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Archive for March, 2009

“Hey tweens! Come overspend for the sake of our planet!”

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Some words bear repeating. “Tween” isn’t one of them, as I learned today from this dizzyingly repetitious and inadvertently hilarious press release for an uncoming consumerism festival: Baby & Tween Celebration LA is rolling out the red carpet for tweens during a two-day expo of tween celebrities, music, contests and more. Focusing on hot tween […]

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When did genius kids get “hot”?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Fictional genius kids used to be realistically frumpy for the most part. A Wrinkle in Time’s Meg and Charles Wallace were not fashion plates. When we first meet Esme of J.D. Salinger’s For Esme—With Love and Squalor, she is wet and ratlike. Here, to take another instance, is the original 1976 cover of Very Far […]

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Come party with the perfect baby—and win a Teutonia stroller!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Hey, if you live in New York, come on by the book-launch party for The Perfect Baby Handbook this Tuesday night at the Tribeca boutique, Capucine. Thanks to the resourceful Julia Beck at FortyWeeks.com, I have a grand door prize to give away that is actually, inarguably grand: A $600 T-160 stroller from the German […]

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A modest proposal: Madonna could adopt Octomom!

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

I’ve been worried about Madonna. Not only have her entirely natural, 400-pound cheekbones been called into question, her plan to adopt Mercy James, a 3-year-old girl from Malawi, may have run into a snag: “Our official policy is that we do not encourage our children to be sent into broken homes,” a senior official from […]

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Where the Wild Typography Is

Friday, March 27th, 2009

So, like millions of people, I just watched the Apple Exclusive trailer for Spike Jonz’ upcoming Where the Wild Things Are movie. The good news: Whoever designed the titles did an amazing job. The bad news: It’s not a great sign when a trailer’s typography is more compelling than the film itself, which looks, uh, […]

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