Falling For Chef Marcus Samuelsson & Model Gate Maya Haile

I instantly developed a crush on Chef Marcus Samuelsson after I met him a few months ago. (Um, have you heard his lisp?!) And now I’ve fallen hard for his other half, Ethiopian-born model Gate Maya Haile, who is as beautiful as he is handsome. While both Marcus and Gate excel in their chosen careers, I’d like them to get started on a rewarding side gig — parenting. Can you imagine how adorable their children will be? Find out more about Gate in UPTOWN magazine’s exclusive Q&A. Keep reading »

Find Love Out There In The Atlasphere

Since the world seems to be squarely split loving/hating the work of Ayn Rand, it would only make sense to try to find a mate on the same team as you. I happen to be on team Love Rand. I don’t necessarily subscribe to Objectivisim, but I subscribe to loving The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.. Please see John DeVore if you’d like a full transcript of our debate. Naturally, he is on team Hate Rand, as is Amelia. In, I enjoyed Ayn Rand’s novels. All one million pages. So back to Objectivism and Love. An online dating site, The Atlasphere, allows the single Dominiques of the world to look for the Howards of their dreams. As nice as it sounds to meet a literarily compatible mate, I fear that the single populous on the site may be a little … well … SELFISH and INTOLERANT and FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE for me. But then again, who isn’t when it comes to love? [Time] Keep reading »

“The Hunger Games”: Who’s Been Cast Already & Who We’d Like To See Cast Next!

This weekend, I finished Mockingjay, the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I had to put the book down multiple times so I could cry and then, at the end, I cried again because it was all over and I couldn’t go back in time to when I hadn’t read them yet and start all over. What a great series. Seriously, if you haven’t read them, DO, and before the movie version of the first book comes out.

Speaking of, casting decisions for the film are readily being made…
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Tim Tebow: Who Cares If He’s Majorly Pro-Life When He’s So Totally Hot!?

I realize I’m not the most reliable when it comes to dating guys who are totally on the up-and-up. But I draw the line at hardcore pro-lifers. I refuse to date a guy who doesn’t believe in a woman’s right to choose because I essentially view that as someone who believes women are too stupid to make decisions for themselves. So when Crushable’s very linkbait-y list of 25 crushworthy guys under 25 included Mr. Tim Tebow, I had to laugh. Sure, Mr. Tebow has a handsome enough mug, if you’re into broad shouldered football players. But Tebow has one major problem in my book: he’s openly and loudly very anti-choice, to the tune of taking out an ad during the Super Bowl in order to share his pro-life views with the world. Why, for the love of Ryan Gosling, would a major woman’s website feel the need to laud a man like that? I mean, after all, it’s not like a woman’s right to choose has been in any way compromised this year or anything. Luckily, their other 24 picks are decidedly less lame. [Crushable] Keep reading »

Even Politicians Masturbate, Says Ex-Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders

“We’re at least talking about [masturbation] much more. [In 1994] everybody was acting like this was a word they’d never heard. Everybody does it, but nobody admits to it. If everybody in Congress who’d ever masturbated in their life would turn green, then we would have a green Congress.”

— Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, 77, who was the first African-American to hold the position during the Clinton administration. In 1994, Elders said masturbation was a part of human sexuality and perhaps should be taught in sex ed classes as a way to keep youngsters from having, you know, sex. Everyone’s head exploded and Elders was forced to resign. I recommend you read the full interview with Joycelyn Elders’ feisty commentary about the status of sexual health in America at The Root, because this woman is a spitfire! [The Root] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: How To Dress For A Music Festival

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The Coachella Music Festival ushered in the summer music festival and concert season last weekend. And since few things compliment music like fashion, we checked out the festival style of celebrities like Diane Kruger, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Chanel Iman to figure out how to dress for a music festival. When it comes down to it, basic dressing is the way to go — try not to look done while attending a summer concert. But keep in mind that pretty much anything goes. Stylish music lovers will wear anything from a floral maxi dress to high-waisted cut-off shorts. Here are a few ideas to get you ready for the summer festival season.
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