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Why A Men’s Center At Canada’s Simon Fraser University Should Not Be Controversial

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Last month, the student society at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, approved $30,000 to establish a men’s center. The center’s main supporter, a student named Keneen Midgely, said the volunteer-run men’s center would only be equitable, considering SFU already has had a women’s center since 1974. It would be a space, he pointed out, for men to support each other and deconstruct masculinity and gender roles just like SFU women can.

I couldn’t agree more. Yet somehow, establishment of the SFU men’s center is controversial. Instead of being seen in a positive light as a “safe space” for men, it is being seen as an unnecessary, even frivolous, expense to give men their own space in what is already a patriarchal culture.  Keep reading »

Fiona Apple Is Back And Wearing An Octopus On Her Head

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You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t know what to say about this Fiona Apple video for “Every Single Night,” the first song off her new album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Fiona is wearing an octopus on her head, writhing in the dirt with snails, and floating through assorted ethereal and weird scenarios. God only knows what it’s supposed to mean. Maybe nothing? Anyway, The Idler Wheel comes out June 19, but the entire album is up on NPR today for your listening pleasure. Snail-free, I should say.  [BuzzFeed]

Matthew McConaughey Weds Longtime Girlfriend Camila Alves

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  • Matthew McConaughey wed longtime girlfriend Camila Alves this weekend at their Austin, Texas, home. The couple put up their guests in air-conditioned tents on their property  and singer John Mellencamp serenaded the couple during their ceremony with a song he wrote based on a Bible verse. Mazel tov! [Us Weekly]
  • A metal pole wielded by a backup dancer whacked Lady Gaga in the head during a New Zealand concert this weekend, causing a concussion. But ever the professional, Gaga continued performing! [Celebrity Cafe]
  • The “Jersey Shore” cast brawled at a New Jersey club called Bamboo Bar on Friday night: Ronnie supposedly sucker-punched two dudes and JWoww somehow ended up on crutches. Fortunately, pregnant Snooki had the good sense to stay home that night. [Radar OnlineTMZ]

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Will You Marry Me, “Dr. Who” Fan?

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Geeks need love, too, and one of them apparently needs the quirkiest engagement ring box in existence: it’s shaped like TARDIS, the time-traveling police call box from “Dr. Who.” So did she say yes? Or is she holding out for David Tennant or Matt Smith? [The Mary Sue]

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Boi-Ing Concealer

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I’ve long complained in these Beauty Test Drives that I have dry skin. The driest skin. Well, I’m going to complain about it again! But this time it is to tell you that Benefit’s Boi-Ing concealer, which has a greasy, almost melted-waxy consistency, is a super choice for quick coverups on the go. Or, in moments of morning-after desperation, you could use it all over your face as a foundation.   Keep reading »

Will Matthew McConaughey Wear A Shirt At His Wedding This Weekend?

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  • “Magic Mike” star Matthew McConaughey and his fiancĂ©e Camila Alves are allegedly getting married this weekend in Texas. The couple has one very glam daughter named Vida and one son named Levi. Serious question: Will the groom wear a shirt? Or a cowboy hat? And will he play the bongos? [Celebrity Cafe
  • Lindsay Lohan had a car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway today. She rear-ended an 18-wheeler, which she claims cut her off. Stay tuned for more details and “rear-ended” puns. [NYmag.com]
  • Britney Spears allegedly copes with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [Like me! -- Editor], but given her other mental health and drug issues has been told by doctors not to take Adderall or Ritalin. Sticky wicket, Brit. [PopCrush]
  • “True Blood” cocktails aren’t as gross as they could be. [Betty Confidential]
  • Do you need a special occasion for “in the butt”? [The Gloss]
  • Seersucker season is officially upon us. Here’s an open letter to enthusiasts/abusers. [Racked]
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