Department Of Nonsensical: Suri Cruise In Heels At The Beach

So, everybody knows that walking in heels in sand is virtually impossible. So why in the heck would both Katie Holmes and her little girl Suri Cruise wear heels to play around in the sand? The pair were spotted all dolled up at a Memorial Day beach party in Malibu. Ladies, ladies, ladies! Sensible flip-flops please! You’re making my calves hurt just looking at ya! Keep reading »

Meet Julia Moreno: Newspapers Give The “Rape Cop”‘s Wife A Platform To Trash Alleged Victim

“SHE CAN GO TO HELL: Says woman ‘made up’ rape for money.”

That was the cover story headline on The New York Post on Sunday morning.

The woman who can go to hell? The 29-year-old fashion executive who accused an NYPD officer of raping her when she was blackout drunk one night in 2008. The woman damning her? Julia Moreno, the accused cop’s wife, who swears his innocence. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How I Overdosed On Self-Help

This is how I used to start my day: I’d meditate for five minutes, read the daily passage in The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, and do the daily reading and writing exercises from my Buddhism book. Then I’d log onto my computer and type my gratitude list of 30-50 items I was grateful for, followed by the 3-5 affirmations I was currently working with, written 1-10 times each. I’d email this to the approximately 40 women I exchanged gratitude lists with, and then read their lists in my inbox. Before turning off my computer, I’d scan Twitter for inspirational quotes to retweet. 

On the subway to work, I’d listen to an uplifting playlist on my iPod, and/or recite affirmations in my mind. Keep reading »

Death Cab For Cutie Wants To Go Home

Death Cab for Cutie albums are almost invariably about longing for something—usually a person. But on Codes and Keys—the first album in three years from Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla, and crew—the wistfulness seems to be directed at an abstraction: home. In fact, the word “home” appears in, oh, almost every song on the album and on my favorite track in particular, “Monday Morning,” Ben spells it out when he sings, “I am a bird that is in need of grounding.” Maybe this is because the band has spent so many years on tour at this point? Or the fact that he’s newly married to the amazing Zooey Deschanel? Whatever it is, the album is great, if a little less anthemic than you expect from Death Cab.

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Man Proposes To Girlfriend Via Mural (Updated With An Awesome Time-Lapse Video!)

Around the corner from my apartment, there’s a wall that is frequently reserved by graffiti artists for commissioned murals. Sometimes those murals are hideous, often they’re merely “meh,” and occasionally they are truly beautiful. Such is the case with the mural currently occupying the space. Jeff Gurwin, 28, proposed to his girlfriend, Caitlin Fitzsimons, 27, by having the above mural painted on the East Village wall — the Scrabble tiles are a reference to the couple’s mutual love of the game, and the pug is representative of Caitlin’s mom’s dog Parky. Fitzsimons saw the mural on her way to meet Jeff for dinner — she cried and said yes! Thank goodness, as the mural is going to be up for a month. Congrats to the happy couple! And check out an awesome time-lapse video of the mural going up, after the jump… [Village Voice, EV Grieve] Keep reading »

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Wendy Peffercorn From “The Sandlot”


In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters — Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few — but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from “The Sandlot.” Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of the pre-teen baseball team. Sitting up in her lifeguard tower in a red swimsuit and white cat-eye sunglasses … oiling … lotioning … oiling … lotioning … she is the epitome of 1960s style. Read on for a modern-day take on her perfect poolside ensemble (and don’t forget sunblock!) Keep reading »

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