Don't Sleep on Sprinter, the New and Mighty Album From Torres

The last couple of years have been big for raw, elementally stringent and wholly unafraid female singer-songwriters—thinking Waxahatchee, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, to name a few—and with her sophomore album Sprinter, 24-year-old Mackenzie Scott, who records as Torres, steps right into the top… » 4/27/15 10:43pm 9 minutes ago

Maryland Governor Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore

Maryland governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Baltimore Monday evening, activating the National Guard to respond to the violent protests that erupted in the wake of Freddie Gray’s funeral. » 4/27/15 7:33pm Today 7:33pm

This Star-Studded 1959 TV Episode Is What All Advertising Should Be


In a 1959 installment of the anthology series Playhouse 90 entitled “The Big Party,” “some of the most glamorous names in show business” were invited to a black tie affair hosted by, who else, Rock Hudson and Tallulah Bankhead. The show is smartly written and surprisingly funny, even today. Just watch the opening… » 4/27/15 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

My Love Affair With Androgynous Clothes

For me, it all started with boys’ jeans in junior high. Guess jeans were all the rage—the really tight ones with the zippered legs, which looked great on the average girl. But on me, already towering above my classmates in elementary school, they looked, I was told repeatedly, like high waters. Where’s the flood? I… » 4/27/15 5:50pm Today 5:50pm

Townspeople Irritated Teen Girls Weren't Punished for Nude Photo Leak

Eight high school boys in Liberty, Missouri have been suspended for sharing nude photos of their female classmates on Instagram, Twitter, and in text messages. The 16 girls pictured in the photos weren’t suspended, just “verbally reprimanded,” according to Liberty Public Schools. This is becoming a huge controversy on… » 4/27/15 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Game of Boners: Jaime Lannister Shops at Abercrombie & Fitch

We’ve seen Jaime Lannister do his share of terrible things: He shoved Bran Stark out a tower window, has had a decades-long sexual relationship with his sister and is broadly (if not wrongly) known as the most famous oath-breaker in the Seven Kingdoms. Still, nothing—NOTHING—could prepare me for yesterday afternoon… » 4/27/15 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Heels and Winged Eyeliner: What Fun Lady Things Are You Bad At? 

Some lady things take a lot of regular effort with nothing to show for it aside from looking “normal,” and those lady things are the bane of a lady existence: shaving, plucking, waxing, moisturizing. Other lady things pay off visually, and are thus much more fun to play around with: accessorizing, doing makeup, or… » 4/27/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

Two months ago, just after the end of a long holiday weekend, Jason Whitlock convened a morning meeting at the Los Angeles offices of his ESPN-backed black-interest site, The Undefeated, which is slated to go live this summer. Five days before, to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game, the site had introduced itself… » 4/27/15 4:05pm Today 4:05pm

What's the Best Fan?

In short order everyone will transition from complaining about how cold it is to complaining about how hot it is, especially me. A fan is a great thing to have around to supplement your air conditioning, or depending on the temperature, protect your electric bill from your A/C unit getting run at all. But which fan is… » 4/27/15 3:46pm Today 3:46pm