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On Beauty Q&A: Do You Smell What I Smell?

@madge I had a roommate once who had a terrible cat. I loved the roommate but he rarely cleaned the cat box. I would come home on a hot day and get hit in the face. Shockingly, he never seemed to smell it. I would have to threaten him to clean it. He didn't want to spend more on litter. Ugh. Honestly I don't think I'll ever live with a cat again. Smell-PTSD.

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm 0

On Alizé Gold Passion Pineapple Upside Down Cake

you think 2/3 cup of butter is so much butter i'll be grossed out by it? i grew up in the MIDWEST

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm 10

On Estate Jewelry: The Horror

@polka dots vs stripes that seems utterly ridiculous. like if i ate a BLT for lunch then went and committed a crime and they're like... "we found this DNA on the scene, and it would appear a delicious PIG robbed this bank."

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm 4

On Estate Jewelry: The Horror

oh! these posts are so beautiful but SO UNFAIR. My whole body wants that bat necklace.

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm 2

On My History of Being Fat

@Diaphanous Gown weight is an incredibly fraught issue. I hope you'll keep sharing your experiences, but they don't exist in a vacuum. When we're constantly judged negatively for our weight and actually encouraged to have competitive feelings about it, a lot of anger and sadness comes up. It may not even be directed at you in particular, just at a system that causes us to view ourselves so negatively if our weight is somehow "wrong."

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm 0

On My History of Being Fat

An interesting read but I had a sinking feeling as it got toward the end. The part which occurs in many an article like this - the "I discovered yoga," "I learned to love my body," "I found what I really loved," any or all of the above that causes the weight to just FALL off. Not knocking the author for this or disrespecting her story. It's just that I see this narrative a lot and because it hasn't worked that way for ME, it seems almost like a fairy story. Feelings, I have them.

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm 7

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Gloria Swanson Saga, Part Two

also so tempted to buy BOTH the dresses, which will be gone after this article has been up for a minute, i imagine.

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Gloria Swanson Saga, Part Two

oh god this is so good

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm 1

On A Salem-Lover's Tourism Guide

gawd, I loved going to Salem in the fall. When I lived in Mass I'd go every year. The Times Square of Halloween.

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm 0

On Where (My) Girls At?

It's a little upsetting to me that so much of the criticism of this show revolves around how it didn't get every little thing right. The diversity point is a VERY salient one, but here's the thing: THEY CAN FIX IT by adding in characters who are POC. We've seen one episode, and the whole season isn't in the can yet, I'm assuming. The question is, is the content of the show good? Is it worth our time? What's it saying? Many commenters seem to be really glossing over that point to quickly put it out there that this show isn't representative of everyone's experience. And, while I get that...

I'm a little worried that the people who could support this show and see it as (an albeit imperfect) step in the right direction (in that it presents a cast of female characters who are allowed to be flawed, messy, immature, imperfect, written and helmed by a young, imperfect female writer) are going to write it off because it's not ALL THE STEPS in the right direction. Is it because this show was supposed to belong to all of us, as women, and instead it belongs to all of... her?

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm 5