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BY LENORE SKENAZY Donald Trump’s 3 am “Tweets that woke the world” wasn’t the first time a sleep-deprived celebrity shot his month of when he should have been counting sheep. Here’s a rundown of other tweeters in history who said too much: Tutankhamun @PyramidScheme · 1:20 am Crooked Cleopatra is an eating machine. Check out […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Religiously observant Muslims and Jews convened in lower Manhattan last week to discuss an item of vital interest to both: Head scarves. And long skirts. And high collars. And how much arm one can expose. And whatever tension may exist between the faiths on a political level vanished at a symposium on […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Congratulations! Your friend — or niece, or roommate — is getting married, and you’re invited! To Hawaii… And you live in the Bronx… And so does she… Or the invitation arrives, “Saddle up to Sarah & Wesley’s wedding at Dave’s Dude Ranch in South Dakota.” And the closest Sally and Wesley have […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY A recent New York Times’ description of LaGuardia Airport bore a certain resemblance to the End Times. As Patrick McGeehan reported on one particularly terrible, very bad, no good day last month: “Harried travelers abandoned cars and navigated the clogged Grand Central Parkway — the main highway serving La Guardia — on […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY To everything there is a season, especially if you’re a household pest: A time for mice, a time for ants. A time to eat wood, a time to suck blood. And a time for all those roaches under ovens. No one knows this better than the experienced exterminator. “There’s a different insect […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY The trailer for Halle Berry’s new movie shows beautiful Berry and her boy playing “Marco Polo” at a busy playground on a sun-dappled day. “Marco!” says Berry. “Polo!” chirps the boy, who looks to be about five. “Marco!” calls Berry. “Polo!” comes the reassuring reply. “Marco!” … I think you can guess […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Can we please stop telling parents that it is normal to be terrified for even the shortest periods of time when kids are doing the most mundane of activities —such as walking to or from school? Because here’s what NBC’s Alyssa Newcomb reported the other day in an piece called “Back-to-School Safety […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Kids will start leaving for college during the next few weeks, and it’s nice — or maybe just weird — to know that at least one university is offering a new class this fall in “adulting.” The program at East Carolina University will attempt to teach incoming students how to be successful […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Our governor wants us to panic about a problem that does not exist: Sex offenders preying on kids playing Pokemon Go. About a week ago, state Sens. Jeff Klein (D–Bronx) and Diane Savino (D–Brooklyn) proposed legislation banning Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from playing the popular new phone game. The senators […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Just a few weeks after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Gilbert Gottfried took to the stage of the Friar’s Club and explained he had to leave early to catch a plane to California. “I couldn’t get a direct flight,” he said. “We have to make a stop at the Empire State Building.” […]

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