Power Color of the Month? Pink!

It may not be your favorite color. But won’t you consider wearing something pink — the color of health and hope — to get the word out that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Watching breast-cancer survivor Hoda Kotb’s recent interview with Joan Lunden, who was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer last June, reset my heart to January 2012, when I lost my dear best friend, Charla Krupp, to the disease. Indeed, every woman I know says her life has …

‘Nurse Jackie’ Gets an Assist From a ‘Dexter’ Mastermind

When Nurse Jackie debuted in 2009, ingesting mass quantities of Oxycontin and Adderall, trading sex for pills, careening from raw emotion to mordant humor, she didn’t look like a strong candidate for longevity.  But here we are, about to embark upon Season 5, premiering on Showtime tonight.  Emmy winner Edie Falco’s emergency room anti-heroine has made it through rehab and is about to face her toughest challenge yet – sobriety. Taking her on that journey is the series’ new showrunner, …