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2009: The Year Of The Real Girls

If you came of age in the early 2000s, like I did, pop culture was strange—strangely plastic, that is. Britney Spears had the hottest body on earth, but she married a skeezebag and shaved her head. Paris Hilton had a sex tape, then a TV show and then everyone wanted to be her best friend. Hugh Hefner‘s bunny-girlfriends got their own show and then two of them spun off and started shows of their own.
All the way up to 2007, things were looking weird, when “Gossip Girl” debuted and Blake Lively‘s cleavage co-starred in every scene. Yes, indeed, the 2000s were the decade to be conventionally pretty, blonde, silicone, slick, PR-laden, lawyered up, and above all, fake.

Yes, 2009 sucked and we’re all glad that it’s over. But in 2009, pop culture had mercy on our souls. It couldn’t run on fumes anymore. People, one hopes, got bored. And so, against all odds, 2009 became the Year Of The Real Girl. Keep reading »

Amelia’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Here’s the best from Editrix Amelia! Keep reading »

Catherine’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Here’s the best of Catherine … Keep reading »

Kate’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Here’s what Kate wrote … Keep reading »

Good Riddance To 2009!

Yesterday marked the third annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square where the public was welcomed to “say goodbye, once and for all, to those bad memories of 2009.” Participants were invited to “write their bad memories on stationery available on-site” and then destroy them in available shredders. Giant dumpsters were provided for all the emotional — and literal — baggage that couldn’t fit in a shredder. Since the event lasted only an hour (12 to 1 p.m.) and happened in just one specific location, many of us didn’t have the chance to exorcise our demons. So, how ’bout we do it right here, right now? Let’s all type out the crap we want to leave behind as we start a new decade. We may not be able to shred them, but we can all agree that as soon as we publish our words, they no longer hold us back. After the jump, the top three things I’m leaving behind in 2009. Keep reading »

All The Most Over-Played Pop Songs Of 2009 In One Mashup!


All the songs you’re sick of hearing in one potentially-more-irritating-yet-genius mashup. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Susannah’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Let’s check out what Susannah was up to … Keep reading »

The Decade In Icons

While the Style section staff busied themselves with revelations about Lady Gaga and the influence of fashion bloggers, the Times’ Op-Ed section put together this truly rad charticle of icons representing different aspects of the past decade. Above is just a sliver of the full shebang, which you can view here. Keep reading »

Jessica’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. Here’s the best of Jess! Keep reading »

Simcha’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. This is what Simcha had to say in 2009… Keep reading »

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