Last night’s episode of “Mad Men” gave viewers a much needed change of scenery — Don Draper and Pete Campbell flew out of Los Angeles to meet with various airline executives in pursuit of new business. But while Pete devoted his time to the task at hand, Draper took off for Palm Springs with a mysterious 21-year-old woman and band of pretentious, bohemian, and decidedly wealthy nomad friends. Don seemed to be incredibly intrigued by the laissez faire attitude of his latest conquest (yes, they did sleep together — so much for Don remaining faithful to his marriage) probably because she lives the kind of responsibility-free life that he kinda, sorta craves. It was fun to see the way L.A. was in the early ’60s, the bright sunshine of the poolside atmosphere a welcome change from the greyness of the Sterling Cooper offices. Also, Don Draper looks hot in sunglasses. Next week, it definitely seems like Don is going on a bit of a mission, taking time off from work to pursue something, or someone — there’s been a lot of questions surrounding what Don’s life was like as Dick Whitman. Might there be a love child out there? Keep reading »
I’ve been growing my hair out for 10 years, ever since I got a totally tragic close-crop days before graduation from high school. I had kind of low self-esteem and I was majorly obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow’s new short cut (you know the one — it closely resembled then boyfriend Brad Pitt’s hair too) — I came to the conclusion that if I cut off all my hair just like hers, I, too, would be pretty. Fat chance. The haircut, for starters, was poorly executed. Additionally, my hair was still in that post-puberty stage of frizzy horribleness — and I did not yet understand that flat irons and blow dryers could be my friend. The haircut was a disaster and I have spent the last 10 years growing it out, associating prettiness and femininity with length.
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Our poor little servers were so overwhelmed with traffic on Friday and this weekend that we temporarily turned off the commenting options to give them a break — but they’re back now! So all the emotions and vitriol you had to keep bottled up inside? Spew, ladies, spew! Keep reading »
“I’ve always had a bit of a walk — this girl’s got hips — but on the show it’s exaggerated. The first day, I put on those [retro] undergarments, and I was walking around the office like boom, boom, boom! They called ‘Cut,’ and I turned to [creator Matt Weiner and said, ‘That was Joan.’ And he said, ‘That was Joan.’ It all just dropped into place.” — Christina Hendricks on “Mad Men”‘s Joan Holloway in Page Six Magazine Keep reading »
Every year or so, there’s something really cute and cool that I want at The Gap. But right now, with their current Fall line, I want a whole lot more than one thing — and in these rough economic times, it’s nice to crave silly items that are at least affordable. After the jump, six items from The Gap that are on trend, impeccably chic, and not so hard on your pocketbook. Keep reading »
The video debuted tonight on “20/20″ and aside from the annoying, weird limo driver scene towards the end, I like it! I missed Britney y’all. I really did. Even though I thought it was bad ass when she shaved her head, I’m glad her hair has grown back and her meds have kicked in and she seems all calm. And I’m glad that despite the ups and down, Brit still manages to make music that makes me want to dance around my apartment in my underwear. Keep reading »
Yesterday I was chatting with our Mind Of Man about this very subject — he believes that woman, in fact, are generally the ones who want the lights on and that men (particularly him) want the lights off (or at least significantly dimmed). Personally, I don’t really care, though I would prefer not to knock off a lamp in the throes of passion because it’s so dark I can’t see my hand in front of my face. But what about you? Keep reading »
Tracy Clark-Flory wrote an interesting piece for Salon’s Broadsheet this week about the increasing number of sex writers facing termination at major newspapers and websites like Fleshbot and the Village Voice, saying, “These are scary times for sex writers.” Our own Susannah Breslin says, “Sometimes people become sex writers because they screw a lot, not necessarily because they can write well.” With that in mind, we’ve compiled a short list of some sex writers who DO write well and should be on your radar, recession lay (offs) be damned!
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