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This Is Really 40

My family and I recently took a trip to Fiji. (I will pause momentarily for your pity.) My husband billed the “vacation” as part of my present for my upcoming fortieth birthday, even though since (a) the kids came along, and (b) trips with kids aren’t vacations, then by deductive reasoning, (c) I did not […]

Cigarettes, Cupcakes, Narcissicism, and Sympathy: Reflections on Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow, as we all know, has been carving out quite an adultescence-shaped niche for himself these past ten years. After scaling Mt. Blockbuster as writer/director of The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, and producer of Bridesmaids, he has pursued a more eccentric and personal direction, first with the vastly underrated Funny People, and then […]