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  • The Washington Dread and Denial Association

    by Marty Kaplan

    April 27, 2015 | 10:41 am

    “Don’t do it!”

    Stories, whether torn from history or made from whole cloth, can make us want to shout that. Don’t open that door at the top of the...

  • Earth Day, Race Day, Gun Day, Money Day

    by Marty Kaplan

    April 10, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    Is change even possible? 

    The national conversation about excessive use of police force that we’re supposed to have been conducting since Michael...

  • Schmaltz is gluten free

    by Marty Kaplan

    March 16, 2015 | 11:11 am

    If the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is saying that Kraft Singles are good for us, surely schmaltz is next.

    The metaphoric meaning of schmaltz is...

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  • What matters to me & why

    by Marty Kaplan

    March 13, 2015 | 11:33 am

    I began making a list of what matters to me. Intellectual curiosity. Climate change. The First Amendment. My family. Giving back. One friend said to me,...

  • Spock's good mother

    by Marty Kaplan

    March 1, 2015 | 3:34 pm

    “Oh, by the way, Leonard,” I say into the phone, as breezily as I can feign, “what did you think about Diane’s belt?”

    Leonard Nimoy is on location in...

  • Hollywood’s necessary not-niceness

    by Marty Kaplan

    February 17, 2015 | 8:53 am

    The billion people who will watch the 2015 Academy Awards got a great gift last week from Amy Pascal, the recently fired co-chair of Sony Pictures, who...

  • Before your favorite teacher dies

    by Marty Kaplan

    January 20, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    On City Cisco Island, Aunt Suzy saw funny men.

    That sentence is a mnemonic that Mr. Jaeger taught us.  The first letter of each word stands for a...

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