Benazir Bhutto Died (And Other Depressing, End-Of-December Events)

Reader Roundup

Best Comment of the Day, in response to Valentino In Vogue: Models With Ennui Playing Invisible Croquet: "Tyra would be pissed that none of them were smiling with their eyes." We say: because Tyra's smiling eyes can penetrate even the thickest leather purse! • Worst, in response to MagHag: "I hate when a crumb… » 12/28/07 4:45pm 12/28/07 4:45pm

All I Got For Christmas Was This Stupid Abortion Protest

Okay people, it's not puppytime just yet. There's been a series of anti-abortion mishaps out west this month. On December 6 in Albuquerque, abortion provider Dr. Curtis Boyd's clinic was destroyed by arsonists, reports the New York Times. This past Tuesday, two other abortion centers in the New Mexico city were… » 12/28/07 3:00pm 12/28/07 3:00pm

Daily Mail Columnist: American Women Are "Mindbogglingly Stupid"

Writer and Sexist of the Year Tad Safran, who has spent the past month insulting both British and American women (and in some cases, American women playing British women, like Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones), is ostensibly the subject of a column in today's Daily Mail called The Man Who Called British Women 'Ugly'… » 12/28/07 11:00am 12/28/07 11:00am

Susan L. Taylor, The Soul Of Essence, Leaves Mag After Almost Four…

In an industry where corporate loyalty has gone the way of the dodo, Susan L. Taylor has been synonymous with the Essence brand since the magazine's launch in 1970. Today, the NY Times reports that Ms. Taylor is stepping down from her post as publications director (she held that title for 7 years; she was… » 12/28/07 9:30am 12/28/07 9:30am

Joan Didion: The Female Writer For Men Who Don't Want To Feel Like…

Most psuedo-intellectual college age girls who fancy themselves writers will, at some point, worship at the altar of Didion (or maybe that was just me and all my poseur friends!). [No, it wasn't just you. -Ed.] Anyway, in today's Washington Post, resident book critic Jonathan Yardley discusses his "on-and-off love… » 12/27/07 5:00pm 12/27/07 5:00pm

Reader Roundup

Best Comment of the Day, in response to Girl Power: "Who are they fooling? They just want her to get a man because he'll have to get with her friends too." We say: we thought the Spices made their position on group sex clear back in 1996: It's 2 become 1, y'all. • Worst, in response to The Real Beasts At Zoos Are Not… » 12/27/07 4:45pm 12/27/07 4:45pm

This Week In Tabloids: Jamie Lynn Still Pregnant; Tara Reid Too Skinny;…

Tis the holiday season, and what better time to discuss un-immaculate conceptions, uneaten Christmas hams and unloved, adorable babies in the manger? That's right kiddies, it's Midweek Madness again, and this week the tabs are all still talking about Jamie Lynn Spears. (She made the cover of Us and Life & Style.)… » 12/27/07 2:30pm 12/27/07 2:30pm

New York Times Notable Deaths: Light On The Ladies, Heavy On The Mascara

Today's NY Times includes a list of the most
notable deaths from the past year, and while women only constitute about 17% of the list, what they lack in numbers the ladies mentioned make up for in spunk and glitter. The Jezeverse is considerably less festive now that Slut Machine's favorite televised trainwreck, Anna… » 12/27/07 10:00am 12/27/07 10:00am

Reader Roundup

Best Comment of the Day, in response to Why The Fuck Are You Working Today?: "We just hired this girl who texted our boss (who is in her early 60's) this morning to see if she wanted coffee. My boss flipped her wig! It was the first text message she received in her life. She thought the cell phone company was asking… » 12/26/07 4:45pm 12/26/07 4:45pm

Cosmo UK Contest: Win A Date With An Abusive Miserly Drunk

In the September issue of British Cosmo, the magazine allowed a multi-millionaire bachelor named Robin MacDonald to write what basically amounted to a singles ad saying he was "desperately searching for the perfect woman to share the medieval castle in Staffordshire he called home." The magazine then went on to host… » 12/26/07 3:00pm 12/26/07 3:00pm

Ever Get The Feeling Some Working Moms Just Get Off On "Guilt"?

In today's Huffington Post, former ABC News anchor/blogger Heather Cabot is feeling guilty because she confused some kid's nanny with his actual mother. In short: Heather and a blond caretaker bonded at the local gymborama or whatever. They made a playdate. Then Heather spotted the same child with a tall brunette… » 12/26/07 1:00pm 12/26/07 1:00pm

Christmas 2007: Drunk Stripper Santas, Shitty Sales, Deadly Tiger…

It's not just you! The polls are in, and this Christmas was officially a disappointment. Sales were "bleak", the streets were violent, and in the U.K. a man stuffed his wife's dead body under the tree before killing himself. Uplifting! So here's a news tidbit to be thankful for: in Los Angeles, a "beefy" dude wearing… » 12/26/07 9:30am 12/26/07 9:30am