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Randee Dawn

Journalist | Author | Storyteller

Archive for October 2009

2009: Fiji – New Zealand – Australia

In 2009, I hit a birthday milestone and was lucky enough to have a full-time freelance career that allowed me to take three weeks off for a journey I’d been wanting to take since I was about 12: Australia! Now, the package deal I secured also included a brief stop in Fiji (pro: made the…

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A buncha love

A bunch of roses…. There's classy, and there's not classy. Classy: Sending flowers, even if you can't attend. Not classy: Canceling 24 hours before the event without an excuse, if you're a key attendee. …by any other name We had one of the latter. As for the former, "Olivia Benson," you are one classy broad.…

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Party time!

Susan and Randee After many headaches and some tears, "The Law & Order: SVU Unofficial Companion" got its own party last night, at Rouge Tomate in NYC. We had about 60 people there — including some of the show's recurring or guest actors — and it was quite delicious (who knew dill and cucumber could…

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A Tree Grows in Jackson Heights

Perhaps no one else but myself cares about this, but Bette, the tree planted in December, 2007 outside my window as an early holiday present (okay, it was actually part of the million tree plan initiated in NYC by Mayor Bloomberg and Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project) deserves an update. Here, the before, middle…

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The Signatories of the Free Polanski Petition – Demand Explanations

Erika Abrams, Fatih Akin, Yves Alberty, Stephane Allagnon, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Gianni Amelio, Wess Anderson, Michel Andrieu, Roger Andrieux, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Tomas Arana, Frédéric Aranzueque-Arrieta, Alexandre Arcady, Fanny Ardant, Asia Argento, Marie-Hélène Arnau, Darren Aronofsky, Olivier Assayas, Alexander Astruc, Gabriel Auer, Zdzicho Augustyniak, Alexandre Babel, Vladimir Bagrianski, Lubomila Bakardi, Fausto Nicolás Balbi, Eleonor Baldwin,…

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The relentless publicity march … begins

The Law & Order: SVU Unofficial Companion So, a big shout out to Frank DeCaro and Jim Colucci, who brought me into their big gay show (The Frank DeCaro Show) on OutQ – Sirius 109 | XM 98 Satellite Radio yesterday! And yes, I can call it big and gay because that's just part of…

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