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Time Inc. Needs A Bacon Critic, But Competition For The Job Is Bound To Be Extra Crispy

Do you love bacon? Do you love giving your unsolicited praise or slander about bacon to anyone who will listen? Do you have writing chops? More »


Study Shows “Dadbods” Are A Thing, But I’m Still Putting A Moratorium On The Subject

A new study from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine has confirmed that “dadbod” really is a thing, medically speaking, at least insofar as when men become fathers, they tend to gain weight. This is what they’re paying their doctors to do. Good lord, Northwestern.

Anyway, I’m sure this is incredibly medically important or… More »


The Soapbox: What TIME Gets All Wrong About “Pretty Woman,” Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

A journalist from Time.com contacted me yesterday for a quote that ultimately appeared in an article that irresponsibly conflates sex work and sex trafficking. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the film, “Pretty Woman,” the writer told me she was gathering what former sex workers— not victims of sexual exploitation, mind you — think… More »


Hillary Clinton Has Devil Horns on the New TIME Magazine Cover

Though I like Hillary Clinton, I am by no means a fervently unflinching Clinton supporter (just ask Frisky’s own Robyn about the arguments we’ve had for a week about why I think the Clinton email fiasco is newsworthy). Still, I can’t get on board with TIME’s latest cover, which has a Hillary silhouette that looks nothing like… More »


Science ‘N’ Stuff: The Big Bang Might Not Exist, And The Universe Might Literally Be Forever – Where Are My Physicists At?!

There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like, the universe never started, and the universe is never going to end.

I’ll do my best to explain this, not being a physicist… More »


An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes]
A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police… More »


I’m Not Buying TIME’s Apology For Saying “Feminist” Is A Word To Ban

TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs tacked an apology onto the magazine’s “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” article this weekend, expressing regret for including the word “feminist” in the poll. She writes:

TIME apologizes for the execution of this poll; the word ‘feminist’ should not have been included in a list… More »


#FeministPrincessBride Keeps Using The Word “Feminist,” But Unlike Time, They Know What It Means

Writer Anne Thériault, like the rest of us, was ticked that Time Magazine chose “feminist” as the word to ban in 2015. Her reaction was a lot like mine: … More »


Frisky Rant: No, We Should Not Ban The Word “Feminist” Just Because Celebrities Talking About Feminism Annoys You

Yesterday morning, TIME Magazine’s Katy Steinmetz released a list of fifteen words from which we can chose one that most deserves to be “banned” in 2015.  The poll, which includes items such as kale and #sorrynotsorry, is intended as a bit of fun, but there is one point where I want to get off the… More »


Why Has TIME Become The Hub For Anti-Feminists?

You know, I used to think that TIME magazine was a reputable source of information. When I saw Christina Hoff Sommers’ “5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die” published on their website, I thought, Alright, maybe they’re just trying to give voice to a different perspective. But then I realized that they’ve been publishing pieces from… More »


The Soapbox: TIME Shouldn’t Question #WhyIStayed

While the direct blame for abuse rests solely on the abusers, we live in a culture that supports and perpetuates the cycle of violence. It is on all of us to listen, support and validate the voices of those who come forward. Victims shouldn’t feel censored or have their stories dismissed just because there isn’t… More »


Shirtless Oscar Pistorius Covers TIME Magazine

A shirtless Oscar Pistorius is on the cover of TIME magazine regarding the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. [Mirror UK]
More uncomfortable PDA between Mary-Kate Olsen and her much-older boyfriend, Olivier Sarkozy. [Socialite Life]
Oberlin College cancelled classes today after someone wearing a KKK robe was reportedly seen on campus. [Slate]… More »


Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Why Are Dudes Either Flaky Or Non-Committal About Time?


The Tyranny Of The Tardy

I have a friend—bless her heart—who is habitually late to everything! It all started when Lynn went to work for me as a freelance editor. She never showed up when she said she would, always arrived looking like the mad scientist with hair askew and papers flying out of her cramped notebooks, and as breathless… More »


Dating Drama: What’s The Best Time For Sexytime?

Wake me up at the crack of dawn looking for sex, and I’m likely to ignore you, or yell at you — and not in a dominatrix type of way. To put it mildly, I’m not a morning person — or, rather, I’m up for “morning sex,” if 11:59 a.m. counts as “morning.” But others… More »


Donny Osmond, Former Child Star, Considers Miley Cyrus’ Career

Amid Vanity Fair-gate, Time published Donny Osmond’s thoughts on Miley Cyrus’ career:

Show business is about idolization. As an idol to tweens the world over, singer-actress Miley Cyrus, 15, is riding a huge tidal wave at the pinnacle of her career; this is as it should be. I hope she enjoys it. I guarantee… More »