The only reason I knew it was Donny Osmond was because we listened to the Mulan soundtrack back-to-back with the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat soundtrack. Someone in my family said, "Wait....is this the same guy?" Dug out the little CD booklet and damned if it wasn't. » 2/10/14 6:02pm 2/10/14 6:02pm

This is one of the greatest essays I've read in a long time, possibly in my life (fascinating, terrifying, and intermittently hillarious): "Violence of the Lambs" by John Jeremiah Sullivan. » 1/26/14 4:16pm 1/26/14 4:16pm

I actually clicked on this story because I saw her head-shot and LOVE it—the collar, her hair, and makeup are all working for me. The zoom-out isn't as stunning, though, it has a preacher/pilgrim vibe, and the light gives the fabric a synthetic-looking sheen :/ Still love her and that 'do, though! » 1/23/14 5:54pm 1/23/14 5:54pm

Anyone ever have the problem where you're talking back and fourth with a friend (having an in-person exchange) when they glance at their phone (just a glance, no need for you to pause your story mid-sentence, especially not when you're on a roll) then you make a hilarious joke (not preplanned, totally organic)...and… » 1/22/14 8:05pm 1/22/14 8:05pm

I tried the Diva Cup and it really really didn't work for me. Partly because, no matter what I tried, the stem always poked out, even after trimming. (Is my vagina too short? Or am I just not dexterous enough to maneuver this unwieldy device??) And partly because it was so damn uncomfortable to insert/remove (which I… » 1/22/14 7:47pm 1/22/14 7:47pm

I'm not a fan of rusted oil cans or old signs (I'm not living in a Cracker Barrel), but I love lots of other salvaged junk—cigar boxes, crates, furniture, frames, and all manner of hardware. It's fun figuring out ways to repurpose free/cheap odds and ends :) » 1/22/14 6:16pm 1/22/14 6:16pm

I was been hoping SO BAD that they'd have Britta's iPod Nano this season that I squealed when this happened! I'd expected they'd just show her fiddling with it at some point without mentioning it, but this was so much better! » 1/18/14 8:03pm 1/18/14 8:03pm

This song is quintessentially the 90s for me—mostly because the first time I ever heard it I was shopping for glitter nail polish in an Afterthoughts and thinking that it was the greatest song I'd ever heard. I think I was 10? Ah, the good old days. » 1/17/14 7:18pm 1/17/14 7:18pm