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The Waning Honeymoon by George Henry Boughton, 1878. Published in 1837, The Young Husband’s Book is described as a “manual of domestic duties.” Written by “a mentor” it contains within its pages advice on everything from choosing a wife to dealing with pesky in-laws. Some of the information is merely common sense, the sort of generic advice newlyweds might hear from well-meaning relatives today. The remainder is very pointedly early 19th century – written by someone who was clearly drawing on their own marital experiences gained...
DC-based boutique, Ella-Rue   Phew, we were worried for a minute there. According to President-elect and renowned truth-teller Donald Trump on Monday, all the “dress shops” (we call them “stores” these days, Donald) in DC were fresh out of dresses. “There will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars,” he told the New York Times in an attempt to hit back at Meryl Streep by showing off how cool and popular he is. “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great...
Yesterday, the Women’s March on Washington announced a list of celebrities who will be joining the march against Trump on January 21st. (We’ll be there, too!) America Ferrera will serve as chair of the Artist Table, and she’s not the only celeb who will attend the DC march or another march around the nation. Take a deep breath for the list: Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, Cher, Zendaya, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Margo...
Today, I am here because I “need” candles. This will be the first of many lies I tell myself on this trip.There is no scenario in which scented candles are a necessity for anyone. Are you performing a séance that only summons demons with a realistic sugar cookie scent? Do you only work by cherry blossom candlelight? Or are you just committed to perpetuating the lie that your home naturally smells like fruity ocean water despite living in a landlocked state and having to Google...
The critically acclaimed Comedy Central series from executive producer Amy Poehler, Broad City Season 3 brings back TV's baddest BFFs for a whole new set of adventures. Join Abbi, Ilana and a lineup of special guests as they find true love (or one-night stands), get high on life (among other things) and show New York City how it's done. The new DVD includes all 10 episodes from Season 3, uncensored with 30+ minutes of bonus features—and we've teamed up with Comedy Central to give...