The hardest part is to keep going, and every writer knows it. The best have left their words of wisdom to help the rest of us plod along. We loved the...
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Nothing in the reviews of Gabrielle Hamilton's memoir about her cooking life, "The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef," prepared me for a book ...
The oft-quoted Tolstoy line "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" seems to hold true in matters of the heart a...
What are we going to do with the new Google tool? Consider "parenting."
I remember reading a column by the Times' Lisa Belkin last year, in which she...
Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...
The freeing up of physical space has also freed my mind. I don't find myself dwelling much any more on the things that didn't happen for me in my writing life, the wrong turns ...
To guard against future problems, interpersonal communication between men and women should begin with a formal exchange of preferences: top five movies, top five books, top five songs.
At the Daily Beast's "Women in the World" conference last weekend the theme repeated and over was that "women's rights may exist on the books and in the law, but not on the street."
I have a persecution complex. I'm afraid of speaking my truth. I don't believe in mainstream. I'm not impressed with fluff or fun or fanfare.
The talent sipping cocktails at Gloria Steinem's brownstone duplex last Tuesday was through the roof, and evoked the tradition of Gertrude Stein's early 20th century Paris salons
Bring back the old exchanges -- and let's invent some new ones while we're at it. Let's name them after NY writers. GInsberg for the East Village. And WH for the West Village (after Auden).
I'm not a diplomat or a politician. I haven't got the patience. But it's clear to me that our country's lack of a public option in health care is bankrupting businesses and families.
Let us not wait for "God" or anybody or anything else to act, while the ball is so obviously in our own court!
John Updike was one of the few writers of our age who didn't see writing as an aggressive act that needed to be met with another aggressive act: criticism.
Poetry is the language we speak in the most terrifying or ecstatic passages of our lives. But the very word poetry scares people. The truth is we need poetry -- even as we fight against it.
We asked these four people two very important questions.
1. What are you wearing?
2. What fashion advice can you first-timers? Here's what the...
There's a plane in the river under my window. I live in lower Manhattan and if I thought I'd escaped the craziness of Beirut, this neighborhood has proven to be equally prone to life's darkest surprises.
He claims sobriety yet drinks Pisco Sours in South America and is famous for choking on pretzels and falling off couches. Who is he?
Not everyone agreed, but I thought the debate was boring because the real questions were, as usual, unasked. Here are the ones I'd like to hear next time.
Support no-bid contracts for defense contractors? Refuse veterans' benefits? Eliminate banking regulations? Destroy the rule of law?
Matt Taibbi: "I think there was a lot of real anger there and I got caught up in that, I think unfairly because I'm not a misogynist, I'm a misanthrope."
What has been your favorite mistake?
I've made so many!
What crossed your mind when you were first asked about this interview?
When I was asked, I ...
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