This is how I used to start my day: I’d meditate for five minutes, read the daily passage in The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, and do the daily reading and writing exercises from my Buddhism book. Then I’d log onto my computer and type my gratitude list of 30-50 items I was grateful for,… More »
Death Cab for Cutie albums are almost invariably about longing for something—usually a person. But on Codes and Keys—the first album in three years from Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla, and crew—the wistfulness seems to be directed at an abstraction: home. In fact, the word “home” appears in, oh, almost every song on the album and… More »
Around the corner from my apartment, there’s a wall that is frequently reserved by graffiti artists for commissioned murals. Sometimes those murals are hideous, often they’re merely “meh,” and occasionally they are truly beautiful. Such is the case with the mural currently occupying the space. Jeff Gurwin, 28, proposed to his girlfriend, Caitlin Fitzsimons, 27,… More »
In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters — Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few — but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from “The Sandlot.” Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of… More »
The newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair in a never before seen photo shot by Mario Testino. The famed photog snapped this pic on the same day that he shot the couple’s official engagement photo, which explains the happiness beaming from their face. More »
“How do you wear all this leather and stay cool? I love that smell of the emissions.”
—Sarah Palin not only loves hunting. Apparently, she’s into motorcycling, too, even if she doesn’t get wearing head-to-toe leather in the summer. Palin is currently on a bus tour of the Eastern U.S., and yesterday headed to Washington,… More »
Dear Spray-On Sunscreen,
Can you believe it? Summer has finally arrived! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the temps reached the 80s, the sun was shining bright and full, and I spent the daylight hours worshipping in its glory. Because I am serious about protecting my precious skin from harmful UV rays,… More »
I must admit, I’ve been skeptical about the forthcoming American movie version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” I sucked down Stieg Larsson’s series last summer and thought the Swedish films did a fabulous job translating the books to screen — so what’s the point of another director and cast redoing what has… More »
“There are no secrets at our house. We tell the kids, ‘Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.’ They go, ‘Eww, gross!’ But we demand it.”– Brad Pitt on how he and partner Angelina Jolie sneak away from their army of kids in order to get some alone time. I love that “kiss” really… More »
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)You won’t care to be tied down by too much right now, so get ready with excuses because you will want to dole them out by the dozen this week. The less you make your unavailability a grand announcement, the bigger your freedom will be. So plan in advance!Libra (September… More »
The baja hoodie has long been a wardrobe staple for stoners, surfers and philosophy majors. I was lucky enough to meet a combination surfer/stoner/philosophy major in a creative writing workshop my freshman year of college. He was lauded around campus for his flowing beard, his free verse poetry about going to the zoo and not… More »
Peacock eyelashes — how whimsical and quirky, right? Or … how annoying and weird. Depends on how you look at it. I wish I could actually see what these lashes look like straight on, but sadly, Modcloth is instead only offering a dramatic glance at them. So tell us, would you wear these birdbrained lashes? More »
Dame Helen Mirren is a very accomplished lady. In addition to the many parts she’s played, we can now add the role of “carnivorous plant” to her resume. This week, Helen unveiled her new namesake plant, the “Helen,” at London’s Chelsea Flower Show. The “Helen,” born and bred in Sri Lanka, is a rare hybrid… More »
Conceptual artist Cherry Tree has a scent of mystery about her. And the smell of urine. Her urine. And it’s intentional.
For the last five years, Tree, who splits time between Missouri and Spain, has been turning her own urine into perfume.
“I am very much into recycling,” Tree, born Charity Blansit, told… More »
It is difficult to break free from the vicious dating cycle, which is so perfectly summed up in this diagram. Like hamsters on wheels, we keep going in the hope that at some point someone wonderful will come along. Then we can break the cycle … hopefully forever. Until then, we just keep running. [I… More »
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How many times have you seen a garment at the store and wondered, Is that supposed to be worn as a shirt or a dress? And how many times have you seen a woman come to the wrong conclusion? This helpful flowchart should give you a leg up… More »