Bill Gates’s Beach Reads Are Actually Pretty Nifty

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 26, 2015

In addition to the New York Times’ astoundingly white reading list, and The Grio’s extremely helpful and thoughtful response to it, now that we’ve passed Memorial Day, the internet has no shortage of reading recommendations for the summer. Even Bill Gates has a reading list!

The richest man on earth released his summer… More »

Meet Damon C. Scott, The Subway Busker With A #1 Hit

By: Claire Hannum / May 26, 2015

If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the past few years, you probably recognize Damon C. Scott, whose viral vocals on the New York City subway have been uploaded to YouTube more times than anyone can count. He’s known for his stirring cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” but what most YouTube viewers don’t see… More »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Don’t Go Outside, Read These Books

By: Megan Reynolds / May 25, 2015

We are in the throes of the first long weekend of the summer, so your dance calendar is most likely full of barbecues and picnics, but if you’re using this time to recharge and eschew the warm embrace of humanity for the equally sweet embrace of your own private solitude, here are three books toMore »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Skip The Theater And Watch These Instead

By: Megan Reynolds / May 24, 2015

We are in the throes of the first long weekend of the summer, so your dance card is most likely full of barbecues and picnics, but if you’re using this time to recharge and eschew the warm embrace of humanity for the equally sweet embrace of your own private solitude, here are three things youMore »

Workout’s A Drag? Not When You’re Working Out With Drag Queens!

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 23, 2015

You know you want to work out with Pandora Boxx! More »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen To These Albums If You Must Be Around People

By: Megan Reynolds / May 23, 2015

Let Rich Homie Quan, Shamir and Tanlines ease you into summer right. … More »

Producer, Star Both Defend Awful “Jem” Trailer

By: Jenn Frank / May 23, 2015

Stefanie Scott, who plays Kimber, and Jem producer Jason Blum both implore viewers to withhold judgment. More »

Be Transfixed By This Piece Of Meat Casually Swiping Through Tinder

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2015

It’s been a rough day. I’ve been so ANGRY about this Duggar story and completely flabbergasted by the hypocrisy of those defending Josh Duggar and his parents. I don’t know about you, but I need something silly, maybe even sexy, to distract myself and ease me into this blessed holiday weekend. Like this video of… More »

The Soapbox: On All The Male Tears Being Shed Over “Mad Max: Fury Road”

By: Chloe Stillwell / May 22, 2015

“Mad Max: Fury Road” will go down in history as the movie that flushed all of the roosters out of the hen nest. George Miller did a brilliant job with everything from cinematography, to score, to flipping the typical action blockbuster plot structure on its head. He created the most bewitching two-hour car chase anyone… More »

Drake & Beyoncé Collab On New Leaked Track, “Can I”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2015

Last night, “Can I,” a song reportedly from Drake’s forthcoming album, Views From the Six, leaked online and it features none other than makes-everything-better-Beyoncé. The song appears to be unfinished, or it’s just a really, really parred down sound, and all Bey is asked to do is repeatedly ask, “Can I, baby?” as Drake intones, “Before I turn the light… More »

Marina Abramović Says Jay Z “Completely Used Me” In His “Picasso Baby” Video [UPDATED]

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2015

UPDATE: The Marina Abramović Institute has issued a statement of apology for apparently not informing the artist that Jay Z DID make a donation two years ago, leading her to believe that he had reneged on their agreement. More »

Household Pests, Ranked By Ickiness

By: Megan Reynolds / May 20, 2015

The weather is warming up, every available surface outside is dusted with pollen, and here in beautiful New York City, cockroach season has begun in full force. More »

Who’s Excited For The Most Slut-Shamey Season Of “The Bachelorette” Ever?!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2015

On last night’s second part of “The Bachelorette” premiere, Kaitlyn Bristowe was chosen over Kelly Kapowski Britt Nilsson to continue her journey towards finding a three month relationship, I mean everlasting love. I’m psyched because I genuinely like and relate to Kaitlyn, but after seeing the full preview for what’s ahead, I’m also a little… More »

Just Look At This Asshole: Meet Ryan McDill, Who Was Booted From “The Bachelorette” For Getting Drunk And Making A Rape Joke

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2015

Douchebags abound on “The Bachelorette,” but Ryan McDill truly takes the cake. During last night’s season premiere, the “junkyard technician” from Missouri emerged from the limo to greet this season’s two “Bachelorette” hopefuls, Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe (the dudes got to select who they wanted to date by “putting their rose” in their choice’s “box,”… More »

Mariah Carey Sounded Slightly Better On “Jimmy Kimmel” Last Night

By: Megan Reynolds / May 19, 2015

The publicity machine for Mariah Carey’s latest collection of #1 hits, #1 to Infinity, chugs ahead, and last night she was on “Jimmy Kimmel” to do the “Vision Of Love”/”Infinity” mashup she’s been shilling. Given what we know of Mariah’s recent live performances, girl doesn’t have it like she used to, but as a dear friend… More »

Girl On Girl: Lesbian Characters In Hollywood Blow

By: Morgan Cohn / May 19, 2015

This weekend, $69.2 million worth of people (including me) saw “Pitch Perfect 2.” I love the franchise and I feel obligated to support my sort of doppelganger, Anna Kendrick, even though every scene where she kisses that dude makes me feel weirdly uncomfortable. As one friend puts it, “Every time Anna Kendrick kisses a man,… More »

Mom Face-Plants, Ruins Daughter’s Perfect Proposal

By: Claire Hannum / May 19, 2015

These people put the FUN back into proposals. More »

Mariah Carey’s Video Preview For “Infinity” Promises The Mimi We Know And Love

By: Megan Reynolds / May 18, 2015

Here is a little snippet of the video for Mariah Carey’s new single, “Infinity,” which closes out her latest collection, #1 to Infinity. The album itself is nothing to freak about, seeing as it’s just a collection of her #1 singles plus a newbie that feels a little phoned in, but at this point, I’ll take… More »

Courtney Love’s “Miss Narcissist” Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 18, 2015

Welcome back, Courtney, welcome back. … More »

Maya Rudolph Did Her Flawless Beyonce Impersonation At Tulane’s Commencement

By: Megan Reynolds / May 18, 2015

This is how all commencement speeches should end. … More »

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