Christmas Presents Inspire Mixed Emotions, Sometimes Stabbings

There's nothing worse than the disappointment of opening a Christmas present and getting something that's all wrong: an ugly shirt that you wouldn't be caught dead in, or worse, something utterly banal from someone allegedly close to you, like a subscription to the cheese of the month club from your boyfriend. But… » 12/24/07 9:30am 12/24/07 9:30am

Fashion Is, Actually, Mostly About Vanity And Consumerism

Fashion Week is here! And with it, the inevitable Fashion Week-pegged crop of even more inevitable stories about the many wondrous aspects of making clothes: The one declaring the "paradigm shift" underway in the way we avoid nakedness this season; the one about how, thanks to modern technology LIKE EMAIL, knockoffs… » 9/04/07 11:30am 9/04/07 11:30am