Archive: Aug 2012

Dealbreaker: I Got The Runs

I met Cute Train Guy en route back to New York just after Thanksgiving. (I’m nothing if not completely uncreative with my nicknames.) With the annual tradition of overcrowding and delays, Thanksgiving travel gives me major agita. So, that evening I was relieved to secure a window seat on the Amtrak train and beyond pleased when a…

By: Selena Coppock / August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech Flunks Fact Check

Paul Ryan’s speech last night may have been rousing, but accurate it was not. Ryan is being lambasted today for what Sally Kohn of Fox News calls “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.” Here’s what the critics are saying:…

By: Newser / August 30, 2012

Tig Notaro On Dating With Breast Cancer

The doctor has prepared me for more weight loss and losing my hair. Dating isn’t the main focus here, but it’s fresh in my mind, because I just got out of a relationship. So I’m just sitting here, thinking, ‘Wow, not only am I single, but I’m about to be four pounds and bald.’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2012

Last Night At The RNC: Mike Huckabee Invokes Bono And Implies President Obama Supports Infanticide!

I’m pretty far left, so full disclosure, the views expressed at the Republican National Convention are not my cup of tea. But I still watch the speeches and try to ignore the lump of depression that rises and settles in my throat every time the crowd cheers for something that stands in stark contrast to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 30, 2012

The Soapbox: For F#$%’s Sake, Fat People Need To Go To The Doctor Too

As some of you may have noticed, I’m really rather fat. I mention it only because it’s relevant — it has a significant impact on my life; people treat me differently because I am fat.

Or, in some cases, refuse to treat me. Which is what happened recently to Ida Davidson, who was turned…

By: Marianne Kirby / August 30, 2012

An All-In-One Remedy To Brighten, Correct And Heal Your Skin

As a card-carrying Lazy Person, I’m always in search of the best multitasking beauty products to cut a minute or two out of my routine. Some mornings I can manage a full-on primer, foundation, concealer, and powder process, but other days (like Mondays!) I can be found pleading to the makeup gods for something far…

By: Rachel Krause / August 30, 2012

June’s Forklift Foot Revealed On “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”

As always, the precious moments on last night’s episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” were bountiful. I was still a little distracted by the discovery that June is the same age as me. It’s going to take me a while to process that. Anyhow, the Boo Boos are showing no signs of slowing down.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2012

7 Grown-Up Versions Of Childhood Craft Projects

The other day, Amelia and I got to talking about this awesome DIY lampshade. “It’s like papier maché for adults,” I said, which led us into a brief discussion about how to spell “papier-mâché,” which led us into a much longer discussion about all the childhood craft projects we missed. Dreamcatchers! Decoupage! Friendship bracelets! But…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

LeAnn Rimes Checks Herself Into 30-Day Clinic To Deal With “Anxiety And Stress”

LeAnn Rimes, who yesterday turned 30, has checked herself into a 30-day treatment clinic to “cope with anxiety and stress.” Her reps insist that she is not being treated for an eating disorder, though Rimes’ thin physique has been the subject of much chatter over the last few years. And in odd timing, yesterday…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 30, 2012

Who Are The 10 Models With The Most Vogue Covers To Their Name?

This year’s September issue of Vogue is, for lack of a better word, epic. It’s, like, 1,000 pages, 600 of them ads, and not one of which includes a beauty spread. (I mean, come on, that’s why I buy these damn magazines.) What it does include is an exhaustive history lesson in all things Vogue,…

By: Rachel Krause / August 30, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The Venice Film Festival, So Far

The Venice Film Festival is the sleepier cousin to the Cannes Film Festival, which is why, despite the fact that we’re two days into the fest, there’s been relatively few major celebrity sitings. We don’t mind, though — it gives us the opportunity to ogle random French and Italian ladies, instead. Check out some of…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2012

Finding Freedom: Artist Explores The Ocean In Underwater Wheelchair

Sue Austin is a performance and installation artist based in the UK. She has been wheelchair-bound since 1996, and dedicated her artistic work to “finding ways to understand and represent my embodied experience as a wheelchair user.” Most recently this goal has led her to team with scientists and diving experts to create a self-propelled…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

Columbia University Freshman, 18, Jumps To Her Death From 14th Floor

There is no way to discuss this in a manner that’s particularly comfortable or even couth, so I’ll start with the facts: Martha Corey-Ochoa, an 18-year-old Columbia University incoming freshman, was found dead on Monday at around 11 p.m. following a fall from her 14th-floor dormitory on Manhattan’s West 114th Street, where her parents had…

By: Rachel Krause / August 30, 2012

Conservative Group Enlists Crazy-Eyes Lady For “Abortion Survival” Video

The conservative women’s group Susan B. Anthony List has debuted this not-intentionally-funny anti-Obama advertisement, which will air in Missouri, about the president’s support of reproductive rights. Did you know Barack Obama strangles newly-born babies with this own hands?! …

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Audrey In “Metropolitan”

Tuesday night I went to a special screening of Whit Stillman’s “Metropolitan,” with a Q&A with the director and actor Chris Eigeman after. I forgot how much I loved this movie, which is an ode to all things prep and Upper East Side in the late ’80s. The characters are all having existential crises about…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2012

John Travolta’s Alleged Ex-Boyfriend Blabs About Their Sex Life

Doug Gotterba, an alleged former lover of John Travolta, is blabbing to The National Enquirer all about their supposed six-year-long relationship. The pilot was hired by Travolta in 1981 and said they had a sexual relationship that included lots of Travolta’s trademark massages. [RadarOnline]
Raven Symone has supposedly come out as a lesbia…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2012

All Republican National Convention, All The Time!

Mitt Romney’s sister Jane says he is “not going to be be touching” the issue of abortion if he becomes president, calling her brother “more in the middle.” Hmm, something tells me Jane Romney is not going to be allowed to talk to the press anymore! [National Journal]
Meet Mia Love, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2012

Make Music With Old Spice’s New Stud, Terry Crews

Isaiah Mustafa has moved onto to bigger and better things, meaning, he’s a new host on the Hulu show “The Morning After.” He doesn’t have time to get nekkid and make sexual innuendos for Old Spice anymore. But that’s just fine with me, considering they’ve recruited Terry Crews to impress the world with his muscle-activated…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2012

Randy Lee Tenley, The Man Killed In The Bigfoot Hoax, Incites Ethical Debate

I’m sure, by this point, you’ve heard about Randy Lee Tenley, the 44-year-old Montana man who was hit by two cars while trying to impersonate Bigfoot. In an attempt to “prompt a sighting of Bigfoot,” Tenley and a buddy went out on Northwestern Montana’s Highway 93 dressed in Ghillie suits. For those of you not…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2012

Breaking “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” News: Baby Kaitlyn Was Born With An Extra Thumb

As we know from last week’s episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (and the ensuing photographs floating around the interwebs), Chickadee pushed baby Kaitlin out of her biscuit. According to People, five-week-old Kaitlyn, born on July 26, has “four fingers and two thumbs on the right hand.”

In response to the rumor…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2012
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