Why Are Female Celebs 'Fake' But Men Just Get to Be Cool Dudes?

According to internet prophecies (on this site and others), we're on the brink of a national Jennifer Lawrence backlash. She's too charming. She's trying too hard. She's annoying. She's so likeable that we're just fucking sick of liking her. She's problematic. She dressed up like a "fat witch" once, which was kind of… » 12/16/13 1:00pm 12/16/13 1:00pm

When It Comes to Love, Can You Fake It 'Til You Make It?

We are often told to fake it until we make it, and this is useful in all manner of endeavors: acting confident and sexy, starting a new job for which you are under-qualified, etc. But we are not usually advised to do this in matters of the heart—because, after all, love cannot be faked. Or can it? Dun, dun, dunnnn. » 7/06/12 7:10pm 7/06/12 7:10pm

Would You Like a Bite of My Test Tube Burger?

In theory, being able to make artificial meat in a lab sounds great—it'd be better for the earth than raising animals and would make protein more plentiful for a hungry population. But then there's the actual reality of it, which at the moment is sitting in a petri dish in the Netherlands and is described as a… » 2/19/12 11:55pm 2/19/12 11:55pm