An Exclusive Interview With Stuart the Minion

The breakout stars of the two Despicable Me films have finally received their own movie. Minions, in theaters next month, tells the story of their history—from working with dinosaurs in the Jurassic period to assisting the evil Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Sandra Bullock. Earlier this week we sat down with Stuart,… » 6/19/15 7:00pm 6/19/15 7:00pm

Dinner Tab Chivalry Is One Dating Convention That Might Stick Around

Some conventions of patriarchal culture are easier to conceptually dismantle than others. Sure, women are still being paid less than men for the same exact work, but most reasonable people (and hopefully this isn’t too optimistic a generalization) who aren’t dripping with troll goo and are too young to have ever… » 8/11/13 2:00pm 8/11/13 2:00pm

The 'Men Are From Shopping Mars, Women Are From Shopping Venus' Bullshit Needs to Stop

Ah jeez. Marketing. Marketing is really the last bastion of socially acceptable "men do this/women do this" '90s hack-comedy. It's all about reducing people to groups and then playing tricks on those groups in order to get those groups to spend money. Ironing out the quirks and idiosyncrasies of personhood is the… » 9/06/12 5:00pm 9/06/12 5:00pm

The Shining Knights of the Aurora Movie Theater

When tragedy strikes, I stay up all night reading the news. The only way I know how to process incomprehensible events like the Dark Night Rises shooting in Aurora is by absorbing all the details, the more heart-wrenching and/or disturbing, the better. So far, the story that's stuck with me the most isn't the one… » 7/23/12 4:50pm 7/23/12 4:50pm