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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Dina Mikhails | Posted 06.29.2015 | Style
Dina Mikhails

With affordable salons popping up all over the city, this once costly option is now barely more expensive than a high-end waxing salon. So, for those of you thinking of joining me in Laserland, read on for helpful tips for embarking on your own laser journey.

Change Coming to Fox News?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is Fox News on the brink of becoming (as Pinocchio might say) a "real news organization" instead of the wooden de facto propaganda wing of the Republican Party?

The Art of Beauty at Fox & Boy Salon in Downtown NYC

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 02.15.2015 | Style
Jocelyn Jeffery

Julie Dickson, owner of Fox & Boy salon in New York City, shares her style inspiration and beauty secrets with us.

Virginity: Tough for Men and Women

Dustin Siggins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Dustin Siggins

I was considered the radical Catholic for being sexually abstinent, being pro-life, and attending church weekly. This was especially true in college. So I figured that I was just about the only person, and pretty much the only Catholic, who was abstaining from sexual relations from marriage, and I resigned myself to being a lifelong virgin.

Friday Talking Points -- Slouching Off to War

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress needs to vote on this war. They need to vote not just on a budget item to move some money to some rebels, they need to vote on a clear Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution.


Spencer Wolff | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Spencer Wolff

For too long the contemporary art world has been the exclusive redoubt of insiders, tastemakers, and a privileged elite. Gertrude has exploded this paradigm, and fashioned a conversational forum that democratizes and demystifies contemporary art.

Rick Perry's Rebranding Is Full Of Self-Delusion

Salon | Jim Newell | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
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Texas governor's trying hard to convince people that he's going to run a serious presidential campaign. What a tool...

The GOP's Real Ted Cruz Drama

Salon | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

The ongoing fight between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party is turning into a downward spiral of vengeance that would leave any Greek tra...

TV News & Upworthy Are Transforming Us All Into Dumb, Ill-Informed, Simple-Minded Sheep

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Michael Shammas

For the first time in my life, I can confidently say that most news is not making us smarter -- it is making us dumber.

The Singular Greatness Of Champagne Salon

Richard Jennings | Posted 07.21.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Those responsible for guiding the house he founded continue to adhere so closely to his original, obsessive criteria.

On Hairdressers

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

His chairside talks on the socio-economic realities of third world countries give me anxiety. For awhile, I considered using someone else...

Racial McCarthyism Isn't Real!

Salon | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

Joe McCarthy died in 1957, but to hear some people tell it, his legacy lives on in the swift downfall of Donald Sterling. ...

Summer Care for Your Hair

Gina Rivera | Posted 07.06.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

Bright sunlight is just one challenge of all the summer fun. Mothers Day is right around the corner and a clear signal that summer is fast approaching.So what do we do?

Diagnosing Paul Ryan's Psychopathy

Salon | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

If the GOP as a whole has pretty much given up on the whole “rebranding” thing, their 2012 vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan, most ...

An Open Letter to THAT Woman At The Salon

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

When you walked into this salon and brayed, "Who do I have to scream at to get a pedicure around here?" I thought, surely, she's joking, and I laughed at your poorly-executed humor. Then you clapped your hands twice, to ensure your request was heard. And it was.

How Politics Hijacked The Fight Against Global Warming

Salon | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

Dale Jamieson, a professor of environmental studies and philosophy at NYU, has, as his title indicates, spent a lot of time thinking about climate cha...

Why We Aren't Changing The 'Once You Go Black' Headline

Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices
Danielle Cadet

I work in the media and I write about race. It's a lethal combination that leaves me open to unsolicited feedback and criticism and, sometimes, racist...

Kids' Hair: They Took a Shower, But Did They Wash Their Hair?

Gina Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Gina Rivera

This is something most of us don't think about much, and our kids almost certainly don't. Their hair needs serious cleaning. Last week I wrote about ...

George W. Bush's Crew Has Made A Deplorable Return

Salon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

It’s been more than five years since Dick Cheney left the White House and nearly eight years since Donald Rumsfeld was booted from the Pentagon. Wit...

A Change in Hair Care That's Easy to Make For Fabulous Results

Gina Rivera | Posted 05.19.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

Some changes are much easier to make than others. Here's an easy one. Most of us take it for granted that our hair is getting clean. We wash our hair...

Being Open to Change, Going Short and Switching Color Line

Gina Rivera | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

For more than two decades, I used a color line in my salon that I really liked so much. I wasn't just comfortable with the products, I was confident i...

The Right Defends A New Jim Crow

Salon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
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Watching the debate over Arizona’s SB 1062 (better known as the state’s anti-gay Jim Crow law) unfold this past week, I couldn’t help but think ...

Democrats Deluded On How To Defeat The Tea Party

Salon | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
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It is a strange thing to say in the year 2014, as the political battle-lines grow harder and our bitter-enders ever more bitter, but there was a time ...

Finish an Appointment the Way You Began

Gina Rivera | Posted 04.05.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

The way you finish an appointment, the way you cross that finish line with your client in the salon is so important.

GOP's 'Deep Bench' In Splinters

Salon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Last time I saw former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, he was sashaying around Tampa, Fla., in 2012 as though we’d see him again, big time, in 2016....