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Blown dry

The Hills  have hair
When Lauren Conrad is blow-drying her hair before her camera crews arrive, does she ever consider giving up and allowing her tresses to frizz into a rat’s nest?
By: SHARON STEEL  |  August 21, 2007


Marketing magic

Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
By: SHARON STEEL  |  August 15, 2007


Dead white females

From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
By: SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007

Fulsome prison blues

Two DUI s , cocaine, and now jail — what’s next for Li Lo? Five local dignitaries chime in.
If a Hollywood It-Girl really wants to leave her mark this summer, she’ll have to work a lot harder than usual.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  August 01, 2007


The last Potter

What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
The end is never easy, is it?
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 24, 2007


Tween troubles

Kelly Clarkson’s fall from grace
Poor Kelly Clarkson.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 09, 2007


Putting the ‘art’ in ‘fart’

‘Pull My Finger’ explores the dark vortex where comedy and poop jokes meet
Everybody poops.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 06, 2007


Protest II

Protesting the closure of Axis and Avalon
Remember Wallet Girl, a/k/a Keaton Kustler-Klein?
By: SHARON STEEL  |  June 27, 2007


Bruce Willis lets loose

On the Die Hard films, Paris Hilton, and what scares him
I n the middle of my conversation with Bruce Willis at the Four Seasons, the lights inexplicably go out and we’re plunged into darkness.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  June 29, 2007


Pent-up genius

Paris Hilton, jailbird
According to the New York Daily News , Paris is planning to keep a prison diary for publication later this year.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  June 06, 2007



Anytown Graffiti | Great Society
If more bands wrote music that sounded like fiction, they might deliver results as pleasurable as this.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  June 05, 2007


Tracking points

Bon Savants aim for a bigger font
During the Bosnian War, Bon Savants frontman Thomas Moran used to divide his time between German punk shows and squadron airlifts. The Bon Savants, "Why This Could Never Work" (mp3)  
By: SHARON STEEL  |  February 28, 2009


Kiss and tell

Ultragrrrl and Nightmare of You
SPIN magazine used to run a column called “Making Out with Ultragrrrl,” and it was written by an assistant editor named Sarah Lewitinn.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  January 28, 2010
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