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Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Is Still (Right) on Top (of That Rose) Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Is Still (Right) on Top (of That Rose)

There is no better occasion than now to revisit director Stephen Herek’s 1991 sleeper Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. It’s summer-ish, contemporary retroism has the movie’s keen sense of style looking relevant, and our species has not yet been wiped from the face of our planet. If you haven’t seen it, you should…

I Love Flip-Flops Now I Love Flip-Flops Now

Last summer, sometime in the depths of August, Vogue.com published a small report from Copenhagen Fashion Week declaring loudly that flip flops—Havianas, specifically— were back. Because it was August and the news was slow, this blog made a small, nearly imperceptible splash and then disappeared. I did not see flip…

Drake's 'Erotic Watch' Declares It's Pussy-Eating Time Drake's 'Erotic Watch' Declares It's Pussy-Eating Time

Drake, a rapper who thinks he’s a basketball coach, has been courtside throughout the NBA Finals, screaming and touching basketball players in excitement as his beloved Toronto Raptors play against the Golden State Warriors. At Game 5 of this blessed sporting event, Toronto’s biggest, shiniest boy showed up with a…

Shouldn't This Sheep Shorn by the Duchess of Cambridge Be Screaming Like a Human? Shouldn't This Sheep Shorn by the Duchess of Cambridge Be Screaming Like a Human?

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is out and about doing what a royal person does best: rolling up their sleeves and getting in the muck to cosplay at being a regular. Today she’s in Cumbria, shearing a sheep! At a farm! Okay, girl!

Wonder Woman Has a New Costume, But Will She Still Be Forced to Wear Those Ugly Wedges? Wonder Woman Has a New Costume, But Will She Still Be Forced to Wear Those Ugly Wedges?

Wonder Woman, a powerful feminist icon and moneymaker for Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, in that order, is coming back to theaters June 2020. Wonder Woman’s outfit has been updated—shiny, gold armor, fishnets, thigh high gold boots—and it looks very practical for fighting super villains and also Kristin Wiig. However,…

It's Best To Meet Your Bugs Before You Eat Them

After eating bugs in methods both crude and extremely refined, our journey into the dark heart of entomophagy for sustenance and fun reaches its inevitable conclusion. Joined by our new best friends Adam Brody and Jude Tallichet from the Brooklyn Cricket Farm, Rich and I visited the small cricket friends that we would…

Always Be My Maybe Is a Flawlessly Executed Love Letter to the Bay Area Always Be My Maybe Is a Flawlessly Executed Love Letter to the Bay Area

When news broke in 2017 that Ali Wong and Randall Park were teaming up to film a romantic comedy, the general tenor of the chatter around this development was breathless and hyperbolic—fans of both actors screaming from the rafters about how desperately we needed a rom-com with Asian American actors that finally put…

It Should Always Be Called 'Jizz' It Should Always Be Called 'Jizz'

An old and possibly racist saying states that in some cultures, there are over 50 words for “snow.” American English has at least as many words for ejaculate, most of which are gross. It seems like now is the time to set the record straight. There should be only one word for this substance and it is likely not what…

Booksmart Is Not a Revolution and Doesn't Need to Be Booksmart Is Not a Revolution and Doesn't Need to Be

The best kind of movies centered around the teen experience function as a type of mirror for the viewer, with the expectation that everyone will see the greatest—or worst—version of their past selves, and feel enriched by a story that semi-accurately reflects their memory of the past. When executed well, this trick…

The Best Part of Aladdin Is the CGI Magic Carpet The Best Part of Aladdin Is the CGI Magic Carpet

Orientalist concerns aside, the original cartoon version of Aladdin is a cherished treasure, elevated from your standard Disney cartoon to something greater than the sum of its parts, thanks to a stellar, manic performance from Robin Williams as the Genie. Finding someone to fill those shoes seemed to be the most…

What's Your Bathing Suit Strategy This Season? What's Your Bathing Suit Strategy This Season?

Summertime is here because Memorial Day has passed and so if you live somewhere where it is warm and not cold, that means it is time to think about bathing suits—hell for most, but truly pleasurable for some masochists, I suppose?

James Charles('s Tour) Is Canceled James Charles('s Tour) Is Canceled

Let this be the last time we have to think about James Charles, Tati Westbrook, and the beef that was large enough to commandeer a mini-news cycle for roughly four days or so: James Charles has canceled his tour.

Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, and PnB Rock Will Not Make Your Ears Bleed

If I have to hear this, fine: Ed Sheeran feat. Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, “Cross Me” - I don’t particularly care for Ed Sheeran, save the one song he sings that’s good for weddings, but for some reason, this song is... fine? I’ve listened to it on repeat in order to fully immerse myself for this blurb and have…

The Subtle Class Wars of Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab The Subtle Class Wars of Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab

Goop Labs, a Gwyneth Paltrow retail experience plopped in the middle of Soho, was curiously empty on a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon, save for a woman and her large grey and white standard poodle, splayed in the middle of the floor as if it owned the place.

An Innocent Would U About 'Slim Husky Snackwich' Seth Rogen Drives the Jezebel Staff Apart An Innocent Would U About 'Slim Husky Snackwich' Seth Rogen Drives the Jezebel Staff Apart

Summer approaches. Memorial Day is nigh. The horny time beckons. Everything feels dire and it’s only Thursday, so let’s get into the latest debate that nearly tore the staff of Jezebel apart: Would you sleep with Seth Rogen?

James Charles and Tati Westbrook Are Rewriting Reality TV For YouTube James Charles and Tati Westbrook Are Rewriting Reality TV For YouTube

Over this weekend, James Charles’s beauty empire began to crumble. Fresh off the heels of an appearance at the Met Ball— a moment the beauty guru and YouTuber referred to as important step for “influencer representation” — Charles found himself in a roiling cauldron of drama, that, at first blush felt sort of…

Eat Enough Bugs, and You'll Start to Realize They're Delicious

Things are looking up for us, and it’s not just because our food has wings. After our damn near traumatic time at last year’s Brooklyn Bugs festival, we decided to press on in our entomophagy dabbling and check out the Black Ant, a Mexican restaurant in New York’s East Village that features a few signature bug dishes…

Daenerys Must Now Murder Her Nephew-Lover Jon and Claim the Iron Throne Daenerys Must Now Murder Her Nephew-Lover Jon and Claim the Iron Throne

As George R.R. Martin’s incest and ice dragon program winds its way to an end, there are fewer things standing between Daenerys and the Iron Throne—mostly, the fact that her nephew-lover, Jon Snow, is the rightful heir.

Before You Let Go, Can You Cover These Classics, Beyoncé Before You Let Go, Can You Cover These Classics, Beyoncé

The star of Beyoncé’s Netflix special and accompanying live album, Homecoming, is, of course, Beyoncé. The fifth star—after her Louboutin boots, both of her knees, and her powerful creative vision—is “Before I Let Go,” a cover of a Maze and Frankie Beverly classic that is the only thing I’ve listened to for the past…

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