Sarah K. Burkhalter

Sarah K. Burkhalter is Grist's project manager.

From Junk to Trunk

Or are you just soapy to see me? Man Junk: “A line of organic shampoos for the discriminating scrotum.” Members only, please. Drink, baby, drink! May we interest you in the organic Palin Syrah? It’s a relatively new red, spicy and smooth, that pairs well with something old and tough. And for dessert, the baked Alaska — or perhaps the moose? Got the dirt Bud’s blog: Rained again today. Drank a lot, then soiled myself. Oh, shoot, gotta grow. Take it in stride These energy-generating shoes give a whole new meaning to power walking — perfect for when you need …

From Summer to Starr

Heel the world Summer Rayne Oakes and Payless make quite the pair … of shoes. The duo are stepping up to offer a line of eco-friendly kicks made from organic cotton, hemp, and recycled materials — all at a price even Joe the Plumber can love. Elephant out of room Hey Ranger, Coming 2 town. Meet 4 drink @ Babar? Got junk n the trunk, IYKWIM. I’ll never forget u. Luv, Elephant. Hair of the dog Need a new sweater? Look no fur-ther than your own woolly mammal. Put away the vacuum and take up the knitting needles — they’re …

From Peeps to Piehole

Hangin’ with my peeps Keep the kids close to the nest: the illicit urban chicken movement is taking wing across the nation, hatching plans to egg houses and fowl backyards. Illicit chickens could be anywhere — so watch your bawk, Hoboken. Her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard Cows and Mills were both rejected by Sir Paul, but now Heather has the advantage: Only she can put out the secret ingredient in new Ben & Jerry’s flavor Chocolate Chip Nookie Dough. Photo: WireImage/Mike Marsland Reading butt-y Instances of talking out of your ass are well-documented, but reading out …

From Goldilocks to the Three Bears

Hedwig and the extra inch Blondes have more fun — if you call not being creamed by a truck fun. Which we do. Fore minutes to save the world Justin Timberlake’s got some summer love for golf, and his new course is n’sync with LEED certification. He’ll put those sticks in a box and go clubbin’ — but can he bring sexy back to golf pants? Photo: WireImage Poking fun Quote of the week: “A lot of people talk about loving the earth. But how many of them actually penetrate it?” Paging a Mr. Godwin Some claim that Nazis, like …

From Vengeance to Volt

That’s why she hated Skinner Scully wanted to believe Armani would leave Fox Mulder alone after the designer promised to stop using fur — but with his fall collection, the truth is out there. Photo: Jon Furniss/WireImage.com Rabbit and go If we were eco-bunnies that needed a name, we’d be Isis Silvertower and Kate Wetthighs. Oh, not that kind of bunny? Woman wearing rabbit ears Less bounce for the ounce Who’s hit hardest by rising gas prices? Your dealer. The only thing gettin’ high is his fuel surcharge. Gas Robber If it’s yellow … Rubber duckie, you’re the one / …

From Eva to Earthquake

Happily Eva after What do you do when Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson want your number? You answer the call. Brother, can you spare me some climate change? Booted from the Arctic by the subprime mortgage crisis global warming, the population of homeless polar bears in D.C. is exploding. And any of them with hopes of ever returning home are facing a cold, hard reality. Photo: Courtesy Greenpeace Drawn on the dumps Can the litterati design wastebaskets for charity? Yes, they (trash) can! Hmm … wonder if Mena Suvari will find her career in there? William, tell At age 12, …

From Wiener to Whimper

Rubbed the wrong way Climate-change impact aside, here’s another reason not to have meat in the house: “The victims told deputies they awoke Saturday morning to the stranger applying spices to one of them and striking the other with an 8-inch sausage.” The Iceman steameth Seems Mr. Kilmer is making a Val-iant effort to bring global warming to the big screen: This summer, he faced the thaw of death; now, he’s taking hostages in a Turkish bathhouse for a steamy experiment. How hot will it be? We haven’t the foggiest. Roads scholar This retro-awesome time-killer is all the fun of …

From Drink to Drive

No beefeater allowed Is it bad that veg-friendly rehab only makes us want to drink more? Hairy spotter Unable to bear it any more, the British army is looking to find a substitute material for its tall, fuzzy hats. Paging Devendra Banhart! Photo: Ella Mullins Stranger than friction If Smencils are smelly pencils, then Sliquid is … gross? We’re all for organic lube (and portmanteaus), but that’s probably not gonna get us in the smood. Drilling ain’t all that Says actress Rachael Leigh Cook: The next prez should turn environmentalism from the geeky kid into a prom queen top-three issue, …

From Bums to Bros

Naked truth Bummed out by excess packaging, LUSHes from Stockholm to Seattle bared their souls — and nearly everything else — this week. We wouldn’t mind being tied to some of those apron strings. (C’mon, you knew we’d butt in with an ass-inine crack.) Bowler’d over Whether ball cap, bucket, or beanie, these helmet hats will keep you looking hip while you bike around town — at least until you reveal that helmet-hat hair. Pocket all three to cap and trade. Putting the “race” in “rat race” Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch him; he’s a …

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