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Sasheer Zamata Steps Up For Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Woman”

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Sasheer Spells It Out

If there’s anyone who should be doling out life advice to the young women of America, it’s the lady cast members of “Saturday Night Live.” So, here’s Sasheer Zamata, one of the newest (and funniest!) cast members, weighing in on dating dudes out of pity, street harassment, and other lady-problems. Listen up! [Vimeo]

Stephen Colbert Does Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man”

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Stephen Doles Out Some Dad Advice

Okay, I love Stephen Colbert, but I’m not totally down with some of his answers for Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man” series. While answering a question from a 19-year-old whose father won’t let her sleep at her boyfriend’s house because he’s squicky about sex, Colbert suggests that maybe her dad just knows what’s better for her. (Err, why does this young woman think she needs her dad’s permission to do any of this?) And while answering a question about boys and men making misogynistic jokes, Colbert says “No, I don’t think they know that it’s harmful,” instead suggesting that the jokers just want attention. Some of these answers may be true, but I would have hoped for more empowering responses for Rookie Mag’s teen audience. The “Ask A Grown Man” series can be pretty insightful into how individual men think about certain issues, but this one has parts that come off as kinda man-splain-y. [Rookie Mag]

Lena Dunham Interviews Mindy Kaling In BFF Conversation We Should Have Been Invited To

  • Lena Dunham interviewed Mindy Kaling for RookieMag.com’s second book, Rookie Yearbook 2. “More than half the questions I am asked are about the politics of the way I look,” Mindy Kaling said. “What it feels like to be not skinny/dark-skinned/a minority/not conventionally pretty/female/etc. It’s not very interesting to me, but I know it’s interesting to people reading an interview. Sometimes I get jealous of white male showrunners when 90 percent of their questions are about characters, story structure, creative inspiration, or, hell, even the business of getting a show on the air.” [Rolling Stone]
  • The worryingly-troubled Jenna Jameson is returning to porn again to fix her money troubles. [TMZ] Keep reading »

“Get Uglier Friends”: Jimmy Fallon Dishes Out Advice For Rookie

Ira On Blowjobs
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Ira Glass talks blowjobs and teaches you how to make balloon animals. Read More »
Judd On Gossip
"Boys gossip" and other good advice from Ask A Grown Man. Read More »
Jon On Farting
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Jon Hamm informs Rookie Mag that everybody farts. Read More »
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Dating Tips From Jimmy Fallon

Whoa. I almost don’t recognize Serious Jimmy Fallon. But Serious Jimmy Fallon is here, dishing out relationship advice for Rookie Mag’s Ask A Grown Man series. He cracks a few jokes, but mostly Jimmy takes his role as advice-giver like a concerned older brother. And somehow I find that totally endearing. [Rookie Mag]

Tavi Gevinson Tells Stephen Colbert He’s A Cool Dad

Tavi On Lana
Tavi Gevinson proves she's incredibly wise beyond her years. Read More »
Tavi On Photoshop Ban
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She's not sure how effective Seventeen's pledge will be. Read More »
Tavi Pets A Mini Horse
This girl is living all of our dreams! Read More »
"I was extremely bored.'

Style Rookie blogger and fashion world phenom Tavi Gevinson was on “The Colbert Report” last night,to discuss her latest feat: the publication of Rookie Yearbook One, a compendium of some of the best writing and stories from the first year of Gevinson’s online magazine Rookie. Colbert was a bit in awe of his youngest-ever guest, and queried her for style advice. What might appeal to a mass audience, he asked? Gevinson recommended that he give himself a boy band haircut and carry around a puppy, because “there were some really great photos of the members of One Direction modeling puppies, so I feel like if you carried around a puppy and had boy band hair, you would be set.”

While Tavi admitted that she may have fallen behind on her English homework, she still proves that she’s a total champ and wise beyond her years. Let’s be friends? [The Colbert Report]

Ira Glass Talks Blowjobs, Teaches You How To Make Balloon Animals

Judd Apatow's Advice
"Boys gossip" and other good advice from Ask A Grown Man. Read More »
Jon Hamm's Advice
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Relationship advice from Jon Hamm for Rookie Mag. Read More »
Ira Glass Sex Tape
Ira Glass Sex Tape
The NPR host talks dirty in his usual dry-witted fashion. Watch »
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Care For A Balloon Animal?

Rookie Mag’s fabulous Ask A Grown Man video series gives us a peek into the male mind from the likes of Jon Hamm and Judd Apatow. NPR host Ira Glass is the latest grown man to dish out advice (he also happens to be the husband of Anaheed Alani, an editor for Rookie) … but not after first teaching us all how to make balloon animals! A balloon Snoopy, in fact. He also answers questions about whether guys think women with short hair are “feminine looking” and how to tell a man in a sexy way that you’ve never given him a blowjob. “I think I can speak for all men when I say there is no unsexy way to tell a man you want to give him a blowjob,” Ira explains. “Literally any words you choose are going to be the right words. Those are are incredibly welcome words of any man or boy of any age. You could write it in crayon in another language and then translate it word by word. You could write it in Braille and run his fingers across it. You could put the words in the reverse. You could say it Yoda-style, like, ‘Blowjob, want to have?”  Yoda-style! Whoa. Let’s not get carried away, girls. It’s just a blowie. [Rookie Mag]

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