OK, folks. Not to be a wet rag, but here’s further proof that online dating can be kind of sketchy even though it’s supposedly a perfectly acceptable way to meet a mate. Check out some of the cold, hard stats about that hot stranger you think you’re sending winky faces to. Hint: they may be lying about stuff. Also, can it be true that “1 of 3 women who meet men online have sex on the first encounter”? That’s just crazy. All the more reason to get excited about non-lame online dating sites like HowAboutWe.com. Just sayin’. [BuzzFeed]
The moment Sally Seltmann started to sing at the Presbyterian Church during SXSW, my ears instantly perked up. Maybe it was the sound of her angelic voice in a dimly lit church or her jaunty, delicate melodies that got me. After hearing her perform songs from her soon-to-be-released album, Heart That’s Beating (due out on April 9), I couldn’t wait to meet her. I sat down with the Aussie—who used to perform under the name New Buffalo and who wrote Feist’s mega-hit “1, 2, 3, 4″—over some French toast at The Old Pecan Street Café. And she was just as lovely and ethereal in person as she sounded in church. Keep reading »
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Cattgirl813, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
Could bananas really be the key to stopping the spread of HIV? Some researchers believe they could be. They’ve discovered that BanLec, a type of lectin naturally found in bananas, binds to the sugary envelope that encases the HIV virus, thus blocking its entry into the body. It was even more effective in preventing the spread of the virus in lab tests than two synthetic HIV drugs currently on the market. So what’s the next step? Researchers will work on a way to make it into a type of vaginal or anal microbicide ointment. They believe that a cheap, effective, self-applied BanLec ointment may prevent up to 2.5 million HIV infections in three years. Now that’s bananas! [MNN] Keep reading »
As those of us longtime fans of “Saturday Night Live” know, turning a five-minute skit into a two-hour movie can be either the best idea ever or the worst. Really, there doesn’t seem to be much middle ground when it comes to “SNL” films. Next month, “MacGruber,” the latest of the “SNL” flicks, hits theaters. In case you missed the skit on the small screen, Will Forte plays MacGruber—a spoof of the ’80s TV detective MacGyver. The film, based on some kind of far-fetched nuclear weapons plot, will also star Ryan Phillippe as his sidekick, Kristin Wiig as his love interest, and Val Kilmer as the villain. I must admit I’m a wee bit nervous. Is this film really a good idea? [Moviefone]
To help you judge, after the jump we acknowledge the “SNL” movies that were true hits. And some miserable misses. Keep reading »
Finally! A book about orgasms that we can actually trust. If you’re tired of hearing one myth after another about the elusive O, there’s a new book on the market that will turn you into an orgasm expert. The Orgasm Answer Guide, authored by a group of university professors, is sure to have a happy ending for all. Try not to get too excited. After the jump, some of the fun facts from the book. Keep reading »
SXSW is officially over. Teardrop. I seriously can’t put into words how much fun it was. My yearly trip to SXSW is important to me. Why? Duh. Because music is my soul. And even more importantly, because I think of it as my annual chance to practice being spontaneous (not my strong suit), to go with the flow, and reap the rewards. So that’s what I did. Keep reading »
This morning I’m trying to recover from a musicover. I took in more live shows than my body could handle yesterday, was little bit overwhelmed by too much wonderfulness. Lots of coffee, a Tylenol , and maybe some dude watching should do the trick.
I knew yesterday was going to be the best day so far when we sat next to the band Metric at brunch. Because that’s just how it is at SXSW. You may be waiting in line for a port-o-potty with your favorite band or sipping coffee at the table next to them. Okay, that was just the build up to the good news … I got passes to the exclusive Spin Magazine party. Hell yeah!
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Here is the part where I take 20 seconds and admit that I might be a wee bit tired. But don’t tell anyone. There is no rest for the weary at SXSW. It’s 10:30 a.m. and once again, the streets of Austin are buzzing with hot boys and hot bands. So, if they build it, I will come. Keep reading »