New Documentary “The Lavender Scare” Remembers When Gays Were Purged From Government

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

We all know at least a little bit about our government’s hyper-overreaction to “the red menace” back in the 1950s. Men and women throughout politics, the media and Hollywood lost their jobs if anyone thought they were a Communist or Communist-sympathizer. A lesser known story, however, is how the U.S. government also tried… More »


Eden Wood, Age 6, Retires From Pageant Circuit

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2011

Most of us were busy solidifying our personalities when we were six, not solidifying our plans for retirement from pageantry. At age six, “Toddlers and Tiaras‘” Eden Wood has eclipsed spray tans and flippers. The little diva feels that her 300 wins on the circuit are enough to launch her into superstardom. She’… More »


Girl Talk: Neville Longbottom And The Glory Of The Late Bloomer

By: Chloe Angyal / July 15, 2011

It all ends today. And by “it,” of course, I mean our decade-long love affair with the Harry Potter movies. For those young adults who came of age with Harry, what’s ending is an era. I am one of them – I was 11 when the first book was released, and 19 when the last… More »


Relax, Guys, Being A Beta Is Better

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2011

According to a new study, nice guys may not finish last after all. Researchers found that it was the Beta male, not the Alpha male, in baboon troops who came out the big winners in life. Why? Because the Alpha males were so consumed with the stress of fighting to keep their rank and pursuing… More »


Lord Voldemort On The End Of Harry Potter

“It’s an interesting phenomenon, being the bad guy. If you think about it, the bad guy is always the hero in his own story. Here I am, ridding the world of the kind of people who are perpetually at Walmart and who fangirl Gilderoy Lockhart, and suddenly I’m ‘evil.’ Refusing to change my beliefs because… More »


Guy Talk: How Professional Women Can Objectify Men (And Why Waitresses Don’t)

By: Mark D. White / July 15, 2011

Fact: women are too often judged solely on their appearance, and treated differently based on how they measure up to men’s ideas of what they should look like. This much is obvious, and I’m sure the majority of us here applaud the women who stood up and continue to stand up to this offensive treatment… More »