Integrated Prom Is Not So Integrated -- But Trailblazing Nonetheless

A mixed-race group of students at Wilcox County High School in south Georgia received worldwide attention earlier this year when they raised money to throw the area's first racially integrated prom after the school refused to fund the event. (Yes, in 2013.) Although it seems that few white kids deigned to dance at… » 5/24/13 12:35pm 5/24/13 12:35pm

Female Superheroes Are Still Badass Warriors When Fully Dressed

Usually lady superheroes sport skin-tight skimpy outfits, but not in the reimagined world of artist Michael Lee Lunsford. Although he says his drawings of Power Girl, Zatanna, Elektra, and other DC and Marvel favorites, aren't evidence of "moral codes" he's trying to push on others, it's clear from his art that women… » 4/07/13 9:30pm 4/07/13 9:30pm

Ever Notice That There Aren’t Any Female Breakfast Cereal Mascots?

This sunny, almost-warm Sunday morning, CBS put together a cheerful little slideshow featuring the most eccentric and, dare we say, demented breakfast cereal mascots. The slideshow featured retro iterations of Tony the Tiger, the homoerotic trio of rice-puffing elves, Snap, Crackle and Pop, Franken Berry, the Quaker… » 4/07/13 6:00pm 4/07/13 6:00pm

If You’re Not Willing to Use Your Vagina as a Fishing Lure, You’re Not…

What happened to the Discovery Channel? Is the demand for majestic wildebeest documentaries really that low, or is the demand for reality shows featuring naked white people pooping outdoors in exotic locations really that high? It must be, otherwise we wouldn't be getting such a robust lineup of naked survivalist… » 4/07/13 5:30pm 4/07/13 5:30pm

Sad Pete Campbell Is Sad Vincent Kartheiser in Real Life

Have you heard about this show on AMC called Mad Men, about a reptilian account executive at an advertising agency whose life is complicated by his outsized professional ambition and awkward interpersonal skills? Most likely, you're much more familiar with the version of Mad Men that centers on a handsome philanderer,… » 4/07/13 5:00pm 4/07/13 5:00pm

The Archdiocese, New York’s Shittiest Landlord, Bans Public School…

If the Catholic Church was your landlord, it almost definitely wouldn't let you masturbate in your apartment. You'd have to sneak away to a public park, like some sort of deviant. The Catholic Church, in other words, would make a pretty overbearing landlord, something that is being proved right now in New York, where… » 4/07/13 4:30pm 4/07/13 4:30pm

You Can Thank ‘Paleo Nostalgia’ for the Paleo Diet’s Popularity

The epiphanic moment in Midnight in Paris doesn't have anything to do with artists, cultural decadence, or even trans-epoch romance — it's all about a mundane dream visit to the dentist in which Hemingway sycophant Gil Pender realizes that, holy shit, the local anesthetics in the early 20th century sucked so much that… » 4/07/13 3:30pm 4/07/13 3:30pm

A New Bill in Florida Would Make Non-Consensual ‘Revenge Porn’ a Felony

A new bill in Florida would make it a felony to publish online nude photos or videos of a person without his or her permission and with his or her identifying information. That's a step in the right direction towards slowing the proliferation of the exceedingly icky "revenge porn" Internet sewage spill that has made… » 4/07/13 3:00pm 4/07/13 3:00pm

Please Stop Telling Us When to Get Married

Should you get married while you're young and have "peak nubility," or wait until you're older and have not-as-great boobs but a more emotionally mature attitude toward compromise? Careful, I think it's a trick question. But if you're the sort of person who needs an article or someone else's experience to answer that… » 4/07/13 1:25pm 4/07/13 1:25pm

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle Wrongful Death Claim with Florida…

On Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reported a new development in the case of Trayvon Martin: Martin's parents have settled a wrongful death claim that is believed to be worth more than $1 million against their Sanford subdivision where Trayvon was shot and killed by self-annointed sheriff of suburbia, George Zimmerman. » 4/07/13 1:00pm 4/07/13 1:00pm

Ireland Is Opening an Inquest into the Awful Death of Savita…

Ireland is set to open an inquest into the horrifying (and probably unnecessary) death of Savita Halappanavar, the Indian dentist who died from suspected complications from septacaemia after the hospital that admitted her reportedly refused to terminate her pregnancy. Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant at the time. » 4/07/13 12:30pm 4/07/13 12:30pm

Facebook Watchdog Group 'Rapebook' Throws In The Towel

Social networks' chicken-egg impact on rape culture has been discussed in detail since before the landmark case in Steubenville (and, more recently, a quite similar case in Torrington, Connecticut). As of this morning, a Belfast teen's Facebook post about raping a woman has garnered 1,226 likes. (It was since… » 4/06/13 3:30pm 4/06/13 3:30pm

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Blasted For Culturally-Ignorant Havana Vacation

Bey and Jay are currently celebrating their fifth anniversary eating, wearing tribal-printed DVF (her), smoking cigars (him), and posing with schoolchildren in Old Havana. They also brought their moms Tina and Gloria, as well as some bodyguards, just like you or I would do on our anniversary vacations, right? » 4/06/13 3:00pm 4/06/13 3:00pm

A Depressingly Large Percentage of Nigerian Women Are Using Harmful…

Last September a horrific-sounding "intimate bleaching product" gained popularity in India and Thailand, which promised to make vulvas "fairer within four weeks." While the shock value garnered this a lot of coverage, sadly, skin bleaching has actually been immensely popular for quite some time. » 4/06/13 1:30pm 4/06/13 1:30pm