The Style Blog: September, 2012

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 09/01/2012

As Paul Ryan takes the stage, a look at past VP speeches

As Paul Ryan prepares to take the stage, comparisons to convention speeches of yore are inevitable.

By Tomi Obaro  |  10:53 PM ET, 09/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politics

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Ann Romney channels former first ladies in Oscar de la Renta

Romney channeled previous Republican political wives in Oscar de la Renta.

By Katherine Boyle  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Bic “lady” pens unleash Amazon snarkfest

The pink pens labeled “for women” have inspired some of the funniest fake Amazon reviews the site has ever seen.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/23/2012

‘Gangnam Style’s’ invisible horse dance craze: Giddyup

A Korean pop song and its silly equestrian-inspired dance moves are taking over.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dance, music

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 08/22/2012

‘Hot Cheetos and Takis’: How rap teaches kids to write

The music video featuring pint-sized rappers has gone viral and got a great review in Rolling Stone.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Normalize app removes faux-retro filter fakery from iPhone snapshots

A new app is part of the backlash against vintage-inspired iPhone photos.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Phyllis Diller on love, beauty and the male ego

The trailblazing female comedian shares her relationship advice in this 1980 story.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Nickelback’s ‘Trying Not to Love You’: Trying not to wince

Jason Alexander stars in a video from the often-mocked band.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:40 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/19/2012

One Teen Story launches new magazine

The new one-story-per-issue publication is the younger sibling of One Story magazine.

By Ron Charles  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Miss World Pageant: What in the world is it?

The pageant doesn’t get the publicity of the Miss Universe competition — but it’s taken a little more seriously.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Paul Ryan incurs the rage of Rage Against the Machine

Guitarist Tom Morello blasted the contestant for saying he liked their controversial music.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Seen “Rich Kids of Instagram”? About that gold-plated AK-47. . .

Demystifying the Porches, Champagne and gold-plated AK-47.

By Annie Gowen  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Northern Va. writers win Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest

Two local writers get a prize for their purple prose.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Helen Gurley Brown’s influence: All the single ladies

Many of our favorite female characters “owe” their storylines to Helen Gurley Brown.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’: It’s trending, but is it good?

The pop-country princess returns with a familiar refrain.

By David Malitz  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Helen Gurley Brown: ‘To be desired sexually ... is about the best thing there is’

Retirement was never in the cards for Helen Gurley Brown — and neither was a loss of libido.

By Maura Judkis  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Hey Girl: Paul Ryan Gosling is back

The sensitive actor’s meme gets a conservative twist.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:40 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  culture

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Language that lifts and separates

What do pandas and otters have to do with women’s breasts?

By Ron Charles  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 08/10/2012

London Olympics Closing Ceremonies: Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys and more

Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys and more

By Maura Judkis  |  02:16 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Usain Bolt’s ‘lightning’ pose takes over Twitter

In honor of the sprinter’s repeat victory, everyone seems to be striking his signature stance.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/10/2012

The D.C. area’s bestsellers

What Washington has been reading

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Anna Piaggi dies: Fashion world mourns eccentric muse

The outlandishly-dressed Piaggi was a fixture at fashion events.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fashion

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Synchronized swimming: The Olympics’ most glamorous sport

How do they keep their hair and makeup so perfect in the water?

By Maura Judkis  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/06/2012

NASA’s ‘Mohawk Guy’: 5 reasons the Internet is obsessed with him

Bobak Ferdowsi’s creative hairstyle has brought even more attention to the Curiosity mission to Mars.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2012

The D.C.-area’s bestsellers

What Washington's been reading

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Has Twitter made book reviewers too nice?

If we’re all busy “liking” each other, can we really critique each other?

By Ron Charles  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  books

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Two Americans to compete for YouTube festival prize at Venice Film Festival

Two Americans were among the lucky filmmakers that will vie for a top prize in the 2012 Venice Film festival.

By Ann Hornaday  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  film

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Kennedy Center Announces Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert Lineup

Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, Donovan and Judy Collins are among the artists who will pay tribute to the Oklahoma-born folksinger.

By Joe Heim  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion

The rapper changed his name after a spiritual awakening.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  music

 

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