"Even If A Russian Woman Earns 10 Times More Than Her Boyfriend, She…

"So it's the weaker sex then that's Russia's most valued treasure, the natural resource whose value isn't affected by economic, or any other crises. And we must cherish our femininity, not only as a means of attracting men, but also for our own pleasure. And I think the innate strength and vigor, our most deeply… » 4/19/11 7:20pm 4/19/11 7:20pm

What People Want Tim Gunn To Say

"'Forgive me for not marrying you!' and 'I promise you're next!' If it's remotely lewd, I won't write it. But they ask me to sign all sorts of things from my CD to my bobble head. I'll sign almost anything." » 9/22/10 6:08pm 9/22/10 6:08pm

On Adopting At 73

"I figure I can get through 10 years - until he's 18." Marilyn Berger, on adopting 8-year-old Danny, who suffered from spinal tuberculosis, from Ethiopia. [The New York Times » 4/13/10 8:40pm 4/13/10 8:40pm

Jill Zarin Explains Why The Housewives Are Extra Bitchy These Days

She says, "We were told, in no uncertain terms—and I wouldn't say it's affected me, but it's affected some of the other girls—that if they didn't bring it on, they wouldn't be holding an apple." [Daily Beast] » 4/07/10 3:30pm 4/07/10 3:30pm

Working Moms: You're Not So Bad After All!

"Working parents perpetually agonize that they don't see enough of their children...But a surprising new study finds that they're doing a better job than they think, spending far more time with their families than did parents of earlier generations." [NYT] » 4/06/10 5:30pm 4/06/10 5:30pm

Wisdom Of Our Elders

Phyllis Diller: "If only women could understand that men, they're here to screw, their minds never leave screwing. Men have to do it with hookers because their wives wear curlers and won't tickle them with a turkey feather." [New Yorker] » 1/06/10 12:40pm 1/06/10 12:40pm

Fabric Of Our Lives

"Today's fabrics often don't work in other time periods...The weights, textures and content are quite different, and these factors really do make a difference in making a costume look true to a time period." -Rabbit Goody, Thistle Hill Weavers [Smithsonian] » 12/08/09 7:20pm 12/08/09 7:20pm

Well, Obviously

Interviewer: "If you came back in your next life as a food item, what would it be and how would you like to be served?" Jacques Pépin: "Pigeon, served with peas, to my wife." [MiamiNewTimes] » 11/06/09 2:30pm 11/06/09 2:30pm

Margaret Atwood, In 140 Characters

"Twitter isn't writing, it's signaling...It could be writing. In fact, I thought of doing something like John Cage's symphony that will be played over 100 years. You could put a word a day on to the 'twit', or 'tweet'?" [Reuters] » 10/28/09 1:30pm 10/28/09 1:30pm

"I Sometimes Forget How Things Will Translate Once They Are In Print."

"But this is a bullshit industry and I made a decision not to be a bullshit person. I need to hold onto my soul and my integrity and I can't compromise that." — Your friend, Megan Fox. [Telegraph] » 10/23/09 12:40pm 10/23/09 12:40pm

That's "Fiction," People

Polymath and mature student James Franco on his creative writing: "When I started, it was fairly autobiographical and I hated it...So I started writing about people that I knew." [New Yorker] » 10/19/09 7:20pm 10/19/09 7:20pm

Rachel Maddow Fibs At New Yorker Festival!

"I'm not very pretty...I am what I am. I look like a dude. I wear boring jackets. I have a big nose. I have short hair. No one is going to mix me up with a Fox Business anchor." [NYer] » 10/19/09 11:40am 10/19/09 11:40am