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Weiner Doll Is a Whole Lot More Fun Than Ken

Monday, June 20, 2011

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It was only a matter of time before the Anthony Weiner dolls went on sale — his weirdly hair-free chest is practically begging for a Ken doll version. Enter HeroBuilders.com, home of the Obama Rambama doll and the¬†Sarah Palin action figure, amongst others. They are currently selling two Weiner dolls, both clad in white gym [...]

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“Mohammed Was a Child Molester”?

Monday, March 7, 2011

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click image for video “Mohammed was a child molester, Mohammed was a pervert…” Those are just some of the chants protesters hurled at attendees (many children) of a charity dinner held in Yorba Linda, CA by ICNA Relief (an American Muslim relief organization) to help raise money for projects that include women‚Äôs housing, hunger prevention, [...]

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Love & Sex in YA Lit: THE COMPLICATED

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Our friends, Em & Nora (who we like to call ‚ÄúEm & No‚ÄĚ), recently launched a site for grown-ups about young adult literature called LoveYALit.com*, since (according to the New York Times) more and more people 18-and-over are enjoying books originally intended for the 18-and-under set. Of course, books about teens, the most hormonal among [...]

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Confession: The Top 10 Reasons I Hate American Apparel

Friday, December 3, 2010

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photo by acidcookie Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: Here are the top 10 reasons I love to hate (and hate to love) American Apparel: The newest line looks like something out of my grandmother’s closet. The models, sales people, and those who [...]

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Sexy Sesame Street Halloween Costumes?

Friday, October 15, 2010

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First the Katy Perry debacle, and now this! Okay, so they are not actually marketed as “sexy” Sesame Street costumes; they’re called “sassy.” We guess there’s a difference. But still, is there nothing sacred? It’s hard enough to find little girl costumes that aren’t all tarted up, but now we have to tart-up the most [...]

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Katy Perry’s Cleavage Knows How to Get to Sesame Street

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Or rather, how to get kicked off Sesame Street. Perry shot a music video with Elmo for the pre-schoolers’ show featuring a version of her “Hot n’ Cold” hit, this one about playing dress up (natch). Sesame Street does this all the time — kidifying a pop tune with the actual artist; check out Feist’s [...]

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To Be Young, Gifted and Black…

Monday, September 20, 2010

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…apparently means to be Photoshopped by Elle magazine. Or at least, that’s the theory that’s got ladies mag readers all abuzz. For their 25th anniversary issue, Elle just released 4 different covers featuring 4 different 25-year olds, “young women changing the world” they said, though they forgot to add “in Hollywood.” Let’s be clear, these [...]

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Our Favorite Dandy, Sebastian Horsley, Died

Monday, June 28, 2010

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After both of us were on vacation for a week, pretty much avoiding all news and headlines, we were shocked and saddened to receive an invitation to a funeral this morning for an acquaintance we didn’t even realize had died: UK artist, writer, self-proclaimed dandy and all-around nut, Sebastian Horsley. For a second we thought [...]

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One Woman’s Tale of Dying to Give Birth

Monday, June 14, 2010

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photo by Lynsey Addario/VII Network for Time It’s reasonable to assume that, in this day and age of technological advances and common knowledge about good health, maternal mortality rates should be next to nil. But even in the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, it’s up at 13.3 deaths per 100,000 [...]

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Frontline’s “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan”

Friday, June 4, 2010

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click to watch the Frontline episode We just got around to watching Frontline’s late April report called “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan” — it’s a horrific and mind-blowing look into the world of “bacha bazi,” or “boy play”: …Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi (Behind Taliban Lines) returns to his native land to expose an ancient practice [...]

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