On the (Rest of the) Net.

Rachel Hills discusses Naomi Wolf’s response to WikiGate here, whilst also doing a fine job of unpacking the fun for twenty-somethings = lots of casual sex myth.

On that, “How to Be A 20-Something”:

“Be really attractive. Your acne is gone, your face has matured without having wrinkles and everything on your body is lifted naturally. Eat bagels seven days a week, binge-drink and do drugs: you’ll still look like a babe. When you turn thirty, it’ll become a different story but that’s, like, not for a really long time.

“Reestablish a relationship with your parents. You don’t live with them anymore (hopefully) so start to appreciate them as human beings with thoughts, flaws and feelings rather than soulless life ruiners who won’t let you borrow their car.”

What Would Phoebe Do? on the pretentiousness of Francophilia:

“Gratuitously adding French words to conversation is a time-honoured way of signalling pretentiousness.”

Next year’s Halloween costume sorted!

“How to Be A Complete Douche” has a certain Patrick Bateman feel to it.

Hugh Hefner defends his May-December engagement to Crystal Harris to The Daily Beast.

“How to Live in New York City”:

“Certain moments of living in the city will always stick out to you. Buying plums from a fruit vendor on 34th street and eating three of them on a long walk, the day you spent in bed with your best friend watching Tyra Banks, the amazing rooftop party you attended on a sweltering hot day in July. These memories might seem insignificant but they were all moments when you looked around the city and felt like you were a part of it all.”

Sarah at Feministe recalls “How I Learned to Stop Caring and Admit I Love Pop”.

Jezebel chronicles “The Evolution of Moms” from Soccer Mom (Mater Adidas) to a future robot-mom who encompasses all the admirable features of stage and helicopter mothers alike, with a special focus on the parent Sarah Palin made famous, the Mama Grizzly.

Memo to Lady Gaga: leggings are not pants. Nor, more to the point, are leotards.

Magazine Review: NYLON—September 2010.

When I bought NYLON’s television issue last week from mag nation, the staff member I was served by asked me if I’d been disillusioned by NYLON lately, ’cause he has.

I replied with the fact that I haven’t bought NYLON for at least six months because none of the content has appealed to me, so I guess that answered his question.

This month’s cover star, although a Gossip Girl cast member, Jessica Szohr (perhaps the coverline should have read “Phwoar! It’s Jessica Szohr?”) wasn’t the drawcard that most of my NYLON back issues were bought for.

No, it was its “television issue” billing, the yearly edition of which I have been buying for the past two years. And loving it, might I add?

My first brush with “the TV issue” was in 2008, when the new 90210 was making its debut, and Shenae Grimes, AnnaLynne McCord and Jessica Stroup and it blew my mind. It was all I could ever hope for in a magazine.

Last year’s edition featured True Blood’s Anna Paquin, and not yet being a True Blood devotee, skimmed past her interview, but enjoyed all the other TV-related matter in the mag.

So I had high hopes for this year’s edition. Some good points were seeing Summer Heights High’s Ja’mie inspiring a fashion spread (p. 88); a childhood flashback to Saved by the Bell’s Lisa, Kelly and Jessie and how to get their beauty looks (do we really want to, more to the point?!) on page 152; and my new favourite Glee club member, Brittany, played by Heather Morris, channelling Mad Men’s Betty Draper meets a Marc Jacobs ad campaign (p. 252).

Probably the best parts of the mag are the little, almost-unnoticeable-unless-you-know-what-you’re-looking-for, sidebars from television heavyweights such as Josh Schwartz (creator of The O.C. and Gossip Girl) (p. 86), Brad Goreski (assistant to Rachel Zoe on The Rachel Zoe Project) (p. 116) and Dennis Haskings, Mr. Belding from the aforementioned Saved by the Bell (p. 152) about their most loved television moments. Peaches Geldoff, divulging her favourite quirky shows (such as Freaks & Geeks) rounds out the issue, which could have been better.