Below the Beltway / Entertainment

Gene Sort of Rambles Down Memory Lane

WASHINGTON -- In 1979, I changed careers. I had been a writer, but I decided to become an editor. The reason was that there was a woman with whom I wanted to have frequent sexual congress, but she lived in New York and I lived in Michigan. The ...

Gene's Strange ATM Dance

WASHINGTON -- Dear Citibank:

If you watched my behavior at one of your ATMs, youd think you were looking at a crazy man, which, in a sense, you are. I dip my card, enter my password, and then turn my head away from the screen, squinting at it out...

A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind

WASHINGTON -- My funny feminist friend Gina Barreca just alerted me to a new study in the prestigious British Medical Journal concluding that postmenopausal women whose skirt sizes have increased by just a single size every 10 years have a ...