Author Archives: amywinns

About amywinns

Semi-snarky, semi-sincere, occasionally ranting, always paying attention. Feminist who can work a skirt and crack a joke. Grammar nerd who is also fun at parties. Mid-career writer/editor with 15 years’ experience in newspapers & magazines who now helps developers at a major media corporation communicate with the suits who write the checks. Pro-women, pro-family, pro-choice, pro-workingclass, pro-entrepreneur, pro-farmer. Like every other bourgeois Brooklynite, I choose local/organic/raw food — mostly vegetables — whenever possible/reasonable/affordable but I’m not a smug asshole about it. Hometown: Atlanta. Weird hobby: lindy hop. No pets, no kids, no thanks.

That word: I do not think it means what you think it means

Awww, bless this restaurant PR/menu writer’s heart: “The dining area has a quaint speakeasy vibe that host a small window, allowing guests an opportunity to peek into the kitchen to see Executive Chef [X] work his culinary magistry.” There are … Continue reading

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Reminder to take breaks

Friday got to be maybe a little too much. I have a high tolerance, but I’m starting to feel where the edge of maxing out begins. I needed to take a news break for some art and friends time. I’ll … Continue reading

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#NoBanNoWall #NewYorkWelcomesAll

Notes from the #NoBanNoWall protest rally in Battery Park, lower Manhattan: Unusual sign: “I am conservative. I am appalled” plus on the reverse side, Hebrew lettering alongside English reading “For You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt” — an … Continue reading

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A war criminal in the civil rights struggle escapes justice — and we learn this on Holocaust Remembrance Day?!

White supremacy is pure evil. It is toxic and poisons us all. The Emmett Till murder has long been a prime example. First there was the miscarriage of justice in his murderers’ trial. Then later, they confessed their guilt, and … Continue reading

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Another step closer to official declaration of war on 1st Amenment

Steve Bannon, who enjoys referring to himself as Darth Vader, and who celebrates trolls, is actually not talking to the NYTimes here. Instead, he is telling Americans, via a respected media org, that the media is the enemy and they … Continue reading

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Please no piss play palaver

Look, I know this “Russian hookers golden shower show” news is funny but let’s keep eyes and ears open please. There’s lots and lots of news happening today/this week: confirmation hearings, nepotism, justice being served in SC… way too much … Continue reading

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Commander in Chief acting like one

Watching the Armed Forces saying farewell to President Obama was surprisingly gratifying. In some places, it was framed as him saying goodbye to them; but it’s also top brass offering a series of tributes, recitations of his accomplishments as a … Continue reading

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