The Female Vote: It Was 89 Years Ago Today

Whatever the outcome of the 2008 election, we can all still honor the fact that we are allowed to vote in the first place! On June 4th, 1919, Congress approved the women's suffrage amendment, and sent it to the states for ratification. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony had been working explicitly since 1869… » 6/04/08 1:30pm 6/04/08 1:30pm

Yup, My Nasty Chuck Taylors Can Pretty Much Sum Up The Human Condition

What is it about Converse shoes everyone always has to fetishize? America is asking itself on the hundredth anniversary of the company, which is not actually a company but a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nike Inc., not that you care, because you understand; these things happen. As Hank Stuever says: "It is not an angry… » 3/28/08 12:30pm 3/28/08 12:30pm

Charlie Wilson's Women: "He Was Such A Chauvinist, But He Also Gave Us…

Charlie Wilson's War, which opened on Friday, is a movie I think everyone should see. Not because Julia Roberts delivers a shoddy Texas accent or because Philip Seymour Hoffman steals every scene he's in or because Tom Hanks is the lead and Americans love Tom Hanks even more than deep-fried crucifix-shaped guns. But… » 12/26/07 12:30pm 12/26/07 12:30pm

Former YSL Exec Wonders: Is All That Expensive Crap Really Necessary?…

A few months back a curious thing happened to a big luxury brand executive: she began questioning what the crap the point of all those logos was. So she quit her job at Yves St. Laurent and got a new job working someplace slightly less offensive so she could go all existential in today's Huffington Post: » 10/17/07 11:30am 10/17/07 11:30am