Posts tagged "satire"

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,…

Katrin Higher | October 16, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true “Colbert Report” fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Lily Allen Responds To Allegations Of Racism Against Black Women In Her “Hard Out Here” Video

This week, Lily Allen debuted the video for her new song “Hard Out Here,” to extremely mixed reactions. Some, like our own Rachel, saw her song about pop music’s policing…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

“In The Doll House,” a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem:
‘In the doll…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 12, 2013 - 5:30 pm

The “Betches” Are Professional Mean Girls

Please meet “betches” Jordana Abraham, Samantha Fishbein and Aleen Kuperman. This trio of childhood friends who coined the term “betch” while they were attending Cornell together go by the mottos:…

Ami Angelowicz | July 16, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Renounce Your Homosexuality For A Free Chicken Sandwich!

As we all learned last year, Chick-fil-A’s secret seasoning blend includes a heaping spoonful of homophobia and a generous slathering of bigotry. In response, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, a comedy group that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 8, 2013 - 2:40 pm

We Can’t Wrap Our Minds Around The Brant Brothers, So Someone Else Is Doing It For Us

If you’ve yet to hear of the brothers Brant, you are very fortunate. You are also not a subscriber and/or reader of Vanity Fair, where they were profiled back in

Rachel Krause | December 24, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Gay Women Will Marry Your Boyfriends

Of course, here’s the inevitable response to the parody video “Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends.” I’ll have you know, lesbians, that you don’t scare me. I’m pre-t-t-y sure my…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2012 - 3:00 pm

“Pintester” Is Messing Up Pinterest Tutorials So You Don’t Have To

I love Pinterest, but certain recipes and DIYs make me a little suspicious. Crockpot tiramisu? Really? Five-minute French tip manicure? Riiiiiight. My Pinterest side eye has been hilariously validated by…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 13, 2012 - 11:20 am

The Latest Miracle Beauty Product? Fotoshop By Adobé

This hilarious (and painfully accurate) video reimagines Photoshop as a beauty product that can erase acne, whiten teeth, make you skinny, and even change your race. Over a pulsing techno…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 12, 2012 - 11:20 am

Even More S**t That Girls Say

Oh my God, you guys! Is that hummus? Seriously, that dog realllllllly needs some water. For real. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein | December 19, 2011 - 4:40 pm

10 Ways To Stuff Yourself & Stay Sexy Over Thanksgiving

Of all the many splendored joys associated with the holiday season, having a free pass to stuff your face may be the best. And of all the lip-smacking, gravy-smothered, “have…

Rachel Kane | November 14, 2011 - 10:00 am

SNL Debuts The Li’l Poundcake HPV Vaccine Doll

There was a lot to love when Melissa McCarthy hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. But my fave was a sketch she wasn’t even in: the Li’l Poundcake HPV Vaccine…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2011 - 11:00 am

Mind Of Man: Why Men Prefer “Innocent” Girls To “Whorey Slutosauruses”

This week’s column was inspired by a recent article on entitled “Why Men Prefer Innocent Girls To Bad Girls.”

The other day, some guys and I were chillaxing…

John DeVore | March 9, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Because That’s What Ladies Be Talking About

The Onion magazine satire of “10 Most Powerful Women” articles might be a joke, but frankly this cover speaks for many profiles about Hillary Clinton or Condoleezza Rice. The article…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2010 - 1:44 pm

Does “SNL” Think Domestic Violence Against Tiger Woods Is Funny?

I had uncomfortable feelings about this “Saturday Night Live” skit where Kenan Thompson and Blake Lively make fun of Elin Nordegren allegedly beating up Tiger Woods. Ever since the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Liz Lemon Vs. The High-Def Camera

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in some beer-drenched frat house full of peeps who don’t understand “30 Rock” is satire. In last night’s episode, Liz

Jessica Wakeman | December 4, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Palin Parody Book Creating Lots of Oopsies In The Media

Ha ha ha. On the very same day that HarperCollins released Sarah Palin’s memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, new book publisher O/R put out its first offering—Going Rouge: An

Kate Torgovnick/ | November 23, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Last-Minute Halloween Task! Find A Masculine Costume For Your Effeminate Son

We were so focused on the crappy Cyrus parents who let their 9-year-old daughter out of the house dressed like a sexy witch in dominatrix boots, we forgot about…

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2009 - 7:15 pm