Archive: Sep 2009

Quick Pic: Get Your Claws Into Some Fast Food

Fast food and acrylic nails -- two things that aren't doing women any favors. [Offbeat Earth via BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

What The Hell Is “Rape-Rape”?

We've already posted about Roman Polanski being arrested this weekend for that decades-old "sex with a minor" conviction, but after watching the ladies of "The View" argue over the issue this morning, I felt compelled to write more. For starters, in the clip above, Whoopi Goldberg, who I never expected to be a rape…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

11 Years Old And Out Of The Closet: The Trouble With Gay Middle Schoolers

We're not just the first generation to elect a black president—some say we're also the first generation in which gay teenagers feel safe coming out to their parents and classmates. In Sunday's New York Times Magazine cover story, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis chronicled how adolescents are so much more confident telling their friends, families and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

The Frisky’s Chic On The Street: Bordeaux Sep. 28th 2009

Camel and gray is the most sophisticated color combination for fall, just ask Derek Lam and Michael Kors, who both showed it on the fall runway. Heading out to meet friends at Place de la Bourse, Marie nails the season's trend by layering her gray Comptoir des Contonniers dress with a camel…
By: Caragh Johnson / September 28, 2009

Eww, “Mad Men,” Eww

"Mad Men" has been a lil' up and down for me this season, with some serious highs -- the "everyone has a talent" episode! -- and lows -- slowwwwww moving storylines, for one. On last night's episode, something totally climactic happened, but it gave me a case of the pukes. Yes, "I wanna take…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

Hey, Strippers And Whores Can Write, Too!

The Canadian literary scene lost one of it's stars last week, when author Nelly Arcan was found dead, allegedly by suicide, at her apartment in Montreal. Arcan wasn't just any writer: she's Canada's version of Diablo Cody! Her autobiographical novel, Whore recounted her life as...well...a whore. Arcan (neé Isabelle Fortier) was raised in heavily…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009

Smelly Germans And Lazy Laddies Top The List Of Worst Lovers

According to a survey of 15,000 women, German men are considered the worst lovers in bed, thanks to poor hygiene, while "lazy" Englishmen and "too quick to finish" Swedes came in second and third. Latin men are apparently the best in bed, with Spanish men, Brazilians, and Italians coming in first, second, and third. OnePoll.com…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

How Much Do Famous Folks Get Paid For Their Wedding Photos?

Cha-ching. Word on the street is that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom banked $300K selling the exclusive rights to their wedding photos to OK! Magazine. That's not too shabby for a week's work. Could this be why they super fast-tracked their nuptials? [The Fab Life] While that sounds like a…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2009

The Return Of Men’s Earrings?

OK, so if you think about hippie ear plugs and rapper swag style, man jewelry hasn't really gone anywhere. (Mewelry? Guylery? Man bling? Mling? But we digress ...) According to The New York Times' The Moment blog, man earrings are coming back from their heyday in the '90s, and this time, with a slightly…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 28, 2009

What Do You Have To Atone For This Yom Kippur?

Happy Yom Kippur! Today is the Jewish Day of Atonement and while some of us are members of the tribe (Simcha, Kate), others of us are not, but still consider this a great day to reflect on some of the sins we've committed and would like to repent for. We bare our souls (some anonymously)…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

Jeans To Go With Your Motorcycle Boots

I think we can all agree that we're so over the $300 price tag that certain denim companies shamelessly attach to plain old jeans. Not that we wouldn't pay a significant amount of money for the perfect pair of jeans that we'll wear everyday, but still, it's cotton people! Those profits must be amazing!
By: Erin Flaherty / September 28, 2009

Would You Like Some Prostitution With Your Espresso?

At Grab-n-Go Espresso, a coffee shop featuring bikini-clad barristas in Everett, Washington, customers were allegedly getting way more than coffee and doughnuts. Before we go any further, does anyone else find it a strange concept in the first place? Sex and coffee seem like an odd pairing to me. Anyhow…5 bikini barristas between the age…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2009

(Another) Quote of the Day: Ann Curry Knows Politics

"... the first black — but actually multiracial — president. I mean, to be honest with you, he's a multiracial president."— Ann Curry on "Today" this morning speaking about President Obama and showing off her knowledge of U.S. politics. When is someone going to make her a host of her own show already?
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 28, 2009

365 Days In Paris: Present Tense

Third date with Mr. Cupid. We were sitting in a bar in Belleville, where I had dragged him to my friend’s spoken word song night. (Yeah. I know. Long story.) But it was there, scrunched in between boho expatriates and enduring the sounds of bad slam poetry, that we kissed. A quick peck initiated…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 28, 2009

How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

This weekend a friend told me that she washes her hair almost every single day, and I was kind of stunned. I started making the calculations: If you wash and condition everyday, that's around 10 extra minutes per day spent in the shower. Plus, if you blow it dry, let's tack another 30 minutes o…
By: Erin Flaherty / September 28, 2009

Should Roman Polanski Have Been Arrested For A Crime That Happened 32 Years Ago?

In 1977, director Roman Polanski was at Jack Nicholson's house in Hollywood during a photo shoot. He met a young model named Samantha Geimer, who was only 13 at the time, gave her champagne and half a Quaalude and then allegedly raped her. Polanski was arrested and plead guilty to having sex with…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2009

What’s Fair Punishment For Lying About Rape?

The Hofstra University freshman who lied about a gang rape and sent four innocent young men to jail won't spend any time behind bars herself. Last week, a prosecutor opted not to file criminal charges against Danmel Ndonye, 18, in exchange for her undergoing one year of mental health treatment and performing 250 hour…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2009
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