Jump to Navigation
Environment / Food
Media / Culture
Sex & Relationships
Stories by April De Costa
April De Costa is a freelance writer living in Austin.
'Just Say Yo!'—When TV Shows Get Drugs Hilariously Wrong
Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: The Influence
From 90s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to HBO's new drama "Vinyl," many television writers just can't grasp the reality of drug use.
Why Peggy Olson Is the Biggest Badass on Mad Men
Posted on: May 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Maybe we should stop asking "Who is Don Draper?" and consider Peggy Olson.
6 Weird Consequences of Sex
Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Love hurts. And sometimes it scars, wounds, or gets really weird.
9 Unbelievably Weird and Sadistic Weight-Loss Schemes
Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet
People are willing to take drastic measures to drop extra pounds.
6 Most Wildly Offensive Halloween Costumes
Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Sexy Squaw? Ana Rexia? Seriously?
5 Myths about Sex and Aging
Posted on: Aug 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Pervasive urban legends linger about aging and sex, perhaps due to America’s lack of interest in its elder citizens.
6 Weirdest Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men
Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Last year nearly 800,000 fellas went under the knife, a 121 percent increase since 1997.
5 Unintended Consequences of America's War on Pubic Hair
Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet
As more and more women (and men) are expected to get rid of their pubic hair, it's time to look at some of the negative effects.
The 10 Weirdest Sex-cessories
Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Artificial hymen? BJ blast? These strange sex helpers are available at the click of a mouse.
10 Great Movies Hollywood Wants to Bastardize Into Crappy Sequels
Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Here are some old-time favorites that Hollywood is trying to exploit for more cash.
Chatroulette: Naked Chicks, Boys Seeking Boobs and Connections Across the Globe
Posted on: Mar 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Online sensation Chatroulette features lots of genitals and naked breasts, but also strangers genuinely looking for connection.
Who We Are
Advertise on AlterNet