Your Cat Is Trying to Kill You Again, Part II: The Quickening

Remember how your cat was waging a long-con, biological war on you? And then — with suspicious abruptness — it wasn’t waging war on you anymore and you were like, “But I could have sworn...” uneasily returning to your household chores with a creeping feeling that your cat hadn’t abandoned its murderous plans? Well,… » 6/30/13 4:00pm 6/30/13 4:00pm

Vogue Asks How Many Pounds Anne Hathaway Lost by Playing a Dying 19th Century Prostitute

Anne Hathaway had to lose weight in order to play Fantine, the consumptive factory worker-turned-prostitute in Tom Hooper's forthcoming film adaptation of Les Misérables. Notice of her transformation has not escaped Vogue magazine, which profiles the actress for this month's cover story and asks all of the important… » 11/12/12 7:00pm 11/12/12 7:00pm

Saturday Night Social: Let's All Take a Rest Cure

I don't mean a Charlotte Gilman rest cure — I mean a straight-up Hans Castorp rest cure at a sanitorium in the Alps because today is World Tuberculosis Day, which is designed to raise public awareness that tuberculosis is still killing 1.7 million people around the world and not just the bygone, bearded authors of… » 3/24/12 6:35pm 3/24/12 6:35pm