Karolina Waclawiak on Disappearing Trophy Wives and Courtney Stodden

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Karolina Waclawiak’s new novel, The Invaders, focuses in on an aging trophy wife in a Connecticut beachside community who begins spiraling out of control alongside her drug-addled stepson, Teddy. While Waclawiak’s Cheryl escaped her working class life only to end up in a stifling community of wealth, Teddy, born into… » 6/24/15 6:10pm 6/24/15 6:10pm

How Backpacking Changed the Way I Looked

When I quit my job in New York to go backpacking in South America, I agonized over what to pack. I couldn’t, for instance, not bring my Ferragamo flats, even if it meant ruining their soles on dirt paths and crumbling cobblestones. I certainly couldn’t leave behind my beloved red lipstick—I wanted it for nights out… » 6/17/15 5:00pm 6/17/15 5:00pm

If Dadbod Is the Path to Mombod, Let Dadbod Lead the Way 

By now you probably know exactly what a dadbod is, even if you can’t articulate an exact definition. It has something to do with a dude whose quantifiable hotness manages to be both because of and in spite of his lifestyle, which may or may not involve exercise, beer, pizza, parenting. But what about mombod? Can we… » 5/07/15 5:00pm 5/07/15 5:00pm

Heels and Winged Eyeliner: What Fun Lady Things Are You Bad At? 

Some lady things take a lot of regular effort with nothing to show for it aside from looking “normal,” and those lady things are the bane of a lady existence: shaving, plucking, waxing, moisturizing. Other lady things pay off visually, and are thus much more fun to play around with: accessorizing, doing makeup, or… » 4/27/15 4:30pm 4/27/15 4:30pm

No One Thinks #FeministsAreUgly and It Wouldn't Matter if They Did 

In further proof that Twitter’s memory is goldfish short, controversy erupted last night over the hashtag #FeministsAreUgly, which was invented by two feminists of color all the way back in August of 2014. Last night, it exploded into controversy all over again, in a truly unholy convergence of 4chan trolls, a bad… » 4/27/15 11:10am 4/27/15 11:10am

Very Dumb Teens Are Wounding Their Lips to Look Like Kylie Jenner 

Teens across the internet are bruising their faces in order to recreate Kylie Jenner’s obviously enhanced lips. The ill-advised #KylieJennerChallenge caught on with a small group of bored, improperly supervised youth who documented their disasters by posting traumatizing pictures on social media. » 4/20/15 7:00pm 4/20/15 7:00pm

Horsemen 1 and 2 of the Apocalypse Attend a Fun Party

On the left, we have Ann Coulter, who once said, “Liberals love America like O. J. loved Nicole.” On the right, Flo Rida, who once said, “So that birthday cake get a cobra/Buggati for real, I’m cold bruh/That auto-biography rover/Got the key to my city it’s over/It’s no thots, only Anna Kournikova’s.” In the middle, a… » 4/09/15 4:00pm 4/09/15 4:00pm