Posts tagged "culture"

What Do You Do When The Things You Love Don’t Match Up With Your Politics?

I already knew, without acknowledging it, exactly, that Kurt Vonnegut and women were an awkward mix at best. Kurt Vonnegut didn’t write women well -- he wrote women who weren’t fully people, exactly, but more a physical manifestation of the mystery women seemed to him to be. It’s not to say that he didn’t get…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 12, 2014

Watch This: A 2-Minute Tour Of What The World Eats For Breakfast

I'm obsessed with the habits and routines of different cultures, the things people take for granted as "normal" that might seem completely alien to someone across the border, the continent, or even across town. And hey, what's more of a basic routine than breakfast? This fun video takes you on a visual tour of the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2014

Brene Brown On Fighting The “Gremlins” Of Snark

"We judge in areas where we feel insecure, and we pick people who are doing worse than we are. I think when you hear someone snark at someone about something, that’s clear as day that person has some real shame around that issue. When I’m really on that judgment train I have to stop and…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 20, 2012

A Sentiment We Can Stand Behind

A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook wall this morning. I'm not sure if she was the one who snapped it, or if she grabbed if off of someone else's wall, but either way, this little bit of guerrilla graffiti espouses a simple truth about advertising and marketing.
By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2012

RIP: Hipsters?

If you live in Brooklyn, ride a bike, wear skinny jeans, or listen to bands with the words "wolf" or "deer" in their names, you've probably been called a hipster at one point or another. And each time this has happened, you've probably denied it or been offended. Looks like you may now rest…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 27, 2010

10 Tips For The Savvy Traveler

We're by no means "Up in the Air"-George-Clooney-type travelers, but we have learned a thing or two from our jaunts around the globe. Since it's End of Summer Escapes Week here at The Frisky, it's the perfect time to share them. After the jump, check out our tips on finding the best website…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 25, 2010

Who Should Be The New NonSociety Girl?

Yesterday, a breaking news item of epic importance tore its way across the blogosphere. Mary Rambin, the blond, bebobbed, bubbly third portion of the NonSociety crew, was leaving the fold. After we picked ourselves up off the floor, wiped away our tears, and told ourselves everything really would be OK if we just…
By: Susannah Breslin / April 14, 2009

Would You Date A Guy Who … Wears Star Trek Cologne?

This May will see the release of the latest Star Trek movie, directed by JJ Abrams and starring Chris Pine, Erica Bana, and ... Winona Ryder? Since Star Trek-loving nerds still abound, and what with a whole new generation of Star Trek geeks waiting to happen, a bevy of Star Trek related…
By: Susannah Breslin / February 4, 2009

Just Do It … For Guys

What's this ad really about? You tell me. Copyranter reports this ad campaign was created for the German edition of Men's Health magazine. Both of the ads feature young women exercising to the point of sweaty, dejected exhaustion. In one ad, the woman leans over the handlebars of her bicycle, out of breath.
By: Susannah Breslin / January 28, 2009

The Obamas Are Into WHAT???

Listen, I'm not going to attempt to explain this video. What does it all mean? I have no clue. One thing is for sure. It's fascinating. On Fox 2 News in Detroit, a sexpert takes to the airwaves for a segment called "The Love Doctor" to reveal what the intimate relationship of Michelle and Barack…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 23, 2009

Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience Screens At Sundance

The latest buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival centers around Steven Soderbergh's upcoming movie, "The Girlfriend Experience." The film has gotten tons of attention since it was announced, for two reasons. It's a peek into the exclusive, mostly unseen world of high-end escorting. And, its star is Sasha Grey, a 20-year-old adult…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 22, 2009

Woman Pregnant With Car Lies Down, Waits For It To Come Out

Is it just me, or is this VW ad ... creepy? Copyranter reports this odd Volkswagen campaign was birthed in Lebanon, where a "new brood of Beetles was apparently only available by 'special delivery.'" I guess they have some pretty big auto-wombs over there. It sure looks like it's going to hurt coming…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 14, 2009

Sex Trends: Adult Toy Sales Up, 2009 Sex Predictions, Buildings Get Yonic

Nothing says, "Hey, let's write a sex story," like a slow economy. The New York Times weighs in with a report on adult shops that indicates sex toy sales are on the rise. Adult toy retailers say vibrator sales are up as much as 50 percent. Why? According to Babeland founder Claire Cavanah,…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 12, 2009

This Toilet Seat Will Stop Your Bulimia

Adfreak Copyranter points to this anti-bulimia ad campaign in Europe that employs toilet lid stickers to stop girls from purging themselves. In Düsseldorf, Germany, ad firm red cell created the hot pink and blood splatter stickers posted on toilets in local college women's bathrooms and bars. They…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 7, 2009

2008 Was A Sexy Year

The Daily Beast has a sexy roundup of the top sex-related stories in 2008. What were the hot sex trends this year? 1) Cheating: From Eliot Spitzer to John Edwards, this was the year of the straying politician. 2) Starf***ing: Whether it was David Duchovny's sex addiction or Madonna dumping Guy for A-Rod,…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 30, 2008

Attack Of The Zombie Barbie!

One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Oslo, Norway's Are Sundnes of Paranaiv, has created this lovely Barbie of the Undead. No longer nice, blond, and sweet, Zombie Barbie is gently eaten, somewhat gray, and stands over a random limb that she was likely gnawing upon. Bad Undead Barbie! Flesh-eating Barbie and…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 10, 2008

Men: The Weaker Sex?

According to a new study, men are fast becoming the weaker sex. In recent years, some 100,000 chemicals have entered the atmosphere and are wreaking havoc upon masculinity. Apparently, "gender bender" chemicals are messing with hormones, resulting in a "feminisation of the males." In male animals, symptoms include testicular dysfunction, smaller penises, and…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 8, 2008

Women Execs On The Rise In The Adult Movie Industry

MSNBC's resident sexpert, Brian Alexander, who writes the site's "Sexploration" column, sits down for a chat with the lady execs of the adult movie industry and discovers that when it comes to the business of porn, men and women see things differently. "'There is still this perception that [the porn industry] is all…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 4, 2008

Nip/Tuck As Wack As Ever

I'm a die-hard "Nip/Tuck" fan. Those LA plastic surgeons and their plastic patients -- they're all so strange. I love this surreal new promotional spot for the upcoming sixth season, which premieres on FX on January 6, 2009. The forthcoming episodes will include guest star Rose McGowan as plastic surgeon Teddy Lowe, reuniting…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 3, 2008

What To Do If Your Candidate Loses

This week, one of the biggest changes to happen in eight years will occur—the United States will elect a new president. And depending on who wins, there’s a big chance your horse will come up short. Some of you will be truly sore and deflated that your candidate lost, and threaten to move to another…
By: First30Days.com / November 4, 2008
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