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April 15 Week In Review

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10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

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In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, 50 Cent doesn't know what a grapefruit is, La Toya Jackson unwittingly reveals behind-the-scenes Celebrity Apprentice conspiracy, and Toni Braxton's family hits reality TV. More »


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Bizarre Japanese Beauty Gadgets To Build A Better You

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There are many, many wondrous items to be found at Japan Trend Shop: A USB hub shaped like Darth Vader; a vibrating alarm clock pillow; playing cards that look like toast. But the "Feel Good" stuff expressly designed for women? Mind-blowingly weird. More »

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How One Woman's Love Song Ended Up In Porn

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Musician Natalie Riccio was shocked when her song, the romantic ballad "Show You My Love," showed up as the soundtrack to a porn movie. More strange is the saga of how it all happened. More »


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What It Takes To Get An Abortion In South Dakota

As you may know, South Dakota recently passed a law that requires women seeking an abortion to attend counseling at a pregnancy help center (that's a first) and to wait 72 hours before getting the procedure (and that's the longest waiting period in the country). More »

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A Visual Analysis Of The Crappy Wage Gaps

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Happy Equal Pay Day! Let's, um, "celebrate" the wage gap with some visual ways to understand what it is and why it exists. You can also check out Marlo Thomas's take on the progress from her 59-cent pin, and how far we still have to go. Or you can watch it put to song, Gaga style. More »


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This Week In Tabloids: Kate Middleton May Already Be Pregnant

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Welcome back to Midweek Madness! Every Wednesday, we party in the pages of In Touch, Star, Life & Style, Ok! and Us, looking for a good time. This week, Scarlett Johansson has moved in with Sean Penn, Christina Aguilera's boyfriend is a Cinderfella, and Kate Middleton and Prince William are tackling the tough work of producing a future monarch. More »

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Maxipads Get Cute And Sparkly For Young Menstruaters

In response to research that suggests more girls are hitting puberty as young as seven or eight, Kotex has created a new line called U by Kotex Tween that's aimed at 8 to 12-year-olds. More »

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Boy's Pink Nailpolish Throws Nation Into Crisis

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This is the image that (according to Fox news) has necessitated therapy for a child and is emblematic of our society's gender confusion. More »


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Dov Charney's Long Night Of The Soul

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Dov Charney is Lenny Bruce. Dov Charney is Martin Luther King, Jr. Dov Charney is Duddy Kravitz. Dov Charney is Hugh Hefner in the '70s. Dov Charney is a punching-bag of the politically correct left and a victim of the religious right. Dov Charney is, according to his dad, "not great at tact." Dov Charney is, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the founder of a company that discriminates against "women, as a class, on the basis of their female gender, by subjecting them to sexual harassment." More »


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Lifetime Movie Cartoons: A Face To Die For

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Spanx Will Not Save The World

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First, I know that I'm treading on dangerous ground here as I have friends who swear by their Spanx. As always this blog is all about me in general, and today it's specifically about my experience with Spanx. I'm not trying to tell anyone else how to live. If you wear Spanx, that is awesome and I fully support you. Are we good? Excellent, let's continue: More »


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How To Survive Meeting The Ex

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Meeting your ex's new partner - or, for that matter, your new partner's ex - can be an incredibly stressful experience. But a few simple tips will help you stay cool and keep your dignity. More »


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The Very Stupidest Things Vogue Has Ever Published About Politics

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American Vogue's fawning, and roundly criticized, profile of Asma al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria, got me thinking about the almost-funny and totally abject stupidity of so much of that luxury rag's "coverage" of "serious" world events. From puff-pieces about dictatorships to homeless chic, models posed as oil-slicked birds to an urban guerilla fashion story, Vogue really has done it all! Never mind the fact that nobody in their right mind would ever pick it up for its up-to-the-minute reports from Benghazi: willful obliviousness on this scale has to be seen to be believed. More »


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The Time I Was In Tiger Beat

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Charles Laufer, the founder of Tiger Beat died recently. It reminded me of how I wound up posing for the teenybopper bible. More »


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