#1000BlackGirlBooks' Marley Dias Charms Larry Wilmore and the Nation on The Nightly Show

Wednesday on The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore had on Marley Dias, the New Jersey 11-year-old who—after becoming sick of reading almost exclusively about “white boys and dogs—made it her mission to collect 1,000 books featuring black girl protagonists and distribute those books at schools in both the U.S. and Jamaica.

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W. Virginia Clerk Humiliates Lesbian Couple Seeking Marriage License, Calls Them an 'Abomination'

Unable to deny a lesbian couple a marriage license, a West Virginia deputy county clerk settled for telling the women that their relationship was wrong and would be judged by God. The women also say the clerk called them “an abomination.” The clerk denies that part, but merrily told a local reporter that yes, God told…

Cook Perfect Meats Every Time With This Discounted Sous Vide Circulator

Today only, Amazon’s offering the Bluetooth model of Anova’s excellent Sous Vide immersion circulator for $139, or $40 less than usual. Sous Vide was already the easiest way to cook food perfectly, and this model makes it even simpler by putting every recipe you need on a mobile app. [Anova Bluetooth Sous-Vide…

Fox Greenlights a Comedy Pilot Starring SNL Alum Nasim Pedrad as a Teenage Boy

In a jumble of descriptors not normally associated with Fox, Variety reports that the network has greenlit a pilot co-written by Rob Rosell and delightful-as-all-get-out SNL alumni Nasim Pedrad. The series, titled Chad: An American Boy, will star Pedrad as a teen dealing with the trials of adolescence, his awkward…

Father of 13-Year-Old Virginia Tech Victim Found Out His Daughter Had Been Murdered on the News

13-year-old Nicole Lovell disappeared from her home in Virginia on January 27, and her body was found four days later just north of the state line in North Carolina. A neighbor told the Associated Press that Nicole had revealed to the neighbor’s daughter that she was going to sneak out to meet her boyfriend, an older…

Hillary Got Swept in the New Hampshire Primary But Will Sweep Up the State's Superdelegates

The excellent campaign run so far by Bernie Sanders moves ever closer towards its greatest weakness: Sanders’ chances, or lack thereof, in the general election. The NH primaries foreshadowed a still hypothetical Trump-Sanders ballot—in which Sanders would, as many Democrats fear, be too far left, and we could be stuck…

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Aaron Sorkin Is Going to Write a Fast-Talking Version of To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway [UPDATED]

Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and The Newsroom (and owner of the most puzzlingly tiny eye glasses in show business) is slated to write To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. But how will he manage to Sorkin it up and turn this time-honored classic about systemic racism and social injustice into a scathing…

Cleveland Files Claim Against Tamir Rice's Family For Unpaid EMS Bill

The City of Cleveland has devastated the family of Tamir Rice several times over, and seems to have no intention of stopping. This afternoon in probate court, Cleveland Scene reports, the city filed a creditor’s claim for $500, saying that Rice’s family still owes them for the ambulance and paramedics that tended to…