Girl Talk: On Being “That Young Guy With Cancer’s Wife”

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2011

When I married Jason on August 7, 2010, the same day as his 29th birthday, we didn’t feel that marriage would change our relationship dramatically. After five years of dating, we were true partners-in-crime who had traveled the world together, raised two small dogs as though they were our children, and enjoyed daily debriefing sessio… More »


Long As A Day, Short As A Sentence

Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2011

I am a very, very occasional journaler, mostly because I cannot deal with the pressure I feel to come up with a witty or wise way to summarize my life and day. But this Sentence-a-Day journal thing? I could do that! It’s an easy, low-intensity way to keep your memories in check. Concise and compact,… More »


Please Note, Madonna Loathes Hydrangeas

Ami Angelowicz / September 6, 2011

 

I didn’t know it was possible to detest a flower. Sure, you can prefer one over another, but to loathe a flower? When a reporter at the Venice Film Festival brought an offering of hydrangeas to Madonna during a press interview, she accepted them graciously enough, but then passive-aggressively rolled her eye… More »


Campus Confidential: Disorientation

abarlow / September 6, 2011

The bottom line of college orientation is that it’s a paradox: feeling simultaneously deeply comforted and entirely thrown off your axis, spinning rapidly towards the unknown. Or at least, that’s what orientation was like for me.

This paradox manifested itself at the very beginning of the journey from Ohio to New York. After… More »


Kate Winslet Talks Projectile Vomiting In Her New Film

“I had to contain a lot of vomit in my mouth, which is not possible for a person to do. So without going into too much detail, it was a fairly complex rig and there was some extremely clever CGI involved … It was hysterical. We were all completely beside ourselves with laughter … My… More »


Thin Mints Get All The Love

Ami Angelowicz / September 6, 2011

Sometimes when I have sugar cravings I like to watch “To Chef: Just Desserts” and pretend like I’m a judge who gets to try everything. I did that last night. Today, I am Googling news items about cookies. I stumbled upon this delicious infographic that shows Girl Scout cookie varietals by percentage of sales. A… More »