controversy

Leslie Jones ‘Ghostbusters’ Role Was Originally Written for Melissa McCarthy

Would that have made you happy, world?

Danielle Henderson | March 10, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Rooney Mara on ‘Pan’, Hollywood’s Whitewashing Probelm and Storytelling

Rooney Mara has had a rollercoaster of a year, from appearing in the universally panned Pan to stealing our hearts (and Cate Blanchett’s) in Carol. She’s currently up for a…

Jenni Miller | February 23, 2016 - 4:30 pm

The Soapbox: Dissent Belongs In The Classroom

Driving home with my 16-year-old son this week, I asked him if any of his teachers had led a discussion regarding recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. He told me that…

Jess Burnquist | December 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Lena Dunham Faces Accusations That She “Molested” Her Younger Sister

In her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham tells a couple of stories that include references to her younger sister Grace which are intended to illustrate Lena’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Zara Pulls Pajama Top Over Complaints It Looks Like Concentration Camp Uniform

Some of us look at this shirt and see a cute, striped top festooned with a pretty star and the word “sheriff.” Others look at the Zara toddler’s pajama top…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Armani Mislabels Black Actress Alfre Woodard As Black Actor Idris Elba On Instagram

Do you know this actress’s name? It’s not a big deal if you don’t. I didn’t, until I used Google, which is what you do when you don’t know a…

Rachel Krause | November 20, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Elle Magazine Promotes “North Korea Chic” As Hot Fall Trend

For the most part, Elle’s list of “top fashion trends” for this autumn reads like any other: nautical, punk, pastels, Victorian, and Wednesday Addams are all fairly standard fodder for…

Rachel Krause | November 20, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Kylie Jenner Sparks Twitter Frenzy Over Her Misuse Of The Term “Bipolar”

The kombined Kardashian-Jenner klan is famous (“famous”) for lots of things (or, rather, one thing that has splintered off into lots of things): multiple revealing reality television shows, media ubiquity,…

Rachel Krause | November 7, 2013 - 12:40 pm

The Skeevy Dudes Of Simple Pickup Motorboat For Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

Let’s get one thing straight: I would not permit the bros behind YouTube channel Simple Pickup to motorboat me for any amount of money for any cause. That would be…

Rachel Krause | October 16, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Forever 21 Cites The Philosophies Of Ayn Rand With Their “Unstoppable Muscle Tee”

When I think of Forever 21, I definitely think of ethical egoism and the Objectivist movement, not sweatshop-like labor conditions and cozy accessories starting at $2.80. You can find this…

Rachel Krause | October 10, 2013 - 6:00 pm

The Standard Hotel Comes Under Fire For Trivializing Violence Against Women In Their Latest Ad Campaign

Sorry, André Balazs, but The Standard is maybe the least “edgy” boutique hotel chain of all time. Sure, it’s got the name recognition, the possibility of a celebrity sighting (or…

Rachel Krause | August 27, 2013 - 1:20 pm

In Defense Of Robin Thicke’s Song “Blurred Lines”

Ever since my sister introduced the Robin Thick song “Blurred Lines” to me all of four days ago, I’ve been listening to it on repeat for embarrassingly long stretches of…

Alyson Penn | June 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm
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