Serena Williams is better at tennis than most human beings will ever be at anything, ever. And this year in particular she's been on a tear: After the embarrassment of a first-round knockout at the 2012 French Open, she's racked up 11 titles, including the U.S. Open and the WTA Championships.
On Sunday evening's Mad Men, the show that everything starts and stops and ends and begins with, Don Draper got himself into another adventure. No, I'm not talking about how he turned into Dom Draper for a moment there; I'm talking about how, yet again, an elevator was used to further the plot line of his romantic…
Women's Wear Daily has published what is perhaps the hackiest celebrity profile lede in the entire history of hacky celebrity profile ledes. Are you ready? Here it comes:
Going by Hollywood movies alone, birth involves nothing more than zany rushes to the hospital, screaming for drugs, horrible pushing, and a soft and glowy presentation of Junior. So easy! Watch the reel and become a believer. [Vulture]
A family friend phoned this morning to announce the birth of a baby girl. So welcome to the world, baby girl! Here's how Hollywood expects your life to unfold. Ready set shoes, tiny girl friend!
As far as teenybopper pop stars go, Taylor Swift is probably one of the best. Her songs are catchy and filled with the kind of lyrics you would have written on your high school notebooks.
Sinister forces are challenging the way of life of one of our most enduring literary metaphors: the Russian nesting doll.
The most unintentionally hilarious part of any women's magazine is the stupid monthly quiz that celebrates obvious stereotypes and cliches. So what better way to spend a Saturday than to make one of our own?
Living the cliché.
Looking for the depth of a Carrie Bradshaw pun, the sparkling dialogue of The Hills and the dazzling wit of Gossip Girl's text bulletins? Look no further than this week's Modern Love!
The "Modern Love" column, as we know all too well, can be an exercise in modern narcissism. But this week's essay, Diane Nottle's "Faithful to His Memory, and His Mother" is different: the story of a woman who, after the death of the love of her life, forms a lasting bond with his mother that ends up being a far…
This short film, Ben Pietor's "It's All About the Shoes", just won the Red Ribbon at the Tropfest Film Festival. The film, about a shoe-obsessed woman who "meets her fate," is well done, but it got me thinking about women's alleged obsession with shoes. When I worked in an office, we used to sheepishly conceal the…
In the context of her smart review of The Wackness and Olivia Thirlby's character Stephanie, blogger Lauren Bans introduces the concept of what she calls "the quirky aggressive" which she sees as a female archetype along the lines of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. "She's pretty without makeup, wears Converse, and says…