Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Take Credit for Sloths' Popularity

In an interview with Ellen Degeneres Tuesday, Dax Shepard said that the sloth he got to surprise his now-wife Kristen Bell — and prompted Bell's legendary meltdown — for her 31st birthday "started a sloth industry," implying that before he and Kristen were into sloths, sloths were hardly the animal darlings they are now. » 4/16/14 12:20pm 56 minutes ago

Kathleen Sebelius Might Be Running For Senator in Kansas

When Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week, it was seen as an inevitable attempt by the Obama Administration to blame someone for their embarrassingly "botched" roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov. But Sebelius isn't done yet: she could be considering a run for… » 4/16/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

US Airways Won't Be Firing Anyone Over Airplane Vagina Tweet

After the Tweet That Launched A Thousand Vaginal Airplane Puns, UterUS Airways has concluded that the airline's tweet of a woman with a toy plane in her vagina (link very NSFW) was an error made by an employee who was just trying to report someone else for posting the vagina airplane picture. It was an honest mistake.… » 4/16/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Captain Underpants Gets More Calls for Censorship Than Fifty Shades

The ALA revealed its top five most challenged books of 2013 and, somewhat surprisingly, lines like "suck me, baby" and "my inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves" weren't enough to nab "mommy porn" staple Fifty Shades of Grey the #1 spot. Instead, Anastasia and Christian are languishing down at #4… » 4/16/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

An Ode to Womanist Characters in TV, Film, and Print: Maxine Shaw

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Womanism serves as a response to the exclusion of marginalized communities form the mainstream feminist movement. Womanism, for me, is the true way to advocate for the legitimization of all types and interpretations of womanhood (and manhood) in our civilization. This article chooses to highlight a character in… » 4/15/14 11:36pm Yesterday 11:36pm

Will The Anglican Communion Tear Itself Apart Over LGBT Issues?

I grew up Roman Catholic. Yet, two years ago, I left communion with Rome after Pope Benedict XVI called same-sex marriage the most significant threat to Western civilisation in the world today. I turned to the Episcopal Church, part of the Anglican Communion, as my new spiritual home. But I fear that home will fall,… » 4/15/14 9:55pm Yesterday 9:55pm

This Bar Will Do Your Laundry While You Get Drunk and Eat Cheese

You know what one of the worst things about doing laundry is? That you can't get stupid drunk while waiting for your delicates to dry. I mean, theoretically you can, but you run a very high risk of drunkenly joining some underground laundry secret society. Those are a total pain in the ass to get out of, trust me. » 4/15/14 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

Police Close Boston Marathon Finish Line, Detonate Unattended Backpacks

Police evacuated the Boston Marathon finish line earlier tonight after they discovered two unattended backpacks at the site of last year's bombings. Both bags were detonated by a bomb squad. One of the bags contained a rice cooker filled with confetti; the other contained photo equipment. » 4/15/14 9:26pm Yesterday 9:26pm

Salem Witch Trials: Misogynist Fiction, Or are There Witches Among Us?

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The Salem witch trials epitomize the way that intolerance, hysteria and the miscarriage of justice can be taken to deadly extremes. Though the trials can now clearly be attributed to ye olde fashioned misogyny, there's no denying that, in addition to puritanical patriarchy, some of the prevalent beliefs at the time… » 4/15/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Girls to the Front! The Punk Singer and How Riot Grrrl Changes Lives

The first time I heard musician and Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna sing, "We want revolution…girl-style noooowwww," I was 16 years old, living deep in the suburbs listening to the Bikini Kill cassette a friend's younger sister had dubbed for me. The year was 1993, and the sound of that band cracked my world wide… » 4/16/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm