Topic: New-Yorker

The New Yorker‘s Bert And Ernie DOMA Cover: Just Kind Of Dumb, Or Downright Offensive?

The New Yorker's Bert And Ernie DOMA Cover: Just Kind Of Dumb, Or Downright Offensive?

Many tongues are wagging today over the DOMA-themed cover The New Yorker has released online today, which depicts lifelong “friends” Bert and Ernie snuggling up on the couch as they watch the legal proceedings unfold. Some people find it adorable, while others, like Flavorwire’s Tyler Coates find it “infantilizing and offensive.” So which is it? More »

Daphne Guiness Wants You To Know She’s Had No Money

Daphne Guiness Wants You To Know She's Had No Money

Are you familiar with the phrase “tumbril remark?”

It’s a great phrase. Tumbrils were used to carry French Aristocrats to the guillotine and tumbril remarks refer to things the entitled aristocrats said that made the peasants feel like they were completely justified in killing them. “Let them eat cake” is usually the example cited. Speaking of, how about that Daphne Guinness! Let’s look at her remark in The New Yorker: More »

Retro Snap: Mr. And Mrs. Comfort Every Day

Retro Snap: Mr. And Mrs. Comfort Every Day

I DO NOT CARE IF ALL WE SHOW IS RICHARD AVEDON’S 1995 NEW YORKER SPREAD “IN MEMORY OF THE LATE MR. AND MRS. COMFORT’ BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST. THE END. (Also, this is my favorite picture from the series. I’m going to run the last one, and Ashley’s favorite, tomorrow, but this one is, as Paris Hilton circa 2004 might say, “hot.” Did you see what I did there? Because of the flames). More »

Real Talk: What Men Really Think Of Your High Heels

Real Talk: What Men Really Think Of Your High Heels

According to The New Yorker Christian Louboutin considers his heels “man-bait: men like high heels, and women like being liked by men.” But do men really like heels that much? Can any type of shoes be considered “man-bait?” We polled a random selection of our male friends for their opinions on women’s footwear. Get ready, we’re going to fling some sort of old fashioned opinions at you like a spike heel to the eyeball. More »