UC Berkeley Students Hold Teach-In for Their Racist Professor

At UC Berkeley, a tenured mental health policy professor named Steven Segal has found himself in a bit of trouble, thanks to his conflation of black-on-black crime with the Black Lives Matter movement, and his eagerness to blame victims of oppression for their oppression—which is probably easy when you're not… » 3/04/15 1:50pm 20 minutes ago

Secondhand Violence and PTSD: An Interview with Mac McClelland 

In June 2011, Mac McClelland published an essay called "I'm Going to Need You to Fight Me On This" in GOOD Magazine. It was a first-person piece about her use of violent sex as a means of dealing with PTSD, which she said had gripped her after a series of traumatizing events on a reporting trip to Haiti. Her account… » 3/04/15 1:30pm 40 minutes ago

Hillary Clinton Also Used a Private, Homemade Email Server

Hillary Clinton is already in a great deal of hot water for using a personal email address to conduct official business during her time as Secretary of State. Our brother site Gawker reported yesterday that two other top State Department officials also used personal emails. And now, the Associated Press reports, it… » 3/04/15 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Get Haunted with a Lovely New Track From Electronic Producer James K

At what point is experimental electronic music just, like, folk songs? "Paranormal," the new song from New York producer/singer James K (aka Jamie Krasner), seems to me like an exploration of that question, by using synths that sound similar to musical saws and layering her voice to sensual perpendicular octaves. » 3/04/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

Billionaire's Ex Is Gonna Need at Least a Million Smackeroos a Month

Welcome back to Lifestyles of the Rich and At Each Other's Throats. Previously, a billionaire oilman's ex returned a $975 million lump-sum settlement delivered in the form of a personal check (before changing her mind because take the money and run, girl). Now another billionaire and his ex are fighting over whether… » 3/04/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

All-Women Sweet Briar College Will Close After 114 Years

Sweet Briar College, a Lynchburg, Virginia liberal arts school for women, has announced that it will shut its doors after 114 years. The 700-student school cited financial challenges for the sudden shutdown. Although the school has a multi-million dollar endowment, school officials said it wasn't enough to offset the… » 3/04/15 11:50am Today 11:50am

Get Into Björk's New Heart-as-Vag Cover Art for Vulnicura

Björk's latest, Vulnicura, is an album documenting her divorce from artist Matthew Barney, and all the moderate peaks and cavernous valleys divorce entails. While it was not my favorite Björk work musically speaking, it was undeniably one of the most lyrically candid albums she's ever done, in a career that was… » 3/04/15 11:10am Today 11:10am

This Badass Is The First African American Female U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot

It is one of the hardest aircraft to fly, soaring at altitudes where a change of just a few knots could mean an over-speed or a stall, and landing it is an art form all in itself. The 60 year old U-2 Dragon Lady program has been a male dominated one, with just eight women being qualified to fly it, but never an… » 3/04/15 11:08am Today 11:08am

Lawyer Fighting Obamacare: 'Women and Minorities' Wrote a Bad Law

Today, Attorney Michael Carvin will argue before the Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act—or "Obamacare" if you're so inclined—is unconstitutional on the grounds that complying with it causes his clients undue hardship. If he wins, millions will lose their insurance and President Obama's most sizable domestic… » 3/04/15 9:50am Today 9:50am

Watch Kelela Transform into an Animé Character in Her New Video

LA-based singer Kelela just dropped "The Message," a brand new song and video to satiate since her excellent 2013 album Cut 4 Me. It's an old song, she says, but it's to preview a new EP, out in May, called Hallucinogen. This new track was produced by Arca. She notes in a press release: » 3/03/15 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

Snack Smarter with NatureBox: Free Sample of Delicious Snacks

Snacking is always great, that is until the feeling of guilt sets in and, despite eating a bag of chips, you still find yourself hungry. Luckily NatureBox, the smarter snacking delivery company, has solved this problem. Get a free trial box now and leave behind the unnecessary junk food without missing out on joy and… » 2/27/15 4:46pm Friday 4:46pm