Iiiiit's fashion week! Check out the collections at NYMag or Style.com. I'm a huge Project Runway fan, and the finalists showed today. Only there are still a crapload of contestants left on the show, so to avoid giving away the ending (or having designer-less collections like last season), the whole bunch of them showed. Personally, I was in love with Anthony's collection. He's not all personality after all. And everyone's favorite pint-size Project Runway alum, Christian Siriano, showed another strong collection. Runway's track record for launching real careers has ANTM beat 1:0.
A Cornell sorority's dress code has leaked, and ladies, it's not good. Sample quote: "Blush is not optional." But what's even more hilarious (horrifying?) is how the Cornell press office is responding to the kerfuffle: “If you read them carefully, they are suggestions on how to dress. It’s suggestion and direction. Obviously, if somebody tells me I have to wear a black tie to an event I don’t necessarily have to.” What if they tell you not to have a muffin top? Or a watch that tells time?
The winter olympics are starting, and I personally can't wait until the figure skating! The games started on a sad note, though, with the death of a luge athlete from Georgia on a training run. Gawker has highlights from the opening ceremony.
Wacky research going on all the time (as discussed in my earlier post on economists outside their depths), I tell you. This study found that women were more racist during the most fertile times in their menstrual cycles (may be adaptive to protect against sexual coercion from outside groups). Elsewhere, Chris Blattman discusses a study finding that higher rates of polygamy is connected to lower HIV infections, even after controlling for circumcision.
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