The Good, The Bad & The WTF: Fewer Folks Living In The “Bachelor Pad”

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 6, 2011

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Three day weekends are amazing. And also, a little disorienting. Last night, I went about my merry way thinking it was Sunday until about 11 p.m., when I remembered that it was actually Monday and “Bachelor Pad” was already in progress. I stayed up late to watch the… More »


Girl Talk: On Being “That Young Guy With Cancer’s Wife”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2011

When I married Jason on August 7, 2010, the same day as his 29th birthday, we didn’t feel that marriage would change our relationship dramatically. After five years of dating, we were true partners-in-crime who had traveled the world together, raised two small dogs as though they were our children, and enjoyed daily debriefing sessio… More »


Long As A Day, Short As A Sentence

By: Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2011

I am a very, very occasional journaler, mostly because I cannot deal with the pressure I feel to come up with a witty or wise way to summarize my life and day. But this Sentence-a-Day journal thing? I could do that! It’s an easy, low-intensity way to keep your memories in check. Concise and compact,… More »


Please Note, Madonna Loathes Hydrangeas

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 6, 2011

 

I didn’t know it was possible to detest a flower. Sure, you can prefer one over another, but to loathe a flower? When a reporter at the Venice Film Festival brought an offering of hydrangeas to Madonna during a press interview, she accepted them graciously enough, but then passive-aggressively rolled her eye… More »


Campus Confidential: Disorientation

By: abarlow / September 6, 2011

The bottom line of college orientation is that it’s a paradox: feeling simultaneously deeply comforted and entirely thrown off your axis, spinning rapidly towards the unknown. Or at least, that’s what orientation was like for me.

This paradox manifested itself at the very beginning of the journey from Ohio to New York. After… More »


Kate Winslet Talks Projectile Vomiting In Her New Film

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 6, 2011

“I had to contain a lot of vomit in my mouth, which is not possible for a person to do. So without going into too much detail, it was a fairly complex rig and there was some extremely clever CGI involved … It was hysterical. We were all completely beside ourselves with laughter … My… More »