Friday News Bites: Violence in Kiev, Pussy Riot Beaten By Police + Hot Pocket Regrets

I wish I had more of an upbeat collection of news stories for you all this week, but we’ve got some upsetting items to sift through first. Including my regret over “2 a.m. and I’m hungry” late-night food purchases…


Real Women Have Curves, And Don’t Have Curves, And Have A Few Curves, And Whatever

Lots of very well-meaning people, when they find out what I do for a living, say something to the effect of: “Right on! Real women have curves!”


In Defense of Leg(ging)s

Maybe it”™s because I grew up in the 80s, when dancewear was all the rage and everyone wanted to be Jennifer Beals or Olivia-Newton John or just about anyone on Fame. Or maybe it”™s because I remember how the triumph of Jennifer Lopez”™s fly girl style over Kate Moss”™s heroin chic in the mid-90s left me giddily anticipating the day I could rock spandex to a beat down the boulevard with the confidence of a grown woman. It”™s probably for both of these reasons, among others I thought obvious, that I have been overjoyed to see leggings re-emerge in fashion over the last five years.