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Female Olympian’s ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ Proves We’re All Still A Bunch of Prudes

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Russian speedskater Olga Graf earned herself a bronze medal in Sunday’s women’s 3000 meter race, and then celebrated with what’s being heralded as a massive “wardrobe malfunction.”In what turned out to be the least revealing flashing of all time, Graf unzipped her suit after winning, and flashed a bit of chest. At this point, I can’t even remember what she won or who she is because all I can think about is the possibility of seeing a bare chested woman. Read more on The Gloss…

It Happened To Me: I Saw A White Girl On My Train And I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It

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On That White Woman Who Saw A A Black Woman At Yoga
Frisky Rant: On That White Woman Who Saw A Black Woman At Yoga And Wrote An Embarrassingly Tone Deaf Essay About It For xoJane
A response to an embarrassingly tone deaf essay. Read More »

The subway can be pretty crowded at night, especially coming into Brooklyn from Manhattan. We’re usually packed in like sardines before spilling out onto the platform in little clusters as we head deeper into the bowels of the borough. The scene was no different last Saturday night. After my evening of listening to raucous hip hop at a club, drinking my weight in malt liquor and tagging a few local businesses, I decided to head home. I was on the Brooklyn bound 3 train, ready to tuck into bed after a night of the blackest of black activities, when I saw her step onto the train at the Franklin Ave stop. Read more on The Gloss…

New App Can Tell You If You’re Going Out With A Sex Offender

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If you’re an avid Tinder user or an OkCupid enthusiast, there’s a new app that can help protect you from the possible dangerous consequences of meeting up with people IRL. NameTag uses facial recognition software to give you all the details on a potential date– including whether or not they’re a registered sex offender. It’s basically an anti-sexual assault Pokédex. The future is now. Read more on The Gloss…

The Truth About Egg Donation

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I donated eggs — to gay men, through an agency, in exchange for money — twice in my twenties. At one point, I was in the Washington Post about it. As a result of going public, I’ve gotten a good number of questions about it, and more requests than I can count from young women writing for their school newspapers. Read more on The Gloss…

WTF? People Are Tweeting Their Incest Fantasies

WTF? People Are Tweeting Their Incest Fantasies

I was clicking about the internet, looking for some news when I happened upon this gem of a piece on the Huffington Post entitled “There Are Plenty Of Twitter Users Who FInd Their Cousins Hot.” It’s just what the doctor ordered for a “Law & Order: SVU” fan with twisted curiosities.

On Christmas night, a man about the internet who tweets as @Mobute, went on what the Huffington Post called “an epic retweeting spree.” This is the first retweeting frenzy I’ve ever beheld. It really was epic. It appears that an unnervingly number of people find their cousins hot and are down to share that with the whole internet via Twitter. Read the top tweets on The Gloss…

I Cannot Handle How Much An Applebee’s New Year’s Eve Cost

I Cannot Handle How Much An Applebee’s New Year’s Eve Cost

An ultra-planned New Year’s Eve is rarely a perfectly smooth experience,* to say the least, what with wayward dates, freezing temps, and wildly crowded bars. But one restaurant franchise thinks you will be willing to spend an exorbitant amount of attending its NYE party because obviously, it is probably your best–if not only–bet. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Applebee’s “Night To Remember” at its Times Square location in New York City. Read more on The Gloss …

How To Deal With His Crazy Ex

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He’s going to refer to her as “his crazy ex” so there’s not going to be an doubt that she is 1) an ex and 2) crazy. He’s most likely wrong about the latter, but let’s let that slide. What should you do? Find out on The Gloss …

Christmas Recut: What If “The Santa Clause” Was A Heart-Stopping Thriller? (Video)

Christmas Recut: What If The The Santa Clause Was A Heart Stopping Thriller? (Video)

It’s that magical time of year when we all gather together with our friends and family and rewatch the Christmas movies that we’ve all seen fourteen thousand times. Snuggled under a blanket, with a mug of hot cocoa in our hands, it certainly does feels like the most wonderful time of year. In an effort to add to the magic, we took it upon ourselves to recut “The Santa Clause” as a thriller. Because if you think about it, the movie’s actually full of heart stopping action. Seriously.

Man finds dead Santa Clause. Man steals his clothes right away. Man turns into Santa Clause. Man fails to convince doctors that his extreme weight gain and more extreme facial hair growth speed is of medical concern. Man kidnaps son. Man convinces his ex- wife he is Santa Clause and she still prefers boring dude with bad taste in sweaters. Man never gets his weight back under control.

Did reading that put you on the edge of your seat? Well wait until you watch “The Santa Clause: A Christmas Thriller” on Crushable …

10 Holiday Inspired Baby Names That Make My Skin Crawl

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I’ve known a few Noelles and Hollys in my day, so the trend of giving your baby a name inspired by the season when it was born—especially a magical season like Christmas—isn’t anything new. And we’ve all heard seasonal names like April, Summer, and Autumn before. (Secret confession: Autumn was my number one, all-time favorite name for a girl, no matter what season she was born in, but now I have two boys!)

But even with baby naming, you can have too much of a good thing. Read more on The Gloss…

You Should Boycott Louis Vuitton Because Kanye Said So

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Kanye West just ordered us all to boycott Louis Vuitton. We know you were planning on buying at least six logo-covered Speedy bags on your lunch break this afternoon, but you’d better hold off on that for a few months, because Kanye says so and Kanye is the boss of you. Read more on The Gloss…

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