Danny: Friends, I have to confess, I was not especially prepared for how rapidly New L Word Fever would overtake me yesterday. I've been dimly aware of…
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Towards the end of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda, Mathilda meditates joyfully on her impending death and subsequent “mental reunion” with her late father: I …
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I’ve been burning my way through a lot of TV shows I’ve been meaning to get around to over the last couple of weeks. Total estrangement from one’s fami…
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The year I was born, Jeanette Winterson wrote a diet book for women — I’m not sure if this means I finally qualify for secondary narcissism or if I sim…
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I’ve been spending a lot of time rewatching the Jasmine subplot of Angel over the last few weeks. Weirdly, I’ve only seen a handful of episodes from se…
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Yesterday I finally met up with a friend of mine to fill out the paperwork necessary for a Californian Decree Changing Name and Order Recognizing Chang…
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First, a bit of housekeeping – a number of you responded to yesterday’s post about becoming estranged from my family of origin, and I’m deeply moved an…
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Today, as you likely know, is Thanksgiving in the States. It’s also my 33rd birthday, and the first birthday I have celebrated since becoming estranged…
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The Shatner Chatner is on brief hiatus and will return after Thanksgiving in December. In the meantime, please enjoy some Shatner Chatners past, and me…
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A few of the Hawaiian islands have a feral chicken problem. I’m not sure just how serious the issue is for residents, but as a merely occasional visito…
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Originally. Come and batter my heartO’erthrow me and bend That I may rise and stand and admit youSo you’ll seek to mend!I’m like an unsurp’d townI’ve p…
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Previously in this series: Idris Elba, Sexiest Man Alive “Gwen,” Idris asked, “Is there anything you and Blake have not told me that you should have?” …
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