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How Can Employers Stop Us From Hooking Up?

Forty percent of employees have dated a co-worker at some point in their career, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though office dating bans have gone out of vogue, employers and their general counsels described to the Journal’s Jennifer Smith how they manage the romances that can make workplaces uncomfortable and topple careers, including, recently, Best Buy executive Brian

By: NYMag.com / February 11, 2013

Tucker Carlson Unable To Distinguish Domestic Abuse From Combat

Tucker Carlson, editor of the Daily Caller, has pried upon a contradiction in the Obama administration’s stance on women. Obama wants to stop women from being assaulted, but it is allowing women to serve in combat, where they might be attacked. Does Obama want women to get assaulted or not? Huh? Huh?

This i…

By: NYMag.com / January 24, 2013

Notre Dame Finds Fake Dead Woman Easier To Talk About Than Real Dead Woman

As many have noted, the mass hysteria over Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s fake, dead girlfriend makes now a good time to remember Lizzy Seeberg, the real woman who committed suicide after reporting her sexual assault by another Notre Dame player in 2010. Speaking with Melinda Henneberger, who covered the case for the National

By: NYMag.com / January 17, 2013

The Anti-Rape Panties Of “Victoria’s Secret”

Timed to coincide with tonight’s telecast of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, some activist types launched “PINK loves CONSENT,” a Victoria’s Secret parody peddling anti-rape panties. “To win back customers it has alienated with its ‘rape culture’ styles,” an activist who insisted she worked for Victoria’s Secret told Jezebel, the brand would replace apparently rape-friendly slogans like “SURE THING” with rape-thwarting…

By: NYMag.com / December 4, 2012

The Ryan Gosling Look Book

Hey girl, I heard you liked the idea of zooming in on a carefully curated selection of my best and worst outfits, so have at it. Yep, here’s a look book filled with Gosling’s universally appealing smile, eyes, abs dressed-down sense of style, featuring plenty of scarves, Darfur T-shirts, a grungy phase, the smoking jackets, and, well, the le…

By: NYMag.com / October 24, 2012

How Reality TV Is Like Dating In Your Twenties

“What is this? It looks like you’ve got a bikini wax here!” That was Gordon Ramsay being witheringly British to me, in front of other people. “Nothing puts you off like finding pubes on your plate.” He handed me the oily fennel fronds I had thrown down at the last minute as I…

By: NYMag.com / October 20, 2012

I Put On Makeup In Public — Deal With It

This morning on the subway, I overheard two men cattily complaining that it grosses them out when women put their makeup on in public. As someone who recently became one of those women, it made me want to whip out an eyelash curler and inflict some acute torture on them both.

Why doe…

By: NYMag.com / October 15, 2012

Maggie Rizer’s Dog Allegedly Killed By United Airlines

Bea, the adorable 2-year-old Golden Retriever that belonged to model Maggie Rizer and inspired her blog, “Bea Makes Three,” died during a cross-country flight on United Airlines two weeks ago. According to an autopsy, her death was caused by heatstroke. From Rizer’s blog:
Beatrice had a perfect health record. She received a full examination and a health…

By: NYMag.com / September 22, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Bronze: Political Makeup Artists On The Perils Of Their Craft

Mitt Romney’s appearance on Spanish-language news channel Univision yesterday demonstrated a peril of modern politics as old as televised campaigns: men’s makeup. Ever since Richard Nixon refused professional makeup in favor of drugstore stubble-coverup for the first-ever televised debate against the youthfully radiant John F. Kennedy in 1960 — a choice many say cost him…

By: NYMag.com / September 21, 2012

Next Up For Amanda Bynes: A Fashion Line, Naturally

Not that she needed to invite further comparisons between herself and Lindsay Lohan, but Amanda Bynes has announced plans for a clothing line. In fact, she’s so serious about it that she has officially quit acting and will move to New York to pursue it. She told People yesterday:
I am doing amazing… I am retired as an actor.

By: NYMag.com / September 20, 2012

Lifetime Movies For Republicans Who Don’t Understand Rape

Republicans are airing sexual ignorances this week. Representative Steve King of Iowa has “never heard of” statutory rape causing pregnancy; Senate nominee Tom Smith thinks “having a baby out of wedlock” is “similar to” rape;  and, of course, there’s Todd Akin. Have these guys never watched “Law & Order: SVU” or browsed movie listings on Lifetime? Rape narratives are a primetime TV…

By: NYMag.com / August 28, 2012

See Over 50 Models When They Were Just Kids

Long before these women were one-name wonders, slogging long hours during fashion week, dating movie stars, or starting charities, they were just little girls from all over the world, with no clue what lay in store for them. While we truly believe there are nougly children, it’s probably fair to say some are cuter than others. Since DNA plays the all-important…

By: NYMag.com / August 27, 2012

“Fashion Designer” Kanye West Gives Kim Kardashian A Full Clothing Makeover So She Can Be “More Of An Individual”

On the next episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kanye and his stylist (Renelou Padora) stop by Kim’s house to clean out her closet. Kim quite earnestly tells the camera, “Kanye’s definitely inspired me to want to, like, be a little bit more of an individual. I think my style’s just evolving and changing and I think…

By: NYMag.com / August 26, 2012

Speed-Dating With Porn Star Joanna Angel

Joanna Angel’s spiel is the same for each guy: “Okay, so I am a porn star. No, really I am. Oh, you are too? Well, you’re lying. Because the industry is small and I’d recognize you! So, actually, I guess I’m here because it has been hard for me to find a guy who…

By: NYMag.com / August 21, 2012

The Man Married To Pussy Riot

“Media attention has blown the girls up to the size of Russia’s government,” said Pyotr Verzilov, husband of 22-year-old Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, in a Skype chat two weeks ago. This was before a Russian judge sentenced Nadya and bandmates Katya Samutsevich, age 29, and Maria Alyokhina, age 24, to two years in prison. Before Yoko Ono called…

By: NYMag.com / August 20, 2012

Slideshow: Bare Celebrity Feet, As Inspired by Kate Middleton

Yesterday, Kate Middleton removed her shoes to observe a judo match during an appearance at Bacon College in London, marking her bare feet’s public debut (and exposing our heretofore unknown desire to see them). Indeed, it’s quite rare for celebrities to allow their toes to be photographed, probably because even the nicestpieds rarely look good on-camera. After doing…

By: NYMag.com / July 29, 2012

10 New Shows We’re Most (And Least) Excited For

The 2012 upfronts are over! Dozens of brand-new midseason and fall 2012 television shows were announced, and we offered snap judgments on all of them. (See herehereherehere, and here.) And now that we’ve had, oh, 24 hours to reflect, we’ve chosen the five shows we are most looking forward to and the five shows that…

By: NYMag.com / May 19, 2012