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News

As you might have heard, Hurricane Sandy was absolutely brutal as it plowed through the New York City area. It left hundreds of thousands (maybe millions at this point) of people without power. Amelia is one of those affected. She’s fine, reading by candlelight, I presume, with Lucca at her feet, eating non-perishables. Jessica, Julie,… READ MORE »


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It seems like every day another Republican politician is bloviating about the definition of rape as if he, a middle-aged man, is the true authority on the subject. As Tina Fey said so perfectly in her speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights, “If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2… READ MORE »


News

Last week we watched an interesting social experiment on the TV show “What Would You Do?” where actors playing a mom and kids went to a Halloween costume store looking for non-gender-conforming costumes. A little boy begged to be a princess and a little girl begged to be Spiderman, while nosy shoppers (mostly) discouraged the… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The First Lady puts on a polite face in public. But you know behind closed doors, she’s talking some shit about Ann Romney’s horse and Mitt’s orange spray tan. Check out this new webseries by comedienne Issa Ray, of “Awkward Black Girl,” fame that imagines just what it is Michelle Obama is thinking … but… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Have you ever seen an echidna puggle? Until earlier today, we didn’t even know something called an echidna puggle even existed. But then one of these little guys was orphaned and found on a dirt track near Australia’s Central Coast. Look at this cutie! Look at his little belly! He’s currently being hand-reared at Sydney’s… READ MORE »


Celebs

Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show “Anderson Live” has been cancelled after two klassy seasons of Honey Boo Boo, Meow the morbidly obese stray cat, and “Human Barbie Mom.” Poor guy. Now he’ll only have one show on TV bearing his name. [People]
President Obama says he’s “not worried” about Hurricane Sandy’s effect on… READ MORE »


News

Six accomplished women who don’t want to be called feminists. [The Jane Dough]
A feminist guide to horror movies (two different takes!). [Ms. Magazine, Bitch Magazine]
States’ efforts to defund Planned Parenthood are mostly failing. [Think Progress]
Conservatives think everyone complaining about the “war on women” should just stop whining… READ MORE »


Celebs

Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger took to Twitter to respond to Deryk Whibley’s Chavril Halloween costume. Well played, Chad. Your move, Deryk! This battle of the douchebags is getting exciting! [Evil Beet Gossip]
Naturally, there is some jackoff with a pulpit that’s blaming Hurricane Sandy on the gays and Obama. [Newser]
Hurricane Sandy… READ MORE »


Celebs

I think the LACMA Art + Film Gala is the West Coast’s version of the CFDA Awards — everybody looks totally flawless, and they’re all wearing fashions that are sort of high concept and adventurous. It probably also helps that this year’s LACMA Gala was sponsored by Gucci, and practically everyone wore Gucci to the… READ MORE »


Entertainment

It’s happened to all of us: you go to a movie expecting a thoughtful drama or lighthearted romp.  No one warned you — it was all a sick trick to expose you to a vision as bloodcurdling as any “Saw” sequel.

Two hours later, you stumble into the lobby, unsure whether it’s tears or… READ MORE »


Celebs

As hard as I tried to write something original about this outfit Gwen Stefani wore to the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund show, I finally realized that like so many situations in life, it’s best summed up by a “Seinfeld” quote: “So we got an attractive woman, wearing a bra, no top, walkin’ around in broad… READ MORE »


Entertainment

I feel sort of sorry for “Dexter” and “Revenge.” Compared to the mind-blowing awesomeness that is “Homeland,” these two otherwise fantastic shows are kinda limping behind. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still enjoying both of them, but they’re basically just a tasty appetizer before an incredibly exciting, satiating meal that is “Homeland.” And, frankly, that… READ MORE »


galleries

Hurricane Sandy who? Frankenstorm what? Eighty-five MPH winds and flash floods aren’t going to stop Halloween from coming. We just have to adapt. Here are some water-worthy costumes appropriate for what may prove to be the soggiest Halloween ever. Even if you have to wear them in your storm cellar. … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

According to the journal Britannia, along with other ancient Roman artifacts like coins, brooches, Kama Sutra knife handles and phallic, gold pendants, amateurs using metal detectors unearthed these winged penises. Carved from animal bones, the penises are thought to be between 1,600 and 2,000 years old, from the time period when the Romans ruled the… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

A new study done at UCLA explored women’s changes in behavior toward their mates during ovulation. As you may guess, it was erratic, because lots of bizarre things happen to us when we’re ovulating. Like, we’re better at spotting snakes.

“A woman evaluates her relationship differently at different times in her cycle, and… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Got a case of the homebound-by-the-hurricane Mondays? Not anymore, you don’t! This adorable baby cheetah and his friends are here to cute up the joint as they come face-to-face with their jack-o-lantern nemesis. … READ MORE »


Celebs

“Dillon is a classic American town filled with hard-working, middle-class Americans, who just want to lead productive, healthy lives. And the women we represented on the show — the women we are in real life — are like the millions of women across the nation. Women who want to make our own health care decisions. READ MORE »


Celebs

Joss Whedon is probably best known for creating “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “The Avengers.” He’s also an ardent supporter of the zombie apocalypse, whether it be the fast moving zombies of “28 Days Later” or the slow, stubborn zombies of “Night Of The Living Dead.” Either way, Joss wants more zombies. And that’s… READ MORE »


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