These days there are so many nutritional fads and anxieties—so many rules about what we should or shouldn’t eat, what’s healthy and what’s not—that worrying about the artificial sweetener aspartame seems almost... quaint. Retro, even, like polyester pantsuits. Well, it’ll soon be a thing of the past—in Diet Pepsi, at… »
Urgent dispatch from across the pond: Prince William went shopping. And he bought blue clothing. Is this... a clue????? »
Fact: Unless you are a professional paleontologist, any six-year-old child in America can absolutely humiliate you at dinosaur trivia. Don’t feel bad; that includes Chris Pratt, who stars in the upcoming dino-stravaganza Jurassic World. »
Oh, Gap. Whither Gap? “Dress Normal” didn’t get their flagship brand anywhere; Piperlime’s days are numbered. Now the company is trying to position itself for the newly dawning Age of Athleisure, betting everybody will start defaulting to yoga pants and leggings.
Mounting a period piece like Outlander means producing costumes. Lots and lots and lots of costumes. PILES of costumes. Costumes from not just the eighteenth century, but the 1940s, too. And don’t forget all the ensemble scenes like the clan gathering, which involve a whole shitload of extras, who cannot be naked.
The model for Rockwell’s famous “Rosie the Riveter” painting (not to be confused with the beloved “We Can Do It” poster) has died. Mary Doyle Keefe was 92. »
At some point in the next few days, Kate Middleton will have her second child. In honor of this happy event, here are some pictures of great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II looking at babies. Because when you’re a largely ceremonial figure, you spend a fair bit of time staring at babies. »
Perhaps you recall Belle Gibson, a popular Australian wellness blogger who claimed a whole food diet and assorted alternative medicines cured her brain cancer. Guess what? She never had cancer in the first place which, as we all know, is the very best cure for cancer. »
What happens when Reddit encounters something that satirizes that hallmark of the lady Internet, a personal essay about one’s parenting decisions? Confusion and arguments about circumcision, of course. »
Somebody coughed up $137,000 for a dress once worn by Vivien Leigh during the filming of Gone with the Wind. »
Not to be a buzzkill, but here is one of the most depressing stories you’ll read this month: A woman with severe agoraphobia left her house and promptly fell down a manhole. Because the universe is a cruel place with a bad sense of humor. »
If you’ve got Blue Bell ice cream sitting in your freezer, toss it, because the company has just issued a voluntary recall of literally all its products, after the much-dreaded listeria was found lurking inside a couple of its cartons. Yes, even if it’s a lovingly smuggled half-gallon of peach. Chuck it. »
The New England Aquarium has eight pairs of endangered African penguins, and they want them to make more babies. Hence, they are installing a series of “honeymoon suites,” i.e. fuck rooms, to encourage the little guys and gals. »
I found this week’s episode of Outlander draining and emotionally exhausting and personally I am ready to time-surf the centuries and turn the tables on some witch-hunting creeps. Queue to my left to join the misandrist time-traveling witch-hunter-busting vigilante squad. But at least we got a firelight fingering… »
This week on AD: The Bible Continues, men were sad and mad and bad. But the stand-out star was not-yet-Saint Peter’s daughter, who followed her father to Jerusalem without asking permission and then demanded some by-God answers about what was going on around here. »
Mall-goers now have one less option for racy nighties and polyestery butt floss, as—barring some eleventh-hour private equity savior—Frederick’s of Hollywood has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close its brick-and-mortar outposts. »