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I like to follow up all major hospitalizations with something traumatizing. Immediately after the boy's first major surgery, I read THE HOT ZONE. This time I might have outdone myself, though...
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Invariably, people look at me and think: "Oh! She'll know!" (Directions...good restaurants...nearest bathroom...)

In turn, I'll respond with a best effort that is almost. always. wrong.

Consider yourself warned.

(2014 Edit: 6 people asked me for directions last weekend. 6!!! While I waited on the wrong track for a subway. Consider this a public service announcement: People of Europe, children and mid-westerners, RUN! RUN FROM ME!)
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I've read more books than you have. Also: I can read faster than you.
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There's No Such Thing as a Slut
www.theatlantic.com

A new longitudinal study examined how college students slut-shame—and found that the practice is as illogical as it is damaging.

Patti Smith’s Advice to the Young, by Way of William S. Burroughs
www.brainpickings.org

"To be an artist -- actually, to be a human being in these times -- it's all difficult. … What matters is to know what you want and pursue

Drug firms have used dangerous tactics to drive sales to treat kids
www.denverpost.com

Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic leaders, ghostwrote articles, suppressed damaging health data and lavished doctors with gifts to mak

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech
www.wtop.com

- Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights t

Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein's "Portlandia" Conver...
teamcoco.com

CONAN Highlight: Looking for the best way to get a chat started (or stopped!) in Portland? Fred & Carrie have got you covered.

Whose Distressed Baby Is It? Tim Armstrong, AOL, and the Price of a Child
www.newyorker.com

Tim Armstrong whining about the burden of other people’s babies is simultaneously the most un-American and distinctly American scene imagina

Mozart's ear
boingboing.net

I find this comparison of Mozart's ear with that of an "ordinary ear" to be interesting for a couple of reasons.

The NY Times Is ON IT (Pubic Hair)
gothamist.com

A brief history of the NY Times flip flopping on the pubic hair trend.

Frozen Becomes the Highest Grossing Animated Film! | Tor.com
www.tor.com

Frozen has become the highest grossing animated film of all time!

A Year for Liberalism's Fighting Faith
www.newyorker.com

Along with Elizabeth Warren, Bill de Blasio is the most visible face and potent voice of a new political spirit.

Know Your Yule Log: 9 Fun Facts About The Most Viral Fire Since St. Elmo
gothamist.com

Some fun facts about the Yule Log, including ties to Gracie Mansion and Whit Stillman.

Can Toys Create Future Engineers?
www.newyorker.com

Toys that promote science, technology, math, and engineering are becoming increasingly popular, especially for girls.

Trial Opens in Case Challenging Scholar's Placement on TSA Watchlist | T...
www.wired.com

Is Rahinah Ibrahim a Malaysian jihadist, or the victim of misguided bureaucrats who erroneously placed the 48-year-old woman on a U.S. terro

Regents Research fellows supplement a school reform agenda
blog.timesunion.com

The story in the Times Union on Sunday about what some people call a shadow government within the State Education Department didn't get up o

Beastie Boys Fire Back At GoldieBlox: 'YOU Sued US'
gothamist.com

The Beastie Boys have long refused to license their music for commercial purposes—the late Adam Yauch made it very clear that "his image, mu

Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense
www.alternet.org

What we know about poverty is often academic. It's rare to have a poor person actually explain it on their own behalf. So this is me doing t

Beastie Boys Upset That Goldieblox Is Using 'Girls' To Promote Actual Gi...
gothamist.com

'Girls - to clean up my room' vs. 'Girls - to build the spaceship'

Glee Star Lauren Potter Slams Sephora's "Celebutard" Lipstick
www.wetpaint.com

Sometimes, we think that our society is making significant strides to not encourage offensive terms — and at other times, we're not so sure.