Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]

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9th Grade Muslim Boy Arrested For Building A Clock That His Teacher Decided Might Be A Bomb

Meet Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader living in Irving, Texas. Ahmed loves playing around with electronics and on Monday, he managed to do something seriously cool: he built a clock from scratch! And he did it in just about 20 minutes. I don’t know about you, but I can barely figure out how to work…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2015

Another Reason Never To Go To Burning Man

I know that Burning Man is about a bunch of rich tech bros and hippie dippie goddess worshipers and retired candy ravers coming together for some communal fun and laughter and bad-art-making, but this Public Fleshlight* takes the concept way too far. I was never planning on attending Burning Man, and am feeling more righteou…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2015

Watch Jenna Dewan-Tatum Slay On “So You Think You Can Dance”

Consider this a plea for Jenna to DANCE MORE ONSCREEN PLEASE.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner Expresses Change Of Heart On Gay Marriage

Also, Bindi Irwin danced to “Crocodile Rock” on “Dancing With The Stars,” OF COURSE.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2015

Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake Communicate With “Looks” Not Words

Plus, I have a theory about where their bromance might take them next…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2015

Rich Lady Threatens To “Skin” Ex-Husband’s New Wife And Turn Her Into “Wallpaper”

I obviously do not all condone violence or harassment or torture for any reason, least of all a bad divorce, but I cannot help but gawk with a tiny bit of delight at the complete fuckery that is this particular tale of a woman scorned. According to the New York Post, Nirit Resnick Varenbut and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

Delta State University Professor Suspected In Shooting Death Of Colleague And His Own Girlfriend

Police are considering the possibility that a romantic rivalry preceded today’s tragedy.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

A&E Will Air An Hour-Long Special With Bill Cosby’s Accusers

On the heels of the New York magazine cover story from this summer, some of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape will be participating in an A&E special called “Cosby: The Women Speak,” airing September 17 at 10 p.m. EST. Beverly Johnson and Louisa Moritz are just some of the 50+ accuser…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

Britney Spears Spotted On A Date With Lindsay Lohan’s Ex

Have we timewarped back to 2006?!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

Demi Lovato Loves Mugs

God bless, Demi Lovato. I officially anoint her NuBritney, on account of this interview in which she is asked to describe her favorite “dish” — as in FOOD, as in “spaghetti carbonara” or “steak tacos” — and she very sincerely answers:
“My favorite dish? I like mugs, because they’re very comfortable in your hand, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell Wins Miss America Crown After Saying Tom Brady “Definitely Cheated”

The deciding factor in determining who to crown this year’s Miss America came down to one thing — Tom Brady’s balls. During the interview portion of the pageant, in which the top seven contestants were asking for their often cringe-worthy opinions on such topics as gun control, the 2016 election and Kim Davis, Miss Georgia…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

Thighbrows: The Stupidly Named “Trend” That Is At Least Inclusive And Body Positive

When I saw the headline “Are Thighbrows The New Thighgap?” on, my initial instinct was to roll my eyes heavenward and brace myself for a new stupidly named non “trend” celebrating some aspect of thinner bodies over heavier ones. What I found was indeed a stupidly named non trend, but celebrating an aspect of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2015

A Very Serious Interview With A Couple Caught Having “Erotic Public Sex” In A Parking Lot

Kimberly Jackson and Earl Palmer were caught having sex in the middle of a parking lot. …

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2015

“Dear Fat People” YouTube Star Nicole Arbour Fired From Body-Positive Film

Don’t let the door hit your fat-shaming butt on the way out!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 11, 2015

Full Video Of Natasha McKenna’s Death Released, Officers Will Not Face Charges

On Tuesday, Fairfax County, Virginia chief prosecutor, Raymond F. Morrogh, announced that no charges would be brought against the six male sheriff’s deputies who repeatedly tased a mentally ill woman to death in February. Today, the full video of the incident that led to Natasha McKenna’s death was released. It is horrifying and heartbreaking, making…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2015

Texas Woman Hides Loaded Gun In Vagina (Plus, Some Other Ill-Advised Items Women Have Stashed In Their Kitties)

Vaginas are not meant to be storage units. They are not meant to be purses. They are not meant to be secret hiding places. You are not supposed to put unsterilized foreign objects in them. Most of us understand these rules. Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, 31, of Waco, Texas, apparently missed the memo. On Monday, she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2015

Grace Jones: “If The Fuck Don’t Feel Right, Don’t Fuck It”

BRB adding this to my Inspirational Quotes board on Pinterest.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2015

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