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Miles and miles of perfect skin!

Reacquainting myself with Celebrity Skin this afternoon sent me running back to a 1997 interview of Stevie Nicks by Courtney Love. This is the excerpt I remembered when playing “Reasons to Be Beautiful”: CL: One thing you’ve always done, I … Continue reading

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About press regret and Iraq War

Fire Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Kenneth Pollack, Charles Krauthammer, Peggy Noonan, Judith Miller. Keep them away from the donuts in the green room. Anyone who supported the Iraq War in 2002-2003 should not be taken seriously (Krauthammer should be doubly … Continue reading

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To prepare a face for the faces we will meet

“History shows that the divide between gays who reject any cultural embroidery on their sexual orientation and those who spend evenings hand-stitching it has been around since homosexuality, as a human category, was invented,” J. Bryan Lowder writes in the … Continue reading

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‘I warned you, that I am really irritable’

Isaac Chotiner interviews Seymour Hersh about his story debunking the Obama White House’s claims regarding the death of Osama bin Laden. It does not go well: Chotiner: Well let’s talk about sources. A lot of the reporting that got us … Continue reading

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That’s a hell of an amen

Well reported and moving, this Rolling Stone story and headline could nevertheless have been published in 1974 or 1961. Alternate title: “Inside Country music’s Conflicted Relationship with Booze.” But the core of the article struck me: In presenting himself as … Continue reading

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‘There was no place for black people to go in the water in Dade’

Excellent piece of Miami history. Remember: blacks had to leave the beach at sunset during the beach’s Jim Crow years: “What they did was very, very significant,” said Miami historian and preservationist Enid Pinkney, 83, then a teenager who followed … Continue reading

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The return of the Honorable Dweeb

The Honorable Dweeb returns with more deep thoughts: Every reflective person sooner or later faces certain questions: What is the purpose of my life? How do I find a moral compass so I can tell right from wrong? Fart. What … Continue reading

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