If you've ever looked for a job on Craigslist or scanned the bulletin boards on your college campus, you’ve come across ads promising thousands of dollars for your tall, intelligent Jewish/Asian/Russian/etc. eggs. Have you ever wondered what happens to the young women who answer these ads? Are you one of the women who wanted to answer an ad but didn’t go through with the job? You might want to see Eggsploitation, a new documentary by Jennifer Lahl ... Read More
  Interesting news from the North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill--a study being published in the February issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology by Dr. David Grimes and his team of researchers show that between the years 1998 and 2005, the risk of death associated with live births (full-term pregnancies) was significantly higher than those of documented legal abortions. Though the risk of death is low for both procedures, live births had a rate of ... Read More
I am a sucker for any British soul songstress with a wicked sense of style, and so I am in all types of love with Lianne La Havas. It’s not just her penchant for conservative blouses paired with a bright statement accessory, or her natural hair-- her voice is all that is right about contemporary soul-folk music. She’s neo-neo-soul, like a younger, bubblegum-loving Jill Scott, and she puts a light spin on the soul music that raised me in the ... Read More
Hunger Games fans rejoice! Effie (who'll be played by Elizabeth Banks in the upcoming film adaptation) is now the face of China Glaze’s new line of nail prods, "Capitol Colours." In the ad, Banks-as-Effie is styled in futuristic awesomeness with nutty lashes, violet hair, and the cutest heart-shaped lipstick. China Glaze offers fans twelve new shades, from a drab gray to the sparkliest orange I've ever seen. The browns are also enticing--they have a spicy ... Read More
  Last Thursday night I stopped by the Soho branch of Toys in Babeland to help my friend Kiki do some holiday shopping, and to mostly lust after the Hitachi Magic Wand. I’m in love. Anyway, while I was browsing, I started talking to a curvy blond girl who worked there, and she gave me the deets for a Babeland event that same night--Kandi from the Real Housewives of Atlanta would be promoting her new line of sex toys with free champagne. She had me at ... Read More
  I'm so sad that the "Barefoot Diva" Cesaria Evora died this weekend. I came across her work 3 years ago, and have been addicted ever since. If you're a stranger to her music, you must check it out--especially "Yamore," a song she recorded with Salif Kaite. Her voice is otherworldly, but I'm also enamored with who she was. Raised in an Orphanage in Cape Verde, she started singing in bars when she was just 16 years old for free booze, and eventually parlayed ... Read More
To all NYC fashionista BUST-ies:DVF, at 260 Fifth Avenue, is having a sample sale. Though I sometimes have a problem with sample sales, since they're not usually inclusive of all body types, I *do* like the idea of being somewhat able to afford well-made digs from a rad designer at more reasonable prices. I use the word "reasonable" lightly. For those of you wondering who and what DVF is, they're the initials of the legendary fashion designer Diane von ... Read More
I, like millions of girls across the great wide-open interwebz, have uploaded a Facebook picture where my lips are pursed defiantly at the camera. I do it all the time, actually, and I think it’s badass. Recently, to my slight dismay, I found out that this facial expression is called “duckface."  I also noticed a trend around the webz of people, mostly young men, dissing (for lack of a better term) the duckface; calling it “stupid” and ... Read More
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