Let the Quipping Begin: Apple Might Take Orange’s Place in Sponsoring Women’s Fiction Prize

A funny thing might be happening to the Orange Prize for Fiction, a prestigious literary award that recognizes novels written by women — its sponsor might be changing! Oh, wait, I told it wrong — the funny part is that the new sponsor might be none other than the company founded by a notorious Men in Black-esque… » 8/13/12 9:15pm 8/13/12 9:15pm

There's No Debating It: Our Sponsors Are Magic

On September 26 in 1960, the first televised debate between presidential candidates took place in Chicago. Republican Richard M. Nixon and Democrat John F. Kennedy squared off. Will there be a debate tonight? (CNN says yes!) Well, it's also Olivia Newton-John's birthday, and she always says: "You have to believe we… » 9/26/08 12:30pm 9/26/08 12:30pm

We're Totally Throwing Our Hats In The Air For Our Sponsors

On this day in 1970, The Mary Tyler Moore Show » 9/19/08 11:30am 9/19/08 11:30am debuted on CBS. Even if you never really got into the show, you've gotta love that theme song: "Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well it's girl, and you should know it! With each glance and…

We're Dancing A Celebratory Jig Of Joy For Our Sponsors

In 1882, the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working citizens." And in 1894, Labor Day became a federal holiday in the U.S. So happily, some of us have a three day weekend! Time to celebrate. And, of course, time to thank the sponsors who make taking a day off possible. This… » 8/29/08 11:30am 8/29/08 11:30am

We're Proud & Passionate About Our Sponsors

This is the last day for Leo birthdays. Lions represent! Born on this day: famed writer Dorothy Parker; actress Honor Blackman, who played Bond girl Pussy Galore; Annie Proulx, author of Brokeback Mountain » 8/22/08 11:30am 8/22/08 11:30am; singer/songwriter Tori Amos; Buddhist actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, known for his characters on and ; and …

Our Sponsors Say Turn Around, Bright Eyes

There was a solar eclipse » 8/01/08 10:30am 8/01/08 10:30am today, and it was supposedly visible in China. I called my friend in Hong Kong this morning (7 am my time; 7 pm his time) and asked if he could see it. "We can't see anything because there's too much smog," he said. But! There should be another total eclipse in 2009, and it's totally gonna…

Our Sponsors Are Innovators, Not Imitators

Big Mama Thornton » 7/25/08 10:00am 7/25/08 10:00am died on this day in 1984. The blues singer — born in 1926 — was the first to record the hit song "Hound Dog," which became a hit three years later when Elvis covered it. She also wrote and recorded "Ball 'n' Chain," which was a huge success when Janis Joplin covered it. Take a moment to acknowledge a…

We Love Legends, Iconoclasts, Gonzos, Loudmouths & Our Sponsors

Celebrating birthdays today: Nelson Mandela. The late Hunter S. Thompson. Martha Reeves. Wendy Williams, Kristen Bell and um, Chace Crawford. Among others. Some legends in that bunch! We've got to take the time to send thanks to our sponsors this week: Chelsea Art Museum, Mighty Leaf Tea, Nextbook, Puma, TNT's Saving… » 7/18/08 11:30am 7/18/08 11:30am

Our Sponsors Are Changing The Course Of History

On this day in history... bad things happened. (Well, on any day in history bad things happened, but, yeah.) Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Latter Day Saints, was murdered (1844); the U.S. made the decision to send troops to the Korean peninsula, where tens of thousands of American soldiers were killed… » 6/27/08 10:30am 6/27/08 10:30am

Our Sponsors Do Not Have Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Happy Friday The 13th! If you're superstitious, this is a super unlucky day, what with the 13 and the Friday. But this is the only Friday the 13th this year! Next year there will be three. Anyhoozle, how about we "take back" random ancient traditions then and make a new rule: Friday the 13ths are super lucky, starting » 6/13/08 10:00am 6/13/08 10:00am

Our Sponsors Make Us Want To Write Romantic Poetry

It's June 6: You can celebrate Child Health Day (US), Clean Air Day (Canada) or Pushkin's birthday (Russia). Or you can just celebrate the fact that week after week, we are sponsored by companies cool enough to support the Jezebel Spirit. Many thanks to: Camp Camp, Honda Fit, The MANual, MGM Grand Foxwoods, Unscrew… » 6/06/08 11:30am 6/06/08 11:30am

Our Sponsors Sing Goodbye To May, Hello To June

May is winding down. Can you believe we're nearly halfway through this year? The pending summer certainly feels hard-earned. Personally, I've got a wicked case of sun lust. Speaking of wicked, celebrating a birthday today is Idina Menzel. That woman can sing! And we'd like to sing our praises to our sponsors. This… » 5/30/08 11:30am 5/30/08 11:30am

Our Sponsors Say The Grill Is Hot & The Drinks Are Cold

OMG a day off! Praise be. Time to eat and drink and sleep late. Or whatever floats your boat. And uh, you can start wearing white. So there's that. Enjoy yourself! Just as we enjoy recognizing our sponsors. As always, they make what we do possible. Thanks to E!, Fuerzabruta, Honda Fit, MGM Grand Foxwoods, Unscrew… » 5/23/08 10:30am 5/23/08 10:30am

Our Sponsors Know That's The Way Love Goes

Happy birthday to Janet Jackson, who turns 42 today! She's usually so soft-spoken, but she was loud, fierce and mouthy in her video for "That's The Way Love Goes." (So was a young Jennifer Lopez!) We're getting loud, fierce and mouthy about our sponsors: Many thanks to Honda Fit, MGM Grand Foxwoods, Oxygen Network,… » 5/16/08 10:30am 5/16/08 10:30am