Month: November 2005

New York State of Mind

I love this city, I really do. But seriously, what the hell is going on lately? First, we have the bedbugs. Then, there’s paying $430 a foot for air — in my neighborhood. Come on now — we really don’t…

HELLP Syndrome for Beginners

This is the first news article I have ever seen on the illness that had me giving birth to a two-months-premature Ethan: HELLP Syndrome is a little- known pregnancy-related disease that, if left untreated, can be life-threatening for both the…

Alito, Abortion, and the Future of Roe

Lots and lots going on this week in the reproductive rights arena. Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood is being argued right now, and is virtually guaranteed to have a major impact on the future of reproductive rights — if only to…

Von’s: Thar She Blows

Well, there goes the last great independent bookseller in town. Again. Von’s, a campus staple, was known for its great selection of new and used books, CDs, and craft supplies. Locally owned and reasonably priced, it featured music from the…

I *Heart* Anderson Cooper

Seriously, what a babe. And now that he has his own column, I love him even more. I love him even despite his “Of course I’m straight!” posturing, like in this piece where he talks about what his mom (Gloria…

Repro Rights Round-Up

Lots going on this week. Check it out. Offering Abortion, Rebirth: A profile of one Arkansas abortion provider who started practicing soon after Roe. Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will bring the abortion issue back before the…

School: Future Writing

I’m hoping to be able to sit down and hack out a few good posts on my student teaching experience in the next two weeks now that it is beginning to draw to a close. I have a few posts…

“Conservative Values” at Princeton

By now, most people have read about Samuel Alito’s membership in the racist, sexist Concerned Alumni of Princeton group. While his membership is notable — what kind of decent person remains in such a heinous organization, even if they weren’t…

Well I Won’t Be Sleeping Tonight

Bedbugs taking over New York City? WHAT?! Bedbugs are back and spreading through New York City like a swarm of locusts on a lush field of wheat. Infestations have been reported sporadically across the United States over the past few…