Everyone Breaks Up Over the Holidays: 'Dear John' Letters From Literary…

Since everyone's always breaking up over Christmas, let's steal gain inspiration for our relationship's final words from our bookish brethren. » 12/30/12 11:45pm 12/30/12 11:45pm

Don't Let The Right Wing Redefine Rape

Congressional Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow women using government money to receive an abortion only in the event of forcible rape. This is bullshit, and we should fight this on all fronts, including Twitter. » 1/30/11 3:10pm 1/30/11 3:10pm

Did John Mayer Sleep With Taylor Swift & Break Her Teenage Heart?

You know how Taylor Swift says that all of her songs are about her relationships? Her new song, "Dear John," seems to detail what went down between Taylor and John Mayer. And it doesn't end well. » 10/19/10 10:04am 10/19/10 10:04am

It's Impossible To Have "A Benetton Heart" And A "White Supremacist…

John Mayer saying something idiotic? Say it ain't so! His latest bout of verbal diarrhea in Playboy made headlines - but Mayer's comments (and the reactions to said comments) reveal how little many understand about how racism operates. » 2/11/10 2:00pm 2/11/10 2:00pm

Dear John Should Have Taken A Page From The Notebook

Dear John, which opens today, is based on a Nicholas Sparks book in which young lovers (Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum) keep their relationship alive by writing to each other. Sadly, critics did not love it, "like McAdams loves Gosling." » 2/05/10 4:30pm 2/05/10 4:30pm

Dear John Premiere Is A Tearjerker

Dear John, the latest Nicholas Sparks weepie, opened last night at Grauman's Chinese Theater. And the styles on display were all about the accessories - not in a good way. » 2/02/10 10:30am 2/02/10 10:30am

Dear John: Being A Military Spouse Is Really Hard

Dear John, the latest Nicholas Sparks tearjerker, is the story of romance patriotism and the conflicts of love and country. The real-life version, one woman tells Salon, was a very different matter: » 2/01/10 2:20pm 2/01/10 2:20pm

It's High Time We Talked About Toilet Paper

Good afternoon. Earlier this morning, Editor Anna asked me my stance on "potty humor." I am somewhat pro. Thus, it is my privilege to discuss with you today's most important global issue: Toilet paper. » 1/27/09 3:40pm 1/27/09 3:40pm

Memo To Senator McCain: My Health Is Not An Extreme Position

John, I know we don't talk much. Part of that is my fault — after I flirted with you back in 2000, I'll admit I was a little embarrassed at myself. But you didn't help when you literally embraced W » 10/16/08 12:40pm 10/16/08 12:40pm and metaphorically embraced The Surge, let alone when you started who we used to hate . But all the journalists kept…