Patti Smith, When She Was Just A Kid

Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2011

If you were a fan of Patti Smith’s moving memoir Just Kids, then you’ll probably be really into this great book of photographs by Judy Linn. But even if you haven’t read Smith’s incredible elegy to her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, you’ll probably want to check out Linn’s work. She and Patti developed a… More »


Debate This: 10 Reasons Uggs Are Awesome (And 10 Reasons They’re Not)

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 24, 2011

Every winter the Great Ugg Debate is reignited and the population splits into two groups: those who love Uggs, and those who think Uggs represent the downfall of civilization. Just in case you’re still on the fence, here are 10 arguments for Uggs and 10 arguments against — make your own informed decision, and let… More »


Neat Needlework: Totally Severe’s Truly Weird Embroidery

Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2011

Sarah over at Totally Severe really knows how to make embroidery happen. But she doesn’t do your standard hearts and flowers kind of stuff. Oh no, she does whimsical, pop culture-laden designs that will make you laugh and probably scratch your head. As she explains it, “These are the products of idle hands and a… More »


Today’s Lady News: Herman Cain Signs Anti-Abortion Pledge

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2011

Herman Cain has finally signed an anti-abortion pledge confirming he is “100 percent pro-life” and that “all human beings have intrinsic dignity.” Trying not to make a joke about the various women who have accused him of violating their intrinsic dignity through sexual harassment. [My Fox Phoenix]
A pregnant woman who was demonstrating… More »


Evening Quickies: Kmart Sold Girls’ Panties That Said “I Love Rich Boys”

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2011

I can’t, Kmart in Australia. I just can’t. Why the heck were you selling girls’ underwear with the slogan “I Love Rich Boys” written on them? The panties that read “I Heart Boys In Uniform” and “Call Me” are probably inappropriate for young girls as well — although I’m not clear how “young” we… More »


Flowchart: Where Should You Sit At Thanksgiving Dinner?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 23, 2011