I've long been an inteeense fan of Shu Uemura's skin care line—I don't wear much makeup but I'll buy the hell out of some good face cream. And I don't care what clothes you wear or how much of that stifling foundation and powder you slather on your face: good skin's always going to be pretty impor ... More >>
I don't know why I'm being singled out by Vichy as someone to whom massive amounts of skin-care products should be sent, but the packages just keep coming. This time, something called "Chrono-Action-Anti-Imperfection Care" (always wanted to cure myself of being imperfect!), as well as something cal ... More >>
Having previously sent me an entire handbag full of their skin-care products, Vichy are at it again. I didn't do a feature on them, and I'm not planning on one any time soon, but clearly, they don't mind.
Inside a rather large box came a medium-sized gift bag, stuffed with colored paper, and...a s ... More >>
When you write for a paper, people just send you stuff, hoping you'll do a story about it.
These two big packages came in the OC Weekly mail the other day, addressed to me, presumably because they read my cover story about puppets and thought that somehow I'd be up for a feature on Starbucks' new l ... More >>
The avalanche of reader response to a certain Disgusting Big Toe is pouring down--and by "avalanche," we mean "one letter to the editor, a half dozen comments in the break room, a snicker or two with the receptionist, a feedback comment or three on this very website and two, count 'em, two off ... More >>
Thousands of dead Americans, tens of thousands of dead Iraqis, an unstable region, everyone hates us, no end in sight . . . sure, when you put it that way, the Iraq war doesn't sound so good. But what about the unforseen benefits, as extolled in this press release that just rolled into the Clockwork ... More >>