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Pulitzers for headlines: it should happen.
[People]
Apr 18, 2011 / 13 notes

Pulitzers for headlines: it should happen.

[People]

Apr 11, 2011 / 4 notes

atrocities against women: madewell.

Look at this, this… utility playsuit thingPer Madewell, it’s the “Kenny Powers as Jiffy Lube Manager Jumpsuit” “Heritage Premium Worksuit in Bighorn Wash.”

Bighorn Wash!  With vestigial belt loops.

(Doesn’t this look like it boasts big old X-ray smock levels of heaviness?  And that, if you got caught in the rain, you’d feel kind of like you’d peed in your jeans? All over your entire body?)

Yours for $200.

Mar 22, 2011 / 25 notes

malia obama: preteen queen

  • Saidi: remember those adorable nude flats with the snakeskin cap and chartreuse embellishment that we saw in jcrew?
  • me: yes
  • Saidi: malia obama has them
  • me: of course she does
  • i feel like "malia obama has them" might apply to a lot of things
  • within and without of j.crew
  • Saidi: the attention of the leader of the free world
  • a really cute dog
  • me: a michael s. smith-designed bedroom
  • unlimited organic veggies
  • Saidi: an army of staff not really at her disposal
  • a literal army, also not at her disposal
  • me: pierced ears
  • Saidi: legacies at princeton, harvard, and columbia
  • me: "i want to be malia obama" —girls everywhere
  • Saidi: correction: women everywhere
obviously
Mar 16, 2011 / 39 notes

obviously

“yeah guys check it, scour that shit for signs of crows’ feet, any thigh-dimpling, mild forehead crinkles, emergent stucco ass, let’s do this.  bonus points for a comment that misspells ‘varicose’” —People
Mar 10, 2011 / 6 notes

“yeah guys check it, scour that shit for signs of crows’ feet, any thigh-dimpling, mild forehead crinkles, emergent stucco ass, let’s do this.  bonus points for a comment that misspells ‘varicose’” —People

kryanjones:

Since my best work friend Sarah Frank left Newsweek a little more than a week ago, I’ve been missing her like crazy. This exchange is a perfect example why.

<3
Mar 9, 2011 / 17 notes

kryanjones:

Since my best work friend Sarah Frank left Newsweek a little more than a week ago, I’ve been missing her like crazy. This exchange is a perfect example why.

<3

newsweek:

On International Women’s Day, a quick look at Newsweek of past—back when the concept of “Young Wives With Brains” warranted a cover story. Fifty years later, We tracked down one of the women featured in that original piece.
On suburban housewivery. “Being a mother and a housewife was an enormously challenging job, but it could be quite lonesome. Sure, we ran big houses, big budgets, active lives, but it wasn’t intellectually as challenging.”
On education. “After college, I applied to Columbia Law School, and was planning to go. But when I met with the dean and told him I wanted to work with affordable housing, he said, ‘You don’t need a law degree for that.’ I think the feeling was, ‘Why take up a man’s spot?’”
Also: see our gallery of Women’s History on Newsweek covers.

Hey, I remember that gallery!  :)  A great project from the formidable ladies of Newsweek, who I miss!
Mar 8, 2011 / 131 notes

newsweek:

On International Women’s Day, a quick look at Newsweek of past—back when the concept of “Young Wives With Brains” warranted a cover story. Fifty years later, We tracked down one of the women featured in that original piece.

On suburban housewivery. “Being a mother and a housewife was an enormously challenging job, but it could be quite lonesome. Sure, we ran big houses, big budgets, active lives, but it wasn’t intellectually as challenging.”

On education. “After college, I applied to Columbia Law School, and was planning to go. But when I met with the dean and told him I wanted to work with affordable housing, he said, ‘You don’t need a law degree for that.’ I think the feeling was, ‘Why take up a man’s spot?’”

Also: see our gallery of Women’s History on Newsweek covers.

Hey, I remember that gallery!  :)  A great project from the formidable ladies of Newsweek, who I miss!

Mar 8, 2011
Mar 8, 2011 / 2 notes

So my ritualistic prep for the tournament has begun.  Namely, by watching Willis Reed clips and setting Google Alerts for toe news.

Just imagine the Gus Johnson reax, if that actually happened.

Mar 4, 2011 / 12 notes

Ten Turns of Phrase, Allegedly Self-Aware, From Lauren Santo Domingo’s “Into the Gloss” Post.

Lauren Santo Domingo supplied a monologue about her beauty habits this week to Into the Gloss. A recurring list by Sarah Ball and Saidi Chen.

(10.) “I just can’t be bothered to do it myself.”

(9.) “Not like I wash my own hair, I can’t even remember the last time I washed my own hair.”

(8.) “[T]here’s something I find so unappealing about lipstick on coffee cups, Starbucks cups. Whenever I see that, I cringe…it just seems so vulgar.”

(7.) “[My lipstick] usually starts lighter in the morning, and then gets darker by the evening, so I typically have five or six tubes on me throughout the day.”

(6.) “I’m 8 ½ months pregnant and not much has changed—it’s been pretty easy.”

(5.) “I’m the same size, in everything that goes above or below the bump.”

(4.) “All of a sudden when you’re like, ‘Oh, I want a Belgian waffle,’ or, ‘I want a bagel with lox,’ it’s outside your front door.”

(3.) “I’ve never really worked out before in my life.”

(2.) “I don’t really book appointments—I just call and say, ‘Do you have anyone in 20 minutes?’”

(1.) “But typically, as far as skincare goes, I’m kind of like a wizard.”