News

Of Cars and Women Drivers

By Liz Smith
by Liz Smith | bio I see that Toyota is going to offer a plug-in hybrid vehicle by 2010. Does this mean that in the meantime we have to go on enduring their idiot advertisements where they stop trucks from hurtling off an artificial tack high in the sky for absolutely no good reason? Or when they show a Toyota…
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Fashion & Beauty

Wearing Our Politics On Our Shorts

By Liz Smith
by Liz Smith Hooray for the good doctor, who yesterday got it right in her critique of the audience that attended Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” at Lincoln Center wearing shorts and flip-flops, belittling the grandeur of the occasion. This audience isn’t poor and uninformed. They’re rich or relatively well off, or they couldn’t afford the opera ticket. God knows…
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Lifestyle · Politics

Behind Every Great Man …

By Liz Smith
by Liz Smith In Great Britain, for as long as Prime Minister Tony Blair was in office, it was great sport for the English press to make fun of his wife, Cherie Blair. I suppose this is nothing new — ever since men rose to power in the world, the masses have enjoying taking shots at their mates. Eleanor Roosevelt…
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Lifestyle · Menopause

Making Jokes About Menopause

By Liz Smith
by Liz Smith Last week’s New York Times article "Listen Up, Everybody: I’m in Menopause" was amusing and informative. Now I see, re-reading the piece, that I am one of the stars of Elizabeth Hayt’s article when she tells how the late Ann Richards and I emceed the Women’s Voices for Change "Menopause Ball" at Cipriani 42 Street many months…
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Books · Fitness · Menopause

Round-Up: Spending Green, Sexist Stereotypes, Wharton Revisited and Bette in Vegas

By Liz Smith
Spend More Green: Diane MacEachern has launched a national campaign and a website, BigGreenPurse.com, to urge women to shift at least $1,000 of their annual household spending to green products. “Women spend 80 cents of every dollar in the marketplace,” MacEachern tells the Christian Science Monitor. “We could be the most powerful force for economic and environmental change in the…
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