Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
-Jean Baptiste Massieu

I Feel Mad About My Neck

by lesliedinaberg on May 25, 2007

The older I get the harder it is to have heroes. I still haven’t forgiven Molly Ivins for dying, Gwyneth Paltrow for that ill-fitting pink, Shakespeare in Love Oscar night dress, or Bill Clinton for that blue, slightly stained one. (By the way, a little club soda will clear that right up, or so I’ve […]

Outsourcing Gone Wild

by lesliedinaberg on May 18, 2007

“Pasadena Now” publisher James Macpherson’s plan to outsource his city government beat to reporters in India got the boot this week, thanks to public outrage about the ability of writers to report on live news events while sitting at a computer screen 9,029 miles away in a time zone 12.5 hours ahead. Offering his rationale […]

In Search of my Inner Audrey

by lesliedinaberg on May 4, 2007

She was elegance, glamour, sophistication, and charm personified. She taught us the meaning of the word “gamine,” and was the epitome of boyish beauty. It’s been 14 years since her death and almost 30 years since her last major film role, but Audrey Hepburn is still an icon. Today would have been her 78th birthday, […]