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Crave: Anna Goberson’s “The Luxe”

Call us suckers for cheesy chick lit. This historical fiction “teen” novel is about as appropriate for 13-year olds as Gossip Girl — and just like the hit TV show, it’s the must-read book series for 20-somethings. This is the first book in the series, about filthy rich society families in the early 1900′s. Trust us, the romance between Diana Holland and Henry Schoonmaker is such a page-turner, you won’t care about being embarrassed for reading it in public. [$12.23, Amazon.com] Keep reading »

“The Joy Of Sex” Gets A Woman’s Touch

The Joy of Sex, the groundbreaking tome of the swinging ’60s and ’70s, changed the way America felt about fornication. Originally written by Alex Comfort, it took on taboos like bondage and was all about harnessing the sexual revolution purely for pleasure. Now, over three decades later, it’s new and improved, this time thanks to a woman! Rewritten by the nearly 60-year-old blogger and sexpert Susan Quilliam, she’s given the illicit sex book a much needed dose of estrogen — not mention some serious clit-talk. While the original opus mentioned the oh-so sensitive spot only three times, Quilliam ups the ante to even discussing new trends like phone sex, sex with a baby bump, and strip tease. But in a world facing an AIDS crisis, she’s also shifted some other sexual attitudes. Even though she’s a spinster herself, she’s focused her advice for people in committed, loving relationships. Oh and one other bonus — this new edition has also replaced the outdated drawings of two hairy hippies getting it on with a bunch of modern hotties bumpin’ bottoms. With a twist and a woman’s touch, this book is sure to be a new classic — but you’ll have to wait until it reaches U.S. bookshelves in January 2009. [Times Online]
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The Daily Squeeze: Young Jeezy And Swimming, Michael Phelps’s Book, And Janet Jackson’s Lingerie

  • According to Young Jeezy, Michael Phelps is “like the Young Jeezy of the swim world,” whatever that means. [Rolling Stone]
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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of July 15th 2008

    BOOKS

    • Life With My Sister Madonna by Christopher Ciccone
      Surprisingly enough, the thing we’re excited the most about this week is a book…okay, so it’s not War and Peace obvi, but it is about Madonna! Written by her brother, (who is gay of course), it’s supposed to be a tell-all that shows the real way to Madonna’s heart isn’t through blood relation, but through her crotch. Duh! Still we can’t wait to read it!

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    Polyamory Gets A Guidebook

    Shortbus, Swingtown, Kinsey, the media does a great job of making polyamory seem sexy. After all, who doesn’t want to get the most bang for their buck? Open relationships sound good in theory, are they really in practice? While most of us seem to have a hard enough time wrangling one man, could we juggle two or three or four? After a couple of seasons of polygamy portrayed in Big Love, we’ve all got curiosities, questions and secret desires. And thankfully Jenny Block has got public answers. A bisexual author, suburban wife and mother, Block has just written what is considered by the polyamorous community to be a ground-breaking autobiographical book Open: Love, Sex, and Life In An Open Marriage. Ms. Block loves her husband and their daughter, but she longed for more sex and wanted some of it to be with women. So, she and her husband decided to boldly go polyamorous and then talk about their experiences. Man, that sounds so healthy and slutty, a rare-ish combination. What’s their secret?! Guess there’s only one way to find out — make Open your required summer reading. [Huffington Post]
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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of July 2nd 2008

    MUSIC

  • Vanessa Hudgens Identified “Basically what we’re going to do is dance,” Vanessa Hudgens promises in the song Sneakernight. And she delivers on her first solo album Identified. Just like her claim to fame, High School Musical, you’ll definitely dance to this alone in your room and hide the case from your boyfriend. But poptastic Hudgens puts the pleasure in guilty.
  • Deltron 3030 Deltron Event II Fresh and futuristic, the hip-hop hotties of Deltron 3030 have done it again! On their second record, Deltron Event II, the super group of studs space out beats into pure groovable goodness. Dan the Automator, Del tha Funky Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala will rock you outta this world!
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    10 Classic Books To Put On Your Reading List

    Chances are, if you ever survived a high school English class you may have read a few if not all of these classic book. But chances are you hated them because your teacher was evil and made you write a 10-page paper on the mean of every paragraph rather than letting you simply enjoy them. That’s why even if you have read the 10 classic novels after the jump, you should give them a re-read this summer. And if you haven’t read them…well, now is the time. Keep reading »

    Thank God It’s The Weekend!

    In The Comfort Of Your Own Home:

  • Online video site Hulu is adding new movies and shows every day this summer. So far, the new movies are Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and the ultimate classic, Bring It On [Hulu's Days of Summer]
  • Make yourself a Crack Baby (not to be confused with a Crackberry), one of Prince William’s favorite drinks. [Alex's Cocktail Recipes]
  • Um, hello? Curl up with one of the awesome reads we recommended!
  • Out On The Town:

  • Amelia has admitted that she wants to see The Love Guru. While I don’t support this, you might find the movie enjoyable. [The Love Guru Official Movie Site]
  • The Hula Hoop celebrates its 50th birthday, so go shake your hips. [CBS News]
  • Live within a, say, 200 mile radius of Coney Island, New York? Get in your car and come to the Mermaid Parade! Participate in the craziest costume you can construct with a glue gun or just sit on the sidelines and giggle. [Coney Island Mermaid Parade]
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    The Top Six Trashy Books You Must Read This Summer

    Even if you’re not in school anymore, summer still feels like the time when you can get away with reading complete trash. If you’re not up for diving into War and Peace or something “deep,” try one of our suggestions. Trust us, you won’t strain your brain doing so. Keep reading »

    Are “Women’s” Books Necessary…Or Just Lame?

    Do women really need special “women’s” products? Sure, women have different needs when it comes to things like vitamins, but I use men’s razors and wear a men’s watch, and things have worked out okay for me. Jessa Crispin writes on The Smart Set that the for-women book category has gotten out of control — from travel books just for girls (that are largely anecdotal and not really “guides”) to women’s erotica. Keep reading to see five of the most stupid upcoming books that are just for us, no boys allowed. [The Smart Set] Keep reading »

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