Because  it's Friday, and women ARE funny, and Twitter's cool and everybody's doing it! @unfoRETTAble You know that thing where you buy the boxed set of a TV show and then watch it all in a row? Retta basically does that thing professionally, and then tweets about it (when she's not busy killing it as Donna Meagle on Parks & Recreation). From The Mindy Project to Homeland and everything (literally everything) in between, Retta is very ... Read More
Manicures these days are a complex science. You can get gels or matte, ombré nails or even Daria decals (looking at you, Katy Perry). But while you might find yourself wondering just what sporting OPI’s frost blue “What’s With The Cattitude” says about you, you’ve probably never considered its impermeability. Polish cosmetics company Inglot has launched the world’s first “breathable” nail polish, the O2M ... Read More
It’s a TGIF miracle: heartening, pro-woman news straight out of New Delhi. Eight female cab drivers in Delhi are trying their best to protect women from sexual violence and harassment with a fleet of seven ladies-only vehicles. Their business, Cabs for Women by Women, caters to moderately affluent women who can afford a cab, but don’t have a car or chauffeur of their own. Even before the gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old in December, New ... Read More
We have BuzzFeed to thank for these great shots of Hillary Clinton throwing major shade at John McCain as he questions her about the Benghazi consulate attack. Secretary of State Clinton, the patron saint of kicking ass and taking names, appears to be pretty contemptuous of the senator, as well as generally over this whole “Senate Foreign Relations Committee” thang. I highly recommend watching the video of this exchange, which features the Secretary ... Read More
Fashion elites clearly have a taste for the bizarre. Last week we showed you Vogue’s recent Hurricane Sandy disaster porn fashion shoot, and just yesterday the council of Fashion Designers of America upped the ridiculousness ante. In a statement for the "CFDA Health Initiative,” Diane von Furstenberg and her council cohorts outlined some New York City Fashion Week regulations, stressing that, “Health is Beauty.” Shocking absolutely no one, ... Read More
The case of the young physiotherapy student who was assaulted and raped last month aboard a New Delhi bus, later dying as a result of the serious injuries she sustained, will finally be debated in court today. According to their respective lawyers, the five accused men are all planning to plead not guilty to the charges of murder, rape, and kidnapping. A sixth accused man who is 17-years-old will have a separate trial in juvenile court. All of the defendants could ... Read More
“What has James Franco been up to lately?” is something I often find myself wondering, probably more than is necessary or entirely healthy. The answer, unsurprisingly, is a whole lot. Franco jump-started 2013 with his own music video of Justin Bieber’s hit song “Boyfriend.” Is it a parody? An earnest piece of fan art? A post-modern commentary on the very nature of celebrity, as manifested through the artificial construct that is the ... Read More
The story of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o and his fake girlfriend might very well be the most shocking, absorbing, and tragicomic sports story of our generation (or at least of this news cycle). If you happen to live under a rock, or are allergic to Deadspin, here’s the down and dirty: Te’o became a tragic media darling in September, when it was reported that his beloved grandmother and his girlfriend, Stanford graduate Lennay Kekua, had ... Read More
Still coping with Liz & Dick PTSD (symptoms include nausea, The Parent Trap nostalgia, and occasionally screaming, “I’m bored!” for no apparent reason)?  Luckily, Lifetime’s found a way to make it up to you. On February 2nd Lifetime will air Betty & Coretta, an original movie about, according to this new promo, freedom, friendship, and a bunch of fantastic pantsuits. The film follows the lives of Coretta Scott King, played by ... Read More
It already sucks to be a woman in Iran. Under Sharia law, Iranian women cannot marry non-Islamic men, they must cover their hair at all times, and their testimony in court is worth half that of a man’s. Furthermore, Iranian women can only divorce their husbands under extreme conditions. While none of this injustice is breaking news, one more ludicrous law is threatening to be added on to the heap. According to Hossein Naghavi-Hosseini, the speaker of ... Read More
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