Are These Shoes Racist or Just Dumb?

The internet has a funny way of working itself up into a sudden frenzy of outrage, and today that happened with these interesting sneakers, designed by Jeremy Scott for Adidas. It's hard to miss the bright orange shackles on these Adidas JS Roundhouse Mid sneakers, which will be out in August. Some people have deemed… » 6/18/12 9:45pm 6/18/12 9:45pm

British Feminism Is Totally Effed, Says UK Observer

The Guardian's Sunday magazine, the Observer, devoted almost every article this past weekend to the state of feminism in Britain, and the picture they paint is pretty bleak. The lead essay, by 39-year-old Rachel Cooke, claims that the gains made by earlier feminists are quickly losing ground. "Are we going backwards?… » 12/08/08 9:30am 12/08/08 9:30am

Meeting Strangers At Bars: Relic Of The Past Or Wave Of The Future?

The Observer's Nicole Brydson recently attempted a social experiment. She went to a bar. On a Saturday night. Alone! To see if she could strike up a friendship or maybe even a fling. She even wore a frilly dress! "While advising me about my love life, my mother always likes to tell stories about her youthful evenings… » 5/15/08 4:30pm 5/15/08 4:30pm

The New York Observer's "Off the Record" media column asked some of the editors of the so-called "seven sisters" magazines — which include Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day — whether or not they would endorse Hillary Clinton, since they have always had a cozy relationship… » 1/31/08 2:45pm 1/31/08 2:45pm