As human beings, we can all be flawed, fragile, and stupid. Sometimes we make terrible decisions. But it's necessary to be critical of any widely held beliefs that are specific to our gender, or that develop into urban legends that will proliferate sexist ideas.
Here are some examples of irrational lifestyle
"Foxygen aren't that rich or big. If I was just a fame seeker or gold digger I would pick a bigger band. I'd go after Dave Grohl or The Chili Peppers," Elizabeth Le Fey (who performs under the name Globelamp) laughs. "That's a really dumb argument."
It's a lighthearted moment in a
“Health Secrets of Famous People” (Rodale Books) is an anti-carbohydrate manifesto written by a fairly hysterical author in 1961. It’s the sort of short nutritional guidebook that an independent press prepared during a time when popular holistic medicine was at war with the more scientific approach that emerged
On more than one occasion I’ve been accused of living in the past. This is a playful jab rather than a serious indictment, but I’m the first to put my hands up and say, “Guilty as charged.”
I am a nostalgia junkie. It’s my most favorite vice, faster and
Ever since I could remember, I wanted to be a conspiracy theorist.
And why wouldn’t I? The concept that there might be far more to the world and, hell, the universe I live in was and still is exciting. I grew up in a house full of imaginative skeptics; people who
The first time I saw a corpse was walking to the barracks with the house help, near 21 road junction, Festac Town. Actually, now that I think of it, that's not true. I did see Grandma's corpse, but her case is different. Her body was carefully prepared and placed in
Ah, my brain. It lets me do awesome things (like write about TV, you guys!) and then it does not-so-awesome things like have seizures and get all concussed. One of the repercussions of having my specific brain is that I also get to deal with weird chemical imbalances
This hasn’t been a good year for women in the music business. First, there was the whole Joan Jett/Runaways thing, then there was the Billboard poll asking if people believed Dr. Luke or Ke$ha, and now Chrissie Hynde has somehow decided that it
My birthday is coming up in early September, and if I wasn’t feeling old enough already, I just had a grim revelation: because I am a) old, and b) stuck on the fact that I was the smartest kid in the fourth grade, I am now the equivalent of your
It’s true that as people who speak, we rarely know what we’re talking about. It’s also true that we often don’t even know what the words we use mean. So why should we know what a bunch of letters grouped together stand for? Do you even think about what you’re