Ha. I could name at least five severely underperforming schools in the Boston area off the top of my head, two of which I used to attend. The public school system has no money. It's broken. Those scores are skewed upwards by the really wealthy towns and private schools. If we are the best in the country than that is… » 1/24/11 11:52pm 1/24/11 11:52pm

@surfandlipgloss: Jez does catalogue rundowns all the time, from J.Crew to that one with all the Wiccan-inspired stuff to this. I think you're reading a bit too far into it...Dodai's commentary reads to me as appreciative, and, yes, a little humorous - but not in a condescending way. » 1/24/11 11:24pm 1/24/11 11:24pm

You know, I've lived in Boston my whole life and never understood the "Bostonians are horrible drivers" thing...until I visited DC and found myself amazed when cars actually completely stopped for you when you were crossing the street. And what's more, they actually waited until you were totally clear of their car… » 1/24/11 11:11pm 1/24/11 11:11pm

There have been comments in this thread expressing frustration over the touch of elitism that "stop buying fast fashion / super cheap clothes, go somewhere else" attitude, which has its merits, but something that is annoying me: how when thrift stores are mentioned as an alternative, some of the responses tend towards… » 1/24/11 10:40pm 1/24/11 10:40pm

Nothing to say except both of them were simply boring, except Rihanna's bathing suit (except she's not swimming so it's not a bathing suit?) is awesome and I want it. Badly. Seriously, I wish I had a wealthy relative who would buy it for me for Christmas. » 12/14/10 7:38pm 12/14/10 7:38pm

There's an episode of "Skins" (amazing UK show about teenagers) where two of the characters, Effy and Cook, are having sex and midway through she's telling him to "pull out! pull out!" (her form of birth control, I guess) and he kept going. It was rape, but it was never addressed as such. It was a moment that was just… » 12/07/10 8:31pm 12/07/10 8:31pm