Archive For August, 2009

[Guestblog] Fatshion and The Sartorialist

By | August 31, 2009


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I love the Sartorialist. Almost more than any other blog that I read (and maybe read isn’t the right word because its mostly photos). Yeah, I get down with Jay Smooth for thinky bits, Warren Ellis for shits and giggles and Afrobella for cosmetics but nothing really piques my curiosity and creativity like the Sartorialist. […]

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Links of Interest, and More to Love Meta (…in which I defend Kristian)

By | August 27, 2009


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Over at Newsweek, there is a fantastic and thorough article on fat hatred, quoting Glenn Gaesser, Linda Bacon, and even Peter Stearns (whose book Fat History was a frequent reference for me as a grad student many years ago). I am virtually overcome with excitement, let me tell you. It’s a fallacy to conflate the […]

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Love the One You’re With: The Fifth Episode of More to Love

By | August 26, 2009


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Last week: there was good-wife/bad-wife judgyness, Kristian cried, laydeez were JELLIS, Mandy did something to Luke’s heart, and Malissa did something to another part of Luke’s anatomy. Overall, I feel the prior episode contained altogether too many allusions to Luke’s meat thermometer, and by this I mean his penis. I don’t want to think about […]

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Fatshion History: Remembering MODE

By | August 25, 2009


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For the uninitiated – MODE was a US-based mainstream plus-size fashion magazine that began publishing in 1997 and ceased in 2001. In my estimation it was the only plus-size fashion magazine that ever had any style. Information on MODE can be hard to find, but this Wikipedia article offers some insights. I loved MODE and […]

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On the Playground: Fighting the Fear of Movement

By | August 21, 2009


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I’m not sure if kids still play kickball these days, but when I was in elementary school, kickball was the game (its only real competition on my elementary-school playground was foursquare – as an aside, you can only imagine my wild-eyed joy when, in the course of researching this post, I discovered that my adopted […]

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[Guestblog] My Year in Dresses: A Tutorial and Reflections

By | August 21, 2009


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[This has been cross-posted from The Pretty Year, another fabulous fashion blog. Go check it out!] About a year ago, I decided that I wanted to see what life would be like without pants. I was inspired by Lesley’s pantsless life, but I wasn’t so sure that I could pull it off. I had a […]

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The Laydee is a Tramp: The Fourth Episode of More to Love

By | August 19, 2009


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Hey, no “THE AVERAGE WOMAN WEARS A SIZE 14 SO WATCH THIS SHOW AND FEEL SUPERIOR” montage this week! I guess Fox has decided they’ve ensnared all the viewers they’re gonna get. Last week: there was a fake prom, and laydeez cried. Incidentally, does anyone know how many episodes this horror show is going to […]

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Die in a Fire, and Other Terms of Endearment: Let’s do something nice for PETA!

By | August 18, 2009


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Oh PETA, I have something for you. It’s three hundred pounds of raw death fat power, and it’s quivering with rage. I wasn’t going to blog about this because, PETA, it’s been well-established for awhile now that you are assholes. And as a general rule I don’t waste my time on trying to communicate with […]

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WHAT ABOUT PROM?: The third episode of More to Love

By | August 17, 2009


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Bring on the princess references, ramp up the teenage-prom trauma, and order up some phallic desserts: it’s the (belated recap of) the third episode of More to Love. The same three-minute intro montage we’ve seen prior to every episode sets the stage, again. See, this show is just like every other Bachelor clone, except it […]

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A Recap Deferred: More to Love Post to Come

By | August 12, 2009


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Hello, my pets. This is a brief alert to let my faithful readers know that my recap of More to Love’s third episode will likely be delayed until this weekend, as I am currently visiting family in Florida and trying to recap from here (in longhand, no less, owing to a shocking lack of wifi) […]

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