It seems like every day another Republican politician is bloviating about the definition of rape as if he, a middle-aged man, is the true authority on the subject. As Tina Fey said so perfectly in her speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights, “If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2 haircut explain to me what rape is, I’m going to lose my mind.” I mean, we currently live in a culture where a chart is required to keep track of which male politicians claim rape cannot cause pregnancy and which ones believe it is simply part of God’s comprehensive plan to inflict devastating sexual violence on women and populate the earth with the fruits of their rapists’ loins.
Instead of patiently explaining to these men why they have no reason, no right, and no qualifications to mansplain these serious issues to me, I’m going to take a page from their playbook and blindly, confidently, and erroneously explain a few things to them. Because obviously, as a 27-year-old woman, I am an expert on the following things… Keep reading »
As hard as I tried to write something original about this outfit Gwen Stefani wore to the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund show, I finally realized that like so many situations in life, it’s best summed up by a “Seinfeld” quote: “So we got an attractive woman, wearing a bra, no top, walkin’ around in broad daylight? She’s flouting society’s conventions!” No word yet on how many car accidents she caused. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
My Italian great aunt used to always say, ” All you need is bread.” Of course, she also used to always say that I needed to be vigilant in order to avoid being kidnapped by gypsies, but let’s just focus on the bread thing, shall we? Because my zany aunt was right: there’s really nothing better than fresh baked bread. The smell! The taste! It’s a necessary part of a comfy cozy fall lifestyle. Click on the gallery to check out 15 bread recipes, from cinnamon swirl to beer cheese, guaranteed to inspire the baker in all of us…
Halloween is a crazy holiday. Between the costumes and the candy binges, anything can happen, so it’s good to be prepared for a variety of scenarios. We’ve rounded up a few of the most awkward Halloween moments, from being the only one at work who dressed up to having evidence of your debauchery posted online, along with instructions on how to deal with each one. Get the details, after the jump! Keep reading »
I love me some Cobie Smulders, and I’m really excited to see her popping up in more movies after “The Avengers.” She was recently snapped filming scenes for “The Delivery Man” in Brooklyn, wearing this simple, stylish outfit that’s perfect for chilly fall days. Want to steal the look for yourself? We’ve got all the pieces–from the pretty pea coat to the trendy ankle boots–after the jump! Keep reading »
If you’re planning to hole up in your apartment this weekend to seek shelter from the SNOWICANE, well, there’s no better time to put on a favorite movie and do some DIY beauty treatments. I’m pretty excited to try this chocolate facial, partly because it’s packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients like cocoa, honey, and coconut oil, but mostly because it’s totally lickable. [Pink Pistachio]
French beauty Marion Cotillard made her way through LAX wearing an eye-catching pair of bird print pants earlier this week. Combined with a graphic print sweater, it’s certainly a lot of look, but I’m totally loving it. I know a lot of you are over the novelty print trend, so let’s put it to a vote, shall we?
It seems that Gwyneth Paltrow’s new BFF is Cameron Diaz. The two have recorded a painfully awkward rap video for Chelsea Lately and were recently spotted at dinner together. If the two are indeed as chummy as they seem, then Cam is the latest in a long line of rich, beautiful Hollywood A-Listers like Madonna, Beyonce, Winona Ryder, and Kate Hudson who have previously held the coveted title of Gwynnie’s BFF. So, how does one become BFF to an Academy Award-winning lifestyle guru? Well, obviously, the first step is to fill out an application…
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When Dr. Kathleen Pryer and her team at Duke University’s herbarium discovered a new species of fern that produces spores that grow into male, female, or bisexual plants, their minds turned to–who else?–Lady Gaga. “We wanted to name this genus for Lady Gaga because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression,” said Pryer. “And as we started to consider it, the ferns themselves gave us more reasons why it was a good choice.” One of those reasons was in the plant’s genetic code: when a graduate student discovered the sequence “GAGA” in the fern’s base pairs, it seemed only obvious that the plants would be named “Gaga germanotta” (Gaga’s real name is Stefani Germanotta) and “Gaga monstraparva” (translation: “Little monster”). “‘Born this Way’ is enormously empowering,” adds Dr. Pryer, “especially for disenfranchised people and communities like LGBT, ethnic groups, women — and scientists who study odd ferns!”
I’d just like to say that my new life goal is to have a “Born This Way” dance party at the Duke herbarium. Botanists know how to party. [Rolling Stone]