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Fifty First (J)Dates: Expect the Unexpected.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

Online dating is great, because it cuts out a lot of the crap. But sometimes it also slops off some of the important, good old-fashioned ignorance about someone else.

How To Decorate A Good-Looking Dorm Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For many, back-to-school shopping means creating a home away from home: The dorm room. So, how do you make that room yours when you're working with ug...

Jon Stewart Rally Represents Elitism, Consumerism, and Disrespect for the Progressive Movement

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Stewart's rally is not a political event aimed at informing grassroots progressive activists such as union members. It is an "entertainment event," in the tradition of Glenn Beck, aimed at increasing ratings so Comedy Central can make bigger profits.

The Situation's New Book: Jezebel Blog Says 'Is The Literary Equivalent Of An Ed Hardy Tee' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We got our hands on a copy of Here's the Situation--hitting bookstores on November 2--a quarter-inch thick paperback featuring the Jersey Shore star's...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Facebook Me

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith Fineman

After seeing The Social Network, I was reminded that Facebook plays a huge role in dating, from start to finish. Let's see how that plays out in this hypothetical scenario.

Rubbernecking: Project Runway Episode 8, "A Rough Day on the Runway"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This week the show begins with everyone (OK, Ivy and Michael D) tweezing their eyebrows in their pocket hand mirrors. Michael C dishes on Ivy to Andy and honestly, I can no longer feel sorry for him

Jezebel To HuffPost Blogger: 'Literary Critic Hates Vaginas'

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Over the weekend, Huffington Post blogger Anis Shivani posted "The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers," which quickly became hot on Twit...

It's Not the Weight: Why 'Fat is Beautiful' is Not the Answer

Adia Colar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Adia Colar

While I appreciate the culture's desire for larger women, I hope for a culture that appreciates women just as we are.

A Feminist's U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery

Megan Carpentier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Carpentier

Writing about women's issues made me learn more about those issues and feminist theories about them than a classroom ever did. It also allowed reclaim the word "feminist" for myself.

Beyond the Gay: Elena Kagan and What We Still Don't Get About People Who Are Single

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Elena Kagan. Her nomination to the Supreme Court has set off a cascade of intimations and accusations, reflections and critiques, that all add up to a snapshot of what it means to be single in contemporary American society.

The Manic Pixie Dream Tramp

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Caroline Hagood

The emotions surrounding the MPDG run deeper than mere resentment. They are Amazing Manic Pixies only while they are loved. Before that, they are merely everyday women, and afterwards, they are harpies.

Jason Linkins

Explaining The 'Birther' Conspiracy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These Birthers basically assume a vast, complicated conspiracy, through which countless individuals, of varying degrees of power and station, have managed to fool the entire nation into electing a guy from Africa as our president.

Jason Linkins

It's An Eat The Press Canada Day (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hmm. It's July 1st! Somewhere, out in the recesses of memory, a strange, clarion call is sounding, reminding me of a hallowed Eat The Press traditio...

Jason Linkins

Was AOL Reporter Tommy Christopher Sacked For Criticizing Misogynist Playboy Piece? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, we mentioned how Playboy had published a sociopathic, hateful, and unfunny listicle by Guy Cimbalo, listing the ten conservative wo...

Jason Linkins

Playboy Scorned For Hateful Attack On Conservative Pundits (And The Rest Of Today's Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Circumstances conspired against me doing what Chip Hanlon advises on these pages today: heap a ton of scorn on Playboy Magazine and writer Guy Cimbalo...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 30, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

L.A. Times contributor Andrew Klavan DOUBLE DOG DARES YOU intolerable lefties to listen...just listen! Rush Limbaugh's show! Because if you did,...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 27, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congratulations are in order to Mickey Kaus, who proved, through the disclosure of a single, intended-to-be-off-the-record threaded discussion from Jo...

The Bigger Star By Farr: Bette Davis or Joan Crawford?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Who was the bigger star -- Bette Davis or Joan Crawford? Maybe reviewing some highlights of their respective careers can help resolve this thorny question.

Jason Linkins

Vlogorrhea, With Jason And Ana (And Megan): Courting Backlash At Thanksgiving | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's the Thanksgiving Holiday, so let's vlog, why not? This week, Ana Marie and I had the especially good fortune to be joined by Megan Carpentier, blogger and Crappy Hourist from Jezebel.

Jason Linkins

What Happens In St. Paul Stays Between Y'All: An Unconventional Crappy Hour | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I had the pleasure of joining Jezebel's Megan Carpentier this morning for another edition of Crappy Hour. On the docket for today: the Sarah Palin co...

Jason Linkins

Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead: An Unconventional Crappy Hour | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here in Denver, Colorado, we are all just Americans in search of a more perfect union. Specifically between ourselves and the taxicabs we called for ...

Jason Linkins

Pumas, Veeps, And Hissing Cockroaches: A Political Bestiary On Crappy Hour | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, I once again had the privilege of spending the early, surly hours of the Friday of/before the Text Message That Nostradamus, And No One ...

Jason Linkins

McCain's Lobbyists, The Draft, And Dungeons And Dragons On Crappy Hour | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, I had the opportunity to join one of my favorite writers and thinkers, Megan Carpentier, for's daily feature, Crappy Hour, t...

Bitches Are Back. But Here's What's Wrong With the New Model

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Richmond

To be a strong woman, a good feminist and even save the world, you need to be a bitch, according to a recent spate of articles.

Droll Models: Is Being Drunk and "Slutty" Empowering?

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

There's been an awful lot of negative press aimed at the House of Gawker over the past year or so, and even the most unctuous of Nick Denton apologists would have to admit that quite a bit of it is well-deserved.