If you’re like me, and get all your sex advice from internet trend pieces, you know that having sex is harder than ever. We’ve been boning for roughly one billion years, and still somehow never knew what the best sex things were until they happened in a popular TV show, or to three friends of an enlightened writer.
The hot new trend in fatherhood, according to the New York Times, is a super-exclusive 45-minute course on the Upper West Side of New York City called “Dad Braiding 101.” Welcome to the Thursday Style section!
“...almost everything about proms has changed, as many parents are seeing firsthand,” proclaimed Vicki Pounders of The Times Daily out of Alabama in 1990. Sorry Vicki, you got this one wrong: everything we’ve cared about when it comes to proms has been exactly the same for decades.
The latest in New York Times trend piece combines some of your favorite topics: TEENS, TEXTING and VAMPIRES.
The New York Times Weddings section, forever on the beat of things that are hot and sexy, draws our attention to a new trend for brides: taking weekend trips for their bachelorette parties with their besties and/or having more than one bachelorette party. In general, neither of these ideas seems entirely new. What…
Not content to leave all those trend pieces to its rival the Grey Lady, the Wall Street Journal joins us this week to let the world know that millennials like to text and Gchat with their moms, especially while at work. Click out of this box and get over to your email to send this link to the woman that birthed you…
Did you know people who aren't straight can get married now? Well they can! Only in certain states, but in other states they can have very similar ceremonies that you can call a wedding. What's hard is that if you're gay, you don't know how to have a wedding. They are totally different than straight weddings, for…
For a trendpiece on how social media is killing the college bar, the New York Times headed upstate to prep Bacchanalia Cornell University to get some juicy quotes from bros and bro-ettes just trying to enjoy a fishbowl full of vodka in peace before heading back to a fraternity house for some sex. And while the piece…
NY Mag's Daily Intel pokes fun at trend pieces about lady-bonding spots and declares the women's bathroom the new place to network:
"A Haircut Returns, From The 1930s" reads like such a typical New York Times trend piece headline. Oh, whatever could it be? Are finger-curls coming back? Shall we witness the return of bobs? Oh. No such luck. The Times alleges that people are walking into barber shops and asking for Hitler hairdos.
Websites like Groupon.com have offered consumers unprecedented, exciting access to flash deals that must be purchased without much time to mull over their usefulness. And now we're all addicted to bargains.
Many women still struggle for equal pay, but every media outlet is suddenly eager to tell us we've gotten too big for our britches. Here's why all those articles on successful women and supposed "role reversals" are missing the point.
Far too rarely does fashion ask the question, 'What would happen if a bunch of FLDS children hung out with a bunch of goths in an old AOL chat room?' Luckily, for that we have a little magazine called Dis.The story was shot by Marco Roso and styled by Lauren Boyle. For some reason, this kid is my favorite. …
I expect trend pieces to be bad. I expect them to be superficial, hacky, tendentious, filled with irritating neologisms, short-sighted, over-determined, thesis-driven and not truly "reported," and to be built around quotes from the author's own friends. This is journalism.
Another Monday, another trend piece about seemingly-strange Japanese subculture. Today it's "girly men" — young guys who may be straight but still enjoy baking and wearing bras.