Vera Bradley Ditches the Diaper Bag Paisley for Sleek Leather

Vera Bradley, the designer behind the preferred quilted paisley satchels toted around by sorority moms in the Middle West and South, has finally departed from their traditional teardrop floral design and ventured instead into solid colors, more modern shapes, and leather. I feel like how I'd imagine I'd feel if my… » 9/16/14 4:00pm 6 minutes ago

When Is An All-White Jury Presumptively Racist?​

When being judged by a jury of your peers, is it necessary that some of those peers be members of your ethnic or racial group? Hold on, white people, I'm not asking you. You might talk tough on the internet, but if you were the defendant in a trial and you walked in and saw the entire Wu-Tang Clan sitting in the jury… » 9/16/14 3:49pm 17 minutes ago

America Loves Political 'Bad Boys,' Can't Guarantee Fair Pay for Women

In a move that surprised absolutely no one and still managed to be disappointing, America's deadbeat dad the GOP once again voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act—the bill that aims to protect women from gender-based wage discrimination. And yet, all around the country, we are voting to give disgraced lawmakers… » 9/16/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Mom Flips Lid Because Kid's Barbie Sounds Like It's Saying 'Fuck'

A U.K. mother has complained that her 7-year-old's Talkin' Barbie says "What the fuck?" in addition to programmed phrases like "Amaze!" and "I love a makeover!" Is this the work of a disgruntled Mattel employee or has Barbie finally grown sentient and realized how bullshit it is that she works about 50 jobs and all… » 9/16/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm