In Defense Of Chick Lit

By: Jamie Beckman / April 19, 2011

Jennifer Egan is one of my favorite authors of all time. I devour her books, care about her characters, and recommend her novels to anyone looking for a good, meaty read. I was thrilled that her latest, A Visit from the Goon Squad, a novel about the ravages of time on characters working in the… More »

Sexual Predator Pretends To Be A Mannequin

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2011

A British man discovered the hard way that dressing as a mannequin and hiding out in a ladies’ mall bathroom is not such a fantastic plan. Joel Hardman, 22, got caught sneaking around a loo wearing a mannequin costume complete with a mask and a wig. His plan was to take footage of the unsuspecting… More »

“Bring It On: The Musical” … Because Why Not Have Singing Cheerleaders?

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

I am not the target audience for “Bring It On: The Musical,” which will be traveling around the country in fall 2011, bringing the tale of dueling cheerleading squads hither and yon. But I know girls who love that movie, but what’s more, I know dudes who looove that movie. Singing cheerleaders? I’ll… More »

Girl Talk: How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself To My Ex

By: Jennifer Garam / April 19, 2011

For years after my ex and I broke up, I used to like to play this game where I’d compare myself to him. This was not a fun game. He had just written a bestselling novel, was living with his girlfriend, and bought a house. I felt like he had really “made it” in every… More »

Take A Trip With I’m From Barcelona

Don’t be fooled by I’m From Barcelona’s band name—they are actually from Sweden. And don’t start picturing your standard four-piece. This band has 27 members—from guitarists to kazoo players—all of whom composed one song for their recent album 27 Songs From Barcelona. The band’s fourth album, Forever Today, isn’t nearly as concept-y. But it i… More »

Beauty Test Drive: A Pot Of Waterproof Liner

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2011

Lately, I’ve been all about eyeliner, and when I play the “if stranded on a desert island with only one beauty product what would it be” game, eyeliner comes up first or second. (It’s a close competition with eyebrow pencils, you guys!) Each Tarte emphasEYES waterproof Amazonian clay eyeliner pot comes complete with its very… More »