Published in the New York Times SundayReview

less sexy smIn inventing a self-driving car, Google has in one fell swoop struck a blow at masculinity, female empowerment, romance, sex and action heroes. It may even violate two of our three inalienable rights — liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

But let’s not get negative.

 

 

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Published in the New York Times SundayReview

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I’m so glad it’s spring because I won’t get stuck in my down coat anymore. Several times I had to put my hands over my head and get peeled out of it — once at a restaurant.

The problem is the zipper. It’s two-way. Once it’s zipped up, it unzips from the bottom. This is a look. A style thing. The two-way zipper has been around awhile, but in the last few years, it has become a bigger and more unwieldy piece of hardware.

 

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Published in the New York Times Op-Ed

 

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Spoiler alert: If you are a fan of “The Good Wife” and haven’t watched the last episode, please read something else.

 

 

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Published in the New York Times Op-Ed

 

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You arrive for Christmas dinner. Your mother has left your father for a woman and you are meeting her for the first time.

  • Do you say, “Hello, it’s nice to meet you”?"
  • Do you tweet, “ #MomIsGay. She’s going to hell”?
  • Do you text your best friend, “If I survive Xmas, it will be a miracle”?
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