Betty Draper Wasn’t In The Original “Mad Men” Pilot

Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

January Jones opened up to W magazine and revealed that when it came to casting the role of secretary Peggy Olsen on “Mad Men,” she was thisclose to getting the part, but also that the role she eventually was cast for — Betty Draper, the icy blonde homemaker wife of anti-hero Don Draper — wasn’t… More »


Girl Talk: The Couple That Grooms Together, Stays Together

“It’s really awesome for me that you’re not obsessed with showering every day,” my new boyfriend remarked recently. I looked at him somewhat surprised. “Well, then I don’t have to either,” he explained.

See, I’m a “shower every other day” kind of girl, with the occasional whore’s bath thrown in when necessary. It’s not… More »


Woman Weds Truck

Ami Angelowicz / April 12, 2011

Unable to feel aroused by men, Maria Griffin married her truck on Valentine’s Day. And, apparently, their sex life is amazing! Just how exactly do they have sex? I am so curious. Anyhow, I guess it’s none of my business. I’m really happy for them. They make an adorable couple. Just goes to show, you… More »


France’s Ban On Face-Covering Muslim Veils Goes Into Effect

Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

France’s ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa, took effect yesterday. French citizens and tourists alike will be fined $215 for covering their faces in public or they must attend a class on French citizenship. Anyone who forced a woman to wear a veil in public faces a year in priso… More »


He Said/She Said: Merging Lives

Rainbow Kirby / April 12, 2011

On a recent cold, damp morning, I woke up feeling anxious. My new job had been taking its toll, and when I found J. lying on the couch in the living room and not next to me, I became even more agitated. I ran out the door, shooting a snotty glance in his direction. Walking… More »


Go Watch Some TV On The Radio

Oh man, there are some good albums coming out today. We’re pretty pumped for the new Crystal Stilts, Paul Simon, and Elbow. But the album that’s got its hooks most deeply in us is TV on the Radio’s Nine Types of Light. On their fourth effort, the Brooklyn band channels their usual funk-tinged experimental rock… More »