Speaking of changing names, here’s a name change maybe we all can agree on. Self-obsessed Kanye West recently told Complex Magazine he’s changing his name to Martin Louis the King Jr. to embody MLK Jr. and his favorite label, Louis Vuitton. He demands everyone address him as such, but no one would blame you if you decide to call his Highness a “royal” pain in the ass instead. Along with the name change, he says he’s doing “crazy, bold stuff so [the public] can live through me and get their mind off the recession.” I don’t know about you, but every time I play “Love Lockdown,” I totally forget I’m under-employed and can’t afford decent health insurance. [The Cut] Keep reading »
It’s no secret that the women of The Frisky are obsessed with Patti Stanger from “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” But last night I found my devotion to her screed rise to a new level, as I found myself yelling at the screen, “Yes, Patti, YES! Preach sister!” Sure, I disagree that men and women should stick to traditional gender roles and hate her staunch anti-curly hair stance, but Patti’s got gems. I was cheering when she touted just how far a guy can get by showing a little chivalry. “Chivalry is free and it gets the girl.” Indeed, Patti, indeed. You see, my current dating situation — with Chicken Parm, for those taking notes — is kind of lacking in that area, and while he’s practically perfect in every other way, this has become a major stumbling block. Patti and I disagree a little about what kind of chivalry is really necessary and will get the girl (at least this girl) — Patti’s big into door opening and meal ordering, but I don’t care so much about that. After the jump, five chivalrous moves I think Patti and I would co-sign. Chicken Parm better take notes. Keep reading »
Most women don’t want to dress like a 14-year-old prostitute from the ’70s, but Jodie Foster’s look as Iris Steensma in “Taxi Driver” is rather tame and stylish by today’s standards. We’d never condone crop tops, but we love her high-waist short shorts, platform sandals, and big floppy hat. These three outfits totally fit in with the season’s trends and will look effortless on a hot day. Keep reading »
Recently, we found ourselves in Austin, Texas for South By Southwest’s Interactive Conference. It was a tornado of fish tacos, rain and excessive Twittering. But the rare occasion to have bloggers and big players in new media together for a week made it a perfect opportunity to ask their opinion on the web-couple’s ultimate dilemma: To blog or not to blog… Keep reading »
We’ve counted your votes, and these eight fine gentlemen have advanced to March Man-ness Round 2. This poll closes on Monday, March 30 at 6pm, so vote now! The four players with the most votes will advance to Round 3. May the
best hot man win!
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March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.
GRACE HOPPER (1906-1992)
Born on Dec. 9, 1906 in New York City, computer scientist Grace Hopper led an extraordinary life. She earned a doctorate in mathematics from Yale in 1934 at a time when it was rare for women to earn such degrees. Hopper then became a professor at Vassar college where she remained until 1943, when she joined the U.S. Navy reserves. Having a passion for both math and computers, Hopper joined Harvard’s Computation Laboratory as a research engineer in 1946. She became only the third person to work on Harvard’s Mark I computer, the first automatic digital computer in America. (The military used the Mark I until 1959 for ballistics calculations.) It was during this time that she coined the term computer “bug,” after a moth caused a giant malfunction in the Mark I’s operation. Keep reading »
Thanks to Amy Benfer at Broadsheet for pointing out this article in the new issue of Self, called “Single, Pregnant and Panicked,” about the trend of twentysomething women having unplanned pregnancies. As the feature points out, we’ve all seen this trend in Hollywood — Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, and Ashlee Simpson have all had babies in the last few years — but some of us, especially given the statistics, have probably seen it in our personal lives or experienced unplanned pregnancy ourselves. Despite editing this site, the statistics shocked me. About half of American women will have an accidental pregnancy before the age of 45. That’s kind of a scary thought, considering my addiction to high-fructose corn syrup (um, and red wine).
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