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News

The first time Edgar Allan Poe died, no one really noticed. In 1849, at age 40, the macabre poet prince was discovered drunk, delirious, and penniless outside a Baltimore watering hole. Four days later, he died of unknown causes—the best guesses include alcoholism, cholera, rabies, tuberculosis, heart disease, or suicide. And let’s just say that… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Erica Watson and I have been friends for a year now and even I raised my eyebrows when I heard she was calling her one-woman comedy show “Fat Bitch.” Bitch is a touchy word for a one-woman show to begin with, but…Fat Bitch?! What’s this woman thinking?

Hey, Erica? If I were appearing in… READ MORE »


Style

I’m starting to think it was a fluke that Lindsay Lohan’s line of leggings did so well, especially after the failure of the Emanuel Ungaro runway show she influenced and her well-documented, epic fashion disasters. I mean you can’t really mess up a pair of leggings, can you? Now, mom Dina has caught the design… READ MORE »



Style

Troentorp Bastad Mary Jane Clogs, $84.95, Amazon.com
Black Eel Wedge Mules, $545, Sigerson Morrison

Before I started ninth grade, I carefully selected a few new pieces of clothing that I thought would help me make the transition from awkward junior high student to stylish high schooler. Among these items were a pair of Gap… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Despite the “Is Disney Racist?” controversy surrounding “The Princess and the Frog,” my mixed feelings over the entire frilly pink princess marketing regime and the fact that I’m a grown woman, I’m unabashedly excited for the first hand-animated Disney cartoon in what feels like forever. Almost against my will, I’m overwhelmed with the… READ MORE »


Style

Bluefly is known for selling designer clothes for a lot less, but sometimes the original price is so high that when it’s marked down by the online retailer we still can’t afford it. This doesn’t mean a recessionista can’t find anything at Bluefly. There are many designer articles of clothing, shoes, and accessories sold for… READ MORE »


Celebs

Beyonce turned a few heads when she released her album last year under her alter ego, Sasha Fierce. But Jennifer Lopez is turning even more heads now because people are asking themselves: “WTF, didn’t Bey do this last year?” J.Lo has released her new single, “Fresh Out the Oven,” under the alias “Lola,” which is… READ MORE »



Style

Two particular fall trends have been on our minds lately—menswear and colorful socks. Combining the two brilliantly is this pair of socks by Hansel From Basel, an L.A.-based indie hosiery company whose wares never fail to charm. At the top of these cozy knee-highs: a subtle, yet adorable tuxedo design that we’d love to see… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Brooklyn hipsters need more positive encouragement like I need a hole in the head. But I’m still thrilled my girl Ellen Page is writing a comedy for HBO about mankind’s most poser-ific social group. The “Juno” star, along with Alia Shawkat from “Arrested Development” and Sean Tillmann (aka musician Har Mar Superstar), will write and… READ MORE »


Guys

The dude version of hipster-y fashion mag Nylon has given teenybopper hottie Zac Efron their stamp of approval by putting him on the cover of the latest issue. I have been thinking for a while that Zac is Justin Timberlake 2.0 in that he is hot and multi-talented with Disney roots. Getting the cool stamp… READ MORE »