Most years, the Miss America pageant is good for just three things: ridicule, outrage, and jingoistic state pride. It was all true again this year (and speaking of the latter, BOW DOWN, OTHER STATES, BECAUSE IT'S MISS NEW YORK FOR THE THREEPEAT!!!) But this year, it might also be good for somethin ... More >>
Orange Is The New Black, everyone's new favorite show, is based on a true story. Officer Porn-stache, Big Red the prison cook, and Piper Chapman, the sweet, yuppie purveyor of artisan bath products-turned-convicted felon--they're all modeled after real people. Lichfield Correctional Facility, the ... More >>
Naughty By Nature Southpaw March 16 In middle school, an older female cousin of mine asked if I knew what O.P.P. meant. I admitted that I didn't. "Other People's Privates," she said. "Okay," I said, still unclear about it. How did one come to be "down with O.P.P." exactly? Was it cool or shameful? ... More >>
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