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Josh Gondelman Is Comedy’s Nicest Guy: “When I’m Mean, It’s Like A Juice Cleanse”

It doesn’t feel good, and it’s ineffective. Nobody wants or needs it.”  More »


Frisky Q&A: Gaby Hoffmann Talks “Transparent,” Selfishness And On-Set Good Vibes

Amazon’s “Transparent” – a show about self-awareness, about learning how to be a different while still holding on to the person you were before – returns for a second season tonight. It’s a finely wrought character study, featuring some of the most well-written characters on television. The first season pulled back the curtain on a family… More »


Frisky Q&A: Lauren Domino And Angela Tucker, The Visionaries Behind “Paper Chase”

“I don’t want people to pat themselves on the back like, ‘I have a woman filmmaker, I have three filmmakers of color.’ We need the change without people patting themselves on the back for being a good guy and doing the right thing and just do the right thing.” More »


Frisky Q&A: Charlotte Cho Shares Her Korean Beauty Secrets

Given how trendy and expansive Korean skincare has become globally, it was only a matter of time before a book was written about it. And starting today, skincare fanatics can add a handy sink-side companion to their bathroom shelf. Enter Charlotte Cho, co-proprietor of K-beauty e-commerce site Soko Glam and author of The Little Book ofMore »


Comedian Reinterprets Classic Pin-Ups For Satirical Feminist Calendar Pin Up Yours

Do you dream of a world where women are raunchy with abandon, able to own their sexuality, and laugh at themselves and everything else in the world?
We sure as hell do, and so does Katie Hannigan, the comedian behind the creation of Pin Up Yours!, a satirical twist on classic pin-up culture, full of beautiful and bawdy New… More »


First, There Was Lulu: What Peeple Has Yet To Learn About The Business Of Reviewing Human Beings

As we were all losing our minds over the yet-to-be-released Peeple app, the makers of Lulu had to be feeling at least a little bit of déjà vu. After all, the business of reviewing people has been in question since their app came out in 2013. Since coping with the controversy surrounding their human reviews — specifically,… More »


What Erotica Writers Thought Of The #AskELJames Twitter Q&A

Yesterday, to promote her new release Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, author EL James took to Twitter for an Q&A that quickly turned into what Crushable called “Fifty Shades of Shade.” What happened? While James, Tweeting from the Twitter UK office, did answer questions about what her favorite scene to write was… More »


WWJDD? James Deen, Our New Advice Columnist, Talks Orgasms, Sexual Taboos & Why Porn Stars Are Not Sex Educators

Editor’s Note

After multiple women accused James Deen of rape and sexual assault in November 2015, The Frisky made the immediate decision to end our affiliation with the porn star and to cancel his sex advice column with the site. In addition to believing it would be inappropriate to continue publishing sexMore »


Frisky Q&A: Erin Lee Carr, Director Of “Thought Crimes,” The Documentary About The Cannibal Cop

What happens when we start to police people for what they’re thinking, and not what they actually do? More »


Frisky Q&A: Viviana Olen & Matt Harkins Of The Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum

On Friday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Viviana and Matt in their Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment turned museum, to discuss their passion for the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan figure skating scandal. Their Kickstarter funded project opened on Saturday to rave reviews. Their reasons for opening this museum are simple: “We have a… More »


Frisky Q&A: Joanna Angel Talks About The Evolution Of BDSM, Safe Words & Her New Sex Toy Line

Joanna Angel is the queen of alt pornography. With hot pink streaks through her raven hair and a petite frame adorned with colorful tattoos, the Brooklyn native “punk princess” of porn created her production company, Burning Angel, shortly after graduating from Rutgers University with degrees in literature and film. This time of year, Joanna is… More »


Frisky Q&A: Taryn Manning Talks About Playing “Radically Unapologetic,” “Bible-Thumping Freakazoid” Pennsatucky On “Orange Is The New Black”

Like many of you, one of my favorite new shows from the last year is Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” based on the memoir of the same name (by Piper Kermen) that I read a couple of years ago. While I enjoyed the book, I love that the show has become a vehicle for… More »


Frisky Q&A: “Community”‘s Gillian Jacobs Loves “Dominick The Donkey” And That, My Friends, Is Absurdly Awesome

Gillian Jacobs is a truly awesome human being. When she’s not therapizing her cohorts as Britta on “Community” or killin’ it on the local comedy scene in Los Angeles, she’s taking time to answer a few of our random questions about everything from celebrity crushes to personal theme songs and more. I’ve always thought Gillian… More »


Frisky Q&A: Discussing The 2013 Cicada Invasion With My Dad, A Man Who Loves Cicadas

As you probably know by now, the cicadas are coming. Thirty billion cicadas, to be exact, are poised to swarm the northeastern United States pretty much any day now after spending the past 17 years underground. Many of my east coast friends have already vowed to stay inside for four to six weeks while the cicadas… More »


Frisky Q&A: “It’s A Disaster” Star Julia Stiles Loves Spanish Judge Judy, But Hates Brunch

Looking over Julia Stiles’ IMDB page is a reminder she’s more than just the woman we know and love from “10 Things I Hate About You.” Yeah, that movie was my everything during high school and college. But she’s had a looooong career doing different movies and TV. Whether you fell for her in “Dexter,” “Silver… More »


Frisky Q&A: Kelly Oxford Talks About Her Hilarious New Memoir, Going From Stay-At-Home Mom To Breadwinner & Meeting David Copperfield’s Mermaid

Full disclosure: I am more than a little obsessed with Kelly Oxford. The Canadian blogger turned Twitter celeb turned screenwriter just released her first book, the memoir Everything Is Perfect When You’re A Liar, and it’s seriously one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. I have to stop myself from retweeting every single one of her… More »


Frisky Q&A: Starstruck Author Rachel Shukert On Old Hollywood Glamour & New Teenage Problems

Here are some things you should know about author Rachel Shukert: She looks an awful lot like Kathleen Hanna; she wrote and recorded an amazing awards show-worthy Oscar movie medley; she recaps so-campy-it-hurts “Smash” for funsies; and she’s the author of three of my favorite books ever. Shukert’s first two, Everything Is Going To Be GreatMore »


How To Move Across The Country Without Having A Nervous Breakdown

So, huge news: my boyfriend Nick and I are moving from Portland to Nashville, Tennessee! Remember when we visited last year and were totally smitten with the city? Well, our lease is up at the end of this month, and we’ve decided it’s the right time to give southern living a try. Neither of us… More »


Frisky Q&A: New Band My Dick Replaces Popular Song Lyrics With “My Dick”

Move over, Beatles, because I think I found my new favorite band. Their name is My Dick. Their album? My Dick’s Double Full-Length Release: 23 spot-on covers of some of the greatest hits of the ‘70s–‘90s, with one twist: key words in the lyrics are replaced with “dick.” I spoke to the two artists behind… More »


Frisky Q&A: Jessica Valenti, Author Of “Why Have Kids?” Plus, Enter To Win A Kindle Fire!

Go to the parenting section of any bookstore and there are hundreds of thousands of pages to read on how to do it and setting expectations for what the experiences should be like. Very few tackle the question of why a person, in particular a woman, should/would become a parent, and even fewer from… More »


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