It's Friday! We did it! Thank you for joining us in Hairpin Corner, where we've been busy:
• Taking life lessons from the classically scandalous Pola Negri, who "prostrated herself at the foot of [Rudolph Valentino's] grave and arranged for a fake note from the doctor to declare that his last thoughts had been of her."
• Going deep on Lily Allen's latest video and this "banner year for white women treating black women as props."
• Getting a second, heartening Herpes Surprise; maybe having orgasms and maybe not having orgasms but almost definitely rereading Piers Plowman; taking a quick trip to the Red Light District; peeing on a stick with Carrie Matheson.