Putting together a list of beers for fall is a true delight, as most breweries tend to put out a number of special releases to celebrate the season. Thanks to traditions both old and new, fall is a time of Oktoberfests and pumpkin beers, as well as a number of holdouts from summer. This list of 20 fall beers has a little bit of everything, from seasonal classics to one-off oddities. Read on to learn what you should be drinking this fall. Read More On Ask Men…
I have come to an astonishing revelation. I am basic. I regularly wear jeggings. I own a pair of Uggs. (I mean, I haven’t worn them since seventh grade, but suffice it to say money between myself and some happy-go-lucky Aussie boot manufacturers has, at some point, changed hands.) I love brunch and musicals and Tory Burch, and there are photos of me riding a camel on Facebook from a Birthright trip. I have called margaritas “margs,” or even “margz.” I have made up the lyrics to the “Sex and the City” theme song. I have dressed as a sexy version of a character for Halloween (a Smurf) and I own not just one, but three hair straighteners. And you know what? I’ve tried a pumpkin spice latte once, and I thought it was fucking delicious.
I am a “Basic Bitch.” And that’s totally OK with me. Keep reading »
God bless Etsy, the corner of the internet where anything you dream can be made manifest and shipped to your door. When I read about Elana Alexander, the artist who turned her catcalls into cross-stitches, the first thing I thought was, “Damn, it’s been a while since I’ve looked into cross stitches on Etsy.”
Funny cross stitches are not the domain of ironic misandry alone: Anything that doesn’t seem like something your grandma would say has probably gone on a cross stitch on Etsy. Check out these 11 Etsy cross-stitches for some cognitive dissonance-inducing home decor.
It’s a fact — Halloween breeds the best festive television. Of all the holidays that lead TV execs to scream, “WORK THAT IN, DAMNIT!” at their writing staff, October 31st gives sitcoms, crime shows, cartoons and dramas much more creative breathing room than the other biggies. Think about it — no one has to learn an important lesson about family (Christmas), romantic relationships aren’t paramount (Valentine’s Day), and nobody’s got to be thankful for nothin’ (Thanksgiving — clearly). As kids, watching our favorite characters dress up for the big night meant we could officially start counting down the days until we could get so jacked on free candy, we’d nearly barf. This year, why not recapture that magic (minus the hurling) and make 2014’s freakiest Friday your best ever? Start by taking a look at some festive TV favorites that’ll have you flashing right back to your trick-or-treating days. Read more on Ask Men…
Margaritas and shandies are great, but in mid-October they’re as rare as a warm sunny afternoon (with climate change, that isn’t that rare these days, but you get the picture). Fall brings with it the kind of booze you can curl up with to watch the leaves change or sip with your friends in cableknit sweaters. Click through for cocktails flavored with spice, apple, pumpkin and other sweet tastes to keep you cozy on fall days!
It continues to blow my mind that men remain dismissive of women’s complaints about street harassment, insistent that they’re “only” giving compliments and flirting, as if it’s completely irrelevant how such “compliments” actually make women feel. Brooklyn-based artist Elana Adler — like many, many, many, many women – was also sick of being catcalled and decided to turn some of the remarks she heard from strange men on the street into a bad ass collection of needlepoints. As she writes on her blog, the contrast between the sweet femininity of the cross-stitch and the ickiness of the words themselves is purposeful:
“You read one sampler. Perhaps you are amused, but as you continue reading and consider the body as an entire collection, the response changes. The inherent filth emerges. It is a beautification of an assault. Perhaps in the moment these statements are meant to compliment, but most don’t find vulgar, highly sexualized statements whispered or screamed at them by random strangers complimentary. Rather, they are an invasion of personal space.”
Click through to see a few more samples of her work and check out the rest on her blog. [Elana Adler via Cosmopolitan]