I Took Rutgers' Beyoncé Course: A Master Class in Pop & Black Feminism

On the first day of “Politicizing Beyoncé,” a Spring semester course at Rutgers, 32 young women and men sat in their desks, texting behind a Coach bag or catching up on Vlad TV’s rap posts on a laptop. It was February. I was dressed in jeans, Converse, and a giant sweatshirt, going for undergraduate realness, and here… » 7/07/15 12:22pm 7 minutes ago

Whoopi Goldberg Defending Cosby: 'The '80s Weren't Fun for Everybody'

For many people who were still doubting that Billy Cosby is a serial rapist, his 2005 testimony released Monday that confirmed that he has drugged women to have sex with them made it difficult to still believe in this particular Santa Claus. For others, like Whoopi Goldberg, the doubt is still there.… » 7/07/15 12:00pm 29 minutes ago

There's Nothing 'Startling' About the Success of Colorado's IUD Program

Colorado, in the past six years, has run an incredibly successful initiative in reproductive health: by providing free long-acting birth control to teens and low-income women starting in 2009, the state slashed the teen pregnancy rate by 40 percent by 2013, and the teen abortion rate by 42 percent. » 7/07/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Bachelorette Decides Honesty Is the Best Policy, Fucks and Tells

“It’s hard for me to admit it but we had sex,” Kaitlyn told Shawn during Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette, as we have known for weeks she would have to. The conversation did not go down the way it was presented in promos—Kaitlyn didn’t tell contestant Joe (and he didn’t storm off in a huff because of it),… » 7/07/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

The FBI Just Raided Subway Spokesperson Jared Fogle's House 

Federal authorities raided the Indiana home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. Fogle’s uncle Russell Taylor, who heads a childhood fitness charity founded by Fogle, was arrested in April on child pornography charges. The warrant served at Fogle’s home is believed to be connected to that case. » 7/07/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

Stories of Restaurant Customers Who Weren't Supposed to Eat That

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. We’re back to an old standby this week: people eating—in many cases gleefully—things that stretch the bounds of edibility. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. » 7/06/15 10:45pm Yesterday 10:45pm

Some Classic, Corseted Regatta Fashions from Days Gone By

This past weekend, Oxfordshire hosted something called the Henley Royal Regatta—“one of the quintessential British events of the summer season,” according to WWD. Apparently it’s quite an occasion and has happened annually since 1839. Consequently, old photos are an absolute treasure trove of bygone ladies’ fashions. » 7/06/15 9:45pm Yesterday 9:45pm