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Lisa Goldstein

Entries by Lisa Goldstein

The "News" They Think We Want Versus the News We Need

(9) Comments | Posted July 11, 2007 | 6:50 PM

Just as filmmaker Michael Moore and Dr. Sanjay Gupta were getting to the heart of a lively debate about universal health care last night, Larry King had to cut them off to go to his next segment featuring: some guy who hired a thug to blind a woman who later...

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The View A Little Clearer From Here

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2007 | 2:33 PM

I choose not to watch ABC's The View... I don't want to get into it... Suffice it to say it embarrasses me about my gender and modern American media.

Usually, simply NOT tuning into a show is enough to avoid it. But in this case, I have found that not...

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Swinging Breasts

(6) Comments | Posted January 29, 2007 | 3:23 PM

Apparently, there are some breastfeeding swingers out there who nurse each other's babies. The babies are then known as "milk siblings."

I learned of this trend when I read an essay over at Babble by a woman whose friend suggested that they swap babies and nurse them, presumably...

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Baby Einstein Goes to Washington

(5) Comments | Posted January 25, 2007 | 2:14 PM

Who knew President Bush was such a fan of Baby Einstein movies, the instructional DVDs for your infant and toddler?

In his State of the Union address this week, he mentioned the product's creator Julie Aigner Clark along with a heroic soldier and a man who jumped onto the...

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Judging the Judges

(25) Comments | Posted January 19, 2007 | 6:12 PM

My jaw dropped while watching this week's American Idol auditions--and not at the horrible performances of contestants. I was astonished at the horrors committed by the show's judges and producers. When did it become okay to mock, bash, and cruelly tease people who clearly have social, mental, emotional, or intellectual...

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Opening Presents, and Other Feats of Strength

(2) Comments | Posted December 24, 2006 | 4:19 AM

toy.jpgMy son has been enjoying Hannukah, and with it, a fresh wave of plastic toys that make skull-rattling, repetitive noises and come in a million tiny pieces, all of which are individually bolted into their box and then tied down with barbed wire for good...

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The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Winner: THE PEOPLE!!

(5) Comments | Posted November 20, 2006 | 5:05 PM

The O.J. book deal and TV special have both been canceled after a shitstorm of public criticism.

I never thought I'd live to see the day when the official line in the quicksand of our culture's appetite for celebrity news and scandal had been drawn. Yay, humanity!


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Frozen Out

(4) Comments | Posted October 31, 2006 | 6:08 PM

The ice cream man in our neighborhood likes to fuck with our heads.

Even though it now gets dark by 6 p.m., and the chill in the air conjures cravings for hot chocolate rather than a chocolate éclair bar, he persists.

He always drives through the neighborhood right at dinner...

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Caller I.D. To The Rescue Through The Ages....(But does it keep us from living a fearless life?)

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2006 | 6:53 PM

Age 16. It's your "best friend forever," who was, like, a total bitch today. There's no way you are clicking over for that call.

Age 19. It's that dorky guy from Econ class who keeps asking you out. Voicemail, maybe he'll get the hint.

Age 26. It's your ex-boyfriend....

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A Vacation From Guilt, But At What Cost?

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2006 | 12:07 AM

Imagine a place with heated pools, a filet for dinner every night, manicures, massage and a Web cam to check in with your loved ones while you are away.

Ready to sign up? Well, it's not for you, it's for your dog!

Yes, that's right. Apparently the new trend in...

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Today's Lunch Special: E. Coli

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2006 | 3:25 PM

In a society fueled by trans-fats, processed foods, and fast food, some of us choose to chart a different course and eat spinach. We want ORGANIC spinach. Uncooked organic spinach --as in spinach salad, not the tastier creamed spinach.

For our taste buds' noble sacrifice, do we get stronger muscles...

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My Do-Nothing Husband: A Model in Fearless Parenting?

(6) Comments | Posted September 12, 2006 | 8:38 PM

My husband took our toddler son out to the backyard to play in the sandbox.

"Oops, forgot something," he said, coming back inside.

Sunblock? Bug spray? Son's hat? I noticed he forgot these items as well but didn't want to interfere.

"Got it," he said, holding...

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How Jill Carroll Saved My Journalistic Soul

(4) Comments | Posted August 14, 2006 | 6:46 PM

When I started out in journalism, I worked for a scrappy news service constantly on the brink of bankruptcy. We reporters knew our paychecks were fictional sometimes, so when they were handed out on Fridays at 4:55 p.m., we'd bolt from the newsroom and make a mad dash in our...

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Hummer Summer Blowout

(50) Comments | Posted August 2, 2006 | 8:58 PM

The advertising geniuses from Hummer have abandoned any pretense. They are openly appealing to people who want bigger penises.

Hummer has new TV commercials depicting situations where someone is made to feel like a wuss and then compensates for it by buying a Hummer.

One ad features a mother and...

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PBS Needs a Spanking for Firing Host

(26) Comments | Posted July 27, 2006 | 4:41 PM

My two year old son has his first official TV crush. Wouldn't you know, it's on a woman whose acting resume includes starring in videos called, "The Technical Virgin." Oh well.

Melanie Martinez, the perky host of "The Goodnight Show" on PBS Kids Sprout network, was taken off the air...

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