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Air India is taking 125 flight attendants out of the sky and onto the ground because they failed to meet the Body Mass Index requirement of the airline, TIME reported yesterday. Air India Spokesman G.P. Rao told CNN that the height-to-weight requirements are for safety purposes, rather than for appearances.  India's Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation outlines requirements for flight crews in its Civil Aviation Requirements–an entire appendix dedicated to the disposal of high BMI cases. Read More
Damon Wayans, an 80s actor/comedian/director best known for his work on popular TV series including My Wife and Kids and In Living Color, recently defended accused rapist Bill Cosby on The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1 FM's hip-hop radio talk show.  “I don’t believe he was raping," Wayans said.  "I believe he was in relationships with all of them.” He later went on to joke, “Listen, how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for forty years?” Um…. Read More
About a month after moving to New York City, I was walking across the Pulaski Bridge from Brooklyn to Queens when I noticed a man following me. Or he just happened to be walking in the same direction as me, and there wasn't any other way to go, what with being on a bridge and all. But as pretty much any woman who has ever been alone at night can attest (this is one of those rare cases when I think it is perfectly fine to make gendered generalizations), the uncertainty is enough to make you reaching for your bear mace and scissors. Read More
The 13th Annual New York Burlesque Festival is coming to you September 24th through the 27th. Since it’s premiere in 2003, the festival has attracted sold-out crowds and it’s the largest and most acclaimed burlesque festival in the world. This September, Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions will once again serve up 4 nights of “glitter and glamour in Gotham.” The festival will include over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at five of NYC’s hottest nightclubs. Read More
Baddie Winkle is the pseudonym of 87-year-old Tennessean Helen Van Winkle, a pop culture icon best known for sporting Justin Bieber printed Ts, gold chains, cut-off shorts, and whatever else rains down from the skies of Tumblr. You probably caught her on MTV's Video Music Awards last Sunday, and now, the world must know her story. After Winkle’s beloved son and husband died, she was rightfully overcome with grief. Encouraged by her 19-year-old great granddaughter, Kennedy, Winkle sought a total fashion makeover as a tool for healing and reclamation. Read More