Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross Talks Hair, Black Standards of Beauty

Last week I published a piece on this site about how a white dude at the opera called me "disgusting" after I refused pull back my naturally curly hair. I wrote that my hair looked "more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance." Translation: I was having a tame hair day. And now,… » 1/24/15 5:15pm Today 5:15pm

Don't Pee Before Sex Unless You Want A UTI

We spent my second-to-last night in London in his flat listening to old bands and piping. And then we did the same thing on my last night. I started daydreaming about our future life together the second I kissed him goodbye. Through customs. Through boarding. Through the first round of drinks from the cart. It got so… » 1/24/15 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

British Man Looking for Love, Asked Internet to Pay for Dates 

This is the tale of Tom Packer, a lonely lad from Norwich, England. Poor Tom, a man as unlucky in love as he is rich in facial hair, has been on a desperate search for his truest love - the Elizabeth to his Darcy, the Jane to his Rochester. A shivering Tom even once took the cold, winter streets of London with… » 1/24/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Sarah Palin Won't Go Away, "Seriously Interested" in 2016 Bid 

Republicans have descended en mass on Iowa for something called the "Iowa Freedom Summit" hosted by Rep. Steve King and Citizens United. Usually when these things happen leading members of the GOP descend on the most politically meaningful of the flyover states (sorry Iowa) and say some really crazy shit. Fun person… » 1/24/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban in Alabama

A U.S. district judge struck down Alabama's ban on gay marriage after two Mobile women sued the state for refusing to recognize their California marriage. Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand, who have been together almost 15 years, sought legal recourse after Alabama denied Searcy's petition to legally adopt the couple's… » 1/24/15 11:10am Today 11:10am

Taylor Swift Finally Shows Belly Button, Proves She's Human 

Taylor Swift's mysterious belly button has been revealed! After years of hiding her belly button from an eager public, Swift took to Instagram and finally laid ugly belly button-related rumors to rest. Swift posted a photo of herself and obligatory girlfriends wearing bikinis in Maui. Sorry belly button truths, Tay is… » 1/24/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

The $72 Amazon Prime Deal is Live, Even For Existing Subscribers!

As promised, Amazon is selling 1-year memberships to Amazon Prime for just $72 right now (down from $99) in celebration of the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. Plus, everyone can also stream the award-winning Transparent for free today, even without a membership. I've watched it, and can't think of a better way to spend a… » 1/24/15 1:02am Today 1:02am

Your Worst Beauty Disasters

This upcoming Monday marks the launch of Millihelen, an exciting new Jezebel site devoted to easy and accessible makeup advice. (Read more about it here!) To celebrate the venture, we're devoting this week's Pissing Contest to your most hilarious and cringeworthy makeover disasters. » 1/23/15 9:10pm Yesterday 9:10pm

Prison Visitor Says She Was Forced to 'Prove' She Was Menstruating  

A new lawsuit against the Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison management company in the U.S., alleges that a female visitor was strip-searched and humiliated at a prison in Clifton, Tennessee. The woman says during her security screening she had to "prove" she was on her period by allowing… » 1/23/15 8:50pm Yesterday 8:50pm

Gwyneth Paltrow Once Threw a Dinner Party Where Everyone Barfed

Via Glamour, we learn that Gwyneth Paltrow has confessed her greatest culinary mishap (so she says; this may be a false flag covering the tracks of an apocryphal formal gala dinner she once threw for 400 people who were all allergic to vegan and died) to Rachael Ray. The story is simple and harrowing: she made a meal… » 1/23/15 8:10pm Yesterday 8:10pm