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Whether you roll your eyes whenever your mom urges you to “just give it a chance,” or you’ve recently gotten “Christian Grey” tattooed to your left breast, chances are you’ve at least heard of the recent erotic phenomena known as Fifty Shades of Grey. Now that we’ve established the fact that you don’t live under a rock, I think it’s safe to assume you may have heard of Bret Easton Ellis as well, author of such harrowing works as American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and The...
Though it might be tempting to bolt into the nearest Forever 21 on payday to buy inexpensive trendy garb in bulk for some good old fashioned instant gratification, the Slow Fashion Movement urges you to do otherwise. The term, 'slow fashion,' first introduced by eco-friendly fashion consultant and author Kate Fletcher, is representative of both sustainable and ethical practices as they relate to fashion design, manufacturing and consumption, and provides an environmentally-friendly alternative to 'fast' fashion, (i.e. blowing half of your paycheck on an entire new...
  By Sonja Patterson Photographed by Aaron Spicer You may have visited the District of Columbia’s many monuments and memorials, but the city has lots of sexy, unexpected spots that go beyond the usual historical suspects. At its heart, D.C. is all about the pursuit of happiness, and for many Washingtonians, that means setting aside policies and partying when work is done. Stuffy speechwriters cut loose at one of the city’s many comedy clubs; office drones get spicy at any of the countless ethnic restaurants; lobbyists unwind in...
YOU OUGHTA KNOW that Alanis Morissette’s new single “Guardian” is here. It’s a precursor to her album that’s dropping in August by the name of Havoc and Bright Lights. And if you love Alanis you probably know that on June 19th she is giving a TimesTalk. But if that isn’t enough for you, you can pre-party as well. It’s been 17 years since Jagged Little Pill came out. Can you believe it? “Ironic”, “Hand in my Pocket”, “Head Over Feet”, “You Oughta Know": all part of the...
As of a year ago yesterday, the internet has been invaded with live streams of cute animals, rants and raves on seemingly everything on TV and the silver screen ever, and a lot of baller nail art. This sparkly invasion is brought to you by the infectious laughter of HelloGiggles, an online community pitched as "the female alternative to funny or die," created by the Queen of all things Adorable herself Zooey Deschanel with friends Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer. McAleer and Rossi met through their...