Retire! Dance! Die! But First, Pass the Chocolate: Boomers According to Google

November 22, 2014 by Roz Warren


Are boomers evil? . . . doomed? . . . or simply the most selfish generation ever?

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Molly Fisk: The Red and the Gray

November 15, 2014 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

When you go snorkeling, Sarah says, there are millions of incredible fish, including parrotfish, in all those same amazing parrot colors. And among the parrotfish, there’s a gray one, with a red tail! “You can’t think the universe lacks a sense of humor when you come across something like this. What other reason could there be?”

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Today Is World Vegan Day. So Why Aren’t I a Vegan?

November 1, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

You wake up in the morning and vow: Today is the day! I’m really going to do this thing. You stay Plant Strong, Just Saying No to the many non-vegan choices that are offered to you. Then, one too-tempting nibble of this or tiny taste of that and—bam!—you’re merely a vegetarian. Or, worse, a carnivore.

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Too Female for Comfort; or, How a Woman Becomes “the Other”

October 25, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

In which a passenger on an El Al flight from New York refuses to be seated next to a woman. To give a religious reason for the refusal, writes the woman affected, “doesn’t excuse the insult.”

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Doctor My Eyes: The Ultimate Cataract-Surgery Mix Tape

October 11, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

QUESTION: “What’s the best song to sing to your doctor before cataract surgery?”

ANSWER: “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

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Jasmine Tridevil’s Tale

September 27, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

A wry look at the year’s most appalling publicity stunt.

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How to Break Your Toe in One Easy Step

August 16, 2014 by Roz Warren


Roz Warren

Roz Warren’s Facebook friends find many inventive ways to snap a toe. For instance, “I broke my big toe coming down from a headstand.”

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Roz Reviews: ‘Tender Is the Brisket’

July 19, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

Stacia Friedman, who has worked in the film industry, knows how to put a scene together, keep it moving, and keep the laughs coming. But her wit carries insight.

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Yes, You Can Call me ‘Ma’am’!

July 8, 2014 by Eleanore Wells


By Eleanore Wells

Back then I didn’t want to be addressed as “ma’am.” “Ma’am” is a lady of 50 years or older, which technically I was, but I had a much fresher attitude . . . or so I thought.

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Dog Names

July 5, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

So you don’t want to give your dog an ordinary name like Fido or Spot. And you love books. So, naturally, you turn to your favorite literary classics when it’s time to name the new puppy.

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She’s the Top: Isabella Bannerman, Feisty Cartoonist

June 7, 2014 by Roz Warren


Bannerman on Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean in”: “All that pushing and leaning sounded exhausting. [So in my cartoon] I decided to reference that old hair spray ad—’She conked out but her hair held up!’ Even as a kid, I found that ad weird and funny.”

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Prosopagnosia! I’m Face Blind. Who the Hell Are You?

May 10, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

I try not to assume that I know who you are until you tell me something that nails it. And because I don’t know if you’re a close friend, a sworn enemy, or a total stranger, I greet everyone with a smile.

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Roz Reviews: “Now I See You”—Flipping the Finger at Fate

May 3, 2014 by Roz Warren

By Roz Warren

When you learn that your vision is seriously impaired and getting worse—take to the trapeze! What could possibly go wrong?

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Roz Reads: ‘Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food’

April 19, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

The author tracks down every knish-appearance in popular culture, from Yiddish theater to “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Knishes in poetry. Knishes in popular song. (Including rap.) The knish in literature. The knish on Broadway. . .

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Radical Middle-Aged Cake Acceptance: A Modest Proposal

April 5, 2014 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

Is there a scientific name for this crazy cake phobia—the terror that strikes the hearts of otherwise sane and mature women when offered a delicious dessert?

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