If Prom Is One of the Greatest Nights of Your Life, You're Fucked

Did you go to your prom? Did you drop serious dough on it, or rock it low-key and good times? The answer is b, right? You acted like you didn't care because you had the foresight and good sense to realize it Didn't Matter. But that didn't stop everyone else, because it's official: Prom, the mega-lolz "life event"… » 4/26/13 3:35pm 4/26/13 3:35pm

Turkey Day: Are You A Kitchen Slaver, Or Shirker?

As in so many things in life, Thanksgiving labor divides less than evenly into those who slave, and those who enjoy the fruits of said slavery. Most of us have been on both ends — resentful toiler and token helper — and there's something to be said for both roles. But to remedy this historical inequality, the Times » 11/26/08 3:20pm 11/26/08 3:20pm

The Wedding Industrial Complex Seeks To Conquer Europe

Despite the terrible exchange rate and horrendously expensive air fares, I am currently in Europe celebrating the wedding of one of my closest friends — we participated in a high school exchange together in 1994 and have been friends ever since. I have heard a lot about how the traditions differ here, from having to… » 7/14/08 3:30pm 7/14/08 3:30pm

The Modern Wedding Ceremony: Full Of Patriarchal Pitfalls!

Perhaps diamond rings are "profoundly anti-feminist," but what about those other deeply entrenched wedding traditions? Where did those come from and are they secretly evil? Mental Floss has done a round-up of 8 common rites of marriage and boy, is it informative. Apparently brides didn't start wearing white until the… » 6/24/08 3:00pm 6/24/08 3:00pm