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The Decade In Icons

While the Style section staff busied themselves with revelations about Lady Gaga and the influence of fashion bloggers, the Times’ Op-Ed section put together this truly rad charticle of icons representing different aspects of the past decade. Above is just a sliver of the full shebang, which you can view here. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Can A Relationship Become Too Comfortable Too Fast?

Recently, my boyfriend expressed some fear that we had moved too fast. While it’s only been four months, it feels like way more. Not quite a lifetime, but certainly a few years. We had clicked almost instantly, and while I was less than a year out of a nearly five-year relationship and he was, um, not quite divorced (a whole other topic), it seemed too good to pass up. I felt ready to be totally vulnerable and open to someone new, no matter where that might lead me. It has been (mostly) awesome. Keep reading »

Quotable: Norah Jones’ 30-Year-Old Friends Are Just Like Ours!

“It seems to be an age where everyone goes through changes. All my good friends have. Everyone’s either breaking up or getting involved or married or having a baby.”

– Singer Norah Jones on turning 30 [USA Today] Keep reading »

“I May Be A World Class D-Bag, But My Bod Is Still Hot”

I seriously can’t stand Jude Law, mainly because his fall from grace was so sad to watch; he went from being bronzed and charming in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” to schtupping the nanny and throwing oranges at NYU students. So I’m going to be petty and comment that homeboy has more hair on his — albeit, hot — body than he does on his head and he should really just buzz it. Not that Sienna Miller cares. She was in Barbados with him for a holiday vacay. Guess her sister Savannah was wrong? Keep reading »

10 Best Movie Soundtracks Of The Decade

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The Top 10 Most Talked-About Diseases Of The Decade

The ’00s have been full of disease scares. Take the official disease of 2009, swine flu, which in addition to infecting the Backstreet Boys and Rupert Grint, led to canceled proms and Heidi and Spencer’s honeymoon being ruined. But seriously, there’s nothing funny about the almost 12,000 deaths from swine flu this year. Or about diseases in general—there is nothing worse than when your body betrays you. Some diseases are obviously more serious than others; here are the ones that had a major impact on the decade. Keep reading »

The Top 10 ‘70s Cover Songs In Recent Memory

10 Best Movie Soundtracks of 2009

Trailer Park: “Nine,” “It’s Complicated,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus”

It’s Christmas Day, which isn’t just a huge movie day for non-Christians, it’s also where Santa-loving folk go to distract themselves from the postpartum present depression. Thankfully, on such an occasion where everyone will need somewhere to go after gifts and/or Chinese food, there are four amazing-looking movies coming out this week, “Nine,” “It’s Complicated,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and a limited release of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” So put on your matching sweaters, hide a thermos of cocoa and peppermint schnapps in your bag, and go see a movie. Happy Holidays! Keep reading »

The 10 Most TMI Tweets Of 2009

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Blogger Penelope Trunk caused a ruckus this fall when she tweeted, “I’m in a board meeting. Having a miscarriage. Thank goodness, because there’s a f**cked-up 3-week hoop-jump to have an abortion in Wisconsin.” I’m not going to get into the morals, because my only issue with sending that out into the world is that … it’s way too much information! Though, I do appreciate that she censored the swearing. Twitter certainly seemed to inspire a lot of over-sharing this year. Here are this year’s worst TMI tweets.
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