Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank

To her fans, Lisa Frank is almost as mythical a figure as her beloved unicorn. For women in their twenties, thirties, and forties, Frank's name alone conjures up a specter of koala bears clinging to rainbow-flavored ice-cream cones, neon tiger cubs frolicking with surfing penguins, and, of course, majestic unicorns… » 12/12/13 3:10pm 12/12/13 3:10pm

No Unicorns Were Harmed in Making This Craigslist Couch (Probably)

The epic Craigslist ad is quickly becoming the impoverished modern equivalent of the epic poem, and it’s really just a matter of time until some enterprising literary critic launches the Craigslist Ad Quarterly, and the charm of a half-crazed, over-reaching attempt to get rid of a couch “woven entirely from Unicorn… » 9/02/13 1:10pm 9/02/13 1:10pm

Does Ke$ha Know Something We Don't?

Ke$ha is confusing. When I first heard "Tik Tok," I thought it was a joke. An unfunny morning radio jingle, in which a white girl was "rapping." When I realized it was an actual song, I was incredulous — is this what people like now? I was bewildered by the human race. A year ago, I wrote the words, "her music is fucking… » 4/14/11 5:50pm 4/14/11 5:50pm