Will New Reality TV Show Exploit Women With Eating Disorders?

The Stir / November 11, 2011

We’ve seen drug addicts, teen moms, chronic hoarders, and a host of people with other serious issues sacrificed to the reality TV gods — their deeply personal troubles and struggles paraded before us for our casual entertainment. Now, apparently, it’s people with eating disorders’ turn.
Yep, Lifetime TV has announced plans to premiere a new reality show following people with eating… More »

Penn State Scandal: Victim 1’s Mother Speaks, McQueary Not Coaching On Saturday & Did Sandusky “Pimp” Boys To Wealthy Donors?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2011

It’s clear from the response we received in the comments to yesterday’s piece on the Penn State scandal that people have strong feelings on the topic. I’m going to keep writing about any new developments as the story continues to unfold. 

The mother of Victim 1 (the first victim to come forward and… More »

10 Reasons Why It’s Better To Be A Bride In Black

Susan Shapiro / November 11, 2011

Kim Kardashian’s divorce – after she donned three $25,000 white Vera Wang wedding gowns (at the wedding and on the covers of People and Us Weekly) –might explain why the famous designer announced a new line of ebony wedding dresses. I beat Wang’s hot trend years ago when this bride wore noir. It was the perfect shade for my late night Soho… More »

The Economist Charms Us With Blatant Sexism, Misogyny

Julie Gerstein / November 11, 2011

I admit, I used to subscribe to The Economist. I let the issues pile up, promising I’d get to them eventually, whenever I felt like reading pretentious, dry and humorless reading on world affairs. But that day never really came. And so after about a year, my subscription ran out, and I traded it in for… More »

Morning Quickies: Ex-Porn Star Sasha Grey Reads At Elementary School, Parents Freak

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2011

Ex-porn star Sasha Grey read books to kids at an elementary school earlier this months and their parents are freaking. Sasha was a guest reader at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA, reading for the first and third grade students. The school is now trying to deny it ever happened, even though Sasha tweeted… More »

An Open Letter to My Razor

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2011

Dear Razor,

We go back a long way, you and me. We’ve gotten together a few times a week since 8th grade, although according to some of the girls in my class I should have become acquainted with you at least a year earlier. On the whole, our relationship has been delightfully smooth… More »