“Lone Star” Already The Season’s Most Underrated Show


Last week was the big un’ when it comes to fall television. Sixteen new shows premiered—some of them seeming like instant classics while others flopped. Perhaps one of the biggest stories to come out of last week was that “Lone Star,” expected to be a big hit, just didn’t draw in very many viewers. Rumors circulated that it is already in danger of being canceled.

I watched the premiere episode of “Lone Star” and wasn’t sold. However, last night’s second episode was nothing short of stellar television. Here’s why I’m hoping “Lone Star” can pick up steam and make it. Keep reading »

Brad Womack Is The Next “Bachelor”: 12 Reasons This Is A Terrible Idea

When I heard the rumor last week that Brad Womack had been chosen to be the next “Bachelor“—AGAIN—I rolled my eyes so hard that I gave myself a headache. But apparently, it’s not a rumor—it is true. Brad was “The Bachelor” in season 11 and famously rejected both of his final two women—DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft. But it was announced last night during “Dancing with the Stars” that he will get a second chance. As Chris Harrison explained, “At first, I was skeptical. But the more I thought about it, the more I fell in love with the idea of him coming back, getting another shot.”

After the jump, 12 reasons this is a bad idea. Keep reading »

If You Could Wear Your Voice, This Is What It’d Look Like

Ever since you got booed off your high-school talent show for a particularly breathy rendition of “My Heart Will Go On,” you resigned your singing career and spared your friends the embarrassment of your voice at karaoke night. For bad singers who want to look good, there’s now a Berlin-based clothing line that creates personalized prints based on your vocal patterns, and sticks them on sweaters, sweatpants, and basics. A program on the website takes a sound recording and converts the frequencies into edgy, futuristic-looking binary codes. So people can now appreciate the sound of your voice … by being seen and not heard. [Fashioning Tech] Keep reading »

6 Organization Obsessions, High- And Low-Tech

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Everyone has their own idiosyncrasies when it comes to personal organization. Even if “organization” to you means a chaotic mess of napkins and papers (it’s OK, we get that it’s your thing and it makes sense to you). Here is how we like to stay in order. What about you? What’s your organization default?

Springpad: We’ve just developed an obsession with Springpad, a list-maker that you can access on your iPhone or manage through its website (but it automatically updates both platforms). We especially love it for making lists of local businesses (made simple with a business/restaurant search option), so you can easily browse your database of picks. You can also follow your friends, adding items from their own Springpad, and sharing yours with them. [Springpad]

Jane Aldridge Constantly Violated Dress Code—Did Your Outfits Get You In Trouble, Too?

When you’re a teenager and have a closet like Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge, you’d imagine that the high school halls would be your runway. Turns out, Jane’s dreams were often cut short because she was constantly getting in trouble at school for her fashion choices. In this video (starting around 42 seconds), she explains that “I felt so repressed by public school, how, like, they tried to make every kid the same and if you didn’t wear the same thing as everyone else then you had to go to, like, a special class … I was sent to the office everyday for the shoes I wore.” We admit that we were sometimes reprimanded for violating dress code—although our belly tops and showing bra straps were a far cry from Chanel platform heels.

What about you—were you ever sent to the principal’s office for your high school wardrobe? Did you act out with fashion as a teen? [Stylelikeu] Keep reading »

Banned Books Week: In Which We Enter The Land Of Forbidden Literature

This week is Banned Books Week — a time to celebrate and acknowledge all the great and not-so-great works of literature that at one point or another have been considered too hot or too controversial for libraries. Among the most famous banned books? J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Banned Book Week is a great time to celebrate our freedom to read, and to think about how important access to information really is.

It’s also a time to reflect on the books we were banned from reading growing up … Keep reading »

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