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The art of interviews and HONY

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Interviews are hard work. You approach a stranger and start asking them questions they might not want to answer. You need to ask the right questions, and sometimes ask twice. You need to smile and […]

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After Sandy Hook

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“… that’s the only way good can be in us, is if we freely choose it over all else.” – Alissa Parker One year after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I sit […]

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Things I Missed in November

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November came and went in an instant. I swear it was just summer, and then fall. Now it’s basically winter and I’m planning for the new year. Too soon for that, right? Whatever I was […]

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Thanksgivukkah?

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You know that feeling that comes right before the “holiday season” that inevitably leads to excessive shopping and anxiety? Well, this year Thanksgiving and Hanukkah start on the same day. Here’s what that means: 1) […]

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Things That Scare Me on Halloween (and always)

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Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you’re adequately dressed to scare the ghouls and goblins away. If you’re looking for something slightly scary to read, here’s my recommendation for “All Hallow’s Read.” I’m very willing to admit […]

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Guillermo del Toro does "The Simpsons"

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I rarely watch The Simpsons (and I really haven’t had cable for a few years), but somehow I always stumble across the show’s Halloween specials. This year I heard some talk on the interweb about […]

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International Women’s Day

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Happy March 8! In Russian: C 8 Марта It’s International Women’s Day. A perfect day, I think, for appreciating and exploring the role of women in society. My family typically sits down for dinner, and shares […]

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Lunar New Year 2010.

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Since I was mostly stuck inside this weekend, I didn’t participate in/watch the festivities in Chinatown NYC. This article made up for that void in my life: Happy Year of the Tiger?

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Doppelgangers

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…whenever someone compares me to someone else (especially celebrities). It’s because I’ve been compared more to personalities than faces. I suppose people think they are giving you a compliment. On that wonderful note… “It’s Doppelgänger week on […]

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Haiti

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“We are all human, and share many things, but many times we come together only in tragedy and not in celebration.” That’s what I heard one speaker say as I passed a crowd gathered in […]