Month: November 2017

TueNight 10: Marcelle Karp

Marcelle Karp kept true to form at our TueNight Live: SWAP back in April, when she told a room full of people that, at age 52, she’d had sex with a 25 year old in a stairwell. As the co-creator of BUST, Marcelle was at the forefront of Third Wave Feminism, touting her vibrator and encouraging women to have agency over their sexual lives. Now, she blogs at barbmagazine.com, the site she found in 2016, staying on message: have sex, have the kind of sex you want to have. She’s the mother of the comic Ruby Karp, who just published her feminist tome, Earth Hates Me and also produces and hosts the monthly stand up show, We Hope You Have Fun, at UCB EAST. #proudmama 1. On the nightstand: Earth Hates Me by Ruby Karp. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. Heard him on NPR. Another sign that I’m happily middle-aged. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Look, I’m just not going to stop listening to Pavement. 3. Jam of the minute: Pod Save America. 4. Thing I miss: Brownies on Avenue A. 5. 80’s crush: Springsteen. 6. Current crush: Rocky, my pug. 7. Will whine about: How people don’t return …

TueNight 10: Hitha Herzog

A powerhouse retail analyst and journalist, Hitha Herzog knows how to shop and spend — she runs her own retail and consumer spending research firm and is a regular retail analyst for MSNBC, ABC News and Fox Business. She’s also executive producer and conservative counterpart to co-host Liz Plank on the podcast Divided States of Women.  Not easy to pigeonhole, Hitha wrote for TueNight about being a Fox News Feminist and her marital issues with money in He Said/ She Said with husband, comedian Seth Herzog. Hitha’s spending philosophy?  “Abundance, not scarcity. Meaning: don’t limit your life, just spend within your means”  Preach! 1. On the nightstand: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the creator of Nike, Phil Knight; gratitude journal; iPhone and iPad. 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Advocating for young women in the workplace. 3. Jam of the minute: “Look What you Made Me Do,” by Taylor Swift. 4. Thing I miss: Fall weather. 5. 80’s crush: Michael Jackson. 6. Current crush: Seth Herzog. 7. Will whine about: Fake feminism, i.e., supporting the cause when it’s good for image and can sell product. 8. Will wine about: I don’t drink, but will stress drink chai tea over #MeToo. 9. Best thing that …

TueNight 10: Lori Leibovich

Lori Leibovich has launched some of our favorite Instagram handles. While she was director of RealSimple.com she started the popular @womenirl, featuring life’s unfiltered moments. (To wit: this kid finding Halloween candy while sitting on top of the fridge). After the Women’s March she launched the inspirational @nastysigns as well as the gorgeous, Americana-filled @ihavethisthingwithsigns. But when she’s not chronicling signage, or touring middle and high schools in NYC for her daughter and son, she’s overseeing all of Time Inc’s health coverage and is the editor in chief of Health magazine and Time Health. We were happy to get an ounce of her free time to ask her about her TueNight 10!  1. On the nightstand: Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen (I read it but I like just having it there); HelloFlo: The Guide, Period: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern Girl by Naama Bloom (see: 5th grade daughter, above); Her Body And Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado; Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner (galleys) 2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Instagram. It’s a problem. 3. Jam of the minute: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile “Lotta Sea …

Now That I’m Over 40, I Cannot and I Will Not… (VIDEO)

“Stop cursing like a sailor!” “Stop having adventures.” “Wear Spanx.” Hell to the yes, sister. We asked several women over 40 about the things they can’t stop/ won’t stop doing, now that they (we) are grown-ass women. We filmed this at our last TueNight Live event in Manhattan, sponsored by AARP (High five AARP! We love our sponsors!) and we’re so happy to have them sponsor this video. It’s all part of their mission to reinvent what it means to age — aka #DisruptAging. So now that YOU are over 40, what’s the thing you won’t stop doing? Watch this video and then tell us in the comments below. We’ll be rounding them up to share, compare and celebrate. No effs left to give. We’re #NobodysMaam

What’s the Most Ageist Thing Anyone Has Ever Said to You? (VIDEO)

“You’re old!” “When are you going to dye your hair?” “You look great for your age!” We asked several women over 40 to share the rudest, funniest, and just plain strange comments they’ve heard about being the age they are. Which um, isn’t old, by the way. We filmed this at our last TueNight Live event in Manhattan, sponsored by AARP (High five AARP! We love our sponsors!) and we’re so happy to have them sponsor this video. It’s all part of their mission to reinvent what it means to age — aka #DisruptAging. What’s the most ageist thing anyone’s ever said to you? Watch this video and then tell us YOUR most ageist story in the comments below. We’ll be rounding them up to share for collective commiseration.  We’re #NobodysMaam.  

TueNight 10: Morra Aarons-Mele

Morra Aarons-Mele is a self-described hermit. She’s happiest working in bed. And yet, she has the big, successful career she’s always wanted. She was inspired to write her recent book, Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home) after hearing too many introverted or anxious professionals say they couldn’t pursue their dreams of a big career because they didn’t want to be “out there” all the time. Not true at all, says Morra! And she’s the living proof. As she puts it, you can eat lunch alone, say no, never give a TEDx talk…and still have an amazing career. Hiding in the Bathroom gets into the nitty-gritty about how to do it: from business development to selling yourself to surviving professional conferences and networking events. Morra is also working on a new podcast about smashing the patriarchy. It’s way past time. 1. On the nightstand: Spy fiction (since we’re living in a very Cold War moment). The new John Le Carré, Red Sparrow, (trashy but so good), and my new obsession, Charles’ Cummings’ Thomas Kell series. Also just …