Girl Talk: Neville Longbottom And The Glory Of The Late Bloomer

By: Chloe Angyal / July 15, 2011

It all ends today. And by “it,” of course, I mean our decade-long love affair with the Harry Potter movies. For those young adults who came of age with Harry, what’s ending is an era. I am one of them – I was 11 when the first book was released, and 19 when the last… More »


Relax, Guys, Being A Beta Is Better

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2011

According to a new study, nice guys may not finish last after all. Researchers found that it was the Beta male, not the Alpha male, in baboon troops who came out the big winners in life. Why? Because the Alpha males were so consumed with the stress of fighting to keep their rank and pursuing… More »


Lord Voldemort On The End Of Harry Potter

“It’s an interesting phenomenon, being the bad guy. If you think about it, the bad guy is always the hero in his own story. Here I am, ridding the world of the kind of people who are perpetually at Walmart and who fangirl Gilderoy Lockhart, and suddenly I’m ‘evil.’ Refusing to change my beliefs because… More »


Guy Talk: How Professional Women Can Objectify Men (And Why Waitresses Don’t)

By: Mark D. White / July 15, 2011

Fact: women are too often judged solely on their appearance, and treated differently based on how they measure up to men’s ideas of what they should look like. This much is obvious, and I’m sure the majority of us here applaud the women who stood up and continue to stand up to this offensive treatment… More »


Gimme Some Sugar

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

What goes on in the bedroom has long been considered the “artistic” province of male writers. (Cough Philip Roth cough.) When women write about sex? That’s just slutty! Well, not anymore: Erica Jong has edited Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex, a collection of essays, short stories and even one short… More »


Julia Roberts Gets Chola-fied

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2011

A bandana, giant hoops, tats, eyeliner (used on the lips), and a switchblade is all it takes to transform Julia Roberts into a hardcore chola. When is this movie happening? It would be way more interesting than “Larry Crowne.” [Buzzfeed]… More »