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D.I.Y. Minnelli! The Liza Box is Completely Restored

D.I.Y. Minnelli! The Liza Box is Completely Restored

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“I ended up gifting the finished Liza Box to my little brother Robbie for Christmas that year. To gild the Minne-lily, I filled the box with all matter of Liza loot, including VHS copies of Rent-A-Cop and Arthur 2 from my personal collection and, the jewel in the crown, a customized Liza snow globe that played “New York, New York.” This feature gave me an unexpected thrill because the shaking movement required to activate the snow seemed to push Liza’s already erratic vibrato into previously uncharted tremulous territory.”

Whataburger’s Sexist Brand Messaging

Whataburger’s Sexist Brand Messaging

Featured, Munk's Junk (Everything Else)

For International Women’s Day, I thought it might be interesting to drag the Texas-based burger chain Whataburger into the 21st-century and give them a little of the #MeToo treatment. In this case, it should be #Hertoo, because the illustrated history of the brand that adorns the wall of each location is absurdly sexist and factually misleading.

The <i>Stargayzing</i> Collection of Things I Collect

The Stargayzing Collection of Things I Collect

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One of my oldest collections began before I was ten years old, when I bought my first two Pyramid books about film—about Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart.  Published in the 1970s, the layout these books was perfect for a kid, as they simply presented a survey of the actor’s film work chronologically eschewing almost everything personal.  Some of them were written by future film experts like Leonard Maltin. They are a great example of a collection that has little monetary value but means the world to me, as it represents the seeds of passion for my future film studies.

On My 50th Birthday, a Letter to Myself at 17

On My 50th Birthday, a Letter to Myself at 17

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“I see the reason for your sadness: 12 years of institutionalized bullying—pervasive, relentless.  I am touched by the exquisite coping skills you cultivated, the exaggerated belief in your own exceptionalism that you use like armor to guard against painful things, made to measure to compensate for what is being denied you or taken away.”

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