Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor

If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit’s biggest subs) recently, you were probably greeted by the image above. And if you’ve been absolutely anywhere else on the site at all in the past few hours, you probably noticed that everyone is flipping their collective shit over speculation that Victoria Taylor, the… »7/02/15 10:35pm7/02/15 10:35pm

The Disappearing Ama: Japan's Tough, Topless, Free-Diving Mermaids

In the 1920s, a young law school graduate named Yoshiyuki Iwase left Tokyo and returned to his hometown of Onjuku, a fishing village in eastern Japan. With an early Kodak camera, he began documenting the traditions of the ama, women who dove for seaweed, shellfish, and most famously, pearls. What remains of Iwase's… »1/16/15 9:05am1/16/15 9:05am

Margaret Atwood Ruins a Marriage, Talks Memes, Politics in Reddit AMA

Margaret Atwood, high priestess of an oracular temple deep in the digital Canadian woods, did a Reddit AMA Monday. It's great: she was asked all of the questions you might expect (Where do you see political dystopia today? What's your ~process~?) and some you might not (Who is your fictional boyfriend?). Read on… »12/30/14 5:40pm12/30/14 5:40pm

The Best Questions and Answers From Amy Poehler's Delightful AMAA

If you have two ears, a heart and a penchant for smart, funny women who kick ass, take names and mix a whole lot of metaphors, you've probably already heard that Amy Poehler did a Reddit AMAA (YOLO, but with limits, you know?) and rocked that town like she was the 1989 earthquake. (I can say that because I lived… »10/30/14 11:10am10/30/14 11:10am

​American Medical Association Officially Declares Cheerleading a Sport

Well it's about damn time. At their annual meeting in Chicago this weekend, the American Medical Association joined the American Academy of Pediatrics in deciding that cheerleading should be considered a sport due to it's "rigors and risks." According to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, cheerleading… »6/10/14 11:20am6/10/14 11:20am