Watching Beirut Die

Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, arrived in Beirut not too long ago with a camera crew to shoot footage for his Discovery Travel Channel show, No Reservations. His aim was to show the revival of Beirut’s cultural and culinary life after…

This Will Get You Banned

Quoth Mark, who was stamping his little feetsies because I refused to a) buy into his framing of certain questions and b) do his Googling for him: You say you’re a lawyer, huh? No doubt, one of the shittiest ones…

My Poor Baby

Thunderstorms terrify Junebug. And we’re in the midst of one now, one that had VERY CLOSE lightning and VERY LOUD thunder. Presumably, something got hit, because there were sirens shortly after the reeeeeealllly loud thunderclap. Nowhere is safe enough, of…

My, What a Prophetic Headline

Apparently, there’s been quite a hue and cry over this magazine cover. It’s a parenting magazine. With a nursing baby on the cover. And OH MY GOD IT’S A BREAST! A BREAST! The cover story? “Why Women Don’t Nurse Longer.”…