Alec Baldwin and Woody Allen Have More in Common Than You Might Think

On Sunday, Vulture published a truly epic flounce by middle aged badger-man Alec Baldwin entitled "I Give Up." As singularly whiny as the I'm Not Gay; F**s Love Me piece seemed, it reminded us a lot of something another man recently said in the face of even uglier accusations. In fact, when read as companion pieces,… »2/25/14 12:20pm2/25/14 12:20pm


This Is the Williamsburg of Your City: A Map of Hip America

What is your city's Williamsburg? What's its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or "Next Williamsburg"?) If you don't know off the top of your head, don't worry. We… »1/29/14 3:28pm1/29/14 3:28pm

Handy charts reveal why you've never heard of most female SF authors

Over at Strange Horizons, the editors have done their yearly assessment of the state of gender in genre publishing. The good news is that men and women are published in almost equal numbers. The bad news is that books by men are reviewed far more often. So when women get published, you rarely hear about them. »4/23/13 6:12pm4/23/13 6:12pm

Depressing Visualization Of The Increase Student Loan Debt Over 20 Years

Economic times are tough right now, I think we can all recognize this. But something that really gets by britches in a knot is how infrequently the political talking heads discuss the exponential increase in student loan debt among young Americans. This chart is proof as good as any to those who don't "believe" that… »12/13/11 3:20pm12/13/11 3:20pm

How Much Should You Drink At Your Office's Holiday Party This Year?

It's December, and for many of us that means it's the time of the year we're allowed to get completely fucked up with our coworkers. Or is it? GrubStreet has provided us with a handy chart that will tell you exactly how many drinks you're allowed to imbibe in relation to your position at the company. The chart is open… »12/01/11 5:30pm12/01/11 5:30pm

Where Will You Be Seated At This Year's Thanksgiving Table?

Ah, Thanksgiving: the one holiday with the sole purpose of gathering family together and forcing them to sit through an entire meal. The question is, where, exactly, you will be seated. Next to your cousin with an insatiable appetite? Directly across from your creepy uncle so that eye contact is unavoidable? Downwind… »11/22/11 7:15pm11/22/11 7:15pm

Handy Venn Diagram Stereotypes Every Man On Earth

For the record, we are not saying that we agree with this chart. Straight dudes who are smart, nice, and handsome — all at the same time — do exist (sometimes they're just a little hard to find!). I will say, though, that this diagram just might correlate with the high number of gay male friends I have. Think about it. »10/11/11 2:50pm10/11/11 2:50pm