No Sexual Assault Charges For Dominique Strauss Kahn, Sources Say

Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2011

“We couldn’t tell the jury that she kept lying to us but that they should believe her.”

That’s an anonymous official speaking to The New York Times regarding the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fun who was forced to step down three months ago after he wa… More »


The Good, The Bad & The WTF: “True Blood”‘s Revenge Of The Body Snatchers

Last night’s episode of “True Blood” was two-thirds fascinating and one-third filler. The filler part—we finally get the payoff of baby Mikey’s possessed doll plot line. The fascinating parts—well, you’ll have to find out after the jump. So behold, the good, the bad, and the WTF of last night’s episode. And of course, SPOILER ALERT. More »


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

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

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

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

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 »