This month, Townies goes out of town, to Washington, D.C. Read more >>
Kate Michael answers the door to her top-floor co-op wearing pre-party sweatpants and flip-flops, yet somehow managing to look like the beauty queen she once was… Read more >>
Dancing was once my raison d’être. So why had I stopped? Read more >>
Girls just want to have fun? Hardly. Image consulting for teens is serious business. Read more >>
The art of toupee-making is on the wane, but there are still folks who want that custom thatch. Read more >>
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In a new essay collection, women explore why they’re drawn to the Queen of Pop.… More »
Decoding the strange messages in a book that’s attempting to demystify plastic surgery for little girls and boys… More »
It’s been covered by everyone from Mike Meyers to the Muppets. And now it will live on in a new generation, thanks to an appearance on ‘tweens’ favorite TV show.…More »
A Mother-Daughter Bond, Through Clothes
A new book by Jeannette Montgomery Barron explores an ailing mother’s life with the items in her closet… More »
I Stole From Paul Simon and Elvis Costello–Or Did I?
Is it OK for a writer to use another artist’s words? A new book explores the line between borrowing and stealing.… More »
Pregnant, 45, and Learning to Drive>>
I was 45, pregnant, and terrified of driving. Could facing my fears behind the wheel help me navigate what lay ahead?
‘Tis the Season for Plastic Surgery>>
The holidays aren’t just about presents and family. For some, it’s the time to get peeled, lifted, or sculpted—and emerge new in the new year.
What’s the Deal with Daily Deals? >>
How Groupon and Livingsocial impact the businesses that run with them and the users who buy with them.
Antiques Roadshow in Washington: Behind the Scenes >>
The author was more excited to go to Antiques Roadshow than to her own wedding, but what she learned took the shine off her favorite TV program.
The Plastic Surgeon’s Wife >>
Being married to a cosmetic surgeon may have beauty benefits–such as free Botox—but does it also mean you’re always being scrutinized?
Great Hair 2011: Istanbul on the Potomac >>
Why do so many hairstylists come here from Turkey? And what makes them so good?
I’m Turning My Body Over to You >>
Writer Cathy Alter had three months to transform her body before a high-school reunion. Were the trainers at an elite gym up to it? Was she?
Being Beautiful Is Not For Wimps >>
Andrea Rodgers whitens her teeth three nights a week. She gets Botox and fillers. Is she way too high maintenance? Or is doing whatever it takes to stay young the new norm in Washington?
For the past week, most of the gawking nation has been simultaneously captivated and baffled by Manti Te’o and the life and death of his fake girlfriend…. Read more
I was at a friend’s birthday party when it happened again. Word had got out that I was pregnant, and it didn’t take long for one of the guests, a woman I had only met twice in my life, to come barreling across the room, eyes shining with the unwavering… Read more
When I lived in Manhattan, I saw celebrities all the time. I drank vodka gimlets next to Harvey Keitel at a bar on Columbus, stood next to Matt Dillon at party for “Dazed and Confused,” grabbed for the same pair of shoes as Uma Thurman did at the Kenneth Cole… Read more
In a recent interview with the German website TrailerSeite.de, Bruce Willis said that he would never sign up for a social networking site because he finds the concept of online technology like Facebook and Twitter “disturbing.” I fear that I’m partially responsible for Willis’ aversion to the electronic format…. Read more
Liz Jones, former editor of Marie Claire, avid collector of Vogue magazines, and frequent target of Jezebel’s arch lambasting, wrote a column in the Daily Mail the other day documenting her long love affair with women’s magazines. A relationship, she laments, that has since come to an end, her former… Read more
The Dating Game: Round Two
Love ain’t easy the second time around
Marriott propels itself into the innovation age, earning hipster cred along the way.
When I was 10 years old, I fell in love with the bodice rippers my mother read in the kitchen every night…
Death by Numbers
Want to balance your job and personal life better? To leave your desk earlier, you need to be smarter about homing from work.
“This book is the furthest thing from a diet book. It’s a memoir and it’s a story about one guy trying to grow up and say ‘no’ to himself for the first time in a long time.” Read more >>
It’s sad to say that I became a woman the day I was objectified by a man. It’s sad because I would be lying if I didn’t say I liked it. Read More >>
[Editor’s note: This piece is all entirely true. Unlike most of what you see hereabouts, this required and reflects actual research. Show some respect.] Psychoanalysts sometimes speak of the epistemophilic instinct, an unbridled love of learning that grips scholars like fingernails in their backs. Read more >>
Art Gliner, sixty-five, is the namesake of the University of Maryland’s Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies. He is also a classical music deejay on WGMS, in Washington, D.C., where he can sometimes be heard to announce, “This is Art Gliner, your intro-doo-suh for this work by John Phillip Sousa.” Read more >>
EPISODE ONE: THE DAWNING
When asked to define the essence of his “it” factor, Scott Moffatt, oldest and it-iest member of Canadian supergroup the Moffatts, replied with a knowingness that belied his 16 years.
“I think,” the man-child recently said, “chicks dig the guitar.”