Author Archives: Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff

“I Would Totally Go Clubbing With My Mom”

"I Would Totally Go Clubbing With My Mom"

So, Lindsay Lohan had a major run in the law this week, when she and her mother got into a limo fight in the wee hours of the morning after partying at some club (you can listen to the extremely depressing emergency phonecall Lindsay made to her father Michael over at TMZ). Anyway, the story inspired us to wonder, who goes clubbing with his/her parents? The answer is Gloss EIC Jennifer Wright. …but she does it for the waffles. More »

“I Would Never Marry Someone Smarter Than Me”

"I Would Never Marry Someone Smarter Than Me"

“So, I don’t really remember how this came up, but we were taking last week about marriage and I mentioned that I’ve had a friend or two declare that they’d never marry someone smarter. One male, a few females. I know I offered to start this debate–which usually means come out swinging with some sort of calculated opening statement meant to stun the other with my hammer of rhetoric–but… who the fuck would say that? Crazy people? Crazy people.” More »

“Should We Just Quit Our Jobs And Get Married?”

"Should We Just Quit Our Jobs And Get Married?"

Last week, in a moment of frustration, EIC Jennifer Wright asked, “Should I just quit my job and get married?” It was supposed to be funny, but deputy editor Ashley Cardiff couldn’t entirely tell if she was joking. Now they’re curious: if given the option, would we spend our days watching TV and having no responsibilities? The answer is “Maybe” and also “adult babies.” More »

Hot Older Men We’d Happily Sleep With

Hot Older Men We'd Happily Sleep With

Okay, look. This is actually a Fuck Marry Kill involving Jack Nicholson, Wearren Beatty and Jeremy Irons, in honor of our debate earlier this week on whether or not 23-year-olds should be having sex with other 23-year-olds (as opposed to aging bankers). We were surprised that a number of the comments were so negative–”Any man in his 40s who is looking to date a 23 year old has issues. He either has a daddy complex or is desperately trying to recapture his youth via a trophy girlfriend”–what with plenty of older men being so attractive in their own right. Anyway, we tried to play Fuck Marry Kill, but the conversation kind of just devolved into a discussion of men over 60 we find hot. You can still submit your FMK votes at the end, though. More »

“No Girl Who Is 23-Years-Old Should Be Sleeping With A 23-Year-Old!”

"No Girl Who Is 23-Years-Old Should Be Sleeping With A 23-Year-Old!"

New York recently sat in on a meeting at the new Cosmo under Joanna Cole. In the most interesting bit, a senior editor, Anna Davies, declares that “No girl who is 22, 23 years old should be sleeping with a 23-year-old! She needs a fortysomething-year-old vice-president from Morgan Stanley. Who will at least teach her how to have interesting, good sex.” We found this interesting considering… considering Cosmo. Anyway, we decided to ask ourselves… is it true? Should we all just be dating older men who love capitalism?? More »

Are Reality Television Stars Like Kim Kardashian Actually “Evil”?

Are Reality Television Stars Like Kim Kardashian Actually "Evil"?

Reality television has weirdly pervaded TheGloss this week, what with the Today Show refraining from observing 9/11 and instead opting to let Kris Jenner talk about her breast implants or Jersey Shore’s Sammi Sweetheart designing a collection of sweatpants. This has led to a lot of office conversation about reality television personalities and how objectionable we find them. But can we actually parse out why? Well, besides Kim Kardashian comparing her publicity stunt marriage to pediatric cancerMore »

Under What Circumstance Would You Resort To Cannibalism?

Under What Circumstance Would You Resort To Cannibalism?

Last week, our intern Kate was trapped in an elevator with a bunch of models (visiting our building for some pre-NYFW castings) and came to the disturbing realization that she’d be eaten first because she had the most body fat. Of course, Kate forgets the first rule of cannibalism: eat them before they eat you. This week, editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff are discussing something of a favorite topic: people eating and, specifically, what would drive them to it. More »

F*ck, Marry, Kill: London. Berlin. New York.

F*ck, Marry, Kill: London. Berlin. New York.

The Olympics are over and EIC Jennifer Wright is back from London. Since the only thing Jennifer loves more than the English capital is… particularly obtuse games of Fuck Marry Kill, she and deputy editor Ashley Cardiff are debating the merits of fucking, marrying or killing the fair cities of London, Berlin and New York. If you need a refresher on how the game is played (and today’s is a difficult one), perhaps you shouldn’t be on the internet. More »

Should You Live With Your Significant Other?

Should You Live With Your Significant Other?

Today, editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff are debating the age old question of cohabitation: should you live with your significant other? …Obviously we don’t mean because we are delicate flowers and don’t want to encourage unclean sexual urges; more like because sometimes you want to stay up all night, drinking in bed, watching TV, eating takeout. Sometimes you want to be a scumbag. But does a significant other hinder that?

Read the discussion and then let us know: Is it better to live alone? Or better to save on rent live in love?
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Our Deepest, Darkest Fear Is Dementia (What’s Yours?)

Our Deepest, Darkest Fear Is Dementia (What's Yours?)

Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff have been friends for years. Part of their bond is a deep, abiding terror at the prospect of dementia or, more generally, any kind of madness. Here, they discuss what they find so deeply horrifying about the loss of their mental faculties and invite you to share your deepest fears. You know, in the comment thread. More »

Our Favorite So-Bad-They’re-Great Erotic Thrillers

Our Favorite So-Bad-They're-Great Erotic Thrillers

You know what’s a great genre? Erotic thrillers. They’re basically all the same: there’s a female character who’s either super repressed or sex-crazed. She meets a male character who is either dangerous/mysterious and wealthy or dependable and hard-working. There’s some conflict and then, right around the forty five minute point, they have sex. Ridiculous, candlelit, acrobatic sex while saxophones wail beyond. Oh, and there’s some plot stuff–drugs or murder or trafficking–but the directors of these films know you’re not watching for that. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff discuss their all-time favorites.

And by the way, genre classics like 9 1/2 Weeks, Body of Evidence and Wild Orchid are all available on Netflix Instant Watch at the moment, so read this and then give yourself a little gift. More »

What’s A Good Reason To Quit Your Job?

What's A Good Reason To Quit Your Job?

Infamous “beauty and health critic” Cat Marnell quit her post at xoJane this week to pursue “[being] on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends” (also a book deal). Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff acknowledge the romantic sentiment but question the whole quitting/PCP aspect. So, is this a particularly bad reason to quit your job? Or… are all of them bad? Also, when did PCP become a party drug? These, and other serious questions ahead. More »