Archive: Jul 2011

What’s Happening Here? “Pon Pon Pon” Edition

Since I don’t speak a lick of Japanese, I’m forced to visually interpret what this weird video from Japanese artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is all about. My take: “I love cute stuff, so much cute stuff, also dripping eyeballs. Maybe I murder you? Eyeballs vomit from my mouth! It’s my evil! A dancing adult…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2011

Famous Writers By Snack Food

Check out what your favorite writers were ingesting/imbibing as they penned works of literary genius. Who knew that oysters, vinegar, and canned meat could inspire such brilliance. If I ever publish there will be a container of hummus, a cup of iced coffee, and a bottle of red wine next to my name. [Laphams Quarterly]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2011

Style 911: “I Need An Eco-Friendly Denim Jacket!”

I’m in the market for a jean jacket, but I want to get one that’s from am eco-denim company. I don’t really know whats out there, except for the Gap and J. Crew [ED NOTE: Sorry Amelia!], which I don’t think are known for their organic cotton farming or treatment of kids in their factories.

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2011

How “True Blood” Handles The Topic Of Rape

It look me a while to catch on to “True Blood”; weeks of friends talking nonsense about Jason Stackhouse’s sex life, several Freudian comments on the part of my mother regarding race relations and the sale of vampire blood, and a picture of Alexander Skarsgård without his shirt on, to finally get me watching. And,…

By: Kat George / July 31, 2011

Ask The Man Panel: Michelangelo’s Maxi Dress

The product description for this ModCloth maxi dress begins as follows: “‘Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it,’ the great Michelangelo once said. Certainly, he wasn’t talking about this dress…” Luckily for us, our Man Panel certainly is talking about this dre…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 31, 2011

The Frisky’s Top 12 Ebay Finds Of The Week

Today we’ve got fancy bike seats, Marimekko fabric and a Hussein Chalayan skirt that’s to die for. What more could you ask for? Check out all our eBay picks after the jump. [The Inside Source]…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2011

Josh Groban Treasures His Onscreen Kiss With Emma Stone

“After one of our scenes, the directors said, ‘This is feeling a little goofy. Let’s try this with a kiss at the end.’ And I thought, ‘Holy s—! I’ve never kissed on-camera before. What do I have to do? I didn’t take that class in college.’ Emma’s just this total pro. She pulls out her…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 30, 2011

An Imagined Conversation With A Sad Model

Me: Why so sad?

Model: I’m wearing a denim vest.

Me: Oh.

Model: Also I ate some bad oysters.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 30, 2011

Watch Rivers Cuomo Sing “Tonight” From “West Side Story”

If you love Weezer (yes) and you love “West Side Story” (double yes), then you’ll love this video of Rivers Cuomo belting out Tony’s part from “Tonight.” He’s not quite ready for Broadway but he’s certainly better than your average high school musical. Leonard Bernstein won’t roll over in his grave, until this get…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2011

Do Sitcoms Hold The Key To A Happy Marriage?

What can we learn from marriages on situation comedies? For starters bowling teams and in-laws mean trouble. And if your spouse wants to talk to you in the kitchen, you’re screwed. But the real secret, according to a new study, has to do with an epic sitcom formula: chubby husband, skinny wife.

A…

By: Yahoo! Shine / July 30, 2011

Soapbox: Rapper Da Brat’s Glamorous “Vibe” Confuses Me

Rapper Da Brat shows off a new look in Vibe magazine’s “Summer of Celebs in Swimwear” series. The rapper, whose look usually consists of multiple ponytails or cornrows and sagging pants, has a head full of bouncy curls and wore soft makeup for the shoot. Unlike other celebrities in the series, Brat wears maxi dresse…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2011

Awesome Show Alert: “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” Now With Jon Hamm

I, like many of you out there, am a big Hamm fan. No, not the meat—the person, as in I’d have me a Jon Hamm sandwich anytime. So I am very excited that he is adding a new television show to his docket in addition to “Mad Men.” Hamm will be a guest star…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 30, 2011

Beyonce Loves On Lady Gaga

“I love Gaga. I mean, if she didn’t perform and she wasn’t a singer, just as a human being I love her to death. But on top of it, she is the most talented pop star right now, and I’m so happy for her. It’s just really inspiring to see someone who just creates their…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2011

Evening Quickies: Another Royal Wedding! Zara Phillips, Cousin Of William & Harry, Weds Tomorrow

Another royal wedding, already? Oh, yes. Zara Phillips, a cousin of Prince William, will marry rugby player Mike Tindall tomorrow in Edinburgh, Scotland, making them the Earl and Countess of Strathearn. All the royals — William, Kate, Prince Harry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie — are on hand but there are no silly hats just…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The Problem With Smurfette

Oh, Smurfette! Let us overthink your existence and whether it means something. [The Atlantic Monthly]
A new essay has been released by civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks which revealed her white male employer once attempted to rape her as an 18-year-old. [AP]
Wannabe Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011
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