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Douchebag Decree: Mario Batali Thinks "Skinny Actresses" Should Shut Up About His Food

Enter Mario Batali, the Crocs-wearing beponytailed celebrity chef best known for his shows on the Food Network and that time he drove around Spain with Gwyneth Paltrow. Recently, Batali left the show Iron Chef, and earlier this week at the Atlantic Food Summit he explained why. Said Batali:

When they had judges like you [Corby Kummer] and Jeff Steingarten and Dana Cowin...

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Fertile Ground: John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist's Farmstead Chef

Lisa Kirvirist and John Ivanko's new cookbook, Farmstead Chef, is a great eco-activist resource that could easily be placed next to the novel you're reading on your nightstand. Not only is it plump with yummy, mostly vegetarian and low-on-the-food-chain recipes, but it also has inspiring stories from the authors' own lives dotted throughout the book, as well as profiles of other food...

Lady Business: The Myth of Free Work

My friend and colleague Omar Gallaga's 2010 essay on the costs of presenting to people for free has stayed with me for a little while. The same is true for Courtney Martin's column about misconceptions about the costs of online feminism. They each reminded me that there's no such thing as free work.

End of Gender: The End of the End

From he-waxing to "gender-reveal" parties, we've covered a lot of ground in the past two months. Despite the ever-growing "hip factor" of gender neutrality, there's evidence of a powerful backlash. But alongside the media missteps and the horrors of transphobia, we've seen some binary-bustin' events happen around the world.

Articles from the Fame + Fortune Issue Now Online!

Hey Bitch readers! Now you can find four articles from our new Fame + Fortune issue to read and share online. And if you're not a subscriber, here's a chance to see what you're missing. Plus, you can now buy digital copies of the new issue as well!

On our articles page, you'll find "Never Said Nothing," where Lindsay Zoladz takes a look at how the use of "cunt" has progressed...

Comics Alliance: Inking Outside the Box: A profile on editor Laura Hudson

"Reports of my boobs and fists have been greatly exaggerated," says Laura Hudson, staring at a webcomic that depicts her with enormous versions of both, under the headline, "What I'm Offended About This Week!"

Hudson, the editor of AOL-owned comics blog Comics Alliance, deserves some serious love for striding boldly into an Internet shitstorm (...

B-Sides: Kat Edmonson

Kat Edmonson makes warm, hand-holding love songs that hearken back to smoky 1940s lounges or swinging 1960s girl groups, with simple lyrics and arrangements that keep her message accessible and sweet. And now that it's almost summer, the breezy, throwback pop which makes up Edmonson's sophomore album Way Down Low is exactly what the doctor ordered. Read after the jump for an interview...

Fertile Ground: Attention Shoppers! The Problems with Celebrating Memorial Day by Shopping

Memorial Day, a day of remembrance in the US for fallen soldiers, is also a day of shopping for many Americans—at least, according to TIME magazine it is. The social media data in the article suggest that most people were more excited about shopping this past Memorial Day weekend than they have been in years.

Lady Business: New Female CEOs, Coming Right Up

A recent Catalyst survey of Fortune 500 companies found that in 2011, women accounted for 14.1% of executive officer positions. They are just 7.5% of top earners in those position, but there are apparently a lot of women being groomed for leadership in the "corporate pipeline."