Girl Talk: My Astrology Addiction

By: Melissa Noble / November 11, 2011

As a mixed up teenager, wrapping my confused head around the icy truth that life is largely comprised of befuddling disappointment with blips of surprising success, I turned to things like Tarot cards, “auras,” friends who swore they were psychic and astrology to help make sense of it all. By “all,” I mean my love… More »


The Perfect Red Lip

By: Rachel Krause / November 11, 2011

Unlike the vast majority of fashion enthusiasts, I wouldn’t call myself a Chanel obsessor. Though I covet old photos of Coco with a string of pearls and a cigarette, I refuse to idolize a Nazi spy, and Karl Lagerfeld is about as pretentious and boring as the bouclé suits the line is famous for. Many… More »


Will New Reality TV Show Exploit Women With Eating Disorders?

By: The Stir / November 11, 2011

We’ve seen drug addicts, teen moms, chronic hoarders, and a host of people with other serious issues sacrificed to the reality TV gods — their deeply personal troubles and struggles paraded before us for our casual entertainment. Now, apparently, it’s people with eating disorders’ turn.

Yep, Lifetime TV has announced plans to premiere a new reality show following people… More »


Penn State Scandal: Victim 1’s Mother Speaks, McQueary Not Coaching On Saturday & Did Sandusky “Pimp” Boys To Wealthy Donors?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2011

It’s clear from the response we received in the comments to yesterday’s piece on the Penn State scandal that people have strong feelings on the topic. I’m going to keep writing about any new developments as the story continues to unfold. 

The mother of Victim 1 (the first victim to come forward and… More »


10 Reasons Why It’s Better To Be A Bride In Black

By: Susan Shapiro / November 11, 2011

Kim Kardashian’s divorce – after she donned three $25,000 white Vera Wang wedding gowns (at the wedding and on the covers of People and Us Weekly) –might explain why the famous designer announced a new line of ebony wedding dresses. I beat Wang’s hot trend years ago when this bride wore noir. It was the perfect shade for my late night Soho… More »


The Economist Charms Us With Blatant Sexism, Misogyny

By: Julie Gerstein / November 11, 2011

I admit, I used to subscribe to The Economist. I let the issues pile up, promising I’d get to them eventually, whenever I felt like reading pretentious, dry and humorless reading on world affairs. But that day never really came. And so after about a year, my subscription ran out, and I traded it in for… More »