With so many points of clarifications that we could use from social conservatives — Single motherhood is bad! But so is abortion! — one would think The New York Times‘ conservative columnist, Ross Douthat, would have plenty of rich, complicated topics to dig into. But in an op-ed column that ran yesterday, Douhat argued in defense of monogamy, praising social conservatives for their “optimistic” attitudes about love and happiness, and even went so far as to cheer on abstinence-only education sex ed programs that delay sexual behavior in teenagers. Keep reading »
There are very few people I hate in this world, but the person who decided to give DirecTV first-run rights to the final season of “Friday Night Lights” is on my permanent s**t list. Knowing that there are people out there who have already seen how things end up for Coach and Tammy Taylor, Buddy Garrity, and, most importantly, Tim Riggins, before me keeps me awake at night. Or it used to. This weekend, I managed to hunt down the entirety of “FNL” season five on this great thing called THE INTERNET and promptly fell down a Dillon, Texas k-hole. I don’t want to give much of anything away (and urge “FNL” fans who do have DirectTV and have seen the show’s final season to do the same), but I will tell you that while I’m disappointed Riggins, so far (I just finished episode three), does not have much screen time, I am hot for a new member of the East Dillon Lions. Meet Grey Damon, ladies. Keep reading »
Mike Tyson is one of the most puzzling characters of our time. On one hand, he is the brutal boxer with a face tattoo who not only took a bite out of a man’s ear but went to jail for raping a beauty pageant queen. On the other hand, there’s something that makes me sympathetic toward him—the childlike lisp, the air of sadness, the death of his 4-year-old daughter in 2009. Last night, Animal Planet brought another layer of complication to the persona of Mike Tyson with their new show, “Taking on Tyson,” which looks at Mike’s lifelong love affair with pigeons—the bird most of us consider flying rats and have been pooped on by at least once.
“The first thing I ever loved in my life was a pigeon,” says Mike in the promo. Keep reading »
Well, this is certainly a new interpretation on the old engagement ring tradition. Designer Kate Bauman created a brass knuckle engagement ring, by fusing together four faux-diamond rings and setting them upon an ornamental palm grip. Certainly not for everyone, but perhaps if you’re feeling feisty and combative, this is the engagement ring for you? [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
I am in “True Blood,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Mad Men” withdrawal. These are my favorite shows on television, but each of their new seasons is a ways away, leaving me with episodes of “The Bachelor” that just don’t quite scratch the itch. Sigh. Well, on Saturday, there was a tribute to “True Blood” at the Paley Center in Los Angeles that brought together creator Alan Ball and 16 of the show’s cast members. Entertainment Weekly was on hand and eked out some spoilers of what we should expect in season four, come June. Check them out after the jump.
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