Do Powerful Minorities Have a Duty to Give Back?

This was the topic of conversation in a live debate I watched on Huffington Post, and the short answer is yes. But the bigger responsibility must come from the everyday man and woman. Charity begins at home. Until our communities collectively and consistently promote education, exposure, freedom of thought, self-esteem, and all of the other foundational tools … Continue reading Do Powerful Minorities Have a Duty to Give Back?

R I P Helen Gurley Brown

Despite the fact that I’m a magazine editor and a long time fashion bible fan, it was my sister who turned me on to Helen Gurley Brown less than 10 years ago. I subsequently went out and found a perfectly preserved copy of her best seller Sex and the Single Girl, with get this, her autograph inside. I … Continue reading R I P Helen Gurley Brown

Gaga, That Voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ss_pLYmIs

This video is shaky, but just close your eyes and listen. Gaga’s voice is amazing. This songwriting reminds me of the FAME album. Sadly some silly young person will probably use this song’s subject matter as an excuse to do something unfortunate. But knowing Gaga she’s not the least interested in suicide, she’ll be making some commentary on fame, being a celebrity and the death of art in the 21st century. LOL

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