Esquire.com has an interesting essay by Tom Chiarella: “What Is A Man?” A sample:
A man can cook eggs. A man can always find something good to watch on television. A man can speak to dogs. A man doesn’t point out that he did the dishes. A man knows how to lose an afternoon. Drinking, playing Grand Theft Auto, driving aimlessly, shooting pool. A man does not wither at the thought of dancing. But it is generally to be avoided.
Being a fan of well-written, funny generalizations, I wasn’t offended by the list, nor did it strike me as particularly sexist. Although, many of the “manly” attributes apply as easily to women. Many are qualities I love in any person. The anti-thesis of “What Is A Man?”, it seems to me, is “What Is A Boy?” Check my list out after the jump.
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There’s gonna be some haters, but I think Drew looks amazing. [Los Angeles, 4/16/09] Keep reading »
They must hate exercising as much as I do! [New York City, 4/16/09] Keep reading »
In today’s New York Times Style section, there’s a profile of LuAnn de Lesseps, the soon-to-be-former C(o)untess and star of “The Real Housewives Of New York City.” You see, she’s got a book, Class With the Countess, to promote, despite havoc in her personal life that makes the timing oh-so-awkward. A few weeks ago, news broke that Count de Lesseps — from whom LuAnn was already separated — had taken up with a sexy younger woman halfway across the world, and the twosome were headed for divorce. Bummer, sure, but embarrassing, too, as the news comes on the heels of LuAnn braying about the success of her marriage on “Real Housewives.” Oh, and she gives advice on seducing and hanging on to a man. You can skip that chapter, ladies! Keep reading »
In today’s installment of GOOP, the newsletter we love to hate and hate to love, Gwyneth Paltrow bores us to tears with words of wisdom about “evil tongue,” i.e. speaking evil of others. Before asking her various gurus and life coaches and self-help experts to help her understand “the consequences of perpetuating negativity or feeling schadenfreude,” she talks about her experience with a “frenemy” and admits that her own tongue, GASP, is occasionally evil.
Back in the day, I had a “frenemy” who, as it turned out, was pretty hell-bent on taking me down. This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief and…happiness. There went the high road.
Naturally, we didn’t give a s**t about any of GOOP’s “lessons” about, um, s**t-talking, but we did go cuh-razy hypothesizing about WHO this “frenemy” could be. Frankly, it’s so obvious, it’s almost sad. Our theory, after the jump. Keep reading »
“From checking out Playboy I always thought — jeezum, we still don’t have a better word for it than vagina, do we? — I thought it was behind the pubic hair, and it faced horizontal. You know, east/west, not south. So the first time I got to third base, man, I was hunting for a long time.”
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Can we talk about how much we heart Drew Barrymore? She’s ridiculously adorable. You want to hate her, but you JUST CAN’T. She did crazy child star RIGHT. Keep reading »
FYI, yesterday Gaga’s hair was in a cone shape. How did she change it so drastically, so quickly? [London, 4/15/09] Keep reading »
Starring Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles
The dramatic film version of “Grey Gardens,” which is set to air on HBO this Saturday April 18 at 8pm, takes a look at the lives of Little Edie and Big Edie Beale, relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Many of the film’s scenes are reenactments of classic moments from the documentary about them, while the rest of the movie shows how the Beales ended up as recluses in their East Hampton estate. Catherine, Simcha, Jessica Wakeman, and I discuss the movie, after the jump … Keep reading »
We sit in front of a computer screen all day. These guys with laptops (and one big ass monitor) can boot up our hard drive anytime.