Beaten Teen Charged With Assault After Defense Against Anti-Gay Bullies

A Virginia teen has been slapped with assault charges despite being brutally beaten in an altercation at his high school. Eric Martin spent nine days in the hospital after a fight at Highland Springs High School in Henrico, Virginia. His story is far too familiar for LGBT+ youth and even those merely perceived to be… » 10/01/14 10:55pm Yesterday 10:55pm

University of Iowa Won't Explore Alleged Gender Bias in Coach Firing

University of Iowa has dug its heels in regarding the firing of Field Hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, whose employment was terminated in August amid allegations of misconduct. She is one of five female coaches dismissed since 2009, but the school refuses to investigate an alleged pattern of sexist practices in its… » 10/01/14 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

These Kittens Walking Down Stairs Will Steal Your Entire Heart

Wednesday is the hardest day of the week. That's a scientific fact I just made up to get you to agree with me, but you also know it's true. You know what else is hard, though? Walking down stairs. Or walking up stairs. Walking, really. Inspire yourself to reach greater heights (and hold out for the weekend) with this… » 10/01/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Tetris and Angry Birds Movies Are Coming, Because That's Cinema Now

Good luck getting the thumbs-up for an original concept featuring a female lead. But wouldn't you like to make a big-budget movie about some third-rate plastic tchotchke from the 1990s, instead? That's all Hollywood seems capable of producing these days, and now there are projects based on Angry Birds and Tetris, as… » 10/01/14 7:10pm Yesterday 7:10pm

Steve Harvey Invites Paula Deen to Mentor 100 Black Boys

Paula Deen is in the midst of trying to claw her way back to relevancy over a year after she was exposed as the butter-soaked racist we all probably assumed she was. Steve Harvey and his mustache have a television show to host, advertising dollars to worry about and not a whole hell of a lot of concern for the… » 10/01/14 6:50pm Yesterday 6:50pm

How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis last year. This is Dunn's second trial. In February he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting into a car but a mistrial was declared regarding his murder charge. » 10/01/14 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm