Jessica Wakeman

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Style

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with lady mags, but art activist Lillian Hsu stands defiantly in the “anti-” camp. She’s flinging spitballs at the glossies that exist to tell you to count calories with magazine-sized posters that read “Beautiful Just The Way You Are.” She’s suggesting other activists print out her posters and… READ MORE »


News

Another busy week at The Frisky! We had our work cut out for us following all the Michael Jackson-related news, but we found time to blog about a few other important things, like Gwyneth Paltrow’s detox. If you missed it the first time around, here’s what we were talking about this week. … READ MORE »


Celebs

Pitchfork says the kick-ass electro-punk group, Le Tigre, is working on music with Christina Aguilera of all people. Presumably they’re doing music for X-tina’s new album, since JD Samson recently told NickyDigital.com that Le Tigre won’t be touring again “anytime in the near future.” (Kathleen Hanna has been teaching at NYU, Johanna Fateman recently hadREAD MORE »


News

The Obamas are in Europe this week for the G-8 summit, and while in Italy, the president met Pope Benedict for the first time. As is custom for visiting world leaders, the Pope and the American prez exchanged presents.

This reminds us of the time that Obama brought presents when he and the First… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

You know how sometimes little white lies snowball out of control? It’s usually when you say something dumb, like, “Oh, yeah, I watch “Gossip Girl.”” Then the girl who sits next to you at work gives a play-by-play of each outfit the characters’ wore every Tuesday morning and you just smile politely.

But one… READ MORE »


News

God, Sarah Palin hates Levi Johnston so much right now: the father of the Alaska (soon-to-be-former) governor’s only grandchild gabbed to reporters last night that she stepped down as Alaska’s governor before her term is up so she could make more money.

The sexy-dumb hockey player, who has kept busy since the election… READ MORE »


News

A lot of people are happy that Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but Emily Bazelon from Slate found someone in particular who is pretty psyched: the only woman presently sitting on the Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Ever since Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired three years ago, Ginsberg has… READ MORE »


Celebs

Oh, joy! Margaret Cho visited “The View” this morning and dished all about how she cannot have an orgasm from intercourse, so she hightailed it to her doctor’s office to get a bead of collagen injected into her G-spot.

The G-spot shot didn’t work at all, unforch. But I’ll give you one… READ MORE »


Guys

During the ascent of the now pervasive male hipster style, we’ve fretted over mustaches gone wild, and hemmed and hawed over Galifianakis-ish hirsuteness. But men who remove all that hair are coming out of the closet, with a little help from grooming marketers, says The New York Times. Will the increasing popularity of manscaping (Diddy… READ MORE »


News

Some D.C. folks have not rolled out the welcome mat for “The Real World: D.C.” cast members and the whipped cream/hot tub/fake lesbian make out sessions sure to come. Quite the opposite, in fact! A couple D.C.-ers are grousing daily about their fratty new neighbors on the Anti-Real World D.C. blog.

Explaining their,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Men only care about sex. All men are violent and abusive. Women are victims. Women aren’t capable alone and need a man’s help.

Sometimes it seems like the erroneous beliefs attributed to feminism are so negative that only LiLo could have worse PR. So, why is it a surprise when the men we fall… READ MORE »


News

Eleven-year-old Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail starred in 2008’s Oscar-winner for Best Picture, but he did not live inside a home with an indoor toilet.

Yes, the young actor who played young Salim in “Slumdog Millionaire,” grew up actually in the dirty and chaotic Mumbai slums depicted in the film and saw his home bulldozedREAD MORE »



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