Talking to Meghan Daum About Selfishness, Being Childless by Choice

Today, 19 percent of women end their potential childbearing years without having had any children—making childlessness as common as it is irrationally controversial. We had the chance to talk about the topic with Meghan Daum: author, LA Times columnist, editor of the forthcoming essay collection Selfish, Shallow and… » 3/30/15 3:30pm 3/30/15 3:30pm

Take the Pledge: I Will Not Have Sex With Anyone Who Wears an AppleWatch

Imagine: you're lying in bed, the perfume of lovemaking still stinging your nostrils and firing your neurons, legs tangled with your partner. Baby, that sex with you was so good, you coo, rolling over—only to discover that your partner is wearing a gold miniature smartphone on his wrist. Don't ever let this happen. » 3/10/15 4:44pm 3/10/15 4:44pm

Apple Will Engrave 'Penis' on Your iPad but Not 'Vagina' or 'Clit'

Today in absolutely fucking absurd and transparent gender bias rooted in the widespread male terror of women's mysterious, swampy genitals, Apple apparently refuses to engrave "vagina" or "clit" on anyone's iPad! You can, however, get "penis" or "dick" permanently etched into your electronics with no trouble… » 7/09/14 7:00pm 7/09/14 7:00pm

The Woman Behind Siri's Voice Reveals Herself: 'It's Kinda Creepy'

One of the world's greatest, most enduring mysteries has finally been solved. No, we haven't figured out what Stonehenge is for, how the pyramids were built, who really killed JFK, what caused the Bloop, the identity of the man in the Taman Shud case, or why Jennifer Aniston keeps getting roles in major studio films… » 10/04/13 11:50am 10/04/13 11:50am

Orangutans Are Hooked on Technology Just Like the Rest of Us

Not unlike how many of us play games on Facebook to kill time until it's five o'clock, orangutans at Smithsonian's National Zoo are utilizing iPads so they don't go nutso. Because being trapped in a small enclosure can be depressing, it's exciting when zoos strive to incorporate engaging enrichment. The iPads were a… » 1/29/13 11:15pm 1/29/13 11:15pm

Let the Quipping Begin: Apple Might Take Orange’s Place in Sponsoring…

A funny thing might be happening to the Orange Prize for Fiction, a prestigious literary award that recognizes novels written by women — its sponsor might be changing! Oh, wait, I told it wrong — the funny part is that the new sponsor might be none other than the company founded by a notorious Men in Black-esque… » 8/13/12 9:15pm 8/13/12 9:15pm