Take a Moment and Watch Rahm Emanuel Dance to ‘Blurred Lines'

At last week's Taste of Chicago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the opportunity to put that dance major at Sarah Lawrence College to good use. Please note how the former White House Chief of Staff slowly undresses himself as the beat goes on: First the tie, then roll up the sleeves. That's how we should all get down. » 7/18/13 6:15pm 7/18/13 6:15pm

Celebrities at the Oscars Ranked From Most to Least Charming

Last night's Academy Awards were a bit of a shitshow—as massive, shambling, designed-by-committee live ceremonies tend to be. As far as I could tell, the theme of the night was "James Bond for no reason/the 2003 movie version of Chicago/indulging Seth MacFarlane's broken dreams of becoming a razzle-dazzle… » 2/25/13 1:00pm 2/25/13 1:00pm

Yael Kohen Examines Actresses' Extreme Weight Fluctuation For Roles

Yael Kohen is the author of We Killed, a recent oral history of the double standards leveled on female comics. Kohen has an interesting piece on The Cut today about the fascination/accolades for celebrities who drastically change their bodies for a role—and how it is particularly significant in the case of A-list… » 2/23/13 5:30pm 2/23/13 5:30pm

Christian Siriano, For The Budget (Payless Shoes!) Anna Karenina In You

Project Runway star Christian Siriano drew inspiration from the interior of Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre for his Fall 2013 collection, which evokes the gilded and embossed silhouettes of the Russian opera house. It was accompanied by a rock opera score produced by Siriano's boyfriend, Brad Walsh. » 2/10/13 5:00pm 2/10/13 5:00pm

Monique Lhullier, For The Melodramatic Old-Money Socialite In You

In the wise words of American poet laureate Fergie, "Wear them gold and diamonds rings/All them things don't mean a thing." After sending out a few powdery all-white looks to open the show, renowned wedding dress designer Lhullier followed up the first few designs with dramatic gowns in saturated jewel tones, most… » 2/10/13 3:30pm 2/10/13 3:30pm

Nicole Miller, For The Black-On-Black Former Goth In You

Nicole Miller's fall 2013 runway presentation at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York answered the time-honored question: What's a one-time Hot Topic-clad 15-year-old to wear now that she's all grown up? Vintage-inspired boxy menswear in shades of black and plaid, obviously. Plus some granny brocade and… » 2/09/13 5:30pm 2/09/13 5:30pm

Show and Tell! What Would Your Ideal 2013 Look Like?

Personally, 2011 was my shittiest year of all time, 2012 was exactly halfsies (ultimate shit-show v. best-year-ever), and 2013 is...TBD. Now I'm no mathemagician, but I'm hoping I can keep up that trajectory and make the next 364 days the 100% BEST NONSTOP PARTY YEAR YET. So what better way to manifest that shit than… » 1/01/13 2:00pm 1/01/13 2:00pm

Let's Face It—You Are Not Following Through on Any of This 'Resolution'…

Well, it's that time of year again—time to say RIP to gross, rickety Old-Man-Baby New Year 2012 and mop up the afterbirth of red, slippery, mewling little new Baby New Year 2013. And with the flip-flapping of the calendar comes your weird superstitious notion that you're suddenly going to have the fortitude to do all… » 12/31/12 7:00pm 12/31/12 7:00pm

It's Time to Be a Better Person: What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

As 2012 comes to an end, and we're all still standing (high five!), we must look forward to the emotional/financial/spiritual riches of 2013, a time so far away the Mayans couldn't even dream of it. We're in the future now, friends, and so we must excel and Be the Best We Can Be in Twenty ThirTee. » 12/31/12 3:50pm 12/31/12 3:50pm