Anne Cohen


This 100-Year-Old Sex Therapist Has Advice For You

By Anne Cohen

This 100-Year-Old Sex Therapist Has Advice For You
Move over Dr. Ruth — there’s a (not-so) new sassy Jewish sex-therapist in town. And she just turned 100 years old.Read More


Nazi-Themed Spaghetti? Why Not.

By Anne Cohen

Nazi-Themed Spaghetti? Why Not.
How about a side of Hitler with your pasta?Read More


LISTEN: Leonard Cohen's Latest Single

By Anne Cohen

Eighty-shmeighty. Leonard Cohen isn’t letting his upcoming milestone birthday slow him down.Read More


Rabbi Shmuley Boteach vs. Russell Brand

By Anne Cohen

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach vs. Russell Brand
Russell Brand is no stranger to controversy. Between calling out Hugo Boss as a Nazi during a GQ gala and calling Fox News’ Sean Hannity a “terrorist,” the British comedian has certainly made his fair share of enemies.Read More


Lauren Bacall's Style Is Getting A Museum Exhibit

By Anne Cohen

Lauren Bacall's Style Is Getting A Museum Exhibit
Before Beyonce, there was Lauren Bacall.Read More






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