Surrogate and the city
Wed Apr 29
By now you've probably heard the news: High-profile New York couple, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, are expecting twin girls via surrogate, after what an unidentified friend of the couple called "a lot of unsuccessful tries" at having another child. It may seem a little vulgar to bring up, but the question of compensation does comes to mind: How much do you think the helper is getting paid to birth the babes? A regular surrogate makes a good deal of dough, for what is, admittedly, hard work. But a celeb surrogate? We can only imagine. Hopefully SJP hooked her up with some stylish maternity wear, too. We wish Sarah, Matthew and the surrogate a healthy and happy pregnancy!
A new "kids'" book...about booze...and why you should read it
Tue Apr 28
When I was a toddler, I loved the taste of beer. I tried to snatch up my dad's brewski at the dinner table at the ripe age of 18 months, and I never doubted that there were other tots out there who enjoyed a swig or four of hoppy goodness. Apparently, eccentric novelist Tom Robbins agrees. The author, most famous for his tome Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, has just written an illustrated hardback children's book called B is for Beer, billed as both "a children's book for grown-ups" and "a grown-up's book for children," that explains the brewing process in a kid-friendly way. I know what you're thinking: "This totally promotes underage drinking!" But let me plead our case: 1.) Once your kid finds out all the weird grains and yeasts that go into beer, they won't want to touch the stuff. 2.) It's really just an educational tale about a particular culinary process. One step closer to cooking school, I say. 3.) Not only does the book offer academic lessons, it...
Cool kid fashion: Arlo Weiner
Tue Apr 28
It's generally thought that dressing a little girl is way more fun than dressing a little boy. But one young chap, eight-year-old Arlo Weiner, has us reconsidering. GQ profiled the fashion-forward kid, who happens to be the son of Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, and put together a dazzling slide show of his favorite outfits. Though the youngster calls L.A. home, he says he did a lot of shopping on a visit to New York. We'd like to know just where he went! Anyone have a clue? These ensembles are seriously original—and so refined.
More cheap ice cream!
Tue Apr 28
Feels like dj vu! Tomorrow, Baskin-Robbins is offering 31-cent ice cream from 5--10pm at all of their locations. (Too bad the heat's supposed to break tonight.) You can grab up to three scoops! That's one giant cheap treat. Proceeds benefit the National Volunteer Fire Council . As if we weren't already on enough of a sugar high from Ben & Jerry's deal last week...
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