What Do The Words “Spillcam,” “Vuvuzela,” And “Refudiate” All Have In Common?

“Spillcam,” “vuvuzela,” and “refudiate” are three of the most important words of 2010. Yup! The Global Language Monitor has just announced its all-important list of the top ten words of the year. Oooh, this is fun. It feels strangely scholastic, doesn’t it? Oh well, let’s go with it. The full list of the most important words of 2010 after the jump. Please note: your pop quiz on all the words and definitions will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. Extra credit will be given to Friskians who can use all ten words in a sentence. Uh oh, my former teacher is showing. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: When An Advice Columnist Finds Herself At A Career Crossroads

Over the weekend, my husband and I took a trip to New Orleans where we indulged in delicious, rich food, probably a few too many Hurricanes, and lots of roaming around and sight-seeing. At one point during the weekend, Drew was in the shower, and I took the opportunity to get online to check my email. Of course, one rarely just checks email when she’s online, and before I knew it, I had wandered over to The Frisky and taken a peek at my weekend Dear Wendy columns (written prior to my trip) and subsequent reader comments. Big mistake. What had been a really nice vacation up to that point suddenly turned into a minor existential crisis — at least for the next hour or so as I brooded over “the point of it all.” Keep reading »

Female Balkan War Victims Pen Open Letter To Angelina Jolie

Female victims of the Balkan war have penned an angry open letter to Angelina Jolie regarding her movie “Untitled Bosnian Love Story,” in the English language newspaper The Balkan Chronicle. Angie’s directorial debut is a taboo love tale about a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman during the war that took place between 1992 and 1995. It is currently being filming in Hungary. But rumors have circulated that the characters aren’t just a Serb and a Bosnian, but a Serbian rapist and his Muslim victim. Although Angelina, her producer and even a local Sarajevo actor have all steadfastly denied that plot line (the producer called it “insane”), the Association of Women Victims of War’s open letter accuses her of trying to “falsify the historic truth about the crimes of mass gang rapes of Bosnian women.”

The letter reads: Keep reading »

Is Re-Releasing Collections Lazy Or Awesome?

So it would seem that the biggest trend in retailing since the designer collaboration is the re-release. In the past few weeks we’ve heard of three major brands doing replays of past collections. Target is coming out with a “greatest hits” range from previous Go International lines while Marni and Marc by Marc Jacobs have also announced that they’ll be re-creating “vintage” styles. This can sort of be seen as a type of eBay—except the prices aren’t any lower. They’re maybe even higher. Keep reading »

“Teen Wolf” Remade For The “Twilight” Generation

Some things are sacred territory in my book–and the original “Teen Wolf,” starring Michael J. Fox, is one of them. Apparently, MTV doesn’t agree, though, because it has remade the classic ’80s flick with a bunch of angsty, “Twilight“-y teens. This version looks like it features more overly dramatic acting than super cool car surfing. Yeah, we’ll pass. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Rocking Out: A Retrospective

Throw your hands—I mean iPhones—in the air, y’all. Ah, remember the good ol’ days of concert-going? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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