A NY Times Wedding Announcement That Hits Close To Home

A little shout-out is in order to our own Wendy Atterberry, who married Andrew Condell on Friday. The twosome got an announcement written up in The New York Times today (which, um, also resulted in The Frisky’s first mention in the newspaper) and Times readers got a little insight into their love story. Of course, Frisky readers know it well. Wendy lived in Chicago, but a friend set her up on a date with a guy who lived in NYC. Things went so well that they started a long-distance relationship. Eventually, Wendy moved to NYC to be with Andrew, but planned on getting her own apartment. Instead … “We were so happy together, I never left.” They got engaged in February, and despite ominous weather reports and a last-minute flu, their wedding occurred under clear skies and without a hitch. Mazel Tov! [NY Times] Keep reading »

Yo, Dude! The Origins of Common Slang Words

Slang is defined as an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.

In other words, slang can be “a dope spin on a sick word that deserves props for being mad fly, yo.” Keep reading »

Role Reversal: Painting The Male Nude

“Do women have to be naked to get into U.S. museums? Less than 3% of the artists in the Met. Museum are women, but 83% of the nudes are female.” I have this hanging above my desk, compliments of a Guerrilla Girls’ ad. Artist Kristen Copham is responding to just this imbalance.

I spoke with Kristen today for the approximately 45 minutes it took her to paint my portrait – the 829th painting in a series of 1,000 that she hopes to complete by the end of this year. Kristen is the owner and director of the New York Studio Gallery, at the corner of Stanton and Suffolk in the LES. Just as she started painting me (I volunteered for her project), she began telling me about a series of male nudes that she is working on, saying “It’s my response to women being objectified.” Continue reading Keep reading »

The Art Of Defacing Models

Check out this crazy Nina Chakrabarti art series from the free magazine, I Want You. The Indian born, British-based artist defaces photographs of beautiful women with tribal illustrations, which is totes something you’d want to do to your high school yearbook. We rounded up a few more pics after the jump, and be sure to check out the mag’s site for the full series. [WYendrs] Keep reading »

Is Chris Brown Ready For Oprah?

With Chris Brown finally offering a public apology for letting his temper get the best of him and striking ex-girlfriend Rihanna, what’s the next stop on his “I’m Sorry” tour? Could it be a seat on Oprah Winfrey’s couch? That’s the word. It’s rumored that Chris Brown’s camp is in negotiations with The Oprah Winfrey Show about making an appearance on the Goddess of the Universe’s talk show. Only there’s one catch: Breezy doesn’t want to talk about the specifics of what happened between he and Rihanna the night he reportedly beat her. However, it seems Oprah’s people have popped back and made it clear that they don’t want anything on the table. With respect to all of you teeny boppers who throw your training bras at Chris in concert, it doesn’t compare to the power of Oprah’s legion of fans. If Chris wants to go back to pop locking for Doublemint gum, I’d sit on the couch, cry and let Oprah verbally spank me. Continue reading Keep reading »

Red Bull Backlash: “Slow Cow” Beverage

Slow Cow may look like one of those Red Bull-type energy drinks that line the shelves of America’s convenience stores, but it’s the exact opposite. The Canadian beverage claims to slow your roll via the a main ingredient, L-Theanine, an amino acid that relaxes, but doesn’t induce sleepiness. Slow Cow also claims that this miracle element reduces anxiety, clears your mind, and can even help symptoms of PMS. Americans, however, are so accustomed to the go, go, go of coffee culture that it’s difficult to imagine a trend of “mellow drinks.” After all, we can think of some, ahem, other things that do that for you. [Slowcowdrink.com] Keep reading »

Eight Famous Women That Love Short Men

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It takes a self-confident woman—and equally secure man—to overcome major height differences in a relationship, especially when it comes to the tall lady, small guy type of scenario. Personally, I can’t seem to get into being taller than a boyfriend or husband. I know, call me close minded, but there’s something about looking up to a dude that’s appealing and, in some ways, comforting. Sophie Dahl, of new cooking show fame, feels exactly the opposite—she’s been dating singer Jamie Cullum for about two years. Both madly in love, they clearly don’t see height as a factor in their relationship (she’s reportedly 5’11″ and he’s 5’4″).

Hot Outta The Oven: Summer Gazpacho With Roasted Corn

Think you can’t cook? Here’s a recipe where you don’t have to. (And technically, it’s not quite “Hot Outta The Oven,” but anyway…) Gazpacho is a cold summer tomato soup, and all you have to do is blend, baby blend. The best part is that it’s super healthy, being low in fat (there’s a teeny bit of olive oil, the “good fat”), and high in nutrients (lycopene from tomato). Once you get the basic idea down, you can think of your own twists to add. I made up this recipe, and added roasted corn to give it a bit of a crunch. Keep reading »

Why Do Famous People Give Birth To So Many Twins?

Last night in Switzerland, Roger Federer, the #1 tennis player in the world, became the proud father of not one, but two babies. His twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva are another pair to add to the list of celebrity twins. It almost seems like an epidemic at this point. Celebrity gets pregnant, celebrity pops out twice the babies. Is it because celebs don’t naturally procreate and often opt to use in-vitro? Is it because celebs are just so gorgeous the world could use more of their good genes? Is it because in general the whole world is birthing more twins? Who knows!? Here’s a list of celebrities who have become parents to twin babies in the last few years. Keep reading »

Nine Things You Should Figure Out Before Moving in Together

So, that’s it. You’ve decided to move in together. You’re excited, in love, and ready to go for it. People are warning you that it’s a big deal, but you are different and so is your relationship. Is it such a big deal, though? Yes. After all, it’s like marriage without the standup mixer and the tax break. Keep reading »

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