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The Year Of The Affair: Who Cares?

This year has seen so much coverage of extra-marital affairs. I don’t care whose marriage is on the rocks; I can’t muster up any outrage. But I sure can gossip…

Erica Maxwell | December 11, 2009 - 2:30 pm

We’re About To Get A Whole Lot More Of Taylor Lautner

Normally, this is a man’s problem. Some pretty young thing, a starlet of the day, Brooke Shields, the Olsen Twins, or Miley Cyrus in a blanket is splashed everywhere, exposed…

Erica Maxwell | December 10, 2009 - 7:50 pm

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For December 5-6th 2009


The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo at 9:00 a.m.
“Sean of the Dead” on Comedy at 10:00 a.m.
“Golden Girls” on We at 11:00 a.m.

Erica Maxwell | December 4, 2009 - 9:15 pm

The Hanukkah Bush Celebrates My Mixed Faith

When I was in third grade, the class read a book called something like Christmas all Around the World. It taught us about Sweden’s St. Lucia Day festivities that open…

Erica Maxwell | December 4, 2009 - 1:10 pm

“So You Think You Can Dance” Was Good For My Marriage

When I started watching “So You Think You Can Dance,” my husband gave the entire living room a wide berth. He’d hear Mary Murphy’s banshee-like glee at putting a dancer…

Erica Maxwell | December 4, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Quickies: “True Blood” Casts First Leading Gay Vampire & Gwyneth Paltrow To Portray Crooner

True Blood” casts the first leading gay vampire: Theo Alexander, as the King of Mississippi. [Towel Road]
Is Evan Rachel Wood back together with Marilyn Manson? [Pink is the New

Erica Maxwell | December 3, 2009 - 10:00 pm

Doctors Without Borders Gives Voice To Congo War Survivors

Doctors without Borders, the organization that goes to war zones and the forgotten ends of the earth to treat anyone who needs care, is bringing good of a different…

Erica Maxwell | December 3, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Adam Lambert Courts “Eclipse” Soundtrack

Adam Lambert has garnered heaps of attention lately, what with his on-stage gay kiss, the blurring out of said kiss by CBS’s “Early Show,” dis-invitation to “Good Morning America,” and…

Erica Maxwell | December 3, 2009 - 4:50 pm

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 21st-22nd 2009


“Second Hand Lions” on TBS at 9:10 a.m.
“Australia” on HBO at 10:30 a.m.
“Baking with Julia” on PBS at 12:00 p.m.

Erica Maxwell | November 20, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Would Your Boyfriend Wear Your Skirt?

The New York Times style section proclaimed today that ” … urban Americans, mostly in their 20s — are revising standard notions of gender-appropriate dressing, tweaking codes, upending conventions and…

Erica Maxwell | November 19, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Travel Diary: The Peruvian Meat-On-A-Stick Adventure

Last week, when The Frisky held its fancy party, one of the snacks was lamb served on a stick, which got me thinking about the last time I ate interestingly…

Erica Maxwell | November 19, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Caster Semenya Will Keep Her Gold Medal

Caster Semenya, the South African 800-meter runner who got hell for looking “manish,” will get to keep her gold medal. If you remember back to August, her gender came under…

Erica Maxwell | November 19, 2009 - 4:30 pm

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 14-15th 2009


“The Royal Tanenbaums” on Starz at 10:05 a.m.
“Practical Magic” on Lifetime at 11:00 a.m.
“Ancients Behaving Badly” on History at 12:00 p.m.

Erica Maxwell | November 13, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Quickies: Amy Winehouse Craves Butt Implants & UK’s Noisy Sex Lady Remains Convicted

Amy Winehouse told some friends she’s interested in butt implants, and they told The Sun. Apparently, she’d like to regain her curves and achieve the perfect pin-up body. [Celebitchy] –…

Erica Maxwell | November 11, 2009 - 10:00 pm

Veterans Day Art Memorializes The Daily Experience Of War

Today is Veterans Day. Even as we’re embroiled in two wars in the Middle East, it’s easy to forget. For most of us, our daily experiences are uninterrupted, and today…

Erica Maxwell | November 11, 2009 - 6:30 pm