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The Virtue of Irreverence

The Virtue of Irreverence

I don’t remember the first time I heard Joan Rivers crack a joke, but I’m pretty sure I remember my reaction: shock. And asking whether women were allowed to talk like that–whether people were allowed to talk like that. And, over time, a deepening appreciation for the no-holds-barred humor that perfused everything she ever did. […]

Joan Rivers Fought the Law...

Joan Rivers Fought the Law...

If you’re like me (and I hope you’re not), then the name Joan Rivers meant little more to you than “that horribly plastic old woman who can’t think of anything better to do than provide red carpet snark for E!”. Which is why, as news of her passing spread last week (having occurred during a “minor elective […]

Joan Rivers Just Wants To Be Loved

Joan Rivers Just Wants To Be Loved

After reading one glowing review too many, I reluctantly watched the new documentary about Joan Rivers this week, A Piece of Work. It’s filthy and more than a little disturbing – I certainly don’t feel comfortable recommending it – but it’s also about as unflinching in its honesty about show business, aging, career and, to […]