January 12, 1999 |
This observation won't startle a lot of you, but when it comes to watching television, men are idiots. Programmers at the networks, at least, have reason to think so, as they try to satisfy a creature with the attention span of a flea at a dog show. To them, men are a source of nagging frustration, seldom committing to programs that don't feature touchdowns, explosions, a person being mauled by a wild beast, flatulence-related humor or Pamela Anderson in skimpy attire.
December 29, 2011 |
Danny Meyer began doing most of the household grocery shopping when his fiancee started graduate school. Meyer goes to Whole Foods in Chicago for produce and specialty items, Jewel-Osco for staples and Trader Joe's when he needs to really stock up. He says he is not particularly brand-loyal and is susceptible to impulse buys. "I walk in and go with the flow of the store, going aisle by aisle," he said. "I like to walk through all the aisles even if I don't think I need anything there, because sometimes something will catch my eye. " Meyer, 35, is part of a growing contingent of men taking over grocery duty.
November 3, 2012 |
A request by American women's skiing star Lindsey Vonn to compete in a men's World Cup downhill race has been rejected by the sport's governing body. The International Skiing Federation council met Saturday in Oberhofen, Switzerland, and ruled that women are not entitled to compete against men, and vice-versa, during World Cup events. "It's very clear," said Sarah Lewis, FIS secretary general, in an interview with the Associated Press. "It's called the men's World Cup and the ladies' World Cup. The men race the men's World Cup and the ladies race the ladies' World Cup. FIS and World Cup points are not transferable from one circuit to another.
June 4, 2012 |
Xeni Jardin would like to have a word with the New York Times. “Men invented the Internet,” the paper's David Streitfeld wrote in a Saturday story about sexism in Silicon Valley. The article, at its core, was about the “group of 21st-century men who may be hard at work building the 22nd century but, when it comes to dealing with women in the workplace, are stuck firmly in the caveman era - or at least in the 1950s.” Jardin, the iconoclastic co-editor of the blogging hive known as Boing Boing, took issue with Streitfeld's opening assertion.
September 30, 2013 |
My mother taught me to begin any criticism with a compliment, so here it is: CBS' new comedy "We Are Men" lasts only half an hour and stars four likable performers, including Tony Shalhoub and Kal Penn. Now for the criticism. "We Are Men" lasts an entire half-hour and stars four likable performers, including Tony Shalhoub and Kal Penn. Television prides itself on allowing the writer to be king, and that is never more clear than when a show is far better cast than it is conceived.
December 2, 2011 |
Men think about sex, but not nearly as often as most people may believe, a study finds. They also think a lot about food and sleep, too. The study, published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Sex Research , could debunk the stereotype that men are constantly thinking about sex. An often repeated statistic is that men think about sex once every seven seconds. Researchers from Ohio State University took a novel approach to logging how many times their study subjects, 283 male and female college students age 18 to 25, thought about sex--they gave them golf tally counters and asked them to click it whenever a thought related to sex entered their head.
April 20, 2012 |
We have learned a secret of the Secret Service: At least a few of those tight-lipped tough guys are not quite as straight-laced and serious as they appear to be. In fact, they apparently love to party like frat boys. Three Secret Service agents have already lost their jobs after it was revealed that 11 agents and 10 U.S. military personnel engaged the services of as many as 20 prostitutes in one wild night while they were doing advance work for President Obama's visit to Colombia. According to preliminary reports, the dusk-to-dawn drunken sex spree came to light when one of the women - who insisted that she was a high-paid call girl, not a common street hooker - got upset when one agent refused to pay her a fee worthy of her status.
July 18, 2013 |
A month after parting ways with its founder, suit retailer Men's Wearhouse Inc. is executing a new strategy, buying designer Joseph Abboud's brands for $97.5 million in cash. The purchase of JA Holding Inc., which is majority-owned by funds affiliated with J.W. Childs Associates, gives Men's Wearhouse Inc. exclusive labels to sell in its stores. The strategy is popular among retailers such as J.C. Penney and Macy's, which tout the unique brands as a point of differentiation from rivals.
January 22, 2010 |
As a wildly successful television producer, "ER's" John Wells has enough playing-around money to finance independent films, having traveled to the Sundance Film Festival with "One Hour Photo," "An American Crime" and "Savage Grace." But Wells also knows the personal toll -- a relative lost his job and then his home -- of the nation's economic collapse. With "The Company Men," Wells brings the two together. In his feature film directing debut, Wells has made a movie that starts where "Up in the Air" stops: "The Company Men," starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner, follows highly paid executives caught in the unforgiving downsizing of a fictional Massachusetts shipbuilding firm -- the layoffs are designed to boost the company's stock price -- and how they try to manage without something to do between 9 and 5. Premiering at what will likely be a packed Sundance acquisition screening tonight, Wells' drama is not only an indictment of corporate greed (jobs at GTX may be slashed, but an extravagant new corporate headquarters and the Degas paintings for the $22-million-a-year chief executive are exempt)
September 26, 2011 |
Men who don't have children may be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, a study finds. The study, released Monday in the journal Human Reproduction , followed 137,903 male married or previously married AARP members for an average of about 10 years. At the beginning of the study, the participants, whose average age was about 63, had no history of heart disease, and 92% had fathered at least one child. Half had three or more children. During the course of the study, 3,082 men died due to cardiovascular causes.