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The curious affairs of women who marry for money.

Gold-diggers (women who marry for money and status): they’re much savvier and smarter than they lead on. How hypergamy, the seeking of money and...

The guaranteed etiquette to misery and social climbing for young girls.

So you’ve arrived in the big city from 'who-knows where,' Idaho and you want to meet the people that will plug you into that...

The Curious Affairs of Psychotherapy.

I fired my last therapist because of a poorly-photo shopped advertisement in the back of one of those tawdry, overly glossy gay magazines. By...

Chuck Bass in Colored Lipstick. XOXO. Gossip Girl.

It seems that Chuck’s rainbow is missing a color. Gossip Girl is part of a vast right-wing conspiracy promoting a uniquely Christian agenda. In this...

Aliens with Cheek Bones: Talking Shop with Model-Manager JJ Cortez 

What is beauty? Why is it commercialized? What makes it so important and is it really in the beholder’s eyes? We sat down with...

Why the Yuppie is finally on the way out.

There is an idea in American culture that one can be who they want to be, or rather who they should aspire to be....

The Economics of Fame: Has the Celebrity Bubble Burst?

To fabricate celebrity costs money. To exploit it costs even more. The more money in the industry the more it seems are the numbers...

Jennifer Macfarlane: A snapshot of women in captivity.

In most parts of the world a woman is free. Free to express herself, be aware of herself, free to become who she needs...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink at Independent Coffeehouses.

As Starbucks slips in the recessional tide, anti-corporate types seem to be cheering the chain’s decline. Finally, the independent coffee shop’s villain is paying...

Hysteria in Quasi Celebrity Land. What happens when a fashion designer wants to sue...

  Media? What exactly is the role of media and when is it fair to argue that media crosses the line? After all there are...

America’s Next Top Model (Troll).

Somewhere, someplace far, far away, in an enchanted castle made of blood diamonds and chinchilla, Tyra Banks is sipping on a Häagen-Dazs mojito while...

Why we love Super Heroes and why we wish we were one ourselves.

Next time you walk down 5th avenue or anywhere along Broadway, stop for a moment, put your hands by your side and look way...

Reassessing Self-Worth Via Comparative Discount Shopping:

There has been no assuaging my pain these past eight days. Few of my "friends" have tried offering my broken heart condolences, but mostly,...

Why you should be in Berlin.

We’ve been hearing it for ages now, but is it really true? Your mighty self better pack itself off to Berlin and make the...

Now that you’re Unemployed what are You Going to do with Yourself?

  It’s true being bereft of employment and income can be a very painful experience. What you haven’t considered paradoxically is how liberating the whole...