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Camille Paglia: Bill Cosby Is a Necrophiliac, Monica Lewinsky a Ghoul Camille Paglia: Bill Cosby Is a Necrophiliac, Monica Lewinsky a Ghoul

Camille Paglia is doing a long, three-part interview with Salon to celebrate the triumphantly annoying return of the ‘90s in the form of Bill Cosby, Bush vs. Clinton, political correctness, and, of course, Camille Paglia. The first part of that interview is up now, and wonderful, because no one can nail the…

All the Worst Parts of This Article on Sex and Wearing a Push-Up Bra All the Worst Parts of This Article on Sex and Wearing a Push-Up Bra

On Monday, Salon published a piece by Tammy Delatorre entitled "Dating in a push-up bra." There's not much to say about it that can't be gleaned from reading the piece, except to say that it's unfortunate it didn't get a spot in the just-published Worst in Sex writing for 2013.

Advice Columnist Is Sorry for Making a Stink About Gendered Pronouns Advice Columnist Is Sorry for Making a Stink About Gendered Pronouns

On Monday, Salon published a letter sent to the man, Cary Tennis, who writes their advice column. The letter was from a reader who was upset because his or her husband or wife had been having an affair with someone from their office. Cary felt for them, but he didn't feel for the way they didn't mention the gender of…

How Many Awful Euphemisms for ‘Penis’ Can One Magazine Invent? How Many Awful Euphemisms for ‘Penis’ Can One Magazine Invent?

The answer, according to former Playgirl editor Jessanne Collins in her new e-book How to Be a Playgirl, is a lot, more than there are stars in our galaxy. Basically, anything with a vaguely cylindrical shape can be repurposed as a dick euphemism, although Playgirl newbies were apparently handed a 13-page thesaurus…

FBI Works With Cruise Lines to Bury Reports of Rapes at Sea FBI Works With Cruise Lines to Bury Reports of Rapes at Sea

Our mental images of cruises usually involve lots of sundecks and cocktails and endless buffets of food, but the reality is that cruise ships are basically floating cities in which all kinds of ugly things happen—including rape. In fact, rape aboard these vessels was such a problem that Congress passed a bill to…

In the Future, A Robot Will Wash Your Hair In the Future, A Robot Will Wash Your Hair

Panasonic has developed this fancy shampooing robot that uses 24 "finger-like tips" to wash and condition your hair, give you a scalp massage, and then dry your hair. It looks a little wacky, but actually seems to be pretty effective—and it supposedly even works on people with long hair. For now, it's intended…

Mad Men's Matthew Weiner Forced to Reveal a Season Premiere Secret Mad Men's Matthew Weiner Forced to Reveal a Season Premiere Secret

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is notoriously tight-lipped about his show, and that's never been more true than for the highly anticipated season five premiere this Sunday. He's barely let anything slip, and we've all been on the edge of our seats wanting to know something—anything!—about what's in store for us. (We …

Raven And Alpaca Gossip At The Salon Raven And Alpaca Gossip At The Salon

Josh Siegel brings you animal art every Monday. Add your own requests in the comments, and maybe Josh will draw an animal for you.

Salon's Broadsheet Sadly Shuttered Salon's Broadsheet Sadly Shuttered

Salon's Broadsheet has been shut down. Staff writer Tracy Clark-Flory says an official "announcement/explanation" can be expected tomorrow. We don't know what's sadder: That another women's interest site bit the dust or that no one noticed until two weeks later.

Dear John: Being A Military Spouse Is Really Hard Dear John: Being A Military Spouse Is Really Hard

Dear John, the latest Nicholas Sparks tearjerker, is the story of romance patriotism and the conflicts of love and country. The real-life version, one woman tells Salon, was a very different matter:

Comedy Call-Out Comedy Call-Out

"Look at the comments section of any Jezebel post...You see young women falling over themselves to get in their two cents about what they think is sexist and what isn't. I think that's great." -comedian/writer Julie Klausner, to Salon. [Salon]

Writer Wonders Why Women Keep Swallowing For Democrats Writer Wonders Why Women Keep Swallowing For Democrats

Using a slightly vulgar oral sex metaphor, Linda Hirshman takes to Salon today - the National Day of Action against Stupak-Pitts - to rage against female complacency when it comes to using a pocketbook veto on the Democratic Party.

The Great Emoticon Debate Rages On ;-) The Great Emoticon Debate Rages On ;-)

Writes Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams, "Smart people, nay, brilliant ones use emoticons. Articulate, bright, funny people. Yet when I see a smiley, my first thought is, 'What are you, 12 years old?'" :-<

"I Am Fed Up With Feeling Like A Secondhand Citizen To Gadgets!" "I Am Fed Up With Feeling Like A Secondhand Citizen To Gadgets!"

"My boyfriend's an iPhone addict!" complains one letter-writer to Salon's Cary Tennis. Lady (or gent?): Join the club. [Salon]

The Great Kate: Jez & The Amazing, Technicolor Dreamblogger The Great Kate: Jez & The Amazing, Technicolor Dreamblogger

Another day, another amazing guest-blogger. Please welcome writer Kate Harding, proprietress of body-acceptance blog Shapely Prose, and author of/contributor to numerous books, including Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body and Yes Means Yes.

Recession Casualty: Female Solidarity? Recession Casualty: Female Solidarity?

A piece in Salon suggests that in a recession, we find sexist stereotypes comforting. To that we'd maybe add: girl-on-girl crime?

One Woman, Two Men, And Salon's Version Of "Modern Love" One Woman, Two Men, And Salon's Version Of "Modern Love"

Not to be outdone by the Times, Salon has started its very own series of true-love stories. This week: "Louise," who left her husband of 29 years for her high school sweetheart.

"The Cats Don't Criticize": A Single Writer's Semi-Sad Celibacy "The Cats Don't Criticize": A Single Writer's Semi-Sad Celibacy

Kit Naylor says she's "55 years old, a spinster long past my sell-by date, no kids — and I haven't had sex in a decade and a half." In her article on Salon, she writes that she could probably score some casual sex, but she wants to be in love — and historically, she's fallen in love with unavailable men. So for the…

Salon Offers A Last, Well-Put Word On A Week Of Women Writers Salon Offers A Last, Well-Put Word On A Week Of Women Writers

"We are mired in a repetitious pattern of hate, jealousy and resentment toward those who are plucked by media powers and come to stand — however inefficiently — for the rest of us in the cultural imagination, securing the top spots, the best exposure, the prime media real estate in exchange for opening veins of…

Is Seeing Prostitutes A Deal Breaker? Is Seeing Prostitutes A Deal Breaker?

So, Eliot Spitzer, huh? As most know by now, the muckraking, ethically-superior New York Governor is said to have been "involved" in a prostitution ring. There were federal wiretaps at play, and the sexual congress took place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on the day before Valentines'. In light of Spitzer's…

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