Dear Tom MacMaster, your non-apology sucks even worse than your screw-up

Updated below, to include a link to Tom MacMaster’s real apology Lying to people is never a great way to help an important cause. Still, I can understand how someone can get caught up in a lie of this magnitude, I suppose. I write a lot of fiction, and I know that fiction, even politicalContinue reading “Dear Tom MacMaster, your non-apology sucks even worse than your screw-up”

Yeah, Patrick Smith’s latest column on air travel kind of sucks…

I get that screaming/crying children on planes are a nuisance. But in my considerable flying experience, only about 5% of them are, you know, poorly behaved and doing it on purpose. The rest can’t help it. Babies especially. Air travel can be hell on an adult body – it can also be hell on aContinue reading “Yeah, Patrick Smith’s latest column on air travel kind of sucks…”

Expats! In Moscow! Drinking! Banyas! Girls! And wishing daddy could see how naughty you’re being!

Disclaimer: Deirdre Clark, who uses the pen name Deirdre Dare, used to write a column for The Moscow News. MN is also the place where I work. Just putting that out there. The best part to this piece by Anna Blundy, on the life of Western expats in Moscow, can be found in the comments.Continue reading “Expats! In Moscow! Drinking! Banyas! Girls! And wishing daddy could see how naughty you’re being!”

I was in Auchan the other day, and picked up a copy of Vanity Fair

It had Lindsay Lohan on the cover – so you know right away just how dangerously bored I was. And then I just became dangerously irritated. Which is sort of unfair, when you think about it. I am not part of the magazine’s target audience anymore. There was a time when I was capable ofContinue reading “I was in Auchan the other day, and picked up a copy of Vanity Fair”

So I suppose I need to talk about this Susan Faludi “Electra” crap

I mean, just in case this whole Terminator 2 phase of my feminist blogging “career” is later described in children’s textbooks as merely “those months Antonova aired out her grievances regarding the writing of Camille Paglia – and posted funny pictures of cats”. Here’s a funny picture of a cat: Anyway, the points is, thisContinue reading “So I suppose I need to talk about this Susan Faludi “Electra” crap”