This Year, Does Christmas Seem Like A Waste Of Money?

The economy may be in the crapper, but Christmas is not » 11/17/08 1:30pm 11/17/08 1:30pm cancelled. And maybe celebrating with lights, ornaments and food in the middle of winter is actually a good thing. Or at least, that's what the people at Bronner's want you to think. The sent style reporter Guy Trebay to the Bronner's "CHRISTmas" Wonderland in…

Purity Balls: Ruining Young Girls One White Rose At A Time

Even the most open-minded person can see some other culture's ritual and think to herself, "Well that is just weird. And creepy. And weird." Which is how you may feel if you read the story in the New York Times about purity balls. And yes, there is a freakshow slideshow. Here's the gist of it: Grade school- to… » 5/19/08 1:00pm 5/19/08 1:00pm

Cosmo Girl!: Match Your Religion With Your MySpace Wallpaper!

Men are... immeasurably interested in acquiring fixed ideas of God, of the soul, and of their common duties to their Creator and to their fellow men. This is, then, the subject on which it is most important for each of us to entertain fixed ideas; and, unhappily, it is also the subject on which it is most difficult… » 4/28/08 2:00pm 4/28/08 2:00pm

One Thing Is Certain: Right Now, Yale University & Aliza Shvarts '08…

I seem to be the only one of the Jezebels online and — lucky for me! — now we're hearing that Aliza Shvarts is disputing Yale University's claim that her performance piece was a work of fiction. Reports the Yale Daily News: » 4/17/08 11:50pm 4/17/08 11:50pm

Oh, Christ. Anyway, interested (and still-awake) readers can learn more . I, for one, have had…

"He Took Me In His Arms, And Staring Into My Eyes, He Said Words That…

Sometimes the Lord knows when you need an uplifting email in your inbox, and Lord, thou hath choseth an auspicious day. Perhaps, readers, recent sudden public marital undoings have stirred up those lingering doubts, those damaging "Enlightenment" era thoughts about the fundamental alienation present within every… » 3/17/08 12:00pm 3/17/08 12:00pm