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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 12, 2014 - 11:40 am

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,…

Ami Angelowicz | September 20, 2012 - 8:30 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | April 5, 2012 - 2:40 pm

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

Leonora Epstein | October 27, 2010 - 1:10 pm

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

Leonora Epstein | August 25, 2010 - 4:30 pm

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.

Susannah Breslin | April 14, 2009 - 3:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | February 4, 2009 - 3:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | January 28, 2009 - 4:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | January 23, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | January 22, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | January 14, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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

Susannah Breslin | January 12, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | January 7, 2009 - 12:00 pm

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,…

Susannah Breslin | December 30, 2008 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | December 10, 2008 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | December 8, 2008 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | December 4, 2008 - 12:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | December 3, 2008 - 6:00 pm

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… | November 4, 2008 - 3:00 pm