Tech-A-Lingus: 10 Geek Words That Annoy People

Ami Angelowicz / October 20, 2011

Geek speak is a special slanguage that evolved from our cultural immersion in the techno-verse.  Growing up, I never would have guessed that I would come to think of the term “LOL” (or any variation thereof) as a dating dealbreaker  or that someone (Anthony Weiner) would resign from public office over “sexting” gone wrong. According… More »


Vogue Rips Off “America’s Next Top Model,” Sort Of

Julie Gerstein / October 20, 2011

Remember when Tyra made the girls of cycle six of “America’s Next Top Model” pretend they were some broken down dolls? It looks like art is now imitating reality TV. In this spread for Vogue Italia – you know, the magazine that ANTM’s winner gets a spread in? — photographer Tim Walker shoots models Audrey Marnay… More »


Girl On Girl: Finally, Lesbian Relationships Make For Juicy Tabloid Fodder!

Trish Bendix / October 20, 2011

It makes me really happy that people are speculating about Rosie O’Donnell’s love life, that she’s in People magazine talking about how she met her girlfriend at a Starbucks. And The National Enquirer, that trashy rag, wrote an entire story recently about how Portia and Ellen don’t want kids. They literally took one idea from… More »


Would You Wear … Velvet Shoes?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 20, 2011

Every year, fashion designers and editors try to make velvet happen, which is fine. A velvet dress really does look smashing at a holiday party, after all. And this season everyone is trying to turn the men’s slipper into the new ballet flat, which is a little weird, but I’m slowly warming up to the… More »


Parents Arrested For Disciplining Daughter With A Medieval Duel

Ami Angelowicz / October 20, 2011

Talk about old-fashioned parenting. Freemon Everett Seay and Julie Seay, from Washington State, were arrested for going Medieval on their 16-year-old daughter. When they found out she had gone to a party without their permission, she was beaten with a tree branch and forced to dress in armor and fight her stepfather with a woode… More »


What’s Become Of Your First Boyfriend?

Ami Angelowicz / October 20, 2011

The other day I had lunch with a work colleague who told me her first boyfriend from middle school just so happens to live in her apartment building, which is just crazy. We started reminiscing about our first boyfriends. Hers sounded like a nice, normal guy who turned out well. She must have been bor… More »