Please Leave Your Vagina Alone

Usually I can easily ignore the rambling of “Nature’s Children” like Shailene Woodley, Gwyneth Paltrow and the like. But after GOOP/Paltrow’s tip about steaming your vagina, well, I steamed all right. From my ears.

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Gif It to Me, Baby: High Fives and Fist Bumps

Whether you go old school with the high five or play it cool with a fist bump, I’ve got gifs for you!  Read More Gif It to Me, Baby: High Fives and Fist Bumps

Book to Film Adaptations: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Book to film adaptations, as we know, can be tricky. Condensing hundreds of pages into roughly two hours is one thing, but what about plot points that appear all the more jarring onscreen? Patricia Highsmith’s tale of murder, stolen identity, and uncomfortable sexuality in The Talented Mr. Ripley has been adapted twice for the screen. Both made some changes to the original story, and both are interesting works in their own right.

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Big Changes at Bon Appétit

In January, Bon Appétit, one of the classic magazines for foodies in the U.S., moved its operations from Los Angeles to New York and brought with it a brand new editor, Adam Rappoport. Prior to taking the helm at BA, Rappoport was the style editor for GQ magazine. Read More Big Changes at Bon Appétit

Lunchtime Poll – 2/23

Did you know that all of my lunchtime poll ideas are taken from things I think about in my real life? Shocking but true.  That’s why today’s lunchtime poll is: Coffee or Tea?  Both? Neither?  Do you make it at home or buy it?  I’m only a relatively recent inductee into the Coffee Drinker’s Club. I drank it when I was about 12-13 because I thought it made me cool, and then I laid off any regular consumption for about 15 years.  I picked it up again last summer when I was depressed and tired all the time and now…well…I have a pot brewing as I type and I prefer to have some in the morning.  Although sometimes I think coffee might just be a vehicle for creamer.

So how about you? Caffeine-addict or Gwyneth Paltrow GOOP-clean?  Also, if you make it at home, what brand/type do you like? I’m still trying to find a Usual.

7 Questions for a Witty Gentleman: Subject H

Today’s witty gentleman is an online friend (I know lots of our readers know him, can you guess?) who is both wise, wonderful and pretty hilarious to boot.  Let’s see how he answered our new set of 7 questions after the break. Read More 7 Questions for a Witty Gentleman: Subject H

A Post-Holiday Cleanse for the Persephone Reader

Hello Dear Reader,

If you, like me, enjoy taking in the occasional television programme, reading the internet, or venturing outside the comforts of your toasty home to a fluorescent-lit location where candy-colored magazines are displayed by cash registers, you’ve probably recently come in contact with the strange bird that is the post-holiday cleanse. It is otherwise known as a detox, a volatile alchemical combination of digestive crackers, wheatgrass, vaguely citrus-ey smells, and a deep longing to rid oneself of “holiday bloat.” Read More A Post-Holiday Cleanse for the Persephone Reader