Death Cab For Cutie Wants To Go Home

Death Cab for Cutie albums are almost invariably about longing for something—usually a person. But on Codes and Keys—the first album in three years from Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla, and crew—the wistfulness seems to be directed at an abstraction: home. In fact, the word "home" appears in, oh, almost every song on the album… More »

Man Proposes To Girlfriend Via Mural (Updated With An Awesome Time-Lapse Video!)

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011
Around the corner from my apartment, there's a wall that is frequently reserved by graffiti artists for commissioned murals. Sometimes those murals are hideous, often they're merely "meh," and occasionally they are truly beautiful. Such is the case with the mural currently occupying the space. Jeff Gurwin, 28, proposed to his girlfriend, Caitlin Fitzsimons, 27,… More »

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Wendy Peffercorn From “The Sandlot”

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2011
In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters -- Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few -- but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from "The Sandlot." Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of the… More »

Prince William And Kate Middleton Are All Smiles On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011
The newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair in a never before seen photo shot by Mario Testino. The famed photog snapped this pic on the same day that he shot the couple's official engagement photo, which explains the happiness beaming from their face. More »

Sarah Palin Rides In Motorcycle Rally, Making A Presidential Run Look Certain

"How do you wear all this leather and stay cool? I love that smell of the emissions." —Sarah Palin not only loves hunting. Apparently, she's into motorcycling, too, even if she doesn't get wearing head-to-toe leather in the summer. Palin is currently on a bus tour of the Eastern U.S., and yesterday… More »

An Open Letter To Spray-On Sunscreen

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011
Dear Spray-On Sunscreen, Can you believe it? Summer has finally arrived! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the temps reached the 80s, the sun was shining bright and full, and I spent the daylight hours worshipping in its glory. Because I am serious about protecting my precious skin from harmful UV rays, I hit… More »