Let's List the Most Satisfying School Supplies

It feels like fall today, and fall will always feel like school supplies: rows of three-hole punch binders with 10-tabbed separates, unscuffed erasers, Sanrio Spotty Dotty pencil bags. Those were my weaknesses, along with Kipling backpacks (those overpriced gorillas were so cool at my high school for reasons I still… » 9/04/13 5:10pm 9/04/13 5:10pm

JCPenney Had to Dial Back Its Haircut Giveaway Because It Was Working…

Members of JCPenney's marketing team all put their thinking caps on this summer and decided that a great way to trap people in their stores and cajole them into buying pantsuits or sweatshirts was to offer free back-to-school haircuts to kids. CEO Ron Johnson, however, soon discovered that free back-to-school haircuts… » 9/11/12 10:30am 9/11/12 10:30am

Date-Rape Columnist Adds Race To His Conversational Repetoire

Alex Knepper's claim that "date rape is an incoherent concept" continues to make waves, this time with an interview in which he says people of color are anti-gay, but at least smart enough not to get raped. » 4/05/10 7:00pm 4/05/10 7:00pm

"This Column Was Probably Not — No, It Was Not — In The Best Taste"

The American University Eagle will issue an apology for publishing Alex Knepper's column claiming "'date rape' is an incoherent concept." Says the editor-in-chief, "The column offended a lot of people, and as a human being, that upsets me." [Washington Post] » 3/31/10 11:20am 3/31/10 11:20am

"The Rules Of Anonymous Sex:" American U. Columnist Responds To Rape…

After sophomore Alex Knepper claimed that "'date rape' is an incoherent concept" in the American University Eagle, many AU students wrote us to voice their anger. And Knepper himself wrote in to explain his "call for personal responsibility." » 3/30/10 1:20pm 3/30/10 1:20pm

"'Date Rape' Is An Incoherent Concept": Blaming The Victim, American U.…

The latest evidence that today's college kids are getting a lesson in victim-blaming: an American University sophomore's claim that girls who go to frat parties are asking for it, and consent is basically bullshit anyway. » 3/29/10 2:40pm 3/29/10 2:40pm