Olivia de Havilland, legendary star of classics like Gone With the Wind and (my personal favorite) Lady In a Cage, was born on this day in 1916. The newly minted centenarian has called three continents her home (she was born in Japan), lived through two world wars, had two husbands, and won two Oscars.
A 60-year-old woman from the UK has been fighting for the right to her daughter’s frozen eggs since her death in 2011 from cancer. Her daughter allegedly asked for her mother to “carry my babies,” but written consent was not obtained before she died.
I remember being shocked, in 1999, after setting up my hulking desktop and connecting my dial-up for the first time, to hear “You’ve got mail!” And I remember being even more shocked, in that first session, to receive an chat message asking what I was wearing—and if I could take it off.
A beautiful bitch named Bailey gave birth to 19 African Boerboel puppies in April, and I haven’t been this inspired by a dog since Air Bud scored the winning shot and helped keep a family together.
The last time my mother and I had an actual conversation was on Mother’s Day 2014, when she told me that I shouldn’t have bothered calling her. Switching between Russian and heavily accented English, she said it was insulting for me to wish her well on this holiday when I hadn’t done anything to make her a happy…
Those of you celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend are probably spending today finalizing plans for a delightful Sunday brunch, crossing your fingers in the hopes that your card arrives on time, or setting a reminder on your phone so that you don’t forget to call.
Mother’s Day, the unfathomably bad new ensemble comedy by Garry Marshall, ends with a blooper reel. It’s not a particularly good blooper reel, but there is one great moment—perhaps the only good moment of the entire film. In it, Julia Roberts is seen in character (complete with that hideous wig) staring out the window…
Now that I’m in my 40s, I can look back on my sexual history with a better understanding of who I am and what has traditionally worked for me.
When I was younger, if a guy asked how many partners you had, it was assumed that a woman would knock a few numbers off. I remember one guy I’d been dating for a few months asked me about my “body count,” as he called it. I told him I’d had five partners. He raised an eyebrow and said: My dad told me that whatever…
When my now 18-year-old stepdaughter was four years old, I realized she was extremely mature for her age. Example: once, while we were watching a movie together, a couple retired to the bedroom with a look of come-and-get-it on their faces. It was subtle enough that I didn’t think a four-year-old would think anything…
Once again, we have reached the time of year when families send out holiday cards that are more polished and professional that anything you’d get from your friendly local State Farm or even a national political campaign.
Tina Lawson (formerly Tina Knowles) has discovered Instagram. Beyoncé and Solange’s mama, and, unofficially, everybody’s mom, is leaving her social media footprint with what I would argue is one of the best mom-produced Instagram accounts available.
Social media loves a wine-sipping mom.
Catholic priests have become synonymous with “abuse” in recent years, but they’ve never been the only people of the cloth guilty of inflicting physical and emotional pain on innocent victims. Seldom talked about are the rarely maligned women of the Church: sisters who intentionally abused fellow nuns behind convent…
Among the many services to which millennials can now turn in times of crisis: Need a Mom. Is it real? Or is it simply too real? Great question. Also, hope they offer gift cards!
In our digital age, there are increasingly more ways for young women to become famous. Perhaps the fastest growing exposure industry is YouTube, where content creators in their early twenties cosplay “high school life” for a legion of pre-teen viewers. “I hope your message is that this is fucked up,” a mom of a…
This is a tale of maternal love—in all of its shades of truly obsessive commitment—embodied here by New York mother Lucinda Ballard. This is the tale of a woman who loves her child so much that she searched through a New Jersey garbage dump to recover her daughter’s $4,000 Oscar de la Renta wedding dress.
Here’s something that’ll give you an incurable case of the creeps: Researchers tested nine different types of baby monitor and said they were all alarmingly vulnerable to hackers.