Shopping Guide: 10 T-Back Tanks To Set Your Heart Racing

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I am a creature of habit, including when it comes to clothes. When I find something I like, I buy 10. For example, I wear the same style of flip-flops every summer (J. Crew’s Capri sandals in a variety of colors). And when it comes to the tops I pair with jeans, well, let’s just say I’ve never met a T-back/racerback tank I didn’t like. Maybe it’s because I think my shoulder blades are kind of sexy, but my closet is filled with sleeveless tops that show them off in every color and print imaginable. Here are 10 more I’m coveting. (Oh, and for those of you who are like, “Amelia, I have to wear a bra — won’t my bra straps show with a T-back tank?” allow me to introduce you to my favorite infomercial product of all time — the Strap Perfect. Problem solved. Could not live without it.)

New Obsession: Tom Haverfoods

You knew we were obsessed with our food rakes and our chicky chicky parm parm after “Parks and Recreation”‘s Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari) came up with a list of special Tom-centric food terms. And now we’ve got a whole bunch of new Tom Haverfordisms to memorize and incorporate into our food vocabularies. Gum? Chew Chew Trains. Light beer? Funky Soda. Dumplings? Lil’ Surprises, of course. Click to see several other Haverfoods after the jump! (And even more at the link.) [TomHaverfoods.com] Keep reading »

Rachel Maddow Says Gay News Anchors Have A Responsibility To Come Out

Rachel Maddow is awesome. One of the many reasons I think this is because she is openly gay and often gives shout-outs to her partner, Susan Mikula. In an interview with The Guardian that ran yesterday, Rachel talked a little bit about being one of the few out gay news anchors. She said, “I’m sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they’re doing what they’re doing, but I do think that if you’re gay you have a responsibility to come out.” Which has many folks thinking that she was pointing fingers at the anchor whose sexuality is often the subject of speculation—Anderson Cooper.

Last night, Rachel took to her blog to clear things up. Keep reading »

Candace Bushnell Will Milk “Sex And The City” For All It’s Worth

“Summer In The City” is not just a hit song in the ’60s by Lovin’ Spoonful. It’s also author Candace Bushnell‘s second “prequel” young adult novel about Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. the way she keeps making mucho clams off “Sex and the City.” (Not that I blame her!) Summer In The City picks up where The Carrie Diaries left off: it’s the ’80s, 17-year-old Carrie Bradshaw has come to New York City to take writing classes the summer before college, and she gets mugged as soon as steps out of Port Authority. (If she was coming from Connecticut, she would have stepped out of Grand Central Station, but whatever.) Carrie calls the one phone number she has on her — her best friend’s cousin — and meets Samantha Jones, her first friend in New York. Later in the book, Carrie meets Miranda Hobbes “in front of Saks, where Miranda is protesting pornography,” according to USA Today. Hey, if we have to revisit the ’80s sex wars about feminism and pornography, better do it with Candace Bushnell than Andrea Dworkin, right? Charlotte York does not seem to make an appearance in Summer In The City — but maybe that will be for a possible third prequel.

Hey, let’s get real: I’m totally going to buy this book and read it in one night while eating a pint of Cherry Garcia. [USA Today] Keep reading »

Duck Bullies Dog


It may be small in stature, but this baby duck is completely terrorizing that innocent puppy! I know because his bark sounds exactly like Lucca’s when I practice playing Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold” on my ukulele. Keep reading »

Teen Sex Ed Web Site Needs To Stop! Why? Because It Talks To Teens About Sex

Stop the presses, people! Teenagers are on the Internet … reading about sex … and how to do it safely. SCANDAL, right? It is in Massachusetts. MariaTalks.com is a race-, gender- and sexual-orientation-inclusive sex ed website for teens created by the not-for-profit AIDS Action Committee with a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The site provides fact-based information about emergency contraception, birth control, STDs and sexual coercion. In short, it covers all the ground you’d hope a 16- or 17-year-old (or 14- or 15-year-old) would read before getting sexually active. But, oh yes, some politicians have a problem with the website. Keep reading »

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