February 11, 2000
SHOP 'TIL YOU NAME-DROP. Nothing says "I love you as much as I love Linda Evangelista/Lenny Kravitz" as a piece of jewelry purchased by your heartthrob, for your other heartthrob. Track the celebrity purchases at Andrea Renee in New York's SoHo.
RACHEL.COM. LA-based Voxxy, vowing that "men in suits should not be the creative forces behind a girl's network," plans to launch all sorts of original streaming and [eventually] interactive content for teens starting in April .. with Jennifer Aniston as their figurehead. Says Aniston: "The media has such a powerful influence on young girls. There is a tendency to place celebrities on pedestals [until, feather-light, they are blown off by a mild breeze], leaving young girls pressured to live up to unrealistic expectations. Voxxy will cut through the hype and allow me to speak honestly with teens about anything from self-image and social politics to family and friends--leaving little room for misinterpretation by the mainstream media." Nice philosophy, nice animation -- feed Jennifer (live?), and we'll watch!
THE EX-FILES: NEW STORIES ABOUT OLD FLAMES. An arch, elegant collection of short stories about "the trials and tribulations of love at the lip of the millennium" ... including Big To Diva Evany Thomas!
WHO GETS THE RECIPE? Enjoy Toby Sonneman's story about the meatballs that bind.
Breakup Girl created by Lynn Harris & Chris Kalb