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Mississippi Gov. Signs Anti-LGBT Bill Into Law, Declares April “Confederate Heritage Month”

Robyn Pennacchia | April 5, 2016 - 2:45 pm

It’s a great week to be a bigot in Mississippi! More »


“What Were You Wearing?” This Sketch Nails The Absurdity Of Questions Directed At Victims Of Sexual Assault

Liz Magee | April 5, 2016 - 2:30 pm

There are many incidents of sexual assault that go unreported. Victims that do commit to the complicated process of filing an official report are often discouraged and insulted by the initial interview. Questions like “what were you wearing?” perpetuate victim-blaming and insinuate that is was the victim’s own behavior at fault.  This brilliant video accentuates… More »


Here’s Why Ian McKellen Returned That $1.4M Book Advance

Jenni Miller | April 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm

The field of memoir writing is chock full of books that would make better kindling than reading, but there are definitely some larger-than-life stories out there worth chronicling. Sir Ian McKellen recently snagged a whopping $1.4 million advance for a memoir about his incredible life, but the legendary actor decided to return the cash and… More »


Ted Cruz And The Fatal Logic Flaw In “Letting The States Decide” On Abortion

Robyn Pennacchia | April 5, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Ted Cruz wants “the people” to decide if rape victims should be allowed to have abortions. More »


North Carolina Church Asks Lesbian Parishioner To Divorce Or Leave

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm

A North Carolina church has taken the prerogative to kick out a lesbian parishioner following the passage of the state’s horrid House Bill 2, which overturned and banned all local LGBT non-discrimination ordinances. In the name of religious freedom, the First Baptist Church has “prayerfully asked” Kelly Toney via a letter to either renounce her… More »


Sarah Palin And This Giant Dead Hog Hope Wisconsin Will Vote Trump

Robyn Pennacchia | April 4, 2016 - 4:30 pm

She is also very concerned about all the gift baskets we are using to entice immigrants to move here. More »


New Sex Harassment Rules Defined For Cabbies

Newser | April 4, 2016 - 3:30 pm

New York City officials are updating harassment rules to spell out exactly what taxi and hire car drivers can’t do—like make sexual suggestions, touch, be touched by, or ejaculate on passengers. Read more on Newser…More »


This Chihuahua In A Police Chase Is A True Rebel Without A Cause

Bronwyn Isaac | April 4, 2016 - 2:30 pm

He’s now safe in custody where officers are likely asking him what protein shakes he relies on for endurance training, and what it feels like to be the tiniest badass. More »


A Worker Put A Mexican Flag On The Vancouver Trump Tower As A Statement

Bronwyn Isaac | April 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm

His Facebook post immediately went viral, with large support from the immigrant community at large as well as Americans and Canadians who equally disdain Trump’s bigotry. More »


John Oliver Takes On The Grossness Of Congressional Fundraising

Robyn Pennacchia | April 4, 2016 - 11:16 am

In which we learn that our elected representatives are basically telemarketers. More »


Women Of Indiana Phone Governor’s Office To Tell Him About Their Periods

Katrin Higher | April 3, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Sicko conservative as hell Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed one of the most extreme anti-abortion laws in the country and women are seriously pissed.

Part of his law includes a ban on abortions based on race, sex and disability, requiring abortion doctors to ask invasive personal questions of women seeking to terminate… More »


Guns N’ Roses Reunite For First Time Since 1993 With A Surprise Performance

Katrin Higher | April 2, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Attention Gen Xers and any older Millenials who remember them! Guns N’ Roses are back baby!

The infamous 80s-90s rock band surprised fans with a performance  on Friday night inside Los Angeles’ Troubadour music venue.

Slash and Axl Rose performed for the first time last night since 1993, can you believe… More »


Runaway Bull Rescued By Jon Stewart

Katrin Higher | April 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm

A bull escaped from a slaughter house and escaped from its holding area in Queens on Friday night. The poor Black Angus then ran through the streets of New York City before it was captured by none other than Jon Stewart and taken to safety because Jon Stewart is now St. Francis Of Assisi apparently. More »


Scientists Have Created Artificial Skin That Sweats And Grows Hair

Katrin Higher | April 2, 2016 - 9:30 am

Sick of your boring old natural human skin? Well now you don’t have to have that stupid biological stuff anymore because researchers from RIKEN University and Tokyo University in Japan just announced that they have created the first lab-grown skin that has hair follicles and sweat glands.

Biologist at RIKEN in Tokyo, Takashi… More »


The Grammar Police Are Jerks, According To Science

Robyn Pennacchia | April 1, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Thank goodness we have science to tell us when people are rude. More »


Google Is Really Sorry About That April Fools’ Gmail Joke, Y’all

Jenni Miller | April 1, 2016 - 3:15 pm

Everyone knows that April Fools’ is an awful holiday. Even the most gullible among us are on the lookout for so-called pranks and assorted tomfoolery, so it’s almost impossible to actually pull a good April Fools’ joke any more, if there ever was such a thing. And if you do pull one off, well, everyone’s… More »


Gilmore Girls Fans Will Finally Learn Those Last Four Words

Jenni Miller | April 1, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Yanic Truesdale, who portrayed the eternally put-upon hotel concierge Michel Gerard in Gilmore Girls, let slip a tidbit about the Netflix revival that has fans flipping out. According to Gilmore Girls lore, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino knew the exact four words she wanted to end the series on, but because of her contract disputes with TheMore »


Mississippi Fast Tracks Anti-LGBT Bill In Eager Anticipation Of Legalized Discrimination

Robyn Pennacchia | April 1, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Rejoice, bigoted employers who wish to be able to fire a woman for wearing pants! More »


Woman Ordered Photos Of Her Ghost Daughter To Cover Up Murder

Bronwyn Isaac | April 1, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Sometimes the story of a crime is so surreal it sounds more like the plot of an arthouse film than an actual violent crime. More »


San Francisco Cops Just Can’t Stop Sending Each Other Racist And Homophobic Texts

Robyn Pennacchia | April 1, 2016 - 12:15 pm

It’s like a compulsion! More »


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