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Why We'll Miss Faking It, and Why Its Finale Tuesday Will Resemble Downton Abbey

David Hinckley | Posted 08.02.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

I'd like to think that someday MTV's Faking It will be acknowledged as one of those rare shows that really did stand above much of the TV pack in spit...

Another Girl Kiss on MTV's Faking It Rekindles the Question: Is That What Friends Are For?

David Hinckley | Posted 03.22.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

While much of our national political discussion devolves into white noise, perhaps the most interesting argument on TV this spring unfolds between Amy...

13 Culinary Terms That'll Make You Sound Like a Professional

Spoon University | Posted 03.18.2017 | Taste
Spoon University

Do you ever wonder what people are talking about during wine tastings, on late night Food Network, or in your favorite food blogger's Instagram post? ...

MTV's 'Faking It' Big Bisexual Blunder

Eliel Cruz | Posted 10.30.2016 | Entertainment
Eliel Cruz

When Faking It introduced a bisexual male character, Wade, a few episodes ago, I was excited for all of two seconds. That glimmer of hope passed quickly. It took maybe half an episode to show this bisexual character is one big walking trope.

Lip Service: When I Busted My Son Doing This in Church

Jaye Watson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I busted my son in church yesterday. He's 10 years old. An altar server. A good kid. But Catholicism isn't easy. There are lots of prayers and lots of versions of those prayers to memorize, and he's still learning them.

Comedian Julie Goldman: 'I Would Be Lesbian Maude' in Modern-Day Remake

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Toce

It makes sense that Goldman would have an unapologetic outlook on her comedy. Joan Rivers was, after all, one of her favorite comedians.

The Danger of Presuming Post-Sexuality

Jack Bryant | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Bryant

My students saw homophobic language as obviously offensive. It wasn't something anyone, including the writer of the material, needed to point out to them. To do so was, in their mind, a waste of creative energy, perhaps even old-fashioned, like a heavy-handed morality tale. On the one hand I found this refreshing, but on the other, this discovery was also worrisome.

9 Things To Know About Being Intersex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Perhaps one of the least understood subgroups of the queer community are intersex people -- and now one TV show is attempting to bring this form of id...

MTV Show To Break Ground By Featuring Intersex Character

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MTV is slated to go where few other networks have gone before when it includes an intersex character on the second season of the popular scripted seri...

Blurred Lines

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

MTV continues to be a force with their teen-based dramas that suck you in from minute one. Faking It is no exception with its steamy melodrama, endearing story lines, and sudsy romances.

New MTV Show Declares Lesbians Rule High School

Posted 03.18.2014 | TV

MTV's latest scripted show, "Faking It," declares a new hierarchy in high school: lesbians rule the halls. The trailer for the new show (above) fol...

What Percentage Of Men Have Faked An Orgasm?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Turns out "faking" it is a more widespread practice than we thought -- among men. Though it's common pop culture knowledge that women sometimes fa...

Finding Common Ground -- Are There Enough Grownups Yet?

Susan Rhea | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Susan Rhea

So what does work? Short of going to war and wearing everyone down with death, misery, grief, infrastructure and economic ruin, what works? Negotiation. Mediation. Education that you will never get exactly what you want, and I won't either.

'Faking It' Exhibit Shows Altered Images Before Photoshop

Agence France Presse | Robert MacPherson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

In this era of Photoshop software and Instagram filters, should people recoil at the notion of photo manipulation?Not at all, said the curator of a la...

Lame Christmas Gifts: It Is Harder to Receive Than to Give

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am like the mother who gave her son two ties for Christmas. He went to the hall mirror, put on one of them, and turned to show her how it looked, "What," she said disappointedly, "You didn't like the other one?"

Fake It 'Til You Make It (And Other Ways To Get Somewhere New)

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

The next time you feel like an impostor, remember you are probably in a room full of them, so have a private chuckle and go for the ride. Before you know it, you will not be pretending anymore.

5 Good Reasons To Fake An Orgasm

TheGloss | Posted 03.22.2012 | Women

I think pretty much any women's magazine is going to tell you that the number one worst thing you can do in bed is fake orgasms. That is not true. The...

So How Do Fiction Writers Fool Readers?

Claudia Ricci | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
Claudia Ricci

It is indeed a mystery and a marvel that fiction writers can fool their readers into believing in what they write. And it isn't only geography that we novelists can "fake."