Julie Gerstein

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Actor Thomas Gibson Gets Catfished By A “Beautiful Woman”

Stars, they’re just like us! They also get tricked into devious pornographic online relationships with beautiful strangers who are actually, probably, basement-dwelling anti-social weirdos. Case in point: Thomas Gibson, star…

Julie Gerstein | August 19, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Prince Unveils His New Pancakes-Inspired Album Art

Prince is finally on Twitter, you guys, and it’s just about as wonderful as you might expect. The Purple One actually has a sense of humor about himself,…

Julie Gerstein | August 19, 2013 - 10:45 am

Animals Are Not Purses, And Other Obvious Realities

I can’t believe we need to go over this again, but animals are living, breathing beings. They are not inanimate objects into which you can store your lipgloss, wallet and…

Julie Gerstein | August 18, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Totally Coveted: New Wave Vinyl, ’70s Platforms & A Brooklyn Apartment

This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl

Julie Gerstein | August 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

A Pepsi-Flavored Cheeto Exists, Whether We Like It Or Not

The Snackopalypse is upon us, and it is going to coated with bright orange Cheeto dust. The firm behind the crunchy, cheesy snack, with its perfect mouth-feel, has developed a new varietal:…

Julie Gerstein | August 18, 2013 - 10:00 am

This Charming Charlie Is Charlie Brown Run Through A Morrissey Meat Grinder

Charlie Brown is a charmingly misanthropic cartoon character. Morrissey is also a charmingly misanthropic cartoon character. So it makes sense that if you put Charlie Brown illustrations with Morrissey lyrics,…

Julie Gerstein | August 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

A Penis Cake Pan’s Continued Quest For Relevancy

The penis cake pan’s struggle is oft-commemorated in poetry and song. Surely you remember the Dylan Thomas poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (Penis Cake Pan).” It…

Julie Gerstein | August 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Chinese Zoo Tries To Pass Off Dog As A Lion

Talk about cowardly. The Luohe zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is in trouble after it reportedly tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion. The…

Julie Gerstein | August 17, 2013 - 11:00 am

Anika’s “In The City” Vid Turns Marriage Into A Beauty Contest — For Men

German electronic songstress Anika makes moody mysterious dance pop. Her latest track, “In the City,” is a ’70s disco-heavy number, and is accompanied by a head-turning video. A young girl…

Julie Gerstein | August 17, 2013 - 10:00 am

I Don’t Like The Looks Of This “Cute” New Olinguito Species

I’m all for cute animals. But something about this new species, dubbed the Olinguito, and discovered in Ecuador and Colombia, is suspect. Maybe it’s his beady little eyes, or his…

Julie Gerstein | August 17, 2013 - 9:00 am

Weird News Mad Libs, For Your Own Weird News Stories

We consider ourselves experts when it comes to bizarre stories about chicken wing thieves and raccoon-loving hillbillies. Which is why it made perfect sense that we’d create a…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2013 - 4:00 pm

This Is Spencer Pratt’s Beautimous 30th Birthday Cake

Remember little crystal monster Spencer Pratt? The “Hills” villain and his equally irrelevant wife, Heidi Montag, have faded away into obscurity, after trying so very hard to build reality TV…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2013 - 1:30 pm

We Need A Show Like Lena Waithe’s “Twenties” On TV

Close your eyes and ask yourself: When was the last time you watched a TV show starring and about a group of real black women, without tired tropes or canned…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Forever 21 Cuts Full Time Employees To Avoid Paying Health Care Costs

Forever 21, you just keep getting better and better. In between lowering your prices to make them more “guilt-free” (with little thought, of course, to the workers who actually make…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2013 - 11:40 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 14-Year-Old Rachel Parent Puts Talk Show Pundit In His Place

Fourteen-year-old Rachel Parent founded the organization The Kids Right To Know, which advocates for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods. The Canadian teen’s group and mission were lambasted on…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2013 - 9:39 am

Adam Driver Takes Donkey-Riding Very Seriously

God bless, Adam Driver. He’s elevated High Fashion Magazine Donkey Riding to an artform. Here, posed atop said donkey with supermodel Daria Werbowy in the latest issue of Vogue, the…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2013 - 7:00 pm

13 Idiotic Dating Tips From Thor Lund, A Former Student Body President Who’s “Learned About Women”

What can we tell you about Thor Lund, author of the missive “What I Learned About Women”? For starters, his name is Thor Lund (here’s his Facebook page). He’s the…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Hi/Lo: Denim Jacket Guide

Denim is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. How do I know? I’ve got a denim jacket on right now — mostly to stave off the ridiculously cold air…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Incredulous Man Who Started Women’s Website Can’t Believe Ladies Who Like Yoga Don’t Always Care About Fashion

Women, you guys! It’s pretty crazy how we all have vaginas and we don’t all like the same things! Is your lady brain just continually blown away by that fact…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2013 - 1:12 pm

These Are Real-Deal Russian Portraits Of Cats

Russia’s Hermitage Museum holds more than three million works of art, and is the largest museum in the world. It’s also, likely the only museum with its own staff of…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2013 - 9:40 am

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