Mo'Ne Davis Tugs on Feminist Heartstrings in New Ad

Just give me a second here… *Wiping tears away dramatically*..... *wiping some more*..... Before clicking play, I didn't expect to be so moved by this Chevrolet ad featuring Little League force Mo'Ne Davis (they're purposefully playing on our emotions!), but it is indeed inspiring. And Spike Lee directed it. » 10/22/14 5:45pm 19 minutes ago

This Week in Tabloids: Kardashian Pets Are Mysteriously Disappearing

Welcome to Midweek Madness, in which an overexcited fairy flaps her wings over all of America and gently drops a tiny poop on each of your heads. This week, all the tabloids are Platonic ideals of garbage, and together we unravel the mystery of the disappearing Kardashian pets, the cup size of Ariana Grande's Future… » 10/22/14 5:30pm 34 minutes ago

How We Got Rolled by the Dishonest Fascists of Gamergate

On October 1, the computing giant Intel pulled its ads from Gamasutra, a trade website for game developers, over an essay called "'Gamers' don't have to be your audience. 'Gamers' are over" by a journalist named Leigh Alexander. Intel had been successfully harassed by a small, contemptible crusade called "Gamergate"—a… » 10/22/14 5:17pm 47 minutes ago

​Gap's Blah 'Dress Normal' Campaign Doesn't Get the Irony of Normcore

Normcore strikes again, trampling yet another victim under its Nike socks/Adidas slippers-clad feet. After launching what was expected to be a successful "Dress Normal" campaign, Gap is now offering their collection at a fraction of the price. There is such thing as too much of a meh thing. » 10/22/14 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Sydney Leathers Fact-Checks Anthony Weiner's Politico Interview

Yesterday, I saw a piece about Anthony Weiner on Politico. Within this piece, Anthony announced his departure from politics as his own decision, long in the works. I found this interesting: not just because it was me, rather than his commitment to fatherhood, that crushed his political dreams, but also because he once… » 10/22/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Zoë Kravitz's New Band Lolawolf Is Kinda Awesome

Calm Down, the brand new album from the Zoë Kravitz-fronted band Lolawolf, is good. Not just in the sense of "Hollywood celebutante is better than expected"—it's actually really interesting, creative music that reimagines today's outre pop music landscape, but does not replicate it. (Sorry it has to be this way with… » 10/22/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Duck Dynasty Scion Sadie Roberston Praises HIM for Her Rumba

On Tuesday night, Sadie Robertson (of the Duck Dynasty Robertsons) performed a pretty impressive rumba on Dancing with the Stars. But first, she took some time to thank the man upstairs, posting on Instagram: "ALL glory to God for this amazing journey." That amazing journey being, of course, her participation in … » 10/22/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

Aretha Franklin Is an Old Lady and She Sounds Like It; Good for Her

I can't recall a public performance more divisive than Aretha Franklin's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on the Sept. 29 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. The conversations I had about it fell into two distinct camps: those who loved and those who hated it. Both were adamant. One person on the… » 10/22/14 1:48pm Today 1:48pm

I Am Mozart Boob Twerk Girl. I Twerked My Boobs to Mozart.

My name is Sara, but by now you might better know me as "the Mozart boob twerk girl" from sites all over the internet, including this one. A week ago exactly, I was sitting where I am now, editing a video I had no idea would garner over 21 million views worldwide in seven days. I was a… » 10/22/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm