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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This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Dirty Chocolate

Happy belated Equal Pay Day! Let’s see who’s been terrible this week, find out why people need to show the love to Sansa Stark and Black Widow, and, apparently, go to the restroom together. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Dirty Chocolate

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Celebrities Most People Hate

This past week has been a good time for two of my favorite celebrities, James Franco and Kanye West. That’s right, I said my favorite. There is something adorably smug about both of them. James’s new movie This is the End came out and took second place at the box office behind Man of Steel. All Kanye did was watch his girlfriend give birth to their first child and then release his new amazing album Yeezus. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Celebrities Most People Hate

White-Out : A Review of The Oscars

“The one thing I noticed about these films that are nominated is that there are no African-Americans in them. Social Network? There could have been a black guy checking his Facebook. Not even in a montage! James Franco cuts his arm off in 127 hours and his arm doesn’t even turn black! Black Swan? There’s no black people! The Kids Are All Right? The Kids Are All White! ” ““ Aziz Ansari Read More White-Out : A Review of The Oscars

Live Blogging the Oscars with Pile of Monkeys and La Belle Amelie

Watching the Oscars tonight? Join us here as we watch the 83rd annual Academy Awards, starting with the red carpet. Feel free to discuss your favorite fashion, award picks, and awful pre-written presenter banter in the comments. Read More Live Blogging the Oscars with Pile of Monkeys and La Belle Amelie

One More Reason to Love James Franco

With all the pity (and scorn) that I feel toward female celebrities as I see them struggle with conforming to the oppressive beauty standards of their industry, I sometimes forget what the men have to deal with. More so than women, male actors frequently have to deal with invasive questions and speculation about their sexuality. You could probably name several actors off the top off your head that you’ve heard are gay. (I won’t list them all here, because to do so would be somewhat hypocritical, eh?) Read More One More Reason to Love James Franco

We Try It!: 127 Hours

Danny Boyle’s new film, which chronicles a solitary rock climber’s struggle to free his trapped arm, certainly justified several aspects of my low expectations, yet, by the time the film stopped rolling, had managed to elevate itself to a memorable and unique status. Read More We Try It!: 127 Hours