2014: The Year In Celebrities Who Inspire Love/Hate
We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable -- but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to be. Follow me on Twitter.
2014 Was The Year Of Outrage
Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate] Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot] An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping…
It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year
Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast] The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root] The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire] Nico Lang…
Amanda Palmer Does Radiohead On A Ukulele
Here's a combination for you that's almost as good as the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker of a s'more. Amanda Palmer, the amazing frontwoman of the Dresden Dolls, has a cover album out. (Told you all the cool kids were doing it.) The concept: she plays Radiohead hits, from "Creep" to "Idiotech." On a…
Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 16th 2008
MUSIC Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It This soul brother's tracks will make you swear his retro-record was recorded back in the day. The latest from a former member of 80’s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Saadiq's put-you-in-the-mood grooves makes this one of the sexiest solo albums of the year.