What Exactly Is a Leap Year?

Have you ever wondered why February gets an extra day every four years? Turns out, it's not some arbitrary day for women to go romantically crazy (speaking of, how many guys have you hooked up with today? I've had sex with seven, though one doesn't really count because it was all over the pants), but rather a… » 2/29/12 5:15pm 2/29/12 5:15pm

Wacky Tradition of Leap Day Allows Women to Ask Men Out

Today is February 29th, a day added to the calendar every four years to confuse people who still use checks and blow elementary schoolchildrens' minds. It's also Sadie Hawkins Day, a nutty, topsy-turvy holiday when women can do crazy things like — wait for it — request that men accompany them on social calls. It's… » 2/29/12 9:30am 2/29/12 9:30am

Which Rom-Com Destination Is Right For You?

Let's say you're an American woman who's experienced heartbreak or dates a man in a suit. Well, girlfriend, grab that passport and head to an exotic locale brimming with hot men, hilarious misadventures, and great food! But which one? » 6/07/10 5:00pm 6/07/10 5:00pm

Leap Year: "A Movie Only In A Strictly Technical Sense"

A woman proposing to a man? Leap Year takes the sexist premise that women are forbidden from popping the question year-round and adds every rom-com cliché and Irish stereotype. The result: "The cinematic equivalent of a Shamrock Shake." » 1/08/10 12:00pm 1/08/10 12:00pm

Modern Brides Can Be Real Bulldozers

Have you asked a man to marry you yet? Well so far, not very many of you say you'd do it. One woman who actually went through with it? Marina Maiuri, who appeared on the Today show this morning in post-proposal bliss with her intended, Sean Smith (Congrats, kids!). The segment was short but sweet, but the feature that… » 2/29/08 1:30pm 2/29/08 1:30pm

Deconstructing Angelina Jolie's Inner Neocon

So Lara Croft turns out to be a no-longer-closeted neocon. Now will Brad's red-state mom acknowledge her at the Thanksgiving dinner table? Will Scarlett Johansson compose a dis track for her next album on the perils defining victory downward? And now that terror has struck one of the four Las Vegas ExtendedStay Suites… » 2/29/08 10:00am 2/29/08 10:00am