Why Lindsay Lohan's $58,000 A Month Rehab Failed

It's difficult to read Amanda Fortini's excellent New Yorker » 11/24/08 12:00pm 11/24/08 12:00pm article on the West Hollywood-based "celebrity" rehab center Wonderland without trying to figure out which sodden celebs are . For instance, which early-90s lady rocker with a 15-year-old heroin addiction was recently admitted on a "scholarship"? Which…

Hillary And Sarah: The "Bitch" And The "Ditz" Of American Politics

In this week's New York Magazine » 11/17/08 12:00pm 11/17/08 12:00pm, Amanda Fortini is concerned that the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin rather than propelled them forward, because Clinton and Palin reinforce specific gender stereotypes. "In the grand Passion play that was this election, both Clinton and Palin came to represent—and,…

Did It Really Take "Iron My Shirt" To Teach Women That Severe Sexism…

"Iron my shirt"; Citizens United Not Timid; steel-thighed nutcrackers... according to two feature articles this week, all that misogyny may be creating a new "wave" of the women's movement. Not only does Salon's Rebecca Traister suggest that the current election cycle may very well "give birth to a new generation of… » 4/15/08 1:30pm 4/15/08 1:30pm

ELLE Reveals Men Actually Think Anorexia Is Sexy

You know that whole thing about how being superskinny is an ideal originated by the fashion industry and perpetuated by female competitiveness and like, totally NOT AT ALL what men are interested in etc. etc.? Well that's bullshit, says a story in the March Elle by Amanda Fortini, a 5'6 woman who dropped to 100 pounds… » 2/19/08 12:30pm 2/19/08 12:30pm