Doing the Dishes for Blow Jobs, and Other Domestic Fallacies

"Choreplay," as defined in the Urban Dictionary, is "when a woman is turned on by the sight of her husband/boyfriend/partner doing regular household chores that she would normally be doing." Okay, yeah: I love watching my husband make an effort around the house. But there's a big difference between wanting to give a… » 3/06/15 5:10pm 10 minutes ago

From Ronald McDonald to I'm Lovin' It: A Curly Girls' Guide

I am the youngest of five children and have been mostly doted upon since day one. I say mostly because on the day I was born, all four of my siblings were mortified by my appearance. Mor.ti.fied. It was my hair: thick and black, sticking up in every direction, untamable. So disturbed were they that they… » 3/06/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Bless Your Heart: A Meditation, A Taxonomy, A Eulogy

There is a phrase that a woman can deploy like a verbal stiletto. It's increasingly dangerous to use, because many people are catching on to the phrase's true meaning. You've got a decent shot at sneaking it by folks who aren't from the South, but more and more, you try unloading it on anyone at all in America and you… » 3/06/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

War Is Hell: I Went Deep Undercover at a Wedding Expo

My mission was simple. Gain entry into a luxury wedding fair featuring a "ceremony-style fashion show," eat as many free chocolates as possible and get out with all my limbs intact. It sounded easy, but there's one thing people don't tell you about wedding fairs: No one comes out the same way they came in. » 3/06/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

McDonald's Asks Bands to Play Show for Free, Is Dickish When Rebutted

Like many major corporations these days, McDonald's wants badly to get in on the SXSW action, reaping the benefits of the long-running music festival but becoming part of the reason it's not as fun as it used to be to attend. But because SXSW's core focus is (ostensibly) "emerging" musicians, as McDonald's put it, the… » 3/06/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Albert Maysles, the Documentarian Behind Grey Gardens, Has Passed Away

Renowned documentarian Albert Maysles, whose works include Salesman and the Rolling Stones doc Gimme Shelter, passed away Thursday night at 88. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his most famous documentary Grey Gardens, a strange and intimate look inside the lives of famed eccentrics Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale… » 3/06/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Scandal's Ferguson Storyline Was Much Too Much

The exact moment I started crying during last night's Scandal was at the end when Brandon Parker was finally zipped up into a body bag after laying in the street for way too long, and the camera froze on his face. This episode did the most and was asking a lot, and all in all it was just a gruesome fantasy. » 3/06/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

School to 11-Year-Old Dressed in Christian Grey Costume: 'No'

11-year-old Liam Scholes hasn't read Fifty Shades of Grey and he hasn't seen the movie. In fact, he probably just wanted to dress up as the iconic character because it's an easy costume (you just wear a suit and pout a lot). But administrators at his school in the UK decided that the costume was inappropriate and… » 3/06/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

An Isolation Tank in Winter is the Best Place to Feel Happy and Alone

At an aggressively loud party a few weeks ago, as the lights from a rainbow disco ball flashed directly into my eyes, I thought about the float tank. A skinny white DJ bounced along to an EDM remix of a well-known pop song, but nestled behind my forehead was serenity and peace. I stayed for one drink and got the… » 3/06/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

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Today artisanal and local makers own the food scene, but that doesn't mean they're easy to find at local grocery stores. With a subscription from Mouth you'll discover the best local makers of your favorite food and drinks, and get it all delivered to your door. Plus, you'll save 20% with promo code Gawker20. » 3/02/15 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm