Mark Zuckerberg Kills His Own Meat: Hipster Hunting Trend in 3, 2, 1…
Mark Zuckerberg Kills His Own Meat: Hipster Hunting Trend in 3, 2, 1…

ColumnThe founder of Facebook vows to eat what he kills. Like? Mark Zuckerberg has just announced his intention to only eat “that which he kills with his own bare hands.” It’s hard to discount any idea that springs from the mind of the guy who dreamed up Facebook while he […]

The Goldberg Variations: Gender Profiling at the Multiplex
The Goldberg Variations: Gender Profiling at the Multiplex

ColumnIt turns out that chick flicks are not always woman-friendly. My husband and I were sitting in a dark theater watching a movie I had chosen, which meant it was a pretty standard indie flick, a wordy, self-conscious exploration of feelings, relationships, and female empowerment, played out at a glacial […]

The Goldberg Variations: How Green Are the Ivies?
The Goldberg Variations: How Green Are the Ivies?

ColumnAs the saying goes, “Girls go to college to get more knowledge,” but do they care if their schools are eco-friendly? My poor, misguided parents somehow failed to realize that getting me into a decent college was supposed to be their mission in life. In fact, they had practically no […]

The Sexual Politics of Dinner
The Sexual Politics of Dinner

After two decades of making dinner, I am finally ready to cook like a man. The day my father died was the day my mother officially stopped cooking. From that point on, she might scramble an egg or make a tuna fish sandwich, but she would never again prepare what […]

The Goldberg Variations: So Much for the Afterglow
The Goldberg Variations: So Much for the Afterglow

ColumnA crackling fire makes my earth-friendly instincts go up in smoke. Maybe it’s middle age, or maybe it’s just that I’ve become jaded, but the truth is, very few things surprise me these days. Of course, some things still surprise me: the fact that country music is the most popular […]

Pomp and Circumcision
Pomp and Circumcision

No one thinks circumcision is a day at the beach – but should it really be outlawed? There is a movement afoot in San Francisco to outlaw circumcisions for anyone under the age of 18. The idea behind this proposed bill is to limit this procedure to those who are […]

The Goldberg Variations: Recycling for Baby Boomers
The Goldberg Variations: Recycling for Baby Boomers

ColumnIf you can read this sentence without corrective lenses, you are pre-disposed to eco-activism. Let me make one thing clear: I am not old. Although, to be perfectly honest, I am not exactly young, either. On the continuum of age, I happen to fall at the precise numeric midpoint between […]

The Goldberg Variations: Maternal Road Rage
The Goldberg Variations: Maternal Road Rage

I used to make fun of people who drove Hummers. I would see those suburban road warriors taking up a lane and a half on the highway and I would say something rude and cutting about insecure twits who needed an off-road monster car to protect them from fender benders […]