Jessica Lowndes Wishes She Was Gay

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2011

I don’t mean to be hater, but I don’t get Jessica Lowndes’ “I Wish I Was Gay” music video at all. The title didn’t exactly lead with high expectations, but the content of the video is going to make this women’s studies minor’s head explode: She’s performing at a burlesque club when her cheating boyfriend… More »


Yet Another Reason To Avoid Craigslist Casual Encounters

Stefanie Blejec / November 11, 2011

Let this be word to the wise for those looking for a hookup online: two women were arrested this after an 18-year-old man told police he’d been cut over 300 times during sex play. The dude met one of the women on the Internet through Craigslist and had traveled to Milwaukee from Arizona for a consensual,… More »


Girl Talk: My Astrology Addiction

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

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?

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 with eating… More »


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

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 »