Advice Columnist Is Sorry for Making a Stink About Gendered Pronouns

On Monday, Salon published a letter sent to the man, Cary Tennis, who writes their advice column. The letter was from a reader who was upset because his or her husband or wife had been having an affair with someone from their office. Cary felt for them, but he didn't feel for the way they didn't mention the gender of… » 6/28/13 1:00pm 6/28/13 1:00pm

How Many Awful Euphemisms for ‘Penis’ Can One Magazine Invent?

The answer, according to former Playgirl editor Jessanne Collins in her new e-book How to Be a Playgirl, is a lot, more than there are stars in our galaxy. Basically, anything with a vaguely cylindrical shape can be repurposed as a dick euphemism, although Playgirl newbies were apparently handed a 13-page thesaurus… » 6/16/13 2:00pm 6/16/13 2:00pm

FBI Works With Cruise Lines to Bury Reports of Rapes at Sea

Our mental images of cruises usually involve lots of sundecks and cocktails and endless buffets of food, but the reality is that cruise ships are basically floating cities in which all kinds of ugly things happen—including rape. In fact, rape aboard these vessels was such a problem that Congress passed a bill to… » 6/26/12 12:00pm 6/26/12 12:00pm

In the Future, A Robot Will Wash Your Hair

Panasonic has developed this fancy shampooing robot that uses 24 "finger-like tips" to wash and condition your hair, give you a scalp massage, and then dry your hair. It looks a little wacky, but actually seems to be pretty effective—and it supposedly even works on people with long hair. For now, it's intended… » 5/01/12 10:00pm 5/01/12 10:00pm

Mad Men's Matthew Weiner Forced to Reveal a Season Premiere Secret

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is notoriously tight-lipped about his show, and that's never been more true than for the highly anticipated season five premiere this Sunday. He's barely let anything slip, and we've all been on the edge of our seats wanting to know something—anything!—about what's in store for us. (We » 3/20/12 9:45pm 3/20/12 9:45pm

"The Cats Don't Criticize": A Single Writer's Semi-Sad Celibacy

Kit Naylor says she's "55 years old, a spinster long past my sell-by date, no kids — and I haven't had sex in a decade and a half." In her article on Salon, she writes that she could probably score some casual sex, but she wants to be in love — and historically, she's fallen in love with unavailable men. So for the… » 12/09/08 2:00pm 12/09/08 2:00pm

Salon Offers A Last, Well-Put Word On A Week Of Women Writers

"We are mired in a repetitious pattern of hate, jealousy and resentment toward those who are plucked by media powers and come to stand — however inefficiently — for the rest of us in the cultural imagination, securing the top spots, the best exposure, the prime media real estate in exchange for opening veins of… » 5/29/08 1:30pm 5/29/08 1:30pm