Newsflash: Women Who Buy Thongs Actually Like Them!

My first thong was really ugly. It was army green and had a corresponding camouflage print to match . Clashing with the theme was an out-of-place lace trim and a little bow in the middle – both in a bright shade of lime green. There may have even been a… [Read More]

The 2016 Presidential Nominees: Chipotle, Instagram Filters, and Other Real Issues

It was the burrito order heard around the world. A chicken bowl with guacamole. That’s what Hillary Clinton ordered in a Maumee, Ohio Chipotle restaurant, just days after announcing she would be running for president in the 2016 election via a video that declared “Everyday Americans need a champion, and… [Read More]

In Defense of Women’s Magazines

When I was a kid, I would read anything I could get my hands on. This is how Cosmopolitan quickly got banned from the Konstantinides household. This is also how I developed my deep and long-lasting love for magazines. Instead of broadcast news or a daily newspaper, my parents digested… [Read More]

20 Leo DiCaprios Walk into a Room

The first meeting after the end of awards season was always brutal. If they were lucky they didn’t lose any members, but usually there was always one or two. It was worst for the ones who had been nominated and were returning empty-handed. Months of campaigning where, even when they… [Read More]

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and ‘Black-ish’ Are More Classic Than You Think

One night my freshman year in college, I was deep into a late night cafeteria debate with two fellow peers – the kind I had once imaged university dinners would be filled with, only to realize they more often consisted of comparing hangovers and midterm notes. But that spring night,… [Read More]

Searching for a Bad Boy? Don’t Look in This Year’s “Best Pictures”

When the Academy Award nominations were announced last month, people found plenty of things to be mad about. No Ava DuVernay listed between Wes Anderson and Alejandro González Iñárritu for Best Director. No African-American actors, or female directors and screenwriters, nominated for the first time since 1999. And – perhaps… [Read More]

What Virgins and Cookies Can Teach Today’s Dramatic TV

I have a confession to make. I have recently overdosed on DDD. You know the drug, even if you don’t recognize the street name. It has kept you up until the early morning hours: you not even noticing how much time has gone by until you turn toward the sunrise,… [Read More]

Searching for Community, Finding Football

The score update was the first thing to flash on to my screen as we got the okay to turn our phones back on. I hustled out of the plane and into Chicago’s mammoth O’Hare airport, with only one goal in mind for my three-hour layover: find a bar. Irish… [Read More]

Logos, Labels, and the End of Abercrombie & Fitch

“That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that. In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids…. [Read More]

When I Was Unemployed For Eight Months (As Told By My Netflix Queue)

I was unemployed for more of 2014 than I wasn’t. Eight long months, to be exact. I wrapped up my political journalism internship in D.C. full of the hope of the New Year, confident that I would land one of the dream entertainment reporting jobs I was currently going through… [Read More]