The Good, The Bad & The WTF: “The Bachelorette” Whittles It To Two

Considering that Ashley Hebert’s season of “The Bachelorette” has been a mess so far, what with a sociopath derailing the proceedings for weeks, I’m pretty impressed by Ashley’s final three guys. Even more surprising, in last night’s episode, Ashley cut it down to two—and they are exactly the pair I’ve found most appealing throughout thi… More »


Girl Talk: Neither A Trophy Nor A Tiger

By: Angela Tung / July 26, 2011

When I first saw Wendi Deng Murdoch spike that foam-pie-throwing comedian-protestor’s head like a volleyball, I giggled with glee. Then I sighed with relief. Here, finally, was a portrayal of an Asian woman I could embrace. No timid China doll or obedient geisha, no mere trophy wife, Deng was the tiger wife, defending her asset… More »


Spin Your Vinyl Vertically

After many years of function, my record player bit the dust last week. In trying to find a replacement, I ran across this bad boy over at Urban Outfitters. The deal? You mount this sucker to the wall and it lets you play records vertically. In other words, it masquerades as art on an empty… More »


Mary J. Blige Says She Almost Died From Alcoholism

“[Alcoholism] was bigger than me. It was definitely going to kill me. I remember sitting on my bed. I swear, I don’t know what death feels like, but I felt like my spirit was trying to leave my body. I really didn’t care about myself. I was borderline suicidal. I was like the walking dead… More »


9 Things I Dread About Dating

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 26, 2011

As some of you may have read, my dude and I split last week due to religious differences. You’ll be glad to know that I am on the mend; actually I’m feeling pretty good. I caught up with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while, cleaned out every nook and cranny of my bedroom,… More »


An Open Letter To Platform Shoes

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 26, 2011

Dear Platform Shoes,

I have an issue that I need to resolve with you, but I want to do it in a sensitive and productive way so I’m going to try to use “I-statements.” Did you ever learn about “I-statements,” Platforms? According to my 7th grade health textbook, you can solve any problem by… More »