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Tracey Jackson

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Chinese Mothers: Superior, Or Just Successful Marshals?

(7) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 12:51 PM

There are so many places to challenge Yale law professor Amy Chua and her new book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," that one barely knows where to start.

It almost takes a mother driving her kids into a river to galvanize this much mother-generated controversy on the blogosphere and...

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I'm In Love With A Guy Named Pad

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2010 | 3:14 PM

Your really can't expect anyone to meet all your needs, even someone created by Steve Jobs.

And Pad has issues. Everyone does once you get to know them. With Pad his Wifi power is not so hot. He needs a shot of Viagra to keep the Wifi at level that...

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David Letterman: Overblown

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2009 | 3:38 PM

Okay, okay, we all learned this week David Letterman, like admittedly over 55 percent of American males, strayed outside his marital bed for some fun and games.

Everyone is yelling and screaming and blogging and carrying on, except the real truth is we have not seemed to learn or perhaps...

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The Real Ugly Truth

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2009 | 4:26 PM

Reading the reviews of The Ugly Truth today in the New York papers and then going on Rotten Tomatoes to see it's abysmal fifteen percent on the fresh-o-meter has compelled me to write this piece, which could very well be the final nail in my own career's coffin.


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America Idolizes the Prom

(13) Comments | Posted June 2, 2009 | 4:02 PM

Recession and swine flu outbreaks be damned: that most insipid of American traditions, The Prom, shall go on. In our city schools have closed, exams have been canceled yet not one prom even postponed. While they may be fun for some they encapsulate everything that is wrong with high school:...

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Countdown to Let Go

(5) Comments | Posted April 30, 2009 | 5:41 PM

Everybody tries to tell you how difficult it is to raise a teenager. And like many other things in life we just don't want to be true we somehow convince ourselves our experience will be different. We will beat the odds, and some do - I was not one...
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Who Do We Keep Up With Now That The Joneses Are Gone?

(3) Comments | Posted February 12, 2009 | 4:54 PM

Keeping up with the Joneses has been almost as American as Apple Pie and "Leave it to Beaver." The whole concept is actually something that harkens back to a kinder, gentler time - not that coveting thy neighbors property wasn't in play, since well, the beginning. But before unlimited...
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Learning To Live Without Your Eight Inches

(5) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 2:39 PM

A few years ago at the peak of what I guess we will all refer to as the good years, I was buying a TV at what used to be Circuit City. Now, I just wanted a normal (every boomer deserves one) flat-screened TV. I wasn't being extravagant I was...

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Spring Break -- Just Say No.

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2008 | 2:46 PM

It's not even Halloween, yet private school kids all over the city are making elaborate plans for that bacchanal festival, often turned fiasco, called Spring Break. For many it has become as much a right of passage as the prom, with the major difference being it involves leaving the country...

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