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On the Eve of Grexit, Voices of the Greek Middle Class

Today, Greece will not pay the €300 million it owes the International Monetary Fund. The country is taking its first step in “Grexit,” Greece leaving the Eurozone, which may happen as soon as tomorrow. It’s been an economic drama of international summits, motorcycle-riding finance ministers, and towers of babel terms (troika, ECB, IMF, primary surplus, […]

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Pooper Scooper–A Law Needed for People

I stoop down on the sidewalk, wearing a blue plastic bag over my hand like a sock puppet. Using it like a glove, I close my fingers around the squishy, warm dog poo. So my morning begins. Poop-scooping is the law in New York City. (It’s also clear proof city people love their dogs more […]

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Brooklyn & The Moore’s Law of Hipness

“I just couldn’t stand 646 anymore.” The woman boarded my elevator mid-conversation. She appeared to be roughly 26 and was talking about her area code. That irritated me. Also, I was leaving my dentist. “I had to have a 718,” she finished. “What about 917?” the man with her appeared to be going out to […]

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Women Changing Names, Part 6. Love

Recap: Post #1—Women friends say they did not change their names or expressed regret they did. Post #2—Women friends say they changed their names because they didn’t think about it, to avoid complexity, and some were conflicted but did it anyway. Post #3—A history of women’s names. Post #4—A history of women’s legal rights & […]

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Women Changing Names, Part 5. Anna’s Story

Recap: Post #1—Women friends say they did not change their names or expressed regret they did. Post #2—Women friends say they changed their names because they didn’t think about it, to avoid complexity, and some were conflicted but did it anyway. Post #3—A history of women’s names. Post #4—A history of women’s legal rights & […]

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The Angry Blog

Changing your name to your husband’s is like flying the confederate flag. Mad already? Me too. Let’s talk about coverture. Eminent 18th-Century British jurist, William Blackstone, did a bunch of codifying and explaining of the laws of his time. And he said, By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, […]