The Aspen Ideas Festival appears to be the premier 'Jewish' conference of the annual circuit. Although not officially Jewish, it's difficult to walk a few feet without running into another MOT. Forget the snacks and countless bottles of Fiji water or Izze juice readily available at every turn, what makes the Ideas Festival, or as Mike Allen calls it "D.C.'s version of summer camp," unique is that pretty much everyone is important (or at least perceived to be) so no one really feels the need to act important. Also, because it's not primarily a fundraising event, there is really no tiered access. Where else do you find former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly casually strolling around campus meeting fellow attendees or David Brooks and Katie Couric standing off to the side while Tom Steyer and David Rubenstein walk by.
This episode made me laugh out loud.
We construct and reconstruct memories for those around us through tales, and for ourselves through the application of selective memory to a complicated past.
If you can’t sleep, medications are not the best solution.
Appearing in a live storytelling show called “Afterbirth” some eight years ago, a few months after giving birth to her daughter, Johanna Stein donned a hands-free pumping bra (over her clothes) to tell funny stories about her breastfeeding experiences.
Three-year-old Matthew Hobird loves playing with trash, so he was in luck when he visited Discovery Cube Los Angeles, the area’s newest children’s science center, and found plenty of it.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa may have provided the culinary inspiration — and the name — for the prestigious Nobu restaurants that offer a unique fusion of Japanese and South American dishes. And Robert DeNiro may have brought the star power.