Graduation speakers generally leave out specific, practical information about the steps you need to take to move from the world of school to the grown-up world of work and relationships.
When someone says, "I don't watch TV," I take offense to the snub for the people in the entertainment business and because the nay-sayers are just not giving TV the respect it has earned.
We're happy to tag along as we watch these beloved characters go through their prescribed, low-tech paces, tossing off groan-inducing puns and one-liners while still making time for the occasional celebrity cameo (there's a bunch!) and/or musical number (there's a few too many!).
So is Divergent the new Hunger Games? Or Twilight? Or even Harry Potter?
Elaine Stritch is one of those pop-culture figures who you either know too much about or have never heard of. A star of the Broadway stage for 70 years, she landed in New York at 18, took the town by storm and never looked back.
Stilettos, red carpet award shows, black tie events and women wondering, "How long do I have to keep these damn heels on!" That is every woman's battl...
These are just this weekend's examples of men having a hard time-sharing culture. Sounds an awful lot like my 3-year-old brother, who used to chant, "Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!!!"
"What do you write about?" I'm often asked. The answer, um, is I, uh, write about myself, which automatically puts me in the company of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and others who exude the belief that their lives are of inherent interest to others.
You really need to be on your toes when you meet Jill Morrison! She has super quick wit and improvisation skills that put me to shame.
Jill Morrison is lighting up both the small and big screens this month with a recurring role in the hilarious new comedy "...
The government shutdown made it clear that Palinism is alive and well, if not the dominant philosophy in the Republican Party. Republicans want to fight for "something," even if they can't say what it is.
We've crested peak "sexy " and are somersaulting now into an era in which "ironic sexy" is the only way to have fun anymore.
You hover just above this new group of 20-something adults, a huge swath of team-players inclined towards a sharing economy and igniting a war on your experience. They see a world where the playing field has leveled; you still see one where there's a hierarchy to rebel against.
Soooo, yes, that wasn't the smoothest of transitions. Look, it's well documented that this is a transition year for "SNL." The show has six new cast members ... My point is ... give them a break.
This kind of talent clearly comes from spending lots time in front or a mirror or up in the attic -- where fooling around or perhaps just trying to make yourself laugh becomes inspiration.
We are never going to stop others from saying things in public or thinking things behind the closed doors of their mind. But we do have a choice to not let ourselves be burdened by words.