May 2013

We’ll just go ahead and pencil you in, okay? This Sunday, June 2, offers three-and-a-half hours of primo TV. Starting at 8 p.m., it’s the season opener of The Killing, a dynamite show featuring intriguing characters and great stories. This Sunday starts a whole new storyline, a serial killer in Seattle for Linden and Holder […]

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Americans eat a whole lot of the Sweet White. It’s at least partly to blame for why we’re so fat and irritable. The solution is simple: quit! To help you on your way, we’re included this interview by Laura Cococcia–whose name for some reason conjures up thoughts of chocolate–with sugar-free lifestyle guru Sarah Wilson. Personally, […]

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Tip of the Day: Hot Plate

by Eubie on May 30, 2013

If you have a stove, either your apartment is too big or your wallet’s too fat… okay, your wallet can never be too fat. Still, we are militant advocates of the Spartan lifestyle. Minimize. Less is more. You don’t need a stove. They’re expensive and take up a lot of space. A hot plate will […]

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Bob Hope

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

Today is Bob Hope’s 110th birthday, and nearly the 10-year anniversary of his death (coming up in July). We thought we’d take this opportunity to give a great big UB shout-out to the man from Texaco (we’re dating ourselves, aren’t we?) Bob was the consummate everything: entertainer, philanthropist, bon vivant, symbol of the American man […]

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Male Victims of Sexism? Posh!

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

The Atlantic (one of our favorites) posted an interesting article today on men experiencing sexism, as though the thought just occurred to this esteemed rag after a hundred-and-fifty years in the biz! Kudos, muckrakers! It’s never too late to be the last one at the table.

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Working Moms

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

Wanted to toss this up for comment from the legion of UB followers out there! Mothers are now the top earners in 40 percent of all households. This represents a rather important societal shift. More mothers as top breadwinners, more single mothers, fewer marriages, more pressure on government and business to enact family-friendly policies to […]

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Tip of the Day: The Tao of Steve

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

Last night, Bullitt (1968) was on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). If you don’t already know, the film is a classic and stars the epitome of ’60s cool in what was his personal favorite of his films: Steve McQueen. Yes, we could draw some lessons from this movie, particularly the iconic importance of the 1968 Highland-green Ford Mustang […]

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Tip of the Day: Do Nothing

by Eubie on May 28, 2013

Every so often, we run out of ideas. What to do? Coast. Or rather, offer up doing nothing as a tip for the day! Sometimes you just have to let it slide, say to hell with whatever responsibilities are grinding you down and go skip to my Lou, my darling. Ain’t nothing wrong with (occasionally) […]

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Tip of the Day: Raise the Flag

by Eubie on May 27, 2013

Today is Memorial Day, when we remember those men and women who fought, sacrificed, and often paid the ultimate price. Go to a vet’s resting place and raise a flag. If you’re not an American, when the day comes in your country, pay your respects in whatever fashion is appropriate. But pay it. War is […]

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French director Francois Ozon, whose film Jeune et Jolie (‘Young and Beautiful‘) is up for this year’s Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is winning big love from the critics, recently got into trouble with comments about sex work being a common fantasy of women. The backlash was immediate and scathing, and Ozon had to […]

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