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Hot wheels and dirty tricks: Roller Derby meets ultimate sports for the athletic comeback of the decade.

By Liz Langley

Published: 7/7/1999

Types: Cover Story

There are a lot of careers out there – sports marketing, cryptozoology, talk show host – that just were never thrown out to us in high school on career day. One of them was Roller Derby queen. If it had been, I might have thrown away my...[MORE]

Summer beauty secrets revealed!: Look years younger - one woman tells how!

By Liz Langley

Published: 5/5/1999

Types: Culture, Health & science

"The strawberry grows beneath the nettle," Shakespeare said, an acknowledgment that the bitter and the sweet are often blended in an inseparable package. This blending happened to me at an adult video store where I, the strawberry, was carded bef...[MORE]

All that buzz: With vibrators, pleasure comes before politics.

By Liz Langley

Published: 4/28/1999

Types: Culture, Love & sex

I have never overheard anyone having sex. My friends have, but I myself have never been subjected to the moans, sighs and squeaking springs that suggest some couple in the next room has just moved 7 inches closer to God. This lack of evidence doe...[MORE]

The better binge: From Personality Puffs to Cardio Chips, it's snack food for a happier you.

By Liz Langley

Published: 11/4/1998

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

I know this guy who started taking gingko biloba to improve his memory. "The problem was," he said, "I kept forgetting to take it." I believe it. You'd need three or four memories to recall and take all the herbal elixirs suddenly...[MORE]

The Better Binge: From Personality Puffs to Cardio Chips, it's snack food for a happier you.

By Liz Langley

Published: 12/2/1998

Types: Food & Drink

I know this guy who started taking gingko biloba to improve his memory. "The problem was," he said, "I kept forgetting to take it." I believe it. You'd need three or four memories to recall and take all the herbal elixirs suddenly...[MORE]

Millenial bloodhounds: Sippin' with the vampire set.

By Liz Langley

Published: 12/9/1998

Types: Culture

Katherine Ramsland and I are chatting, about guys, blood drinking, Keanu Reeves, the ring she inherited from a murderer who killed himself to become a more powerful vampyre. You know, girl talk. It could be a slumber pa...[MORE]

Insect aside: Consumers gather like flies around Disney's chocolate cake.

By Liz Langley

Published: 12/16/1998

Types: Screens, Film

Having thrown away the best years of my life in Florida, I can say I've slaughtered enough bugs to qualify as the insect Grim Reaper, black evening dress and all. I could tell droning war stories about being buzzed by f...[MORE]

Gomez-ticity: The mysterious & spooky quest for the ideal man.

By Liz Langley

Published: 12/23/1998

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Since it's the holidays, I thought I'd tell you I recently broke up with someone. Don't cry for me, Argentina. I break up more often than your cell phone and have gotten good at it, even remaining real friends with this one. Not l...[MORE]

Goddess for the world: The search for the ultimate woman turns up some surprises.

By Liz Langley

Published: 12/30/1998

Types: Culture

Last week, I was ruminating about who the perfect man would be. It didn’t take much speculation. I had figured out long ago that the perfect guy, in fact or fiction, is Gomez Addams. Not a GQ model, perhaps, but what style, what enthusiasm, what panache with a tango. Wit...[MORE]

Minefield$ of green: Finally, there's professional help for those poor souls facing the trauma of sudden wealth.

By Liz Langley

Published: 3/3/1999

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

There are two pieces of paper, one in my wallet and one sitting ignored on a diner counter. By themselves they aren’t worth jack. But, I’m convinced, like the rings of the Wonder Twins, like the triangles in South Park, when brought together th...[MORE]

Without a snout

By Liz Langley

Published: 8/28/2002

Types: Culture, Media

Truthfully, I don't understand the intricacies of the financial scandals that have been as reliably a part of the news lately as weather reports. I've said it before: When it comes to finance matters, I'm the dog in the "Far Side" cartoon whose owner is trying to talk to her, and all she hears is "B...[MORE]

Wanton women

By Liz Langley

Published: 8/28/2002

Types: Culture, Health & science

I feel sorry for kids today, not in a caring, concerned way, but in a detached, patronizing, figure-of-speech kind of way. Just look at all the cool TV we had when we were kids: "Bewitched," "Gilligan's Island," "The Brady Bunch," none of it high art but all of it endearing enough to be integral to ...[MORE]

Nuts and bolts

By Liz Langley

Published: 8/14/2002

Types: Culture, Media

I was walking through a local park with my mother, a woman who, had she grown up in this era instead of the miserable World War II period, might have been a neo-pagan. They didn't have pagans in the '40s; they had cocktails, sweater sets and rationing. Still, having dismissed the churches availab...[MORE]

Neither heads nor tails

By Liz Langley

Published: 8/7/2002

Types: Arts, Performing arts

The Best American Travel Writing of 2000 features the brilliant, bizarre, funny story Winter Rules, by Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated. It's a side-splitting tale about ice golfing in Greenland. When talking about local cuisine, Rushin quotes some descriptive text about reindeer stomach: "It is ...[MORE]

Too close for comfort: In-breeding in Chinese villages gives double meaning to symbol of double happiness.

By Liz Langley

Published: 7/31/2002

Types: Culture, Health & science

There are a lot of things that China and I do not have in common. I have never been visited by a U.S. President, did not acquire Hong Kong recently and none of my walls are that great, nor can they be seen from space. I do have some things in common with that country, though. I, like China, have imp...[MORE]

School of hard knocks: Balancing school's grim-reaper sex rhetoric on abstinence with some common-sense guidelines.

By Liz Langley

Published: 7/17/2002

Types: Culture, Health & science

As I've stated before in this space, I love movies and see as many as I can, but there are some I don't mind missing. School movies fall into that last category. I don't miss sitting in a classroom enduring some antique opus that was even more tedious than our usual human presenters. One school ...[MORE]

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