Self-love is a wonderful act, when done at the right time and in the right place. In 2013, we heard a lot about masturbation gone wrong from — Sydney Leathers‘ hardcore diddling porn to a Cosmopolitan blogger’s attempted NYC subway romp. Here’s a look back at this year in jerking, fapping, tugging, dinking … you get the point.
Listen, I love me some fun, thoughtless country party songs as much as the next girl (emphasis on the word “girl,” which is the closest thing to a name most male country artists will deign to call a woman), but over the past year, as bro country has exploded and completely taken over the charts, I’ve found myself growing bored and depressed by it. The sheer lack of women’s voices on country radio is upsetting enough; what’s worse is that the vast majority of the bro country tunes that dominate the airwaves are basically leftovers of the same song microwaved, sprinkled with casual misogyny, and served on a slightly different platter. Don’t believe me? Check out this video by Entertainment Weekly country critic Grady Smith. Keep reading »
I don’t think I have a best friend. (Well, a human one. Love you, Lu!) I have a handful of really close friends, and plenty of friends, and even more acquaintances. But a best friend? A partner in crime? Alas, I don’t think I do. But in 2014, I’d like to strengthen my existing friendships and make some new ones, with a little help from my favorite pair of celebrity besties, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Their bromance, which the internet got to enjoy via the copious photos they posted to Twitter and Instagram, is such an inspiration. Click through to review what we can learn from their best bonding moments this year!
Forget retail therapy, I prefer to deal with stress by engaging in GIF therapy. It’s cheaper, faster and has a far longer-lasting effect than the high you get from a Sephora bender. From the LED baby to the baby walking on ice for the first time, and other things that don’t involve babies, I’d like to thank the following GIFs for bringing me unprecedented joy this year. Do yourself a favor and let them work their animated magic on your soul. Keep reading »
2013 was a pretty big year for me. I turned 28. I moved across the country. I started doing art again. I got a Twitter reply from Wynonna Judd. But most importantly, 2013 was the year that a shit ton of really important, embarrassingly simple life lessons finally clicked. You know how you can hear something 100 times in 100 different ways before it actually gets through to you? All of the things I learned this year fall firmly into that category: things that I maybe should have learned when I was, like, 10, but for whatever reason, didn’t get until just now. This, my friends, was my year of “getting it,” and here are my humble epiphanies: Keep reading »
In 2013, Oxford, those crazy ol’ coots, officially added the word “selfie” to the dictionary. Oh humanity, how far we have come. I am an unabashed fan of the selfie, as it’s just one way of documenting the fact that yes, I do indeed exist (and I sometimes even leave my apartment!). And I am not alone, clearly! The selfie was tied to a number of important events this year, including an astronaut’s space walk, the Presidential inauguration, Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, and Kim Kardashian’s attainment of the perfect post-baby body. Come along as we review the year in selfies…