After the post-Xmas lull, the jams are finally back! Yay! Today, Tapes N’ Tapes take us outside; British Sea Power wants you to party like you’re in Norse mythology; Cake rises with some compassion; Cage The Elephant is reborn; Wire keeps growing like a big ol’ tree; and Bela Fleck’s wife, Abigail Washburn, finds refuge. So let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
Dear Dating Mom:
I’ve been using this “wink” feature on this online dating site. Problem is I never hear back from the men I send them to. What am I doing wrong?
I’m just asking for a reply not a ring. Read more … Keep reading »
Apparently, when I just walked to the deli to pick up a Diet Coke (the only one I’ve had all day, as I am trying to kick the habit), my outfit — which includes striped leggings tucked into Uggs — communicated to my doorman that I’m a trendy and spendy slut who forgot to put on pants. Oh wait, he knew that already. [I Love Charts] Keep reading »
“My whole job is mostly about feeling like I am discriminated against because I am a woman. It is completely OK to [discriminate] outright and out loud — it is wild, but I deal with it. I feel like being an actress, being told to lose weight and be younger — it’s crazy, but it is part and parcel of the game. To say that looks or age or sex doesn’t matter is ridiculous. But I feel lucky in that every single woman pretty much on the planet has to deal with that sense of how she looks, portrays herself, and this and that. We are scrutinized and compared and all of that kind of stuff. That is kind of what it is to be a woman, unfortunately, still to this day. Even with the coups of feminism we are still there. But at least every other woman is going through that. It’s not something extra special that I have to go through. It is just part of my job.”
— “Unstoppable” actress Rosario Dawson on Hollywood holding women like her under a microscope. While it’s true that it’s an image-conscious business for all actors and actresses, it’s no secret that the pressure is especially intense for women. [Daily Telegraph] Keep reading »