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Author Elena Ferrante: 'I Am A Passionate Reader of Feminist Thought'

The Story of the Lost Child, the fourth and final book of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, will be released next week. (SPOILER: It’s wonderful.) Vanity Fair was lucky enough to nab an interview (conducted over email) with the elusive chanteuse écrivaine, and the first part was published today. In it, Ferrante… » 8/27/15 5:30pm 3 minutes ago

Watch This 5-Year-Old British Lad Learn He's 'Going to Be a New Big Bruvva!'

How do you keep your pregnancy reveal video from being cloying and obnoxious? Hire this little boy to act as your shocked and thrilled son. Or at least hire someone (preferably a child) who can deliver a line like “Are you really having a bay-bay? Is it in your belly now?” with a similarly adorable inflection. » 8/27/15 4:50pm 43 minutes ago

The Carol Burnett Show's Lost Episodes Are Finally Available On DVD

If you grew up loving the sketches on Carol Burnett’s variety show, Time Life has some good news for you: 45 of the show’s best episodes are finally on DVD. Previously only available as truncated collections you had to order via infomercial, this new set consists of over 20 DVDs of ear-tugging hilarity with two discs… » 8/27/15 4:24pm Today 4:24pm

It Starts in 6th Grade: Girls Get Punished by Peers For Having Sex, Boys Get Rewarded

The tiresome sexual double standard—celebrating escapades in men that are judged in women—pervades politics and pop culture, taking its toll on adults of both genders. According to a new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), its impact may start as early as the middle… » 8/27/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Huh! Anti-Abortion Activists Dig in Clinic Trash to Find 'Privacy Violations'

Operation Rescue and other anti-abortion groups have taken to dumpster-diving behind abortion clinics, ProPublica reports, trying to find patient records in order to prove that the clinics are violating their privacy. This has been going on since at least 2008, with anti-abortion groups claiming that the clinics are… » 8/27/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

The Duggar Sex Scandal Just Keeps Getting Sadder

The barrage of indictments against Josh Duggar—and, by extension, the rest of the Duggar clan—has been unrelenting. After news of Josh’s numerous online dating accounts surfaced (including a membership with Ashley Madison) and a porn actress came forward to allege that she had sex with the disgraced reality star, his… » 8/27/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Would Your Husband Be Able to Handle the Household If You Died?

In a recent chat with some lady friends, I was surprised to learn that the married 20 and 30-somethings all felt that if they died first, their husbands would be left completely incapable of handling bills, kids, even changing the sheets. The seemingly retro commercial trope of that oafish, inept husband seemed,… » 8/27/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/27/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Men Who Kill

From what I know about yesterday’s shooter, he was angry because he lost his job. This guy reminds me of many other men who kill—off the top of my head I can think of at least five mass murders where the killer was fired from a job, dumped by a girlfriend, or rejected. Ending lives essentially because they didn’t feel… » 8/27/15 12:59pm Today 12:59pm

California Woman Wages Public Fight Against Her Insurer Over Six-Month Wait for IUD

A woman in Tarzana, California, is raining very public social media hell upon her insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, after facing a six-month wait for birth control. Rosie Wiklund says the culprit is Anthem’s exceedingly out-of-date directory, adding in a Facebook post, “Riddle me this: why could I buy a gun before the… » 8/27/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

The Weeknd Turns Tragedy Into Pop on Beauty Behind the Madness

A hopeless romantic—much more hopeless than romantic—The Weeknd seems eternally obsessed with the thought of things dying, whether it’s love, people, dreams or ideas. Less grim possibilities rarely seem to cross his mind. As a narrator, he’s used to dragging his feet through life while bemoaning the frailty of love.… » 8/27/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm