Miranda July Invented a Messaging App that Makes Strangers Talk to You

Artist, writer, filmmaker, space faun, and great-eyeball-haver Miranda July has now joined the ranks of the tech bros with her new project "Somebody." It's a smartphone app that's part messaging service, part public performance art project, part social commentary on technology and isolation. You can get an idea of how… » 8/28/14 6:45pm Today 6:45pm

New Mockingjay Posters Show Off the Glorious Rebels of District 13

Here are the latest posters to promote Mockingjay — Part 1. This time, it's the rebels of District 13 — including Natalie Dormer with badass head tattoo — stepping front and center. » 8/28/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

Cursing Toddler Issues Adorable Apology for Swearing After Ice Bucket

Adorable little Scarlett, the girl who owned the internet this week by inviting her grandparents to "fuck your mouth," has issued a tiny and laughably insincere apology for her cursing. Like Scarlett, I'd like to take this time to apologize for getting what she said wrong. It was "fucking hell." A mea culpa from both… » 8/28/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Son Comes Out to Homophobic Parents With Heartbreaking Results

Anyone who's ever had the experience of telling their family something difficult and possibly life-altering fears that the result will be complete and utter rejection, disconnecting them from the people they love and trust. Unfortunately, all too often that is exactly what happens. Especially when the difficult topic… » 8/28/14 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

GWU Community Embarrassed By Buffoon Ex-President's Rape Remarks

Earlier this week, former George Washington University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg told listeners of The Diane Rehm Show that women need to be "trained" to drink less so that if a guy tries to rape them ("misbehaves") they can soberly "punch him in the nose." Unsurprisingly, students and alumni are displeased. » 8/28/14 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

Princeton Mom Does Not Want the Good Princeton Name Near Sex Work

The New York Princeton University alumni listserve got some hot Princeton Mom action Thursday, after an alum of the college sent out an email touting her new documentary on young women who have entered into sugar daddy relationships. But the mere fact that such women exist enraged Susan Patton aka Princeton Mom aka… » 8/28/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

Misogynistic Trolls Drive Feminist Video Game Critic From Her Home

Here's your daily reminder that Internet misogynists are vile, horrible creatures and that women face threats and harassment on a daily basis just for having opinions and voicing them: feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been driven out of her own home after receiving an outpouring of death and rape threats on… » 8/28/14 4:05pm Today 4:05pm

Hey Sen. Gillibrand, Andrea Mitchell, Who Are the Sketchy Congressmen?

Along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s “porky” abuse from sketchy Congressmen, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell added that there are just some “you’d not get in an elevator with.” Dude, who are these old men with a propensity for antiquated workplace sexual harassment? We don’t want to be in an elevator with them either!… » 8/28/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm