Blog Posts filed under “Politics”

First time, zombie apocalypse, grandma coercion

October 28th, 2012

So many delightful pro-Obama videos, including this one from Joss Whedon (my hero): And this one from Lena Dunham (who I’d call my hero except she’s fifteen years younger than me and it feels wrong. She is just awesome). Both of which reminded me of Sarah Silverman’s hilarious video from the 2008 election. Florida might […]

what we talk about when we talk about the weather

May 27th, 2011

Most of you don’t live with me. Which is probably a good thing. You might think I spend my days talking about Adam or Mia or the next batch of characters—and I do talk a fair bit about them, which actually drives my poor husband NUTS; he couldn’t care less. They are fake people to […]

battle cry for the mr. saxons!

May 16th, 2011

So, I finally watched that documentary Waiting for Superman, you know the one that was much buzzed about last year, the one that basically says that public education is going to hell in a hand basket? And maybe it’s because I appreciate a bit of nuance, be it in my books, my documentary films, or […]

bits of silly

January 26th, 2011

I have a new child. She arrived over the weekend after I sent Willa to her room for a time out. When I went to get her out of time out, I discovered that Willa was gone and in her place was Kyra. Kyra looks, sounds, dresses exactly like Willa. But they are not the […]

Gabby, Obama, L.K. and MLK

January 17th, 2011

It’s been more than a week since the shootings in Tucson that killed six people, and miraculously didn’t kill Gabrielle Giffords. It’s been been five days since author L.K. Madigan announced some hard news on her blog: She has stage IV pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to her liver. In her post, L.K. doesn’t mince […]

on being an asshole—or not

October 5th, 2010

I’m feeling a little bit cranky. About so many things. And the fact that I have a double ear infection and seem to have a Death Star-like tractor beam for every contagion within a 10-mile radius is just part of it. But more than my never-ending snot-a-thon, I’m annoyed that  that people can be so, […]

the one in which i tenuously use earth day as a reason to give away books

April 22nd, 2010

So, it’s Earth Day. Woop-dee-dooh. In times as perilous as these, even a boring government report from the Project on Climate Science* is sounding the alarm: The report, a draft of the Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report that will be sent to the United Nations, says bluntly: “Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced … […]

resolutions, and free books!

December 30th, 2009

Part of my cultural heritage as a Jew demands that I spend at least part of the Christmas season going to the movies. Having young children gets in the way of this mandate, but I did manage to sneak out for one movie so far—two if you count seeing Up In The Air with my […]

so many crazies with short, short memories

November 19th, 2009

No publishing news today. Just political rants. But can I say t-minus one day until New Moon??? Okay, so I hate to give Ann Coulter any extra ink because I’m pretty much convinced that her insanely provocative columns are all just for show. That deep down she’s apolitical and über-ambitious and has figured out that […]

excuse me, but my vagina is getting in the way of my writing

September 13th, 2009

So, last night, as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, which I hope you’ll all go to today if you’re in the area, I went to a Literary Event and got a little hot under the collar. Or, should I say, under the corset. Before I start, I should say that part of the event […]