While watching Project Runway‘s season premiere and the promo videos for tonight’s episode, we noticed that some of the contestants (and Heidi) have awesome personal style. Others, on the other hand, have questionable style. Now, this doesn’t mean the clothes they design are awful, but I think it does say something about a designer when he sports a rattail. After the jump, we judge Project Runway‘s style… Keep reading »
The sad, sad results of a national survey showed that about 3 percent of girls between 12 and 17 said they had been the victim of dating violence, which includes physical abuse, sexual assault, and being threatened with a weapon. In the same age group, 0.6 percent of boys said they’d been a victim.
According to the findings, certain factors, such as a history of stressful or traumatic events, seemed to put teens at great risk for dating violence, and older teenage girls were at greater risk than boys or younger girls. The last bit is interesting because it seems that as we get older, we should understand more about what is okay for people to do to us, and what crosses the line, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Either that, or the guys get more aggressive around that age, too. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Hair colorist to the stars, Rita Hazan, dishes out 10 rules for those lookin’ to go red.
1. Never pick a color that looks or sounds fake, like “Cherry Bomb.” Pick colors that are soft and natural.
2. Make sure you change your makeup; going red means making the necessary adjustments to your makeup!
3. As a redhead, it is also important to wear clothes that compliment your hair color. Fiery hair requires less details on clothing, you’re already making a bold statement with that color!
4. In the Fall and Winter, I suggest taking your red to a deeper, richer shade. Keep reading »
RiRi seems to be channeling Marilyn Manson in her latest video. We likey! Keep reading »
Well this is fascinating. The Nation, a well-respected, politically left-leaning magazine is introducing a sex column! JoAnn Wypijewski’s “Carnal Knowledge” column probably will discuss sexual topics that have some sort of link to culture or politics, but it’s not clear if she’ll be taking questions from readers. I’ve been reading The Nation for a long time, mainly because I think it offers all sorts of info the mainstream media leaves out, but it’s hardly what I’d call the most exciting magazine in the world. Jon Friedman from the Wall Street Journal points out that The Nation is about as asexual as a magazine can be, so are they only adding sex appeal to boost sales? Wypijewski told Friedman, “What drives politics is celebrity. What drives celebrity is sex appeal…I don’t think people on the left side of the political spectrum take sex seriously — or seriously enough.” Hmm, well I am certainly eager to see how this turns out. The inaugural column was more of introduction, saying:
“Most acutely, gay liberationists and pro-sex feminists have long understood that sex, religion, economics, power and freedom aren’t discrete little categories; they’re of a piece. Accordingly, ‘Carnal Knowledge’ will explore sex as desire, as work, as play, as the screen against which America projects its fantasies and fears.”
Suddenly I’m a little more excited for the next issue… [WSJ: Market Watch]
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You know what we hate? When you’re walking down the street and some idiot dude says to you, “Smile, sweetheart!”, like you’re supposed to just walk around with a mindless grin on your face. So, yeah, own that frown, ladies! [New York City, 7/22/08] Keep reading »
There’s no denying that the best part of a cupcake is the frosting, and now that the whole cupcake craze is dying down, a handful of bakeries are offering up the best of this treat in small shot-sized cups. Frosting shots have been billed by College Candy as the delicious answer to a regular shot, but without the hangover. I, however, don’t think anything can compare to good, old-fashioned tequila. Keep reading »