Dear White People Doesn't Have the Answers, and That's the Point

Two years after Justin Simien wrote the first draft of the script, one year after he created a viral trailer that helped him raise $40,000 through Indiegogo to make the film and almost nine months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dear White People has finally hit movie theaters with a considerable… » 10/20/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

The New One Direction Single, as Reviewed by YouTube Commenters

Earlier today, One Direction released "Steal My Girl," the first single off their new album Four. We at Jezebel collectively disliked it, but — recognizing that we are not the target audience for 1D — decided to let their fans defend the song by combining their YouTube comments into a single (incoherent) review. » 9/29/14 5:10pm 9/29/14 5:10pm

I Just Watched The Notebook and Am Here to Ruin It for All of You

Ten years ago last week, The Notebook took our nation's feel-holes by storm. Nick Cassavetes's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's novel—starring Ryan Gosling at PEAK shoulder-to-waist ratio—struck some emotional brown note of sentimentality and hunkiness and forbidden love and manipulative sentimentality, and remains the… » 7/02/14 4:15pm 7/02/14 4:15pm

Beyoncé's Just Like Everyone Else, But Much Better

When Beyoncé walks, she tells us, she walks with a vengeance. When she enters the room, she commands every eyeball and ear her way. And what an entrance it was, the release of her surprise fifth album, the consistently dazzling BEYONCÉ, which landed on iTunes without previous announcement last night. » 12/14/13 1:27pm 12/14/13 1:27pm

Everyone at My Don Jon Screening Was Totally Nuts

Late last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to a screening of the new Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie Don Jon. Invitations? Screenings? I know what you're thinking, but no — this post is not being ghostwritten by Kerry Washington. I am normal woman just like you or your aunt Carol. I just happened to get invited to a… » 10/04/13 2:50pm 10/04/13 2:50pm

5 Comics You Should Read (But Most Likely Haven't Heard Of)

So, gals and pals, a lot of you read comics, and some very good comics I might add. In fact, many of the comics I see people discussing are some of my favorite comics ever. So, what happens when you've read all the comics that you want to read/heard of/Amazon has recommend? Does that mean that you are out of comics… » 6/12/13 8:31pm 6/12/13 8:31pm

55-Gallon Drum of Lube Makes a Terrible Dog Swimming Pool, Says Amazon…

Do you ever look around your sex dungeon, see the desiccated fuck-doll crocheted out of all the pubic hair you've collected from public restrooms over the years, and think, "You know, I could really use a 55-gallon drum of water-based personal lubricant"? If this is the sort of dilemma you regularly find yourself… » 3/15/13 6:40pm 3/15/13 6:40pm

This Asshole Is What Happens When Yelp Goes to Your Head

I have something embarrassing awesome to share. For a while, I was the most popular reviewer on Yelp. I wrote loving tributes to the restaurants I adored, and damning screeds about the vets who did my dogs wrong. It was a creative outlet at my otherwise soul-sucking job, a job I eventually stopped doing… » 1/23/13 12:10pm 1/23/13 12:10pm

Sorry, but Amazon Probably Won’t Let Nana Review Your E-Novel Anymore

The licentious world of Amazon literary criticism may soon be much more tightly regulated, at least as far as nepotism is concerned. The New York Times reports that Amazon's criticism sentries are cracking down on the glowing book reviews obviously dashed off by an author's family member, friend, or sycophantic pet… » 12/24/12 6:45pm 12/24/12 6:45pm

Pitch Perfect Hits Almost All the Right Notes

I don't know what kind of movie you're hoping to see if you go to Pitch Perfect, the Anna Kendrick-starring comedy about college a cappella tournaments, but I can almost guarantee that it won't be what you expect. At least it wasn't for me. I went into the theater thinking I was about to take in a cross between Glee » 9/28/12 5:15pm 9/28/12 5:15pm