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Earth Week Field Guide: The Freegan

Holla, everyone! It's Earth Week. To celebrate, every day this week we're profiling a group of people who are hell-bent on saving the planet. We'll start with freegans, the peeps you see sorting through your trash and walking away with discarded lamps and leftover Chinese food.

By: Deborah Stein / April 20, 2009

Nine-Year-Old “Slumdog Millionaire” Star Put Up For Sale By Father

Okay, this is too effed-up for words. Rubina Ali, the totally adorable little Latika whose cheeks you wanted to squeeze in “Slumdog Millionaire,” has been put up for sale by her father. Yep, you read right: for sale, not adoption. [New York Daily News]…

By: Deborah Stein / April 20, 2009

America’s Malls In Crisis: Our Fave Mall Moments

Oh no! The country’s second-biggest mall operator is totally bankrupt! General Growth Properties, which manages more than 1,500 malls across the country, is $25 billion in debt. With vacancies at a 10-year high, many malls are being converted into offices or going dark. Is this the end of the mall as we know it? [NY

By: Deborah Stein / April 19, 2009

Lindsay Lohan’s eHarmony Ad, Plus Paris Hilton & James Franco Also Self-Satirize.

If the best kind of friends are the ones who know how to laugh at themselves, Lindsay Lohan is totes my new BFF. Sure, the girl might be nutso, especially after her split from Samantha Ronson, but I’ll take a dose of the crazy if it makes me snarf my Diet Coke with glee.

By: Deborah Stein / April 15, 2009

Michelle Obama Fashion Watch: Pocketgate!

Another day, another Michelle Obama fashion flareup. Today, pockets! Like, rilly rilly big ones. Speaking yesterday at the Department of Homeland Security, Mrs. O. wore an emerald jacket with oversized pockets hanging below the lining over a purple-striped, long-sleeve tee. Not surprisingly, this is a love it or hate it getup. The fashion blogs speak…

By: Deborah Stein / April 15, 2009

Will Brown Fat Make You Thin? Yes! Sort of.

Finally, a weight loss strategy that requires me to do absolutely nothing! From now on, your fat will make you thin. According to three papers published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, humans are filled with "brown fat" (gross) which burns calories at super speed. [WebMD]…

By: Deborah Stein / April 10, 2009

Shun, Shag, Or Marry?: British Royals

This weekend, Prince Harry was seen snuggling with his ex, Chelsy Davy. Two months ago, Chels broke it off because she wanted to stop partying and start getting serious about her law career. Apparently he got her to take him back by wearing an Alice Cooper wig and taking her to a rave. Classy dude,…

By: Deborah Stein / March 26, 2009

Woman Cuffs Hubby To Bed For Talk, Not Sex

Yesterday, 37-year old Helen Sun handcuffed herself to her estranged husband to keep him from leaving. Sun told investigators that she just wanted to talk—don’t we all?—and the only way she could get hubby to listen was by tying him up....

By: Deborah Stein / March 25, 2009

From Jobless To Topless: Women Strip to Stimulate The Economy

Turns out our turd economy is good for one thing: stripping. Applications to jobs in the adult entertainment industry have risen like adolescent boy schlongs in the last year. Today’s flashdancer could be a sad hottie simply downsized from her job at an imploding international investment bank… It’s better than an unemployment check. One night’…

By: Deborah Stein / March 23, 2009

Obama Loves The Ladies

Yesterday, President Obama celebrated National Women’s History Month by creating a special panel to focus on women’s issues. The council will seek new opportunities in the workforce, since women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. This makes Obama mad, since he loves the ladies… No, like, he really, really does.

By: Deborah Stein / March 13, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Frost/Nixon”

Oscar time and Hollywood goes all highbrow on us, taking cues for Tony Award nominated, dramatic the-a-ter. Sure, you saw the movie, but what do you know about the play? In "Frost/Nixon," Richard Nixon and David Frost (British satirist-slash-serious-news-guy who used to be huge in the '70s) face-off on national TV after Dirty Dick’s fall…

By: Deborah Stein / February 21, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Milk”

Gus Van Sant’s biopic "Milk" is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but writer Dustin Lance Black drew heavily on "The Mayor of Castro Street," Randy Shilts’ 1982 biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official, played onscreen by the fiery Sean Penn. Something that sets this movie apart from the pack of plai…

By: Deborah Stein / February 19, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “The Reader”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads. "The Reader," by Bernard Schlink (1995) is a former Oprah-fave. Now it’s an Oscar-nommed movie starring Ralph Fienne…

By: Deborah Stein / February 15, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Benjamin Button”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads. First up is "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Based on a 1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald story, it…

By: Deborah Stein / February 10, 2009

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Slumdog Millionaire”

Anyone can see the movie -- only smarties read the book. This year, all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads. "Slumdog Millionaire" scored 10 Oscar nods, which means we're going to get to see M.I.A. wear something…

By: Deborah Stein / February 6, 2009

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