People We Lerve
Here’s the thing about going through your third midlife crisis: If you are going to do it, do it while living at the home of Carrie Fisher. On the eve of my scheduled return from Los Angeles to New York—which I had escaped in January in order to: A) Completely avoid the winter weather, and B) Deal with Midlife Crisis #3—I paid a visit to Carrie. As always, I was met with a warm greeting, and we sat on the bed chatting, catching up, and catching fire. The rumors had just begun to swirl about the original Star Wars “Dream… Read More »
The thing about applause is that you just can not get enough of it; ask Lady Gaga or any actor, singer, dancer, athlete and politician for that matter. Now comes one more video version of Lady Gaga’s new hit song Applause … Read More »
I have two words for the Women’s Movement: Christine Quinn! During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever break from the confines of their traditional place in society. When Bella Abzug, Betty Freidan, Gloria Steinem and Helen Gurley-Brown entered the cultural landscape, there seemed to be hope for the role of women in politics and media that made the tireless work of the Suffragettes begin to finally pay off. Then Helen Reddy roared, Joan Baez claimed her place in the cosmic… Read More »
Twerk. It’s a dance, not an illegal action worth crucifying over. Remember (you oldies) when that dance The Jerk was first introduced to the youth culture or The Twist by Chubby Checker? Ahhh, the 1960’s. Now that was a groovy time. Parents and other fuddy duddies were horrified from the way kids were gyrating on the dance floor. So now we have a new dance, The Twerk or Twerking. It seems like not only fuddy dutties are freaking out about this but idiotic, uptight people of all ages. Miley Cyrus was just ripped a new asshole for Twerking at the… Read More »
Congratulations ladies, and while I am at it, you other ladies (gays) who fortunately all came to your senses and voted for what is right. And not in a right and wrong sense, rather, you own rights. To be clear, when I say right, I don’t mean right and wrong, rather, as in your own rights… as human beings.… Read More »
MARIANNE FAITHFULL: I have had this recurring dream that I am in a dark wooded forest with dripping trees and I am walking up a hill, like I am going into battle. I am a foot soldier walking in the midst of this scene.
ABE GURKO: What are you wearing?… Read More »