Thanks to the Internet, the ubiquitous big hair of the 1960's will never be forgotten. Death-defying back-combing, ozone-depleting hairspray, “helmet head” does not quite do these hairstyles justice. We found ten of the greatest (and most bizarre) just for you on this glorious Monday.                 And this last one: Just to end on a high note. High. Scraping the ceiling, high. Read More
In the ever-hostile and batshit crazy dick-measuring contest that is the Republican presidential primary election, factually inaccurate and aggressive rhetoric is par for the course. Hostile rhetoric is one thing, but hostile action is another thing entirely. And last Saturday, a – you guessed it! – white man opened fire at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO. A police officer and two citizens were killed, and nine others were injured in the hours-long standoff with the gunman and local police. Read More
Next in the line of white men who feel victimized by students who express feeling victimized, Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Dr. Everett Piper wrote an angry blog post on the university’s website, wagging his finger at all those pesky students who have become “self-absorbed and narcissistic.”  It’s hard to add this veritable grandpa-scolding to the current necessary debate on “the coddling of the American mind” (wherein two white men tell us that we’re all overreacting), given that the blog post itself -- titled "This Is Not A Day Care. Read More
Remember how stoked you’d get on the scent of Crayolas, or how happy cracking open a brand-new coloring book could make you feel? Well, it’s time to revisit this pastime of yore. Whether you want to indulge your OCD tendencies by penciling in a complex pattern, or simply zone out for a bit with a meditative marker sesh, there are now tons of coloring books out there designed for adults to enjoy. Dawn Finley, who hosts a monthly coloring event at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles, shared 5 of her favorite titles for tinting, and we added a couple of our own. Read More
Lake Bell in Man Up After slowly creeping into our hearts with ensemble comedy TV series like How To Make It In America and Children’s Hospital, Lake Bell blew us away with her 2013 film In A World… which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The film earned rave reviews and a Sundance Film Festival award - not to mention a 5-boob review in BUST - and catapulted Lake, 36, to another level of fame and success. Read More
Forget Kidz Bop 67. Throw out your Disney Channel Original Movie soundtracks. Rapper/DJ/musician extraordinaire Princess Superstar is making an album for kids. Princess Superstar calls the album, “These are the Magic Days!” as “the revolution disguised as a kid’s record,” and she plans to give it away for free “to the children of the world.” The album is a sponsored projected of nonprofit arts service organization Fractured Atlas - with a fundraising page on Indiegogo - so you know your cash is going to a good cause. Read More
I have a confession to make: I really don’t care about Eddie Redmayne. I know that this may upset some people: Fans either love him (for performances like The Theory of Everything) or hate him (for Jupiter Ascending). Whatever their opinions, a lot of people have really strong feelings about him. For me, he’s rice pudding: Wobbly and pasty and too sweet, but if it’s the only dessert option, yeah, sure, whatever. So when I walked into The Danish Girl, it would be fair to say that I was preparing to be underwhelmed. Read More
What happens when you really want to form a groundbreaking band with your friends, but don’t yet know how to play your instruments? In the case of New York’s all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache, your band practices a lot—busking in the subway and near Times Square—until you all get really, really good. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache has a distinct and beautiful sound, fusing R&B, hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and soul influences with a traditionally Mexican format not usually known for including women. Read More
Today, ladies and gentlemen, I’m introducing you to the Eroscillator. It kind of looks like a toothbrush. I was sent the Eroscillator base, which looks like a time capsule, and seven heads to choose from. Seven! There’s the Golden Spoon, the G-Point, the Ultra Soft Finger Tip, the Seven Pearls of the Orient, the French Legionnaire’s Moustache, the Cup & Ball, and the Grapes & Cockscomb. Not only did I get the vibrator, but it came with a DVD, too! I think it was filmed in the ‘90s. As the short clip told me, “Ordinary vibrators pound. The Eroscillator moves side to side. Read More
Miracle Peeling Foot, $24 for one-time use,  When I read about the foot peel trend from Seoul, Korea, I busted out a jig, which sounded more like a tap dance thanks to my calluses clip-clapping on the floor. I had to try it, so I grabbed a box of Miracle Peeling Foot. I placed my clean feet in the supplied plastic slippers filled with clear lactic and glycolic acid gel for 90 minutes, and a day later, my skin began to shed like a snake’s. (Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt. But don’t pick at it. Let it peel naturally. Read More