Needy Man-Child Boss Offers Advice for Ex-Lover Intern Who Left Him

Today we saw what was supposed to be the tale of a lovelorn 30-something "boss" in a dead marriage with two kids who fell in love with a 21-year-old intern. But it read more like a 30-something needy man-child who fell for a young woman and tried to trap her in another dead relationship. It was clear from the opening… » 2/25/14 7:00pm 2/25/14 7:00pm

I Only Promised to Stay 'Til the Wind Changed: Goodbye, My Friends

In August of last year, I emailed my friend, the awesome Katie J.M. Baker, to see about pitching a story to Jezebel. I'd just been laid off from a job at Google and was looking to do something a little less... Googley. She emailed back saying they were looking for an evening editor and would I be interested? Hell yes,… » 12/19/13 9:33pm 12/19/13 9:33pm

So Long And Thanks For All The Fashion

I remember exactly where I was when I applied to Jezebel. It was January 15, 2008, and I was living unhappily in San Francisco, in a failing relationship, in a failing economy, working a job at which I was failing. Late one desperate night, I wrote an email to tips@jezebel.com — and you can still reach us there, tips… » 7/19/13 7:00pm 7/19/13 7:00pm

Ann Curry's Teary Goodbye on Today: 'This Is Not How I Expected to…

At 8:50 this morning, Ann Curry signed off as Today show co-host. It was a teary scene, and Ann was heart-breakingly apologetic, saying: "For all of you, who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line… but I did try." Ouch. Matt Lauer offered a few words about Ann's… » 6/28/12 9:30am 6/28/12 9:30am

Good Night Jezebel, and Have a Pleasant Tomorrow

After three and a half years at Jezebel, this is my final post. In that time, I wrote 5,990 posts, falling just 10 short of winning a kayak. My departure is bittersweet. On the one hand, I'm excited to stop living like a vampire, waking up to emails detailing how wrong I am about absolutely everything (Note to self:… » 1/13/12 5:30pm 1/13/12 5:30pm

Lady Buys Full-Page Newspaper Ad In Memoriam Of Dead Cat

We love our crazy cat ladies around here, and 77-year-old Italian artist Luciana Matalon certainly fits the bill, as she adored her 15-year-old kitty so much, that when Sky died, Matalon placed a full-page ad in national newspaper Corriere della Sera. The ad featured a poem she'd written about the fabulous feline —… » 7/15/11 1:57pm 7/15/11 1:57pm