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Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields

Suzanne Fields is a columnist for The Washington Times and is nationally syndicated.

Articles by Suzanne Fields

A makeshift memorial is seen, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, outside the building where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday in his apartment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

FIELDS: Sex, death and loathing in Hollywood

Hollywood is glamorous on the screen and in the imaginations of millions. But when reality intrudes on the art, the grime of human ordinariness, with all its needs, desires and compulsions, comes into sharp focus. The shine flees from the tinsel. Published February 5, 2014

Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

FIELDS: Anti-Semitism on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

When the White House scribblers were putting the finishing touches on the State of the Union message, President Obama took a moment to commemorate memory. Monday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most notorious of Adolf Hitler's death camps. Published January 29, 2014

Lena Dunham (Associated Press)

FIELDS: Jezebel and Vogue duke it out in feminist cat fight

There's a catfight on magazine row in New York, sort of. There's nothing ladylike about it. Jezebel magazine is the online gladiator, a feminist David with sling and arrows aimed at gorgeous women in expensive clothes. Vogue magazine, the target, is the glossy Goliath of svelte high fashion with lots of blush and eyeliner. Published January 22, 2014

FIELDS: Sharon sought peace for his beloved Israel

When Ariel Sharon died on Saturday, the obituaries emphasized his strength as a military commander and political leader, recalling his brilliant counterattack across Suez to surround the Egyptian armies when Israel's very existence hung in the balance in the Yom Kippur War the Arabs almost won. Published January 15, 2014

Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

FIELDS: Are our universities shrugging off higher education?

The Renaissance Man is about to be bounced by Robot Man as the emblematic hero of our era. Data processing, computers and smartphones have become the primary means of communication, and the next generation of "educated persons" is likely to be as narrowly focused as flat-earthers before Galileo. Published January 8, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix in the movie "Her."

FIELDS: Love by the byte

The New Year explodes with dire prophesies for men and women and their mating patterns. If they're correct, or even close to it, the lot of men will not be a happy one — or for the women who love them (and want one of their own). Published January 1, 2014

Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

FIELDS: No pumpkin for Putin

Where you're born on the calendar of history makes all the difference in the world. We watch the protests of the young and restless unfold in Kiev's Independence Square and our sympathy goes out to them in their quest to be linked in partnership with the West. Published December 18, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Lessons from a lizard

There's excitement in the science world. They've rediscovered a lizard with a long nose, informally dubbed Pinocchio, which scientists thought was extinct. Columnists, comedians and satirists are excited, too. Published December 11, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Fields of folly

A gift of days with the extended family stretching from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday inevitably invites reflection on the fields of folly where we find the rising generations at work and play. Published December 4, 2013

Liz and Mary Cheney, in 2006 (Associated Press)

FIELDS: Cheney siblings' dirty laundry out of the closet

You could call it the "Catfight at Cheney Corral" (but if you do, you should expect feminist outrage). When Liz Cheney moved from the suburbs of the nation's capital to Wyoming to run for the U.S. Senate, she knew she was asking for trouble. She risked being called a "carpetbagger," but that has a sharper sting in Virginia than in Wyoming. By emphasizing her conservative roots, she pulled intimate and sensitive family laundry out for a public airing. Published November 20, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: Kennedy assassination changed us forever

John F. Kennedy became more myth than man with his assassination, a half-century ago this month. Jackie Kennedy herself said so. A year after Dallas, in a memorial issue of the old Look magazine, she wrote that she had wanted to grow old with the man, to see their children grown up, but she was destined to grow old only with the myth. Only the legend survived. Published November 13, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FIELDS: The barrier between the geeks and suits

Edward Snowden's stolen secrets and the dismal failure of the rollout of Obamacare is giving electronic technology a bad name. But blaming high-tech tools is more of blaming the messenger. We have to work harder to master the secrets of the Internet, but the human element remains our biggest weakness. Published November 6, 2013