Posts Tagged ‘Susan Braudy’s Diary’

From Liberation to Trivialization

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When I interviewed Margaret Mead in the late 1970s, she said it wasn’t women who need liberation, it was men. She cited the malevolent symbolism of the penis, shown publicly only in photographs of corpses on battlefields. She said such public displays were considered secret, dirty and even violent by women and men. (She was [&hellip
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A Few of My Favorite Things

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I love summer, a time when I forcibly inject hedonism into my hectic life. I desert John Stuart Mill and even Woody Allen, who believe pleasure is merely the absence of pain. Afternoons I enter Central Park at Sixth Avenue and start breathing pure air deeply. A cardinal and his red-crested wife fly by. A [&hellip
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Jerry Seinfeld, Our Lucky Charm

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Oh, the reports I get. Oh, the dark regrets I harbor when total strangers tell me they’ve just sighted Jerry Seinfeld in my neighborhood. Woody Allen says seeing celebrities makes us feel immortal. OK, but seeing Jerry Seinfeld makes people feel really, really lucky. “Hey, you just missed Jerry,” said the happy man crossing Central [&hellip
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