It's A Girl! (But We Knew That Already.)

Earlier this week we got our hands on one of the first finished copies of The Book of Jezebel. We are happy to report that it looks and feels gorgeous. (It is also fun to take photographs with, like the one seen here with the site's deputy editor, Dodai Stewart. Also, it is made in the USA!) Those who want to know more … » 9/19/13 2:03pm 9/19/13 2:03pm

Now It All Makes Sense: ‘God Hates Fags’ Pastor Allegedly Had Gay…

Unfortunately for our sense of optimism that humanity has not yet reached the apex of its narrative parabola, we're all privy to the existence of Westboro Baptist Church leader (and possible lizard person) Fred Phelps. Among the many vile things we've learned about Phelps over his tenure as a hate-mongering demagogue… » 3/15/13 2:40pm 3/15/13 2:40pm

Finally, A Perfume That Makes You Smell Like a Book

Are you a serious bookworm? Are you seeking to impress people with your love of reading or attract only the most erudite of mates? Then perhaps you would like to invest in a bottle of Paper Passion, the perfume that will make you smell exactly like a freshly printed book—because, as Karl Lagerfeld says, "The smell of a… » 6/03/12 9:45pm 6/03/12 9:45pm

Our Eyes Are Wet: Marvel Comics Creates Special Hearing-Aid Superhero…

Anthony Smith is a four-year-old boy from New Hampshire who was born with a chromosomal disorder that left him mostly deaf. He started wearing a hearing aid, which he calls "blue ear" because it's blue, and it made a huge difference in his life by allowing him to go to school and socialize more easily with people. But a… » 5/25/12 11:50am 5/25/12 11:50am

You Absolutely Will Not Want to Buy the Mitt Romney Book That's Being…

Are you starting to plan ahead about what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Well, here's a suggestion: Don't get her Mitt Romney In His Own Words, a newly-announced collection of Mitt Romney quotes which promises to be the worst gift since Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes. The publisher says the… » 3/21/12 10:00pm 3/21/12 10:00pm

Encyclopaedia Britannica Dies Under Its Own Massive, Printed Weight

Alas, yet another sign that yet another era is ending. The New York Times is reporting that after 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print. While it's easy to imagine that we'll survive just fine without it—in this age of Wiki everything—we also know that life will never be the same. Now… » 3/13/12 9:00pm 3/13/12 9:00pm

Not Even an 'Explosive' New Book Can Make the First Lady Seem Unlikable

New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor has a new book coming out this week called The Obamas, about—as you might have guessed from the title—the Obamas. For the book, which many are calling "explosive" for its revelations about the very private Obama White House, Kantor says she interviewed 33 members of Obama's staff. She… » 1/08/12 6:35pm 1/08/12 6:35pm

Jezebel Knows That Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word

This week, Jezebel Bounty features the book Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word, which has been proclaimed by The New York Times as, "A defiant charge to women to ‘reclaim ambition as a virtue.'" This ambitious giveaway will not only include the book, but the entire bundle with private consulting time with author Dr. Debra… » 2/25/11 4:00pm 2/25/11 4:00pm

Diet Packs Will Make You Eat More • Female Shoppers Love Food Courts

Diet or calorie-portioned packs of snack food are actually counterproductive since they make people believe they can eat more of the unhealthy food inside. • New trend? New York City is welcoming its first vaginal fitness spa, meant to tighten women up, down there. • Environmentalist and author, Robert Engelman, says… » 7/02/08 5:20pm 7/02/08 5:20pm