Campus Confidential: My Freshman Year, I Vow To Major In “Unafraid”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 22, 2011

I wouldn’t say that I was a nerd in high school. Although I have adopted the art of procrastination as ardently and with as much love as if it were a tiny puppy alone on the side of the road in a rainstorm, I did in fact manage to get some studying in. But despite… More »


Italian Vogue Thinks Slavery Is So Hot Right Now

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2011

Vogue Italia may be on the cutting edge of couture fashion, but cultural politics, not so much. Which is why the fashion mag’s website is catching flak for posting a fashion editorial on earrings with the caption “Slave Earrings.” Slavery! So hot right now! After consumers lobbed protests, the site took down the offending label… More »


“Maggie Goes On A Diet,” Children’s Diet Book, Criticized For Hurting Body Image

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2011

Add this to your fall reading list (or book burning pile): Maggie Goes On A Diet, a children’s book for elementary schoolers, about an obese 14-year-old girl named Maggie who loses weight and becomes the school soccer star. As you can imagine, quite a few people are not happy with this. Bitch Magazine called it… More »


Girl On Girl: What Goes Down At A Lesbian Bachelorette Party

By: Trish Bendix / August 22, 2011

I feel like I’ve been writing about weddings a lot, but I guess it’s just that time of year. I had my first experience buying bachelorette accessories for a lesbian wedding this month, as the first one I attended was my own, so I didn’t buy anything for myself. But for my best friend, I… More »


Hounding For Houndstooth

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2011

I’ve never been a huge fan of houndstooth — it always seemed really conservative and dull. But a see-through chiffon houndstooth shirt? Yes, please! This little number from Equipment manages to be both party and business, all in one. How sexy is that? More »


Anne Hathaway’s Cheeseball First Commercial

Wow, Anne Hathaway’s acting has improved 900 percent in the past 15 years. Movieline recently posted this video of Anne’s first commercial, for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, which was shot in 1997. Apparently, it was Anne’s first time on camera and it sure shows between those crocodile tears and overly-hopeful looks. More »