Vanity Fair Pulled a Beyoncé to Keep Caitlyn Jenner's Cover Under Wraps

If you thought Beyoncé was the only game in town who could pull off a massive, undercover project with many hands involved and keep it secret till the end, allow yourself to be reintroduced to Vanity Fair, which managed to keep Caitlyn Jenner’s cover story from prying eyes for months until early this afternoon. » 6/01/15 10:25pm 6 minutes ago

Musician Arca Banned Because Instagram Can't Handle Anatomical Vaginas

Arca, the experimental Venezuelan producer who’s worked with Kanye West, Björk, and FKA twigs, was permanently banned from Instagram yesterday for the artwork relating to a new single, “Vanity.” The art, created by frequent Arca and twigs collaborator Jesse Kanda, depicts a melting cyborg-looking person with a fairly… » 6/01/15 9:40pm 51 minutes ago

The Most Horrifying Restaurant Stories We've Ever Received

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. We’re doing something different this week: a collection of the most messed-up story submissions I’ve ever received. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. » 6/01/15 8:18pm Today 8:18pm

UnREAL, the Television Show About Reality TV We Didn't Know We Needed

When our children’s children undoubtably take a look back at the shows we consumed circa 2015, they’ll see UnREAL, a new television show premiering on Lifetime Monday night—perfectly timed, you’ll see, to air right after The Bachelor finishes—as a show that couldn’t have been made at any other point in television… » 6/01/15 7:10pm Today 7:10pm

Three YA Novelists Discuss Rape Culture in Teen Fiction: A Chat

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Kristin Halbrook and Courtney Summers are two gifted Young Adult novelists whose new books confront the realities of sexual assault. Because their previous books handled topics like abuse and bullying with insight and nuance, I trusted that neither author would be writing rape for shock value, instead exploring the… » 6/01/15 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

High School Outs Teen, Strips Him of Valedictorian Title for Being Gay

If you’ve ever sat through a valedictorian’s speech (in high school or college), you know that while their five minutes is supposed to be spent discussing things like “the future,” the speeches are also generally fairly personal. At Twin Peaks high school in Colorado, however, a teen was barred from speaking at… » 6/01/15 6:10pm Today 6:10pm

Feminist Prof Cleared of Sexual Misconduct for Writing an Essay

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, has been cleared of violating the college’s Title IX provision, a rule intended to protect students from sexual misconduct and discrimination. Two Northwestern graduate students filed Title IX complaints against Kipnis for an essay and tweet she authored. A law… » 6/01/15 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Man Banned From Naked Bike Ride For Not Keeping His Boner In Check

An unnamed man trying to take part in a World Naked Bike Day race in England was ordered to suit up and go home after organizers discovered that he was just way too excited to ride for a healthier environment. Like way too excited. Are you catching my drift here, or should I be more explicit? Okay, he had a boner. » 6/01/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Caitlyn Jenner's Other Kids Refused to Do Her New Reality Show

The watershed profile that accompanies Caitlyn Jenner’s debut on the cover of Vanity Fair paints a picture of a woman who is happy, healthy, and “finally free” to live her life on her terms. But of course, the path to liberation was long, winding, and hard—and not everything in Jenner’s personal life is perfect. » 6/01/15 4:05pm Today 4:05pm

How to Shop When You Really Hate Shopping (But Really Love Clothes)

I hate shopping. If a friend somehow talks me into going to a mall, I spend the entire time acting like the husband on a bad sitcom—I sit on a bench by the door, make a lot of impatient huffing noises, and probably say something about how I better be getting some sex later (and we all know how women, especially wives,… » 6/01/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm