Category Archives: Consumers

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Amy Barrett Piano and Mother

Don’t Judge Me Because I Can’t Play the Piano

I never had piano lessons. Can’t tickle the ivories at all. Which now might very well disqualify me from sitting on the Supreme Court, my lack of law degree notwithstanding. That was my take away from the confirmation hearings for

Happy 80th Birthday John Lennon

I could never have imagined when I got this John Lennon doll in 1964 and listened to the Beatle’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” on this globe transistor radio, that he might one day be celebrating being 80 years old. If

Happy 80th Birthday John Lennon

I could never have imagined when I got this John Lennon doll in 1964 and listened to the Beatle’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” on this globe transistor radio, that he might one day be celebrating being 80 years old. If

Who Says Women Have Equal Rights

Will Operation June Cleaver Be Deployed in 2020

  Get ready to set your clocks back, kids. No, it’s not daylight savings time yet, but it’s about to get darker a lot earlier than many of us hoped for. A woman whose religious beliefs require her to absolute

Who Says Women Have Equal Rights

Will Operation June Cleaver Be Deployed in 2020

  Get ready to set your clocks back, kids. No, it’s not daylight savings time yet, but it’s about to get darker a lot earlier than many of us hoped for. A woman whose religious beliefs require her to absolute

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.

Radio Row

Before The World Trade Center There was N.Y.C.’s Radio Row

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio. Only days before September 11, 2001, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its leafy suburbs.

Panic Attack

If you aren’t already, it’s time to panic. Wildfires raging out of control, a deadly pandemic raging, and we have a raging maniac in charge. Downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus when he knew how deadly it was, Donald Trump

Panic Attack

If you aren’t already, it’s time to panic. Wildfires raging out of control, a deadly pandemic raging, and we have a raging maniac in charge. Downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus when he knew how deadly it was, Donald Trump

Trump and Barnums Zip Pinhead

RNC- The Greatest Show on Earth -Freaks and Geeks

The great showman Donald Trump may have thought the RNC was The Greatest Show on Earth but it actually had more in common with P.T. Barnum than he realized. It was a freaking Freak Show. That great huckster P.T. Barnum

Trump and Barnums Zip Pinhead

RNC- The Greatest Show on Earth -Freaks and Geeks

The great showman Donald Trump may have thought the RNC was The Greatest Show on Earth but it actually had more in common with P.T. Barnum than he realized. It was a freaking Freak Show. That great huckster P.T. Barnum

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

Changing political conventions

How Covering Conventions Has Changed

Conventional political conventions now seem so 2016. If night three of the Democratic virtual convention is any indication, traditional conventions should be a thing of the past.  It was historic, intimate, and breathtaking. In a traditional televised convention, we would

1950s Housewife

Trump’s Mythical Suburban Housewife

Though it sounds like an oxymoron, June Cleaver was trending on twitter yesterday. Why? Once again Donald Trump invokes the Suburban Housewife that lily-white mythical creature that once roamed America’s sub-divisions dressed in heels and pearls. The Americanus Suburban Housewife

1950s Housewife

Trump’s Mythical Suburban Housewife

Though it sounds like an oxymoron, June Cleaver was trending on twitter yesterday. Why? Once again Donald Trump invokes the Suburban Housewife that lily-white mythical creature that once roamed America’s sub-divisions dressed in heels and pearls. The Americanus Suburban Housewife

Donald Trump Haor Breack Girl

Trump- A Wanna Be Breck Girl

  Snarkily calling a rival a “meanie” and sulking about the condition of your hair are the whining of an insecure moody middle-school girl, not the president of the United States.  But a pouting tween Trump is what we are

Donald Trump Haor Breack Girl

Trump- A Wanna Be Breck Girl

  Snarkily calling a rival a “meanie” and sulking about the condition of your hair are the whining of an insecure moody middle-school girl, not the president of the United States.  But a pouting tween Trump is what we are