Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Mother Controls His Life”

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 30, 2011

“David” and I have been together two years and we’ve been close friends longer than that. I have grown to love and care about him very much. We’ve even talked about marriage, but we’re waiting until we’re a bit older to make an official decision. Right now, my biggest concern is David’s family. See, David’… More »


Split Decision Pie Pan

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2011

Newsflash: the holidays are just around the corner! That means it’s … pie baking season! But what to do if you can’t decide what kind of pie to make? Apple or pumpkin? Berry or rhubarb? Mince meat or blood? (Kidding about that last one, as this is not medieval times.) Why choose? This Split Decision pie… More »


Morning Quickies: “Black Swan” Interns Sue Over Unpaid Coffee-Fetching

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2011

Two interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan” are suing Fox Searchlight Pictures because they don’t believe their coffee-fetching and lunch order-taking qualified as “educational” enough to justify labor laws about unpaid internships. [New York Times]
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6 Men’s Fashion Trends We Love

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 30, 2011

Men’s fashion trends are really hit and miss. Remember JNCO jeans, for example? Or button-up shirts with silver dragons printed across the back? So upsetting. Lately, though, men’s trends have been on point. From workboots to elbow patches, here is a roundup of some of the current men’s looks we’re loving. Keep up the good… More »


Oh Hey, Just Some Robots Having Sex, No Biggie

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2011

In my nightmares, this is what the future of mankind looks like. Like, 347 years from now, the aliens are going to come and turn us all into cyborgs and force us to act out our archaic sexual practices in museums. (This is actually a window display at a Russian department store. I have no… More »


The Sober Pill Is On The Way

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2011

Scientists are hard at work on a pill that will limit the effects of alcohol on our brains, so that we can drink more without acting stupid. An experimental “sober pill” was given to a group of mice who, despite being sufficiently sauced, did not act like drunken a**holes. Uh, how do drunk mice normally… More »