The Loathsome Claire Underwood

Television is full of anti-heroes these days, and House of Cards’ Claire Underwood leads the pack in the female category. She is, I would argue, the most loathsome woman in television currently. She is a mash-up of various real political figures. Before anyone, she reminds me of Wendy Davis, the female hero of the abortion movement for her … Continued

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Mario Batali and Wendy Davis Stand Alone On Abortion

I called Mario Batali’s New York City restaurant, Babbo, 78 times for a prime reservation. I got one. I fought for the reservation because Batali is a mighty fine chef with some mighty fine restaurants. Eating at one of his other joints, Del Posto, was among the more elegant and lovely and delicious experiences of … Continued