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Last night, I saw a preview screening of “No Impact Man,” the documentary about Colin Beavan. Chances are you know him as the guy who gave up everything from toilet paper to electricity for a year, on a quest to make himself and his family have absolutely no negative effects on the environment. After an… READ MORE »


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The joys of Beatles Rock Band consumed our lives at night, we confess. But during the daytime, we poured our heart and soul into bringing you all the news that’s fit to be blogged, dear reader. We wrote about how Tila Tequila accused her football player boyfriend, Shawne Merriman, of choking her; how DNA tests… READ MORE »


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Anti-choice activist, James Pouillon, 63, was shot and killed while protesting abortion across from Owosso High School in Oswosso, Michigan. Police have a 33-year-old male suspect in custody who allegedly also shot and killed the owner of a local gravel company. [Detroit Free Press]—It’s premature to assume Pouillon’s murder is related to being an anti-abortion… READ MORE »


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When ESPN reporter Erin Andrews learned in July some perverted peeping Tom had videotaped her naked through a peephole in her hotel room, she did what any of us would do: she called her parents screaming. Andrews told Oprah Winfrey about her ordeal on this afternoon’s show:”Having to call my parents and they—they thought… READ MORE »


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You know what Oprah wants for Christmas? Well, besides world peace, chocolate that makes you lose weight, and copies of The Secret for everyone in the universe? She is jonesing to interview Jaycee Lee Dugard, who returned home a week and a half ago after being kidnapped and held captive for 18 years. “I want… READ MORE »


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Oh, how I begged Mom to pay extra money for that totally ’80s laser background on school portraits. She said always said “no” because, clearly, she was SO MEAN. Twenty years later, I’ve got nothing to submit to the We Have Lasers blog (***mullet warning***). Rats! [We Have Lasers!!!!!!] … READ MORE »


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If Tyra Banks can share with everyone on “The Tyra Show” when she got her first period—during 11th grade, at her dad’s house—so can The Frisky editors. I’ll start!

Mine came the summer after 7th grade on the second morning of sailing lessons at the local country club. (Shut up, I’m a WASP.)… READ MORE »


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It may be Friday, but today, in case you’ve sequestered yourself from all calendars, is also a very sad day. So let’s take a moment to remember 9/11, memorialized here in the annual “Tribute In Light.” [NYC 9/11/09] … READ MORE »


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You may be familiar with the work of Jenny Holzer, whose word-based public artworks have become ubiquitous in our culture. One of her most famous projects, projected across the side of a building, features the phrase, “Protect me from what I want.” Her themes often tackle womanhood, war, and consumerism. Now, the Whitney Museum has… READ MORE »


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Grandly overstating their relevance, Sarah Palin and Paris Hilton will have quotes included in the venerable Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Palin’s quote? “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick.” We would have thought Hilton’s quote would be “That’s hot,” but for some reason it’s this: “Dress cute wherever you go, life… READ MORE »


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By now, you all know the story of Jaycee Lee Dugard—kidnapped for 18 years, completely isolated in a series of structures in her captors’ backyard, raped repeatedly. OC Register columnist Mark Whicker took a rather unique approach to covering Jaycee’s story. Rather than focus on the horrible abuse, Whicker chose to talk about … all… READ MORE »


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For weeks Caster Semenya, the 18-year-old South African runner, has been embroiled in a kerfluffle over her “real” sex. Rumors that Semenya wasn’t a woman spread after she won a gold medal last month, and the International Association of Athletics Federations ordered her to undergo DNA testing.

Semenya’s test results allegedly show she’s… READ MORE »