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Meghan O'Keefe

Entries by Meghan O'Keefe

How to Find Your Valentine in 24 Hours or Less

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 5:43 PM

It's Valentine's Day which means happy couples are going to be cooing away in dark candlelit corners and single people are going to be stressing out trying to find their very own Valentine before it's February 15.

The original Valentine was a saint aptly named St. Valentine. Before...

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Things That Are Somehow Less Stressful Than the 2012 Election

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 1:06 PM

The 2012 United States Presidential Election has become less of an exercise in American democracy for me and more of a constant barrage of panic attacks and stress nightmares.

I haven't had particularly bad panic attacks since I was a senior in high school and I didn't know if my...

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When Rape Jokes Are Never Funny

(424) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 12:54 PM

When I was an obnoxious and self-centered tween, I complained to my mother about how a schoolmate was dealing with the death of her pet.

"She's been crying and whining and being mean to everyone, and it's so stupid! When my dad died I didn't even cry -- and he...

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Nora Ephron Gave Me My Dreams

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 11:06 AM

I'm taking the news of Nora Ephron's passing unusually hard.

I say this as a young woman who never knew Ephron personally and as a person who doesn't ever get emotional at the passing of celebrities.

Nora Ephron was never really a celebrity to me so much as she was...

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An Impossible Conversation About the Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute Exhibit

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 4:53 PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts a variety of fancy exhibits every year, but perhaps the most fancy is the Costume Institute's yearly exhibit.

This year's exhibit is called "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" and imagines the two female Italian designers having a conversation over a fancy meal that they...

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Girls Speaks to the Generation That Likes to Talk About Television

(4) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 5:19 PM

As you've probably already heard, Lena Dunham's new series, Girls, debuted on HBO this weekend to buzz so loud you could hear it over a jackhammer.

Even before the show's premiere, critics were talking about how fantastic the show was and then they were talking about how gutsy the show...

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How Can You Expect Me To Be Funny When The World's Going To End?

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2012 | 6:55 PM

It's time to get serious.

Women aren't funny and the world is going to end this year.

Given these two indisputable truths, it's time for me to quit comedy and devote my life to preparing for the apocalypse.

First thing's first: I need to learn how to find...

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I Think My Mom's in Love With Jimmy Carter

(7) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 3:51 PM

Growing up, I liked to believe that the reason my widowed mother never remarried was because my father was the only man she ever truly loved.

Now that I'm an adult, I can look at the reality of my mother's life and understand that wasn't true at all. There...

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An Open Letter to Ms. Anjelica Huston Regarding Her Involvement in NBC's Smash

(7) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 11:06 AM

Dear Ms. Huston,

I saw you on Smash last night and I just wanted to send you a quick note that says, "You don't have to do this."

Here's the thing about Smash: It's okay.

Here's the thing about you: You're Anjelica Fucking Huston. You don't need this shit.

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The Benedict Cumberbatch Situation

(119) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 3:07 PM

There's a situation happening all across the world and so far, only the British news media seems to have reported upon it.

Right now there are numerous intelligent women across the land who are presently in crisis mode. It's all due to an actor whom you may or may...

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The Ugly Beauty Of Nail Art

(4) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 4:14 PM

Lately, a lot of my female friends have been obsessing over art.

They aren't discussing the bold lines of Alexander Calder's sculpture or the infinite brush strokes Monet used on a canvas to suggest the power of light. They're talking about "nail art."

I have no idea where this "nail...

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The Fantasy Friends Spin-Off That Could Solve All of NBC's Woes

(22) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 4:24 PM

It is a truth universally acknowledged by all sitcom fans that NBC has some major issues to work out.

In the 1990's NBC was the home of "Must See TV." Their programming slate was anchored by powerhouse sitcoms like Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier, Will & Grace, and of course, Friends....

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