I used to enjoy reading Jezebel.com when the site first launched. However, it's been in steady decline since...well...since it launched. Recently, with what amounts to censorship of comments by moving those that are "off message" to a "complaints" page and the general mean direction the snark has taken, I've kind of decided I can't stand reading it anymore.
Things I love about Jezebel: fashion, beauty tips, general relatable complaining, occasional outrage-heavy news, Project Runway and Mad Men recaps, some snark, some humor, cute kitties, etc. Sometimes Jez still has cool shit that surprises me: this week there was a "History of Rosie the Riveter" post. Neat!
Things I can't stand about Jezebel: mean-spiritedness, overzealous comment modding, tabloid gossip, stuff clearly designed to get hits cheaply (the Duke Fuck List Powerpoint
is exactly the kind of crap I'm tired of seeing).
I subscribe to stuff like Feministing and Pandagon in my reader, but I get exhausted by all the negativity and outrage I'm expected to feel. I also subscribe to a lot of individual fashion and beauty blogs too. You don't get a lot of in-depth, interesting, unexpected stuff on blogs like those.
So are there any blogs that replicate Jezebel's general content without the bad vibes? I can't be the only person sad about my once guilty pleasure turning into everything it was supposed to mock, right?