If you haven’t seen her yet, you’ll see her soon: new Weight Watchers spokeswoman Oprah Winfrey is coming to a television near you to explain how weight loss is a journey interspersed between slow-mo videos of her looking miserable whilst running.
This article originally appeared in The New York Observer in 1993 and is anthologized in Luc's wonderful collection of essays, Kill All Your Darlings.
The clock is ticking down the hours until 2014, but you still don't have New Years plans? If you don't feel like being lulled to sleep by Ryan Seacrest, deck yourself out in some tribal war paint, put on your fanciest tux, or just come up with a really great alibi.. these parties are crazier than usual..
According to some new British study, 8 out of 10 people have abandoned New Year's Resolutions. But we don't care. We want to hear yours.
A note to readers: We'll be posting on a shortened schedule today, and tomorrow we'll be off completely. Best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone here and abroad — we'll see you on Friday.
2008 is finally coming to an end, and just like every year, we will watch it go with a strange mix of bewilderment, sadness, elation, and relief, wondering what 2009 has in store for us.