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MAC/Rodarte Responds: They Will Donate A Portion of Proceeds To Crime Victims In The City

We spoke; MAC and Rodarte listened. After my post yesterday about the MAC/Rodarte makeup collaboration which I think tastelessly names new nail polishes “Juarez” and “Factory,” MAC has released a statement to NYMag.com’s fashion blog, The Cut: Keep reading »

MAC/Rodarte Makeup Collaboration Names Nail Polish After Impoverished, Murdered Women

My favorite makeup brand, MAC, has teamed up with Rodarte designers for a September 2010 collaboration based on their fall collection— but it’s gone horribly wrong. Drawing inspiration from the colors and culture of Mexico, MAC/Rodarte features a pink powder blush called Quinceanera, a sheer white lipstick called Ghost Town, and other items. That’s fine and dandy. But they’ve also tastelessly named their nail polishes Juarez (a pink frost) and Factory (a mint frost). Why’s it tasteless? Juarez is an impoverished Mexican factory town notorious for the number of women between the ages of 12 and 22 who have been raped and murdered with little or no response from police. Keep reading »

Free Vacation To Test An Experimental Diarrhea Drug? It’s Poo-fect!

Weather report from my Blogging HQ in New Jersey: It’s 23 degrees outside but feels like six and 40-mph wind gusts are whipping around. Lovely! A tropical vacation would be sweet right about now. Even a tropical vacation where I had to sacrifice my nether regions to test an experimental diarrhea drug. Keep reading »

Mexico City And Other Places Around The World Where Same-Sex Couples Can Get Hitched

On Monday, Mexico City’s legislature voted 39 to 20 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption. So happy holidays, everyone, there’s now another place gay couples can go to tie the knot. [CNN]

Honestly, the whole debate over this in the U.S. is almost funny to me. New York and California say no—but Iowa says it’s cool?! Our country is really behind the times on this one. Surprise! We aren’t a big, happy mecca of progress and equality after all. After the jump, a few places around the world where same-sex couples can say “I do” legally. And some of them pretty surprising. Keep reading »

Mexico Provides Female-Only Taxi Service

Picture the following scenario: it’s past midnight, and you’re ready to call it a night. Your options for getting home: take public transportation and put yourself at risk in the deserted subway, or hail a cab. So you wait for a taxi while avoiding eye contact and cat calls from sketchy dudes. When one comes, you finally relax in a safe zone. Until the cab driver starts heckling you as well. C’mon, people! Can’t a girl get a break?! Keep reading »

“Magic Mint” The New New Drug Of Choice

Oh, oh it’s magic. Salvia divinorum or “Magic Mint” is the newest fad to hit the drug market. “Magic Mint” is a powerful hallucinogen used in Mexican Indian villages by Mazatec medicine men, but over the past few years, the plant has gone from holistic healthcare to high time for over 1.8 million Americans.
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Cinco de Mayo Shout Out: Five Things We Love About Mexico

Mexico isn’t doing so hot these days. Not only does the country have an out of control drug cartel problem, now there’s this whole swine flu thing, which many people in the world are calling “Mexican flu.” Tourism to Mexico has all but shut down in the past week, and their economy is reeling. But it’s Cinco de Mayo. Holler! In honor of the holiday, after the jump, we countdown the top five things we love about Mexico. Keep reading »

Playboy Finds Religion, Apologizes

Holy Mother of God! The December issue of Playboy Mexico features what appears to be a sexy homage to the Virgin Mary, created to coincide with the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. In spite of the controversy the cover has caused, Playboy Mexico publisher Raul Sayrols refuses to apologize, asserting, “The image is not and never was intended to portray the Virgin of Guadalupe or any other religious figure. The intent was to reflect a Renaissance-like mood on the cover.” In that case, maybe the title shouldn’t have read: “We adore you, Mary!” In America, Playboy Inc. suggests a line may have been crossed, designating the shot the act of a vigilante licensee in Mexico, and offering an apology for the sins of their franchise. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Lindsay Lohan & Sam Ronson Take Their Love South Of The Border

The rumored-to-be-engaged pair had fun splashing around the ocean in Mexico — is it strange that we always pegged Sam to be a tankini kind of girl? [Los Cabos, Mexico, 10/1/08] Keep reading »

Mexico’s Sex Fair

Mexico City just held its 2008 Sex & Entertainment Fair, which isn’t all that exciting in itself– we have sex-industry trade shows galore in the U.S. — however, three out of every four Mexican citizens are also Roman Catholic. Not sure how religious figures feel about dildos and such. The fair debuted in 2004, and the number of attendees has more than doubled since then. Of the 117,000 people at this year’s show, which features 300,000 feet of lubricants, sex toys, and lingerie, 45 percent were women. Of course, there are detractors who believe the fair promotes promiscuity, but not that many people can be against it, as the fair pulled in almost $1 million in profits for the company which owns it. [Portfolio] Keep reading »

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