How to Break the News to Friends Who Aren't Invited to Your Wedding

Anyone who's ever planned a wedding will tell you that—save for choosing what photo booth backdrop you're going to use—figuring out your guest list is the absolute worst part of wedding planning. Some friends and coworkers simply won't make the cut. This will be completely devastating for them! » 11/05/14 2:11pm 11/05/14 2:11pm

Things I Learned from #WomenAgainstFeminism

Back when I was a cute li'l co-ed — cardigan buttoned up to the neck and ponytail a-flippin' — I signed up for an introductory woman's studies course at my university. It was a good class, but I couldn't help but notice how the more I learned from it, the more radical and frightening things started to get. » 7/22/14 7:00pm 7/22/14 7:00pm

On Comedy: The Science of 'Too Soon'

In general, there are few things less funny and interesting to talk about than the science and psychology of humor. While there have certainly been some insightful and captivating think pieces on humor over the years (my friend and colleague Lindy West's being chief among them), most reflections on the topic tend to… » 3/06/14 3:00pm 3/06/14 3:00pm

Kids Reacting to Rotary Phones Will Either Entertain or Depress You

This video of adorable children dumbfounded by old rotary phones will either make you chuckle because rotary phones are ridiculous and weird or it will make you burst into tears, especially when they start talking about how this is like the old phones their mom probably learned to use when she was little. Oh sigh. » 3/03/14 3:15pm 3/03/14 3:15pm

'Ugh, What's Up With All These Feminists Being Funny?' Says Chronically…

This is a serious post, you beer-swilling, har-harring feminists. An adult is concerned about you guys. Please, take a break from lying about your rapes for a second to listen to this urgent announcement: Feminists used to be all earnest and dour and serious, back in the 90's when grunge and Katie Roiphe were… » 10/01/12 4:20pm 10/01/12 4:20pm

Dear Beyoncé, Thank You for Inviting Me to Dinner

I always do my best not to brag about celebrity encounters because, frankly, it comes off as a little gauche. Believe me — I would love to talk up the time that I saw George Wendt coming out of TJ Maxx or the other time I stood in line behind Andrew from Buffy to buy a smoothie, but I don't. It's rude to make other… » 9/13/12 6:30pm 9/13/12 6:30pm