Some Fireworks Safety Tips for Tonight

Max Read · 07/04/11 03:27PM

Happy Independence Day, America! And what better way to celebrate President Whitmore's famous speech than with fireworks? But please, be safe! We've collected some important fireworks safety tips here. Print out several copies and bring them to your barbecue! It's a great way to make friends.

A Gay Marriage Etiquette Guide

Brian Moylan · 06/27/11 05:08PM

Gay New Yorkers can now get married. That's great news, of course, but let's not forget that there is no bigger logistical or etiquette nightmare on this planet than planning a wedding. Since the traditional roles for a male-female wedding go out the window for gay nuptials, here are some ground rules an suggestions to get you started.

A Friendly Reminder That the World's Ending in Two Weeks

Lauri Apple · 05/08/11 12:31PM

In-the-know Americans have been getting ready for May 21, when Jesus is going to return to Earth and kick off the Rapture—aka "Judgment Day." Hopefully you're prepared for all the excitement to come, yes?

Your Next Get-Rich-Quick Scheme: Become an Artist

Lauri Apple · 04/30/11 03:51PM

Planning on attending the spring art auctions this week? You might want to bring a spare suitcase-full-of-cash or two: At least a dozen pieces are priced in the $20 million range, including works by Picasso, Monet (pronounced Mo-neyyy), and Maurice de Vlaminck (he was a Fauve). But how can a poor struggling artist like yourself get that kind of dough?

How to Have Sex With a Dinosaur

Max Read · 04/13/11 08:02PM

The key question with dinosaurs, as with so many things, is "How can I have sex with them?" With the help of Slate's Explainer column, we've constructed a step-by-step guide.

How To Avoid the Upcoming Plague of Male Depression

Max Read · 03/01/11 03:31AM

According to a new article in the British Journal of Psychiatry, the rate of depressive disorders among men in Western countries is likely to increase greatly—possibly catching up with that of women, who are are currently twice as likely to be diagnosed with a depressive disorder. Are you a man? Don't worry! We have solutions for you.

How to Start a Letter

Max Read · 01/06/11 04:07AM

According to The Wall Street Journal, no one uses "dear" as a salutation when writing emails, because it is "girlie." This makes writing email so confusing! Luckily, we're here to help, with a guide to letter-writing in the 21st century.

Your Guide to Black Friday Shopping

Max Read · 11/25/10 04:04PM

Black Friday is upon us! It's the biggest shopping day of the year, and to help you out we've put together some holiday-shopping tips and tricks to so you get the best out of your orgiastic celebration of waste:

Al Reynolds Teaches Us How Not to Dispel Pesky Gay Rumors

Richard Lawson · 07/16/08 11:48AM

Often times men in the public eye, particularly those who dress snappy or act "strangely" or marry, um, different women, are accused of being wicked sodomites. Nine times out of 10 they vehemently deny it, often ending up looking more gay than they did before. The latest example is Al Reynolds, that fey fellow who was married to regrettable former The View yakker Star Jones. I guess people thought he was gay because he wore nice-ish clothes and, um, married Star Jones. Now, because no one has talked about him for at least a year, he recently felt compelled to record an interview with a fake journalist in which—at poorly edited and protest-too-much length—he tries to refute the scuttlebutt(sex). He slapped the thing up on YouTube, and, blargh, it's a mess. The video of that sad act stands above, as the number one example of what not to do when denying gay rumors. A few other tips lie after the jump.