Should I Be Mad That Another Dad Took My 15-Year-Old Son To Hooters?

Point: Tom Matlack
My son is a freshman at a fine boy's high school run by the Jesuits with a strong tradition of service and athletics. He plays football, basketball, and tennis. He loves his school and, over time, I've grown to love it too. But last week something happened which shook me up. » 3/14/11 4:07pm 3/14/11 4:07pm

Sympathy For The J-Lo

Last week, Brian Moylan of Gawker wrote a fairly scathing piece regarding Ms. Jennifer Lopez and her dwindling fame, essentially telling her to STFU and GTFO. But I think we need to give J-Lo a break. And here's why: » 2/27/10 6:10pm 2/27/10 6:10pm

Sex And Violence: Why Is Snooki More Precious Than I Am?

We're going to try a little experiment: that is, present a friendly male point of view once in a while. Today, writer Cord Jefferson responds to Jezebel commenters who weighed in on the sucker-punch heard 'round the reality TV world. » 12/10/09 5:20pm 12/10/09 5:20pm

Peter Fonda And Roman Polanski On Rape Vs. Murder

Peter Fonda has joined the growing list of Hollywood rape apologists, telling a Zurich radio station, "we should have been celebrating the arrest of Osama bin Laden and not the arrest of Polanski." Wait a minute, they caught bin Laden?!? » 9/30/09 12:20pm 9/30/09 12:20pm

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Really That Bad? Yes, And No

Maybe it's just contrariness, but lately I've been feeling sort of defensive about Gwyneth Paltrow: the recent vitriol - including charges of plagiarism - seems out of proportion. Anna disagrees. Both sides, after the jump! » 2/09/09 1:40pm 2/09/09 1:40pm

"Modern Love" College Edition: The Most Depressing Ever? I Ask My…

"Love: Really Now, There Is No Topic More Depressing" is generally the theme of the Sunday New York Times feature "Modern Love," whose most famous installment chronicled the author's efforts to train her husband as she might any other mammal of above-average intelligence. (Other columns have grappled with how hard it… » 5/05/08 12:30pm 5/05/08 12:30pm

I Ask Dudes To Cum On My Ass On The First Date

Well, I don't really ask dudes to get cum so close to my baby maker on the first date, but definitely eventually, if we keep banging, I'll request a superficial anal cream pie. Confused by the term? I didn't know what it meant either, until I opened myself up to pornography. The first time I heard about cream pies I… » 12/13/07 3:00pm 12/13/07 3:00pm

Anthropologie "Giving": We Love To Hate & Hate To Love It

Anna and I are divided about Anthropologie. Anna loves it because it appeals to her "dreams of living in the country surrounded by books, cats, and a wood-burning stove." I usually hate it because it's chock full of overpriced fugwear for a crafty, forest-nymph lifestyle no one actually embodies, and if they do, they… » 11/27/07 3:40pm 11/27/07 3:40pm

In Defense Of Ms. Magazine

Our November 1st post on the state of 'Ms.' Magazine — now celebrating its 35th anniversary — riled some readers up, including 'Ms.' staffers themselves! We asked Jessica Stites, Assistant Editor at the magazine to respond. » 11/20/07 5:00pm 11/20/07 5:00pm

For me, a 20-something and a editor, on ' 35th anniversary came as a bit of a personal… Inspired? Or Insipid?

Did you hear? The overhyped site is now live. The New York Times reports it's a great "added value" for advertisers, and allows readers to get insidery, behind-the-scenes info. Fashionista claims it might be more fun than actual Vogue. Two of us checked it out: One cynic and one enthusiast. The reviews?… » 8/21/07 3:00pm 8/21/07 3:00pm

Dear Haters: Everyone Has Cellulite. We Consulted Our Ass

Dear Ad Age media critic Simon Dumenco,
We understand that because it took you an entire menstrual cycle to write about our Redbook cover expose, you kind of had to be "counterintuitive" and backlash to the backlash to the backlash or something. Calling us "self-righteous" is kinda weak, and pointing out that Faith… » 7/30/07 1:07pm 7/30/07 1:07pm

Jessica Biel Shits. And Bleeds. And Farts. Get Over It.

I know that feeling this way is misogynistic and very immature—so don't belabor those points, and if you must just e-mail me—but I really can't deal with the fact that women poop. Sorry. Hearing them fart is bad enough, but seeing them grab the Charmin Ultra economy pack gives me panic attacks the likes of which I… » 7/05/07 4:42pm 7/05/07 4:42pm

What To Expect When You're Expecting Too Much From A Movie

Yesterday, hackles were raised after one of us responded to all the hate being directed at the film "Knocked Up" with a sort of love-letter to the film. However, in the interest of being fair and balanced (like Roger Ailes!) we've decided to present a dissenting opinion on the film, which, if all the emails and… » 6/05/07 11:43am 6/05/07 11:43am