The folks at Flavorwire called it “a raw, merciless portrait of human hunger.” The Daily Mail called it “cringey.” But I call it foreshadowing. If I’d been a Sydney resident in the mid 90s and seen Cate Blanchett appear on my TV screen asking a 3,000-year-old Australian genie for a magical carton of Tim Tams, I’d have…
Two hikers had to be rescued from the Alaskan wilderness by Denali National Park rangers this weekend after attempting to visit the secluded bus where Christopher McCandless died of starvation, Alaska Dispatch News reports. Apparently this happens a lot.
The American Time Use Survey (or ATUS) is a yearly report conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor that examines “the average amount of time per day in 2015 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure and sports activities.” The results for 2015 were released this week, and—based on the…
If you have a cat, you may not have gotten laid in awhile. This commercial makes why completely clear.
Two explosions that are being reported as suicide bomber detonations went off Tuesday night at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul.
Here’s a story that explains a bit about Kit Harington’s casting as Jon Snow: He was sporting a black eye, because he’d gotten into an altercation at McDonald’s late the night before. I now see Kit Harington in an entirely new light.
Years ago, I helped Abigail Fishers get into college in Texas. That was my job: I “tutored” entitled teenagers through the application process. Specifically, and ominously for my later life, I taught them to write a convincing personal essay—a task that generally requires identifying some insight, usually gained over…
A day after the Supreme Court preserved abortion rights by declaring Texas’s HB2 unconstitutional, justices rejected two abortion-related bids from Mississippi and Wisconsin. In both cases, the states were seeking a ruling on their laws requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.…
Donald Trump, an eggroll to which someone has wastefully glued a hairpiece, gave a speech on trade and economic policy today in front of trash. Just a backdrop of a big mountain of trash. What metaphor?
A Florida woman has given birth to a baby with microecephaly, the birth defect caused by the Zika virus, Reuters reported on Tuesday. This is the first affected child in the state.
The Trophy Wife is a figure who persists in our imagination as the reward powerful men are granted as a companion and helpmeet. Yet, many people now want their partner to be someone that they can work with to dominate the landscape together.
Over the past 30-ish hours, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas anti-abortion law, Liz Warren spent a solid 15 minutes burning Trump, and the GOP let Crooked Hillary get away with Benghazi once and for all. And throughout all of it, red-faced Twitter egg king Donald Trump hasn’t made a peep. Something’s not right.
“I have to say, as an Israeli politician coming to the States this time, I feel less uncomfortable than I usually do,” Israeli parliament member Merav Michaeli told me last month during an interview at Gawker Media’s offices, referring to the orange-tinged radioactive cloud currently looming over the United States…
Say hello to your 2016 champion of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest, SweePee Rambo. SweePee Rambo is a 17-year-old crested chihuahua, who wears diapers and has an oozing sore. She seems pretty over it all.
Sad to say I have truly dastardly doings to report this fine morning. Two trees overlooking a sea cliff in the UK’s Dorset have been poisoned. And it gets even darker—locals suspect wealthy flat owners seeking an improved view and, therefore, increased property values.