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Why “The Killing” Is One of the Best Feminist Shows on TV

photo by Carole Segal/AMC Okay, if you can get past the fact that the entire series revolves around the brutal murders of pretty young girls, “The Killing” on AMC (whose third season premiered last night) is actually a great feminist television show: – The main character, homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos), is a strong, tough, […]

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“Lean In” Is Great! Facebook, Not So Much.

Our book group just read “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. According to its Amazon descrip, she (and let’s be honest, her writing and research team) examine “why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Angelina Jolie’s Boobs

photo via Flickr Angelina Jolie wrote an op ed in the New York Times today about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy in order to greatly reduce her risk of breast cancer, which she had an almost 90% chance of getting due to a “faulty” gene (BRCA1) which greatly predisposes carriers to the disease. Her acting […]

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Top 10 Celebrity Sex Toy Endorsements

You know how major celebrities like Brad Pitt and George Clooney stoop to appear in advertisements overseas — especially in Asia — on the promise that the ads never show in the U.S.? They shill for everything from cars to booze in ads that look impossibly fake because we are shielded from them. Well, it […]

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Top 10 Lessons Learned from The Bachelor, Season 17, “The Return of Sean’s Abs”

Never be a narc. It won’t get you laid or married. Ever. (We’re talking to you, Kacie.) If you want your music career to go nowhere, get booked on The Bachelor (even more effective if the couple you’re supposed to perform for breaks up before you strum your first note). If you’re going to an […]

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Top 4 Reasons Why the Grammys Are Infinitely Better Without T&A

photo via Jezebel When we began watching the Grammys last night, we had not gotten the memo – the email that CBS had sent out to participants advising them to adhere to the Network’s wardrobe policy: Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing […]

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Top 10 Breakup Songs Taylor Swift SHOULD Write

 photo via WikiCommons Taylor Swift cannot write a bad pop song. She apparently can’t write a song about anything other than breakups, either. While we are shameless Swifties, we’d definitely like to see her branch out more — if not to different subject matter, then at least to some more honest, less PG-13 tales of […]

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Our Golden Globies

In honor of the Golden Globes last night, we — the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of the sex writing world — decided to give out our own awards for the evening: Most Sensual Congratulatory Kiss Sally Field to Daniel Day Lewis (Best Actor for Lincoln). Her hands cradling his face and their slow gentle […]

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Top 15 Kinky Celebrities

Of course celebrities like to get kinky — why would they do it vanilla style when they can don an outfit, get into character, and make a scene? And in the bedroom, there’s always an appreciative audience, (and, one would hope, no bad reviews). When you think about it, it’s just surprising more of them […]

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Joel Stein Likes Us, He Really Likes Us!

Well, the humor columnist for TIME magazine likes our new book 150 Shades of Play. As do a lot of other very cool, smart, good-looking people. You should listen to them and do as they say: “Unlike Fifty Shades of Grey, this was fun to read, informative, and didn’t take eight chapters to get to […]

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Top 10 Women Born Since 1970 Who Push Back

This article originally appeared on SundanceChannel.com Inspired by the Sundance Channel’s docu-series PUSH GIRLS, about four outspoken young women in wheelchairs — AMC Networks just announced that they’ve started filming a second season — we decided to write about ten women under 40 who push back in their own way. To help us narrow down the list […]

Dream Interpretation
Dream Interpretation: I Keep Having Sex with Celebrities

photo via flickr Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri: This is the third sexual celebrity dream […]

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Rosemary’s Baby Could Have Been Made in 2012, 2016…

You hear a lot these days about Republicans rolling back women’s rights all the way to the ’50s and ’60s: vowing to defund Planned Parenthood; to allow employers to decide whether or not their female employees can have their contraception covered; to put the rights of an embryo above those of a woman via the […]

Celebrities
Olivia Wilde’s Vaginalogue

photo via flickr Olivia Wilde is one of those actresses we are completely familiar with (thanks Us Weekly!) without having a clue about her career. We’re assuming she plays exotic queens in far off lands from long, long ago whose beauty knights kill for? And apparently she was in some TV show? Suffice it to […]

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This I Believe: Slow Kisses, High Fiber, Soft-Core Porn, Baseball

Bull Durham (1988) We were listening to the “This I Believe” show on our local public radio station a few days ago — “This I Believe” is an international organization that gets people to discuss their core values, and is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. They have […]