How Tippi Hedren Jump-Started the Vietnamese Nail Salon Monopoly

On Thursday, the first installment of “Unvarnished,” the nail salon labor exposé series from the New York Times, laid out many of the cultural and economic strictures that determine the workings of an industry that for many women remains relatively invisible outside of its visible results (“Cute nails, omg”). And,… »5/08/15 11:31am5/08/15 11:31am

It Was the Seventies! Tippi Hedren Once Kept Lions as Pets

Perhaps one of the greatest stories of Hollywood glamour and ego gone wrong is the one of Tippi Hedren and then-husband Noel Marshall illegally breeding lions on their California property. Hedren was insistent that the big cats—like lions, tigers and panthers—made great pets. Case in point, here's a lion cuddling »3/12/15 6:15pm3/12/15 6:15pm

Michael Bay's Remake of The Birds Is Going to Suck Ass

In life, there are few things one can predict with accuracy, even after years of training. Just ask a financial analyst who works for 80 hours a week studying the intricacies of stock price movement only to finally manage a fund that consistently underperforms the market. Just ask a couple divorcing after 30 years of… »3/13/14 4:45pm3/13/14 4:45pm

New York Times's New Lady Public Editor Slams Writer for Being Sexist

Mega-successful author Jennifer Weiner, a fervent supporter of women writers, has taken the New York Times to task for favoring male authors on a number of occasions. Now — finally — she has an ally at the paper: awesome new public editor Margaret Sullivan, who risked what we're sure is some internal backlash from… »10/11/12 10:45am10/11/12 10:45am

Tippi Hedren Reveals "Evil, Deviant" Hitchcock's On-Set Sexual Harassment

Alfred Hitchcock has long been accused of putting his "cool blondes" through the ringer on movie sets; as a kid, I remember my mom telling me that Tippi Hedren had a real-life nervous breakdown on the set of The Birds after she filmed the famous attack scene, during which actual birds were hurled at her face for… »8/04/12 2:30pm8/04/12 2:30pm