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Archived Since:February 4, 2011

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The Eyeshadow Tutorial: Three Different Looks

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Skip ahead to 1:15 for how to get the pretty, office-appropriate eye; to 6:35 for the colorful, peacock-y eye; and to 12:20 for the classic smoky eye.

Estate Jewelry: Fable Rings, Space Bracelets, and Mystery Wirework

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Look at this amazing Holbeinesque pendant. Circa 1870, the piece takes the usual Holbeinesque form, with a central stone (in this case, a ruby) surrounded by an elaborate openwork gold frame set with gemstones and enamel. A lozenge-shaped drop finishes the piece. Show More Summary

Can-Opener Cuisine

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Fifty years before Semi-Homemade star Sandra Lee began earning foodie sneers with her grotesque, corn nut-studded Kwanzaa cake and tragic tomato soup lasagna, there was another food celebrity the cultured classes loved to hate: Poppy Cannon. Show More Summary

Questions for Someone Who Recently Rented a Private Island

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

You discover, when embarking on this sort of project, that if you combine a large group of people, the result is some serious purchasing power! We each threw in somewhere around three hundred bucks. (They haven’t told me what the exact figure was, because, well, it was my birthday.) We stayed from Friday to Monday. We cooked all of our own meals and mixed all of our own drinks.

In the Walls

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Mummified children collect dust in corners filled with lathe and plaster, in attic boxes, in suitcases, and, although I know it sounds fantastic, in and mothers’ wombs. Here are five such cases.

Things More Embarrassing Than a Bird Shitting on Your Head

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Yesterday, you had a bird open up his ass on your head. Rude! And disgusting. This has never happened to you before, ever, and you hope it never again does, until the end of time. Like a normal human being, after this happened, and after...Show More Summary

How to Live Practically Forever

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

My grandmother lives by herself in the home she and my grandfather bought in the 1940s, and she still does really well by herself, with a little help from about 15 friends and relatives. But Gigi’s funny and interesting, and calls everybody Baby, so nobody really minds running her errands or looking in on her once a week.

Rewatching the First Season of ‘Downton Abbey’

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

The only way to start a movie or a television serial about upstairs/downstairs relationships in a stately home is to have a new servant show up. There is no alternative.

Remembering Lilith: Tracy Chapman

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

My life was staunchly suburban and these were not city lights and it would be years and years until someone’s arm felt nice wrapped around my shoulder. But even then I knew a lot about escape, about wanting to, and about how rare and special it was for me to feel connected and hopeful, like there was some possibility of a different kind of life.

What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest of Your Life

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Did you know, when you picked her out, that Samantha was the cool one? Or were you simply drawn to her glossy brown hair, sophisticated accessories (she had a fur muff!) and rich demographic? Either way, every girl wanted a Samantha. If you owned her, you quickly learned the value of cachet.

A Femme’s Guide to Improvement: Overhead Lights

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

I’m betting that most of you ladies, being in your twenties and thirties, are apartment-based or, at the very least, renters. (If you’re younger than 35 and a homeowner, go away.) And if you’re at all human, the default overhead light fixtures that come with most rentals probably depress you. You know, like that photo right here?

Some Options for Officiating a Wedding

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Two close friends of mine are engaged, and they’ve asked me to perform the ceremony. Yay! Yikes! They are a smart, creative, uber-cool lesbian couple, and I feel honored that they want me to play such an important role in their wedding. Show More Summary

What Do You Say When Someone Says You’re Pretty?

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

What is the appropriate response to “you’re so pretty” etc., usually said in the context of making out? “Thank you” seems lame. “So are you” sounds weird because dudes aren’t “pretty.” No response also seems weird. I guess my broader question is how do you accept a compliment about your looks, right? (See also: “you’re so hot,” “you’re so sexy,” etc.)

Conned By a Mom

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

I was dumbfounded in that moment, and I’m actually still dumbfounded as to why I proceeded to again let this woman into my car, drive her back to the bus station, wait while she picked up her bags, let her put them in my car, swing by...Show More Summary

Why Are There So Many Hair Products?

last monthHumor / odd : The Hairpin

I would sincerely like a list of hair products and what they do. Mousse — what does it do and who needs it? Hair shine from a pump vs. hair shine from a spray — I’ve been using this but I don’t really know what if anything it’s doing. Show More Summary

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