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August 1, 2012

Girl What's In Your Makeup Bag Photo

Girl, what's in your makeup bag? I'm so excited to start this new column in my blog. Basically what I'm gonna do is visit all kinds of different rad girls and peek into their makeup bags, closets, etc. It's totally just an excuse for being curious w…

Miley Cyrus Goes Topless Again On Patty's Blog

One thing we love about Miley Cyrus is that she's not afraid to expose her true self - especially through Twitter and Instagram. The app-savvy entertainer has quite the connection to her fans via the social media outlets, with pictures and messages.…

Gore Vidal, 1925 – 2012

Gore Vidal despised the New York Times through and through and would barely have stomached his obituary in that paper today, as credit-giving and realistic and praising as it is. Charles McGrath notes some of the impetus for this hatred in the obit…

7 Valiant Efforts To Capitalize On "Fifty Shades Of Grey"

The ongoing Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon has left publicists all over the country scrambling to find connections between their products and the books. Now everything vaguely sexy is being sold as Fifty Shades-themed. Some examples...

Man Ruins Dark Knight Rises Screening In Florida, Gets Beaten Up

Theaters screening The Dark Knight Rises are kind of like planes just after 9/11 these days – places full of panicky people who are easily scared and dangerously paranoid. 45-year-old David Escamillo, despite his legit taste in sick tank tops, learn…

Cat Spanx

Who wants to place bets on how long it takes until this is an actual product you can buy?

If Fashion Had Its Own Olympics, These Would Be The Games

Can you tell that we’re seriously, unabashedly obsessed with the Olympics here at Fashionista? Well, we are. It’s difficult not to be–what with Ryan Lochte running swimming around all shirtless and Gabby Douglas being generally adorable, it’s a majo…

Will Sexual Assault Spike During The Olympics?

Organizers are preparing for a possible rise in sex crimes around the Games, and that may be smart — some research shows that the incidence of such crimes does increase around major sporting events.

Inside The Tea Party Factory

Conservative groups train their cadres in Dallas, where it's one part Hayek, one part Alinsky, and one part Henry Ford. “We’re the salesmen and the production line," says FreedomWorks' Steinhauser.

Top Boehner Aide Used Private Email Address To Communicate With Jack Abramoff Aide While In The Bush Administration

President Obama has come under some fire from Republicans for a report in Politico that the White House used private emails and met with lobbyists at coffee shops to avoid disclosure. But a top political aide and former chief-of-staff to Speaker John Boehner, Barry Jackson, also did so during his time in the Bush Administration. Jackson used 2003 used a "georgewbush.com" email address to communicate with Neil Volz, an aide disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, about nominating one of Abramoff's Indian tribe clients for a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Live 24/7 Corgi Puppy Cam

Do I really need to say anything more? These puppies are only two-weeks old so expect a lot of (adorable, round-bellied, kick-y) sleeping.

Lawsuit: Bachmann Staff Stole Database

The claim: A key Iowa supporter of Michele Bachmann, State Senator Kent Sorenson, "stole" a home-schooling group's email list from a supporter. Here's the suit, which names several to Bachmann aides, was filed in Polk County Court, and can be read in full below.

Jay Carney In 2011: "All Of Our Work Is Conducted On Work Email Accounts"

A report in Politico says that President Obama's campaigner Jim Messina, used private email address to conduct official White House business, and took meeting with lobbyists at a coffee shop to avoid disclosure. In a 2011 press conference, White House press secretary answering a question about private Google accounts said the White House conducted all emails on work accounts. Carney said today to reporters that Messina would forward his private emails to his public accounts to comply with disclosure laws.

The Most Important Document In The Apple/Samsung Patent War

It's not even an patent. It's a years-old educational video about how intellectual property works. This 17-minute video, which is being shown to the jury, will provide the basis on which they'll judge the knock-down, drag-out fight about the origins of the modern smartphone.

Caddy, The Orphaned Baby Wombat

With a face that is guaranteed to explode your heart. Caddy has been taken in by a rescue organization in Australia after her mom was killed by a car. She will go to live with other young wombats and eventually be released back to the wild.

Obama On Why He Has Oppo Researchers

President Obama taken criticism for the negative tone of his 2012 campaign. In 2007, then Senator Obama said he hired oppo researchers for his campaign "to make sure that we know the records of all the candidates well enough that we can compare and contrast where we stand on issues and where others stand on issues, and that I think is essential to democracy – I don't think there’s anything wrong with that at all." But it is hard to see how Mitt Romney's singing voice fits into that frame.

"Productivity Porn"

My new favorite phrase, from Vivek Haldar: "The internet is full of productivity tips and techniques, more accurately known as productivity porn. It’s like McDonalds trying to sell you healthy food."

Will New Birth Control Coverage Reduce Teen Pregnancy?

New rules requiring insurance companies to cover birth control without a copay go into effect today. Doctors say this could make a dent in teen pregnancy rates by giving teens access to the most effective forms of contraception — which are also some of the most expensive.

Comedy Central UK Takes On The Absurdity Of What The Olympics Won't Let You Say

The International Olympic Committee is more protective of its brand than almost any company in the world. Why do you think the Gay Olympics became the Gay Games? Comedy Central UK wanted to make a nice message of support for the athletes competing, but were told that there was a lot they couldn't say. So they ran this instead.

The Nerve Mixtape With Jake Shimabukuro

Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro jumpstarted his career with a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" that reduced 10 million YouTube viewers to gentle weeping. He's since appeared all over late night TV, played with luminaries from Yo-Yo…

How Did You Get There, Vegan Fashion Designer Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart?

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is an animal lover with an entreprenurial spirit who founded a vegan fashion line. Vaute Couture is finding success—recently opening its first brick-and-mortar store in Williamsburg—but the founder quit her Ford Modeling contra…

Sea Bird Turns 'Superbird' On Camera

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- A South American sea bird fitted with a small camera stunned watchers as it became "superbird," diving underwater for almost 3 minutes to feed, researchers say.

The Many Gaffes Of Mitt

Mitt Romney wrapped up his overseas trip Tuesday with a final speech in Warsaw, Poland, where he championed that nation's fiscal austerity as a model for the rest of the world.

The Slave Who Circumnavigated The World

Here are some geographic and economic realities, as any educated European of the late 1400s would have understood them: The European diet was monotonous and people were willing to pay good money for spices to liven up their meals. Those spices for t…

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