Internet has done for record sales and music piracy. When I interviewed Stevie Nicks last week, she explained that part of the reason for releasing her new Live In...

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The Global Economy: A Global Blame Game

(1) Comments | Posted March 30, 2009 | 2:03 PM

As the Michigan State basketball team gears up to participate in the NCAA Final Four tournament in their hometown of Detroit, the city is preparing for more than just a sporting event. This morning, President Barack Obama laid down the ground rules for how he plans to overhaul America's failing...

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Analyzing EightMaps (thoughts from the LGBT community and beyond)

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2009 | 3:37 PM

On Monday, news broke of a Web site called that reveals personal information about people and organizations who donated money in support of Proposition 8, which passed on November 4, ending the legality of gay marriage in California.

Campaign finance laws are tricky things. Protect Marriage, an anti-gay marriage...

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Obama: Meet Washington. But No More Scandals, Please!!

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2009 | 10:39 AM

Well, it's been about 15 days since the inauguration, and the "appointing" process has already seen a few slip-ups. They aren't scandals on any grandiose scale, but for a President who spent his campaign focusing on the importance of "ethics" in Washington, they are a bit worrisome. On Tuesday, Tom...

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On TV, Life, and Gossip Girl

(4) Comments | Posted January 8, 2009 | 2:45 PM

I haven't watched many episodes of Ugly Betty but I turned it on recently to find that the current plotline is right in line with life if you work at a media company. Daily questions include... Should we cut staff? Cut one of our publication? Go under? Such were the...

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PTSD: An Iraq War Veteran's Experience

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2008 | 5:24 PM

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an illness that most people have a surfaced knowledge of, at best, even though its earliest reports date back to 6th century B.C. In the post-Vietnam War era, it made a more frequent appearance in the media, as combat veterans returned home and struggled...

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The Search for a Paycheck: Young Vets and the Challenge of Finding Work Back At Home

(13) Comments | Posted October 21, 2008 | 6:39 PM

Alexander and Benjamin McCann, of Methuen, Massachusetts returned home after serving in Iraq, expecting the transition to civilian life to be somewhat smooth, especially in respect to finding jobs. Alex, having driven Humvees in Iraq and Benjamin, who served as a Combat Life Saver (similar to a first responder medic),...

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The Terms of Term Limits: Bloomberg and His Most Recent Innovative Endeavor

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2008 | 6:00 AM

When a city, county, state, or country undergoes challenging times--whether they be of political, social, or economic nature--the public often craves stability as much as they acknowledge the necessity for change. Now in the city of New York's case, Mayor Bloomberg is certainly not what needs changing. In fact,...

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Lessons on Choosing a VICE Presidential Candidate

(7) Comments | Posted September 20, 2008 | 4:04 PM

How many names of Vice Presidents do you remember in US History? And no, I'm not talking about the ones that later became Presidents. I'm talking about the Alben W. Barkleys of the world. Can you tell me three things about Charles Curtis? Charles Fairbanks? Adlai E. Stevenson? Right. In...

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