Published in the New York Times SundayReview

thumbs down smThe other week I was riding crosstown in an Uber car, chatting with the very nice driver about how much I liked Uber, and the driver said, by way of being helpful, I believe, “You have a 4.5 rating. If it drops to 4.0, no driver will pick you up.”

 

 

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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

zipper

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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alicia will sm

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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