Tricia Romano is an award-winning writer who has written about pop culture, style, and celebrity for The New York Times, The Village Voice, Spin, and Radar magazine. She won Best Feature at the Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award for her Village Voice cover story, about sober DJs and promoters in the nightlife industry, “The Sober Bunch.”

From Stud to Dud

Hollywood’s most reluctant heartthrob isn’t doing so hot. With Transcendence tanking, it seems as though America may have finally tired of the actor’s too-cool shtick.

Before She Was Famous

Hollywood’s It Girl was known at the prestigious drama school as a hard worker with raw talent and an intuitive gift for language, wowing in her audition for Romeo and Juliet.

Under Pressure

Though the show’s entire premise is based on losing tons of weight in a short period of time, America was shocked when Rachel Frederickson glided on stage 155 pounds lighter.

Fertile Questions

A provocative new book says that women are being sold a lie that they can have it all and get easily pregnant in their late thirties and forties—and that we’re experimenting with fertility across a whole generation.

Hypocrites ‘R’ Us

If the gang on Duck Dynasty behaves in an unsavory way that makes us feel uncomfortable rather than smug and self-satisfied, we shut off the TV.

Drop the Mic

For Chet Haze, Tom Hanks’s wannabe rapper son, any success has the whiff of nepotism and privilege. It’s time to drop the gangster swagger and be authentic.


No transgender model has cracked something as mainstream as Victoria’s Secret—for whom much of the audience is straight men. Is Carmen Carrera ready for the runway?