Easter Eggs So Cool Even a Design Nerd Could Love Them

If you have an obsession with simple beauty of Pantone chips—which, why wouldn't you—then these are the Easter eggs for you. They were created by designer Jessica Jones of How About Orange, and they look so good that it almost seems a shame to crack ‘em open and eat them. True, they might be a little high-minded for… » 4/08/12 9:00pm 4/08/12 9:00pm

Stop Talking About How More Women Should Be Going Gray

Well, ladies and gentleman, we seem to have reached that special time that comes once ever two years or so when we again become aware that having gray hair is a "thing." A silly trend piece is written about how some women have made the bold decision not to hide the deeply shameful sign that they are basically decrepit… » 4/03/12 12:00pm 4/03/12 12:00pm

Once Upon a Time, the Color Blue Was Permissable for Baby Girls

American Studies professor Jo B. Paoletti has announced the publication of her book, Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America. I've been eagerly anticipating getting my hands on a copy. It was from Paoletti that I learned that the idea that pink was a feminine and blue a masculine color was a… » 2/04/12 2:30pm 2/04/12 2:30pm

What Ever Happened To The Black Television Sitcom?

One of my favorite sitcoms of all time is "A Different World," the "Cosby Show" spin-off series that followed the lives of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college located in Virginia. Though the series had a slow first season, "A Different World" ultimately managed to captivate audiences and was… » 5/26/11 6:05pm 5/26/11 6:05pm