This Star-Studded 1959 TV Episode Is What All Advertising Should Be


In a 1959 installment of the anthology series Playhouse 90 entitled “The Big Party,” “some of the most glamorous names in show business” were invited to a black tie affair hosted by, who else, Rock Hudson and Tallulah Bankhead. The show is smartly written and surprisingly funny, even today. Just watch the opening… » 4/27/15 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

My Love Affair With Androgynous Clothes

For me, it all started with boys’ jeans in junior high. Guess jeans were all the rage—the really tight ones with the zippered legs, which looked great on the average girl. But on me, already towering above my classmates in elementary school, they looked, I was told repeatedly, like high waters. Where’s the flood? I… » 4/27/15 5:50pm Today 5:50pm

Townspeople Irritated Teen Girls Weren't Punished for Nude Photo Leak

Eight high school boys in Liberty, Missouri have been suspended for sharing nude photos of their female classmates on Instagram, Twitter, and in text messages. The 16 girls pictured in the photos weren’t suspended, just “verbally reprimanded,” according to Liberty Public Schools. This is becoming a huge controversy on… » 4/27/15 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Game of Boners: Jaime Lannister Shops at Abercrombie & Fitch

We’ve seen Jaime Lannister do his share of terrible things: He shoved Bran Stark out a tower window, has had a decades-long sexual relationship with his sister and is broadly (if not wrongly) known as the most famous oath-breaker in the Seven Kingdoms. Still, nothing—NOTHING—could prepare me for yesterday afternoon… » 4/27/15 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Heels and Winged Eyeliner: What Fun Lady Things Are You Bad At? 

Some lady things take a lot of regular effort with nothing to show for it aside from looking “normal,” and those lady things are the bane of a lady existence: shaving, plucking, waxing, moisturizing. Other lady things pay off visually, and are thus much more fun to play around with: accessorizing, doing makeup, or… » 4/27/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

Two months ago, just after the end of a long holiday weekend, Jason Whitlock convened a morning meeting at the Los Angeles offices of his ESPN-backed black-interest site, The Undefeated, which is slated to go live this summer. Five days before, to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game, the site had introduced itself… » 4/27/15 4:05pm Today 4:05pm

What's the Best Fan?

In short order everyone will transition from complaining about how cold it is to complaining about how hot it is, especially me. A fan is a great thing to have around to supplement your air conditioning, or depending on the temperature, protect your electric bill from your A/C unit getting run at all. But which fan is… » 4/27/15 3:46pm Today 3:46pm

'Just Do It': A Chat With Iris Apfel, Style Icon & Star of a New Film

Most people outside the fashion industry first met Iris Apfel 10 years ago, as the Rara Avis—the rare bird whose 2005 exhibition of clothing and jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum changed the way we look at style for the better. She was 84 years old at the time, a phoenix or a bird of paradise whose gloriously… » 4/27/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

How Many Pizzas Should You Order? The Pizza Equation Will Tell You

At some point in your life you will be asked to order pizza for a group. When that time comes, don’t be afraid. All the information you need to determine how many pies to order can be found in the pizza itself. Because what is a pizza if not a tool for learning fractions? » 4/27/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm