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Why Aren’t Victims Of Cults Treated With More Seriousness And Respect?

Yesterday, I wrote a response to a Refinery 29 profile of an anonymous Scientologist named “Elaine” which I believe glossed over very serious allegations of abuse within the Church and ultimately served as a piece of PR masquerading as “journalism.” I took issue with a number of aspects of writer Kelsey Miller’s reporting on this… More »


The Problem With Refinery 29’s Profile Of A Church Of Scientology Member

The lifestyle website Refinery 29 is in a bit of hot water after writer Kelsey Miller published a profile of a young, female Scientologist called “Elaine” (not her real name) that, frankly, could have been ripped from the pages of Freedom magazine. (Freedom is the Church of Scientology’s propaganda magazine.) Former Scientologists — including a… More »


Rudy The Fashion Dog Sniffs Out NYFW’s Most Stylish Shoes

There might be only one thing we love more than fashion, and that’s animals. So when Refinery 29 sent us this clip of very fashionable pup checking out the latest and greatest in footwear at New York Fashion Week, we felt like we’d hit the jackpot. Rudy speaks with a vaguely British accent and is… More »


Tard The Grumpy Cat Is Fashion’s Next Major Player

Tard, the cat otherwise known as Grumpy Cat, has been making the media rounds of late. He’s taken his patented lazy look on the road, and today stopped off at style blog Refinery 29 to talk about Choupette and take a gander at the 2013 United Bamboo cat collection. Tard exhibited disinterest and mild disdain,… More »


The Road To It Girl-dom

It’s no easy path to scoring a Nylon cover or being snapped by Kathy Lo. No no, you have to work at it, and by work at it we mean be too rich, too thin, party often and hard, be pretty, stylish–oh, and it doesn’t hurt if mama was good-looking (i.e. a model) and daddy… More »


Pierre Hardy For Gap Shoes Do Not Make Us “Audibly Gasp”

Our friends over at Refinery 29 usually have pretty impeccable taste, but this headline, “New Pierre Hardy for Gap Shoes Send Us Into Cardiac Arrest, Almost,” gave us pause. When Amelia sent me the link, I was practically salivating: This shiz is gonna be AH-MAY-ZING! (I had plenty of time to anticipate this due to… More »