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September 2009 Archives

This afternoon, actress Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) is set to take to Oprah‘s couch to reveal all about the ten year, drug-fueled incestuous relationship she had with her father, John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas. […]

Full disclosure: I am friends with (and proudly so) two of the women featured in the New York Times Style feature, “Seeing Yourself In Their Light,” about today’s new young women spiritual gurus, and how “there is a new role […]

My favorite misanthrope doctor, Gregory House, returned to TV in the season premiere of “House” last night, but was he too nice?

One Sabbath is an initiative designed to use the concept of Sabbath, across multiple religions, to raise awareness of global poverty and disease.

One of my favorite shows, “Friday Night LIghts” just received the coveted Humanitas Prize for excellence in writing.

Former Pedro the Lion singer David Bazan has a new album out.

Michael Moore says he may not make any more documentaries.

In response to Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol,” Jay Kinney, an author and practicing Mason, clears up 10 myths about Freemasonry, including whether Obama is a member, and if Masonic symbols are on U.S. currency.

Solitary, spare in his poetry and his person, the writer and musician Jim Carroll, who died last week at age 60, was never easy to take as an artist. His songs were punk rants, his poems drug-scorched versions of Frank […]

Stephenie Meyer’s smash hit, Twilight (that’s an understatement, of course), its corresponding movie series, and merchandising of everything you could possibly think of and more, originated from the genre of fiction known as YA (young adult). Since Twilight, it seems […]