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Kathleen Hanna Explains The Origins Of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Kathleen Hanna Rocks
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Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre on being a feminist ambassador. Read More »
Fanzines, A Love Story
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Kathleen On Katy
She calls "I Kissed A Girl" a straight up offensive song. Read More »
"Here we are now, entertain us!"

This one’s an oldie but a goodie: Riot grrl hero and fellow Colonel Mustard fan Kathleen Hanna is the woman responsible (in small part, anyway) for the epic Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” In this clip from her 2010 performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Hanna tells the story of hanging out with Kurt, getting really wasted, and coming up with the now-classic line, which she happened to drunkenly spray paint on the walls of Kurt’s rented apartment. The 10-minute performance covers the beginnings of Nirvana, Bikini Kill, and just how hard Kathleen had to work to keep her band together. It’s worth it, if for no other reason than to see Hanna belt out “Teen Spirit” in her trademark girlish lilt. [Dangerous Minds]

Luxuriate In This Terrifying Portable Plug In Steam Cabinet

Sometimes you’re like, “Geez, I really wish I could enjoy a healthy, invigorating steam while watching ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in my living room.”  You are always saying that and you know it! Too bad you — and “Rizzoli & Isles” — weren’t around in 1983, when some monster took it upon himself to invent a portable, plug-in steam cabinet, available for sale in the Fall/Winter 1983 Sears Catalog. All for the the low, low, price of $389 in 1983 dollars, which is basically the down payment on a house in today’s money. [Wired]

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Celeb Style Poll: Ladies In Red (And Black)

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Of all the international film festivals, we imagine that the Venice International Film Festival is the tastiest. That’s because it’s centered in Venice, which is home to some of the best pizza and gelato on the planet. Not that we could imagine attendees like Frieda Pinto and Carey Mulligan partaking, per se. No, no, they’re too busy walking the red carpet during events like the Miu Miu Women’s Tales party, a celebration of female filmmakers and women’s stories. Attendees included, from left to right: “Downton Abbey”‘s Michelle Dockery, Gabrielle Union, Carey Mulligan, and Frieda Pinto. All of them must have gotten a memo about red and black, because each showed up in relatively the same color scheme. But whose look do you like best?

Lady In Red (And Black): Who Wore It Best?

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Celeb style: Maroon
The top Maroon 5 (or 10). Read More »
Celeb Style: Crop tops
The best of the crop. Read More »
Celeb Style: Nice in Neon
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Who wore it best!? Read More »

Style 911: Find Me An Affordable Black Jumpsuit

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“Maybe The Frisky can do a piece on where to find an affordable black jumpsuit. Love the one in your day-to-night guide but it’s a bit out of my price range!” — Brittany

Never fear, Brittany! You asked for it, and you got it: black jumpers at every price point. No matter whether you’ve got $30 or $300, there’s a jumper for you. Promise. We’ve searched high and low and found nine jumpers that cost less than $150. We hope you like!

Under $50

1. Asos Petite Mesh Front Jumpsuit, $47.99
2. NY Collection Black Jumpsuit, $42.99
3. Need Supply Co. Windowpane Jumpsuit, $34.99

Click through for six more awesome options.

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Day to Night Outfits
Day To Night: Outfits To Take You From The Office To The Club
From the office to the party, to the after party. Read More »
Men In Rompers
How do we feel about the male romper? Read More »
Kristen's Cray Jumpsuit
Sweet bellybutton! Read More »

When Lil Bub Met Grumpy Cat, A Comin’ Through The Rye

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The 10 best cats on the Internet, ever. Read More »
Lil Bub Meets DeNiro
An illustrious moment in both their careers. Read More »
Kids React To Grumpy!
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Grumpy Meets Bub!

I consider Lil Bub meeting Grumpy Cat as akin as to when Churchill met with Roosevelt. The two greatest cat powers on the continent, combining forces for cuteness. Watch as Bub and Grumps warily address one another at the second annual Internet Cat Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is my couch space, Bub says, tongue out, head forward. O RLY? Grumpy Cat responds, unsure of whether to tentatively put one paw forward for peace. How did the meeting end? WIth lots of purrs, we hope. [YouTube]

Twin Baby Pandas Means Double The Cuteness

Baby Panda Checkup
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Watch Xiao Liwu the baby panda get her checkup. Read More »
Pandas As Pets
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Wahhh, why does YANNI get one?! Read More »
Panda Belly Rub
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Watch this baby panda get a bully rub at the San Diego Zoo. Read More »
Twin Baby Pandas Means Double The Cuteness
Panda-monium!

Jessica is out on vacation this week, and that’s left me to cover the amazingly cute panda cub beat. I don’t mind though, because these twin panda cubs, born at the Atlanta Zoo, exist somewhere on the scale between mind-blowingly cute and breathtakingly adorable. The little buggers are about a month old, and weigh just four pounds, which is huge compared to their wee size when they were born. Zoo staff have to rotate them out of their mother’s care every four hours, which means that a few lucky Atlanta Zoo staffers get to spend all their time with these little buggers. I’m so jealous. [CNN]

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