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George Takei Called Out Racism In Hollywood Casting for Asian Actors & Didn’t Hold Back

Kylie Cheung | May 4, 2016 - 9:32 am

“We can’t keep pretending there isn’t something deeper at work here.” More »


Handshakes Just Aren’t Ted Cruz’s Thing & Here’s Some More Damning Evidence Of This

Kylie Cheung | May 4, 2016 - 8:45 am

Before we collectively attempt to think about Ted Cruz as little as possible (until he does something else terrible for women in Congress), let’s take a last look at the special skill he never possessed: making contact with other humans successfully. More »


Twitter Wants Elsa To Be A Lesbian In The ‘Frozen’ Sequel, Calling For Disney To #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 11:06 pm

This latest viral Twitter campaign is demanding that Disney make Frozen’s Elsa a lesbian. #LoveWinning in politics AND animated films? The dream. More »


Bernie Sanders Won The Indiana Primary, But Should He Still Stay In The Race?

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 9:40 pm

As Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee becomes more inevitable by the day, Bernie Sanders’ path forward is becoming an increasingly contentious issue. More »


These Twitter Reactions To Ted Cruz Dropping Out Of Presidential Race Are Bleak And Hilarious

Jessica Blankenship | May 3, 2016 - 8:53 pm

After suffering yet another defeat by alleged human Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s primary in Indiana, notorious handshake attempter Ted Cruz dropped out of the race for president. Twitter had a lot of feelings about it. More »


Ted Cruz Drops Out Of Race For President, & Holy Shit, Here’s What This Means

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 8:48 pm

Following a crushing loss in Indiana, Cruz suspends his presidential campaign, so things are looking pretty bad for the #StopTrump movement. More »


Uber Wants To Kill Surge Pricing, Which Is Good For You But Bad For Drivers

Bronwyn Isaac | May 3, 2016 - 3:05 pm

In a piece of news that leaves me feeling warm with excited relief, Uber wants to kill surge pricing. However, for the people making their livelihood driving for Uber, the reaction is quite different.

While surge-pricing – the act of increasing rates during popular times — has been the scourge of many Uber users,… More »


The U.S. Has A Big Ol’ Cheese Surplus, So Get Your Lactaid And Get After It

Liz Magee | May 3, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Listen: If macaroni and cheese is on the menu, that is what I’m getting. And, as a huge fan of cheese, I am delighted to tell you that the U.S. currently has a cheese surplus. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. is “is sitting on a mountain of cheese.” I personally couldn’t be happier about this and I’m… More »


Conservative Male “Activists” Are Storming Womens’ Bathrooms At Target Stores To Prove A Point

Bronwyn Isaac | May 3, 2016 - 2:26 pm

In case you needed a reminder of how skilled human beings are at being idiotic bigots who make everything about themselves, the American Family Activists (the AFA), a group of so-called “Family Activists” have been sending men into Target women’s restrooms to prove a point about trans bathroom rights.

Aside from displaying their willful ignorance about what it… More »


Here Are All The Nominations For The Tony Awards AKA The Hamilton Awards

Liz Magee | May 3, 2016 - 12:14 pm

The Tony Awards are the SuperBowl for theatre kids everywhere and with this morning’s Tony Awards nominations, all the tap-dancing-jazz-handing-character-shoe-loving teens of America are probably very pleased. To nobody’s surprise, Hamilton scored a record-breaking 16 nominations. I mean, President Obama has seen this show twice and he’s a very busy guy. This show must be something truly… More »


Here’s What Happens At A Contested Convention (And The Odds Of Us Seeing One This Year)

Kylie Cheung | May 3, 2016 - 11:11 am

With Cruz and Kasich coalescing to #StopTrump and Sanders upping his efforts to court superdelegates, contested conventions in both parties are entirely possible, so here’s what you need to know. More »


Afeni Shakur, Activist And Mother of Tupac, Dies at 69

Liz Magee | May 3, 2016 - 11:10 am

2016 has been a brutal, sad year thus far. Activist, poet and mother to Tupac, Afeni Shakur,  passed away on Monday evening. She is said to have suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to a local hospital in California where she died, according to New York Daily News. She was 69 years old.

In the 1960’s,… More »


NARAL Just Gave State Lawmakers Pro-Choice Ratings, & Things Are Looking Shockingly Not Good

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 10:47 pm

Pro-choice Washington Democrats performed surprisingly poorly on the NARAL’s pro-choice scorecards, and while some of their ratings were disappointing, the NARAL raised some important points. More »


5 Things You Need To Know About Birth Control Around The World

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 9:55 pm

Marie Stopes International (MSI) and several influential Islamic scholars joined up last week to vigorously campaign both for the spread of birth control and contraceptives for Afghan women, and to combat the cultural stigma against women who choose to utilize these most valuable resources. In Afghanistan, abortion is illegal although birth control is not, but access to birth control is incredibly… More »


4 Myths About Fat Bodies And Weight Loss, Which Don’t Work At All How You Think

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 8:04 pm

A new study just revealed how extreme weight loss negatively impacts fat bodies, exposing a number of myths about weight loss. More »


Here Are All Best Outfits From The Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet

Bronwyn Isaac | May 2, 2016 - 7:21 pm

Tonight marks the 60th annual Met Gala, which leaves some people feeling excited to attend, others feeling left out, and the rest of us wondering: what exactly is the Met Gala? For those vaguely familiar but not-too-sure, the Met Gala is a yearly fundraiser full of well-moneyed artists and culture-makers drinking expensive wine in black tie, all to… More »


Toddlers Have Already Shot 23 People This Year And It’s Only May

Megan Reynolds | May 2, 2016 - 11:13 am

According to a report via the Washington Post, American children aged three and under have shot at least 23 people in 2016 which is a five person increase since last year. In an analysis from October 2015 conducted by reporter Christopher Ingraham, the nation’s toddlers were shooting people at an average rate of one per week. More »


The Dixie Chicks Defend Beyoncé Against Criticism, Brilliantly Cover “Daddy Lessons”

Bronwyn Isaac | May 2, 2016 - 10:35 am

Beyoncé defenders noted the racial hypocrisy in the criticisms, claiming this was another poor attempt to shut black musicians out of country music, despite the fact the genre originated with black musicians. More »


Ku Klux Klan Leader Endorses Donald Trump, In Case You Forget What Kind Of People Support This Guy

Kylie Cheung | May 2, 2016 - 5:00 am

A KKK leader just endorsed Trump, and if you’re surprised at this point, read on for some reminders of why you really, really shouldn’t be. More »


Why Did Radiohead Disappear From The Internet? This Is Such A Goddamn Radiohead Thing To Do

Kylie Cheung | May 1, 2016 - 11:44 pm

After releasing mysterious postcards and announcing a world tour, the band mysteriously deletes its social media presence. More »


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