This December will mark the return of Transparent, Amazon’s breakout series in which Jeffrey Tambor plays a transgender woman who comes out to her dysfunctional family. For its second season, the show is welcoming a very special addition to its cast: Angelica Huston! The actress will be playing a “new friend” of… »
Amazon is being sued by the mother of Arya Singh, a 20-year-old college junior who killed herself in 2013 after purchasing cyanide crystals from the online retailer. The suit also names the University of Pennsylvania, where Singh was a student in the school of nursing. »
Penelope Trunk, the formerly respected career blogger whose brand of unflinching pragmatism began veering into a quite dark place around a half-decade ago—when she 1) live-tweeted a miscarriage during a board meeting 2) posted nude photos of her bruised body after an alleged, shocking incident of domestic violence 3)… »
In honor of Jon Stewart’s final farewell, Amazon is offering up to 80% off dozens of Kindle books from his most popular guests, today only.http://gawker.com/bloggers-jobs-... »
Guess what? Actresses are still accepting roles in Woody Allen movies. This time, it’s Kristen Stewart who will be seen in Allen’s next project. She’ll be joining a cast that includes Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg, Stewart’s co-star from 2009’s … »
Amazon turns 20 today, which means it’s nearly the same age I was when I graduated college, moved across the country, and started living alone. The world has changed, and Amazon has its own transition period to undergo. But if it’s anything like me, it can manage these growing pains easily—with an overflowing digital… »
Today only on Amazon, Prime members can save an extra 35% on the beauty or grooming item of their choice. Options range from electric shavers to blow dryers to sunscreen, so you should be able to find something you can use. Just be sure to apply code NEWBEAUTY at checkout to get the discount. [35% off your first item… »
In what is probably Prime Day’s most broadly-applicable deal, Prime members save an extra 30% on thousands (quite possibly tens of thousands) of items from Amazon’s watch, jewelry, clothing, shoe, and luggage departments. »
Considering how much Woody Allen loves new things that are only blooming into their potential, it’s a huge surprise that the director is remorseful about signing on to do a deal with Amazon. His six-episode series hasn’t brought him any pleasure and he claims he doesn’t even know what a “streaming service” is.
Amazon has dumped “Boys” and “Girls” from its top-level categorization options for Toys & Games, reports BoingBoing. (Kottke pointed out that the categories do exist deeper down into the categories, but that “it’s a nice first step.”) Amazon has, in their own subtle way, announced to the world that boys and girls can… »
Three months after packing up my life and moving to the Peruvian city of Cusco, my childhood friend Pete came to visit. We were in the mood for a serious jungle adventure and had loaded up on typhoid vaccinations and malaria pills. We were ready for the Amazon.
Paula Deen, diabetic butter enthusiast and famed deployer of racial slurs (as she said in her deposition: "I can't, myself, determine what offends another person"), has just signed a multi-book deal with Hachette, the publisher relatively fresh off their frazzled, victorious campaign against Amazon to set their own… »
Never underestimate the enduring appeal of Little House on the Prairie. Pioneer Girl, a scholarly packaging of Laura Ingalls Wilder's long-unpublished original memoir, is currently one of the hottest titles on Amazon. »