Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine

Gennifer Flowers, Donald Trump and the Making of the Sex-Scandal Culture — On Saturday, Donald Trump once again used his Twitter feed to kick up a news microcycle when he tweeted that if Mark Cuban, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and occasional Trump nemesis, was going to attend the debate, "perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!"

Why Is Sarah Jessica Parker Following Me? — Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Susan Dominus, a staff writer for The Times Magazine whose profile of Sarah Jessica Parker is on the cover of Sunday's Arts & Leisure section, muses on some eerie similarities between the trappings of her own life and those of the leading TV characters Ms. Parker has played over the last two decades.

Clinton Plays It Frosty Between the Ferns — Yesterday, Hillary Clinton arguably had one of her most effective public appearances in months, and it happened on the website Funny or Die. Clinton appeared as a guest on " Between Two Ferns " with Zach Galifianakis, a semi-aggressive, extremely rumpled comedian and sort-of talk show host who makes David Letterman look painfully earnest by comparison.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Leaving Carrie Behind With HBO’s ‘Divorce’ — Sarah Jessica Parker was waiting for a menu at a restaurant in Hastings-on-Hudson, a Westchester County suburb of New York, when a 50-something man in a polo shirt and shorts showed up at her table. "I'm out of your face right after this little note I made for you - check it out," he said.

Watching, and Wincing, as Clinton Stumbles — For all of her famed competence, Hillary Clinton has also been, from the beginning, something of a stumbler. While she was a still a prospective first lady, she famously insulted all those cookie-baking mothers of the world; there was a gap between her and everywoman, and she walked right into it with a misstep that colored her public persona going forward.

The Limits of Lauer — When Hillary Clinton took the seat for her interview with NBC's Matt Lauer at the Commander-in-Chief Forum that was broadcast on the network Wednesday night, she smiled warmly at the "Today" show co-anchor. "I'm happy you're doing this," she said. Even before the first question of substance came up, she most likely felt otherwise.

An Effective but Exhausting Alternative to High School Suspensions — In December 2013, Colleen Walsh, a social-studies teacher at Leadership and Public Service High School in Manhattan's Financial District, called one of the school's four deans in charge of discipline. She had just had a short, heated dispute in the hallway with a 17-year-old student who had his cellphone out, a violation of school rules.

What Hillary’s Speech Needs to Do Tonight — Tonight even some of Hillary Clinton's most ardent fans might be bracing themselves for disappointment in her speech at the Democratic National Convention. They might well console themselves with the possibility that her failure to do "realness" on an operatic scale is, by now, its own form of authenticity.

Letter of Recommendation: Just Dance — I never really intended for it to become my workout routine. I first started playing "Just Dance" two years ago, when someone gave my 8-year-old twin sons an Xbox. Most of the system's games would have them cultivating lethal marksmanship, while even the less-bloody titles seemed destined to foul up their reward system with excessive showers of virtual gold coins.

The Sweat-Soaked Life of a Glamorous Rockette — ONE after the other, like beautiful, glittering drones, the Rockettes spilled off an elevator onto the stage level at Radio City Music Hall. Dressed in sequined skating costume, their shoulders swaying, they sauntered down a narrow hallway and gathered off stage right, waiting to go on for the holiday show's opening night.
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Sep 26, 2016

@jbgerard @MelissaErrico You are maybe thinking of Joanne Kauffman? I am indeed a big fan, however, since college! I heart Touch of Venus.

Sep 26, 2016

@jbgerard @MelissaErrico @IrishRep How funny--I AM going to see her there. What's your connection?(You somehow realized we knew each other?)

Sep 26, 2016

@jbgerard Nice to be in touch with you as I have been feeling especially nostalgic for the nineties of late...

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