Archive: Apr 2009

Ms. Magazine: President Obama Is For The Ladies

The editors of Ms. have concluded that President Barack Obama made "giant strides for women" during his first 100 days by reversing some of the Bush administration's most flagrantly conservative policies and by making the advancement and empowerment of women a priority. "By any measure, the work President Obama has done for women and girl…
By: Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Lilith Fair Returns To Rock Your Ovaries In 2010

Womyn and grrls rejoice! Lilith Fair, the music festival featuring female artists, is coming back in 2010! The touring festival, founded by Canadian crooner Sarah McLachlan and named after Adam's first wife in medieval Jewish legend, originally ran from 1997 to 1999, with some of the proceeds going to women's charities. It featured a who's-who…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2009

Shut Up And Watch Katy Perry’s “Waking Up In Vegas” Video

The title of this song says it all. High-stakes gambling, luxury hotel rooms, sparkly clothes, and bright lights abound in this Sin City dream featuring a wide-eyed Katy Perry. Oh, and the song isn't bad either.
By: Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Quick Pic: Samantha Ronson Eats Lunch With Her Homies

One of whom I think is Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest! [New York City, 4/28/09]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2009

Michelle Obama Is The First Lady Of The World

While Americans have been focused on Michelle Obama's wardrobe choices and how she's advancing the careers of younger designers, women in other countries are more concerned with how she's boosting their lives and self-worth. In India, one woman says Michelle "shows women that it's OK to have dark skin and to not have a son,"…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2009

Crave: Emotibud Earbud Set

You already wear your heart on your sleeve, so why not wear your emotions on your ears? Check out Emotibuds, little plastic emoticon charms that affix to the outside of your earbuds. With four different colors and expressions, there’s an option to match your mood or outfit. Don the yellow pair with a laughing face…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 28, 2009

High School Survivor Hires Stripper To Attend Reunion In Her Place

Andrea Wachner, a comedy writer and filmmaker, hated attending Palos Verde Peninsula High School so much that she hired a stripper named Cricket to attend Wachner's 10 year reunion in her place. Cricket, a taller, sexier version of Wachner, wandered through the school's halls, oozing sex and slinging insults, while Wachner provided her with name…
By: Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Quick Pic: Oh, What A Tangled Web She Weaves!

Paris extends more than her hand for a night out with baseballer boyfriend Doug Reinhardt. [Hollywood, 4/28/09]…
By: Simcha / April 28, 2009

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Do You Always Pay The Check On A Date?

Yesterday I wrote about a recent trend: More and more dates end in split checks. Several of my married female friends -- and their husbands -- were dismayed and shocked to hear about this, and so were some of you. Some believe that whoever does the asking should do the paying, while others think…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2009

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: AIDS

AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and there is no cure. HIV weakens the body's ability to fend off diseases and multiplies in lymph nodes. It destroys white blood cells and antibodies that make up the immune system. You can't get it from hugging, dancing, high-fives, or sharing a can of soda.
By: Stephanie Armstrong / April 28, 2009

Interracial Dating In “The Princess And The Frog” — So What?

Later this year, Disney plans to release its first animated musical featuring a black princess, "The Princess and the Frog." Even lthough Disney is taking a big, albeit late, step by creating its first black princess, the project hasn't been without controversy. First, Disney changed the heroine's name to Tiana from Maddy, a…
By: Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Quick Pic: Who Needs Pants When You Have A Scarf?

Even when she's not on the beach or sunbathing, Lindsay Lohan feels pants are optional. [Maui, 4/27/09]…
By: Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Are You Afflicted With Modern Female Dating Disorder?

Are you a woman who is pretty successful in most parts of your life -- good job, great friends, nice apartment -- but you can't seem to get it together when it comes to meeting guys and dating? We used to think this was normal, but now there's a name for the "disorder": Modern Female…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2009

Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Last night paired up Blair and Chuck once again as a duo willing to stoop low to achieve a high goal: save their girl Serena from heartbreak at the hands of a sociopath. Only this time, their route actually finds them seeking help from last season’s worst character, Georgina. In fact, I was so enraged…
By: Sara Benincasa / April 28, 2009

Quick Pic: “Why Is My Mom Wearing A Stupid Hat?”

Baby Bronx Mowgli Simpson-Wentz is rocking his first fauxhawk! [Los Angeles, 4/28/09]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2009

Young Marriage: What’s The Rush?

It wasn't so long ago (1980, to be exact) that the average age of American women marrying for the first time was 22. Less than 30 years later, the average age for a first marriage has jumped to 26 for women and 28 for men. In a recent column for the Washington Post,…
By: Wendy Atterberry / April 28, 2009
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