Month: January 2007

The Singular Woman

Well this is quite the review of Dawn Eden’s book. It sums up a lot of what Dawn writes, so that people like me don’t have to suffer through actually reading a self-help mantra for 30-somethings who are willing to…

Cyborg Beauty

From the New York Times Style section: Shifts of taste and style are trivialities, of course, without any serious meaning. But they do perform one important function, as Proust pointed out: they notch our hours and moments and decades and…

Calling All Computer Nerds

Or anyone who knows anything about computers, really. I’m probably going to be buying a new computer sometime in the next month. It needs to be a laptop, and it cannot be a Mac (nothing personal, it’s just that Macs…

The Rape of Mr. Smith

via Tyra (whose blog I, the bad blog-reader, just discovered — but it’s fantastic, go check it out) in the comments of the Feminist Rape Apologists post: The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be…

Say It Ain’t So

A reverse mullet??? I agree with the article, though — have the courage of your convictions, hipsters, and wear Joan Collins shoulderpads if you’re going to bother. Sheesh. Via Rox.

Maybe it’s not Giuliani time, after all

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy: someone got hold of a campaign dossier for Rudy Giuliani outlining his strengths and weaknesses as a Presidential candidate. Whoops. The Giuliani camp smells a rat: Advisers to former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani…

“Feminist” Rape Apologists

If I were to write a personal ad for Liz Funk, it would go something like this: SWF seeks tall, manly-man writer or psudeo-intellectual singer-songwriter who appeals to the ‘tween set. Interests include long walks on the beach, John Mayer,…

Happy New Year!

Hope your 2007 is starting off better than mine — I went to do a quick load of laundry tonight, and the washing machine ate it. I can’t get it out until the washing-machine mechanic comes tomorrow, and so it…