The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released in theaters today, and this time around the women have been apart all year, but their summer plans will keep them separated. According to the film’s website, “Now it will take more than a hurried note…or even a treasured pair of pants passed back and forth among them to keep their lives connected.” But this got me thinking…Do friendship groups like The Sisterhood and Sex and the City, in which all the friends get along and are connected equally, exist in reality? In my experience, the answer is a resounding, “No.” Keep reading »
In case you haven’t heard, Playgirl magazine folded. It was announced earlier this week that the brand would live online but with more photos and videos and less actual editorial content. Basically, the visual aspect of the magazine, the pornier stuff, rather than any articles. Personally, I never went to the store and bought the magazine, and I wonder how many women are upset about its closing, or even care.
Magazines in general are having trouble these days, because they have to compete with both other magazines and the online world for advertisers. Even magazines we thought were really great have closed in the last couple years (RIP Jane), so it’s not surprising that another magazine would go, especially one that has had a hard time figuring out where it fits into the marketplace over the last couple years, as former Playgirl editor (and Frisky contributor!) Colleen Kane writes was the case. Keep reading »
- Carla Bruni
Comme Si de Rien N’Etait
Former model and current outspoken first lady of France Carla Bruni has released a record so sweet and simply sexy that you know she’s exactly the kind of classy slut she says she is. While you might not be able to pronounce the album title, you should definitely play Comme Si de Rien N’Etait at your next dinner party. (NOTE: The title means “as if nothing happened.” Translation courtesy of Megs, who got straight A’s in French class.) Keep reading »
French band M83 sounds kind of ’80s, which is what summertime should sound like, in my opinion. I had Nathan take a listen to their synthy song “Kim and Jessie.” Too bad neither of us can roller-skate, otherwise, we’d totally replay this video over and over and over and over and over until we learned all of the skater girls’ moves. We’d obviously have to wear matching outfits, too.
Catherine: So, we are in the ’80s, undressing.
Nathan: Wait, is this porn? Keep reading »
Men have long written-off tickets to professional sports events and rounds of golf as business expenses, because, people have said, it’s important to develop relationships outside the office so clients and colleagues will be more comfortable and willing to actually do business with you. If you’re a woman in business who doesn’t golf or enjoy watching men pummel each other, you’re kind of out of luck, aren’t you? If you do business with other women, maybe not. An article from New Jersey’s Star-Ledger suggests that maybe women should be allowed to write-off outings that help them forge relationships, like the Macy’s shoe department. Unfortunately the IRS doesn’t like it when you deduct any business meeting where there are “substantial distractions,” but we’re hoping they come to their senses and realize that important deals can go down in places wherever females can bond, even if there are fabulous Jimmy Choos present. Keep reading »