As a broke, 27-year-old graduate student slowly recovering from a messy break up, I posted a profile on OkCupid in hopes of meeting a guy who did his own laundry and didn’t kill animals. Despite my Baptist parents’ and grandparents’ longstanding encouragement to find a God-fearing gentleman, my standard was slightly lower. A man who was more or less moral would do. Keep reading »
Rumor has it that Moby uses a truly terrible pick-up line when hitting on women. I still find it hard to believe. I mean, everyone’s favorite balded-headed, glasses-sporting electronic music composer seems so much sweeter than that, right? Today marks the release of his 10th studio album, Destroyed, and it’s a pretty cool concept—the album is meant to accompany a volume of Moby’s photos by the same name, making it sort of a soundtrack to an art book. There are some great moments here, particularly “Stells Maris” and “After.” Just listen to it quickly, before all the songs are licensed for commercials.
It’s spring cleaning time! And if de-cluttering isn’t enough of an incentive to go through your closet and dresser drawers, then how about an awesome shopping discount? Gap and Goodwill have partnered up in support of the Donate Movement, “an effort powered by Goodwill to educate the public on the positive impacts donations can have on both people and the planet.” From May 19 to 29, Gap stores in the U.S. and Canada will accept used clothing donations that will be given to Goodwill Industries. In exchange for their donations, Gap customers will receive 30 percent off regularly-priced and sale merchandise! As any bargain shopper knows, Goodwill sells its donations in stores, but what you might not know is that 84 percent of the revenue generated supports job training programs across the U.S. and Canada. Donating to Goodwill also helps the environment by keeping discarded clothing out of landfills. Don’t you just love being rewarded for things you should do anyway, like helping your community? Keep reading »
“I don’t think I’ll ever forgive myself for not making my relationship with my ex on 21 work, because he’s the love of my life. I would still be singing in the shower, of course, but yeah—[I would have given up] my career, my friendships, my hobbies. I would have given up trying to be the best… He was my soul mate. We had everything—on every level we were totally right. We’d finish each other’s sentences, and he could just pick up how I was feeling by the look in my eye, down to a T, and we loved the same things, and hated the same things, and we were brave when the other was brave and weak when the other one was weak—almost like twins, you know—and I think that’s rare when you find the full circle in one person, and I think that’s what I’ll always be looking for in other men.”
—Adele tells Out Magazine that she would gladly give up her career and, well, pretty much anything if it meant things would work out with the guy she sang about on her heartbreaking and genius album, 21. Oh, Adele. I’m so sorry to hear that you feel that way. I just want to assure you that you will find what you had with your ex with someone else. Someone who will be so, so proud of the glorious singer that you are and who will possess so many other wonderful qualities you couldn’t even think to look for now. In the meantime, we love you! [Out] Keep reading »
Look at this cover of Dossier magazine. Notice anything especially spicy or scintillating? Well apparently Barnes & Noble did. Enough so that they censored the cover, featuring androgynous male model Andrej Pejic, in their stores. While men’s magazines routinely feature naked male torsos on their covers, we suspect it was the confusing–confusing to Barnes & Noble anyway — juxtaposition of Pejic’s hyperfeminine face with his masculine chest that bewildered. Still, it calls into question just what makes a body feminine or masculine to begin with; if Pejic’s angelic facial figures cross the line for Barnes & Noble, and make his body verboten, then maybe we’ve been looking at the wrong body parts all along? [Fashionista] Keep reading »