Category Archives: News

From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

Trailer Park: “The Brothers Bloom,” “Up,” “Drag Me To Hell,” And “What Goes Up”

It’s officially summer. And in addition to wearing white, that means Big. Movies. Every. Weekend. This week, “The Brothers Bloom” brothers run one last kooky con, a crank goes up in the air, a mortgage broker goes to hell, and teenagers try to survive the ’80s in “What Goes Up.” So which should be your first multiplex stop? Read on to find out. Keep reading »

Get Your Rocks Off: The Perfect Summer Playlist

I’ve finally got a base tan, which is how I know summer is almost here. To celebrate, I’ve put together a kick ass summer playlist of old and new jams that act as the perfect accompaniment to frosty Coronas, gossip mags, and a day at the beach. And check out the playlists our girls at Lemondrop put together for gals planning on hitting the asphalt for a summer roadtrip — “99 Luft Balloons” AND “Forever Your Girl”? Hell yes. Keep reading »

Kelly Rowland Is No Heidi Klum

We are all going through major “Project Runway” withdrawal now that the show has been moved to Lifetime. Every episode of the thrown-together Bravo knock-off “The Fashion Show” is equivalent to a so-so episode of “Runway,” but the real nostalgia comes from the longing for “Runway”‘s host Heidi Klum. Here are the top four reasons why Kelly Rowland is no Heidi Klum.

Keep reading »

Five Ways Men’s Lives Would Be Better If Women Were In Charge

We live in a patriarchal society, where men lead and determine much of our what happens in our lives. But this isn’t the way it is in certain parts of the world. Argentinean writer Ricardo Coler spent two months living with the Mosuo in southern China, where it’s a matriarchy, and he spoke to Spiegel Online about the experience. Turns out, if men turned over their power to us, their lives would be way better (and ours would have differed pluses and minuses). Keep reading »

Not Getting Hit On At Bars? Change The Way You Hold Your Glass

So many characteristics supposedly hint at your personality — from your hair color to your height. Now, a new study from psychologist Glenn Wilson (and sponsored by a chain of bars) says the way you hold your glass tells what kind of person you are. Keep reading »

When Men Aren’t Buying Undies, The Economy Is In The Tank

If your bedroom buddy has been sporting the same skivvies over and over, it may be a sign that the recession is still in full throttle. According to economist Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chief, underwear sales are a great indicator of the economy’s status. Over the course of 2008, male underwear sales declined by 12%; as we all know, GDP took a sharp drop as well. So just in case you didn’t already have enough on your mind during the brutal economic meltdown, you now have to worry about (and be wary of) your dude’s holey undies, too. Here’s hoping the economy—and our boyfriends’ boxer collection—are on the rise. Keep reading »

“Idol” Judge Outs Adam Lambert On “The View”

“American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi appeared on “The View” today, and she was asked about runner-up Adam Lambert’s sexuality. Now, throughout the whole season of “American Idol,” people debated whether or not Adam was gay — his trademark look is gobs of glittery eye makeup, after all. However, the contestant never discussed his sexual preferences publicly. On “The View,” Kara said, “I don’t think Adam was ever in [the closet]. I think he was always openly out.” Keep reading »

Fairfax High Crowns A Gay Male Prom Queen

Oh, prom…I wore a poufy dress, Princess Leia buns, and goth makeup, all chosen specifically as an act of rebellion against the popular, blond, perfect prom queen, Carla Smith. Well, those days may be over. Sergio Garcia, an 18-year-old senior at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, may be a guy, but he’s still a queen at heart. Prom queen, that is! Keep reading »

This Month In Lady Mags: Beyonce And Bikini Bodies

Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Vogue? Don’t worry, we’ve got Leonora Epstein, Frisky contributor and former lady mag slave, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

Bikini season is upon us, and this month is all about dropping pounds through detoxing and exercising all so you can look good in that suit (they’re filled with those, too). Beyoncé is everywhere, too…but then again, when isn’t she? Read on to see how we graded these issues. Keep reading »

Sex & Celluloid: “Antichrist” Gives Critics Castration Anxiety

Lars von Trier’s newest film “Antichrist” has been getting tons of buzz at Cannes this year, but not the kind you’d expect from the venerable director of “Dogville” and the Dogme 95 movement. Instead, “Antichrist” was greeted by boos and disgust. The film, which centers on Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg after the death of their child, includes a scene so incredibly gruesome that I won’t bother to describe them again — Amelia already made you lose your breakfast last week. Lets just say the buzzwords for the violent climax (so to speak) involve the removal of at least two important pieces of male hardware during the act of lovemaking. Oh, and the movie also has a talking fox. Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular