Erica Jong's Sister: "Fear of Flying Has Been A Thorn In My Flesh For…

Last week, in honor of the 35th anniversary of the publication of Fear of Flying and the acquisition of Erica Jong's papers by Columbia University, the author herself gave a talk about Flying's role in the feminist pantheon. Rebecca Traister of Salon thinks of Flying more as a sex book than as a feminist book (Jong on… » 4/07/08 3:00pm 4/07/08 3:00pm

The Younger Kardashian Sisters Are In-House Underminers

Last night, in honor of the temporarily-departed Tracie "Slut Machine" Egan, I checked out the season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And I was kinda fascinated! The storyline was simple: Older sister Kourtney was suffering through a relationship blip with her boyfriend Scott, and her younger sisters, Kim… » 3/10/08 7:00pm 3/10/08 7:00pm

'Glamour' Explains How To Beat Cancer, AND Your Dead Big Sister

Thanks to Fashion Week we got our October Glamour way early, and not a moment too soon, we realized yesterday when we flipped to "A Story That Could Save Your Life" on page 318. It's about two sisters who both got breast cancer! One died; the other lived. How'd she do it? By incessantly harking back on every mistake… » 9/06/07 1:45pm 9/06/07 1:45pm

Older Sisters Are All A Bunch Of Hilarious Sadists

Yesterday, we did a throwaway post on the evil that older sisters do. (At left: Dodai and her Mini-Me. By the way, that picture from yesterday? That was me. All us black girls don't look alike, you know!) Anyway, yesterday's post was inspired by a very sad story out of Britain about a 6-year-old girl who shot her… » 8/23/07 5:30pm 8/23/07 5:30pm