BY Amy LaCount in Movies on Aug 28, 2013 |
I’m no beer aficionado, but I found Drinking Buddies to be like a cold, clear drink of artisanal beer - savory with rich, emphasized notes while also sparkling with subtlety.
In writer/director Joe Swanberg's film, perhaps the allusion is intentional - Drinking Buddies features two - you guessed it - drinking buddies who are coworkers at a craft brewery in Chicago, who negotiate their feelings for each other while in relationships with other ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Aug 09, 2013 |
If you’re in the midst of doing any resume-building, here’s a tip: don’t look up Raven-Symoné. Her career is, simply put, mind-boggling. It’s just not fair. First of all, she got her headstart as an infant, picking up some modeling between napping, pooping her diaper, and eating mush. By the wee age of four, she was on The Cosby Show. At age eight? She’d already dropped an album.
When, at 16, she auditioned for a ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Aug 08, 2013 |
On a day-to-day basis, my feelings towards science are complicated at best.
As a biology major in college, I’m in constant duress – by science’s unforgiving long hours, its strenuous lab reports, its difficult tests, its high standards. As a member of the general public, however, I can’t ignore science’s unfailing neglect of female scholars; studies show that prestigious scientific honors are awarded to males more than 95% of the time ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in Sexy on Aug 06, 2013 |
* NOT SAFE FOR WORK *
Remember Truth or Dare?
Covertly huddled together in the corners of dingy school hallways, sitting at the back ends of buses, crouched in the basements of our childhood homes – we played the eponymous game in our awkward, fumbling youth.
I recall one particular question during Truth that was frequently asked in rather hushed, thrilled tones: Have you ever masturbated?
The boys would smile knowingly, admitting to their ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Aug 02, 2013 |
It’s been 76 years since Amelia Earhart hopped in her final, legendary plane and disappeared across the misty Pacific Ocean. Her departure is shrouded in mysterious conspiracy theories (Did she drown? Was she executed on an island where she crash landed? Did she, in fact, survive the flight, change her name and go on living, unbeknownst to us all?).
Part of her legacy is crystal clear, though: how much she effing ruled.
Let’s first talk about what ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Jul 30, 2013 |
Miley Cyrus was veritably born into the industry – as the daughter of famous country singer Billy Ray, she was a household name by the time she was 15, starring as Hannah Montana in her very own Disney channel show. There, she cultivated a persona as a modern southern belle: fresh-faced, down-to-earth, and unpretentious.If you’ve paid attention the last couple of years, she’s been busy doing what plenty of teenaged starlets do as they transition into ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Jul 23, 2013 |
There are few phrases in the English language more abhorrent, more insidious, more absolutely goddamn infuriating than these five words: They were asking for it.
Rape is never, ever, the victim’s fault. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks so – as everyone from assholes on social media to tennis stars to cops play into rape culture, often questioning the victim while giving the benefit of the doubt to the perpetrator.
When politicians like Todd ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in Music Stuff on Jul 22, 2013 |
“One day I heard a song that made my nerves tremble and my hair stand on end," says singer Ani Cordero. And haven’t we all experienced that? Hearing a song, only to feel ourselves drifting, parting the proverbial curtain and walking into a room of perfect sounds, entirely teleported to the past, the future, or the absolutely splendid present?
If you’ve never listened to Cordero – woah, get on that right now, because girl has it ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Jul 18, 2013 |
Today's BUST: Cute Animals Edition brings you the inimitable Bubba and Gigi, a couple of sweet French bulldogs who share a sublime romance.
I know. I’m totally trying to get adopted, too.
Tell us, what’s your secret? ...What’s that? Communication and honesty?
Their snuggly friend, Burt the Pug, totally wants in on this relationship too.
Gigi was recently pregnant, like – all I can do is lie here and hope I ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on Jul 16, 2013 |
Trigger Warning: This post includes strong language and disturbing content.
A viral video hailing from South Korea is making the rounds online – and it’s absolutely teeming with ugly implications of racism, imperialism, and misogyny.
The video is one of the most awful things I’ve seen recently in terms of outright objectification of women, so please brace yourself. And also, maybe be kind to yourself and set up your Internet queue with ... Read More