Recently, Netflix released the first season of GLOW, a dramedy based on the production of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the comedic late ’80s women’s wrestling promotion that was, ever so briefly, a smash hit in syndication. Many reviews have focused on how a gifted, majority-female cast and creative team have…
It has come to my attention that HomeAway is currently holding a sweepstakes pegged to the release of Beauty and the Beast, which allows the winner to stay in a 14th century Scottish castle. Well, I regret to inform you that a 14th century Scottish castle has precisely zero to do with the architectural aesthetic of…
Parents of students at South Mountain Elementary School were disturbed when they learned of an assignment recently completed by fifth graders: designing slave auction posters.
Perhaps you imagine that enlightened lawmaking will bring our nation’s rampant inequality problem under control. History tells us the prognosis may be much, much more grim. We spoke to the author of one of the scariest books we have ever read.
On January 9, 1963, the National Gallery of Art in Washington first displayed the “Mona Lisa,” if you’ve ever heard of it. The painting had already been seen by a group of VIPs the night before, including Jacqueline Kennedy, who spearheaded the effort to get it to America.
A few days after the election, I attended a panel on witch hunts. It felt appropriate—after all, this was the year of “Lock her up” and “Trump that bitch,” when a topless Hillary Clinton effigy was hung atop a crane in Oregon and individual members of the media were targeted and harassed. In the month following Donald…
Hallelujah, you’ve finally landed a ticket to Hamilton, so to speak: PBS is airing its long-awaited Hamilton/Hamilton documentary tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern, featuring none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda and his good pal Barack Obama, among others. (They haven’t let it go to their heads, however; a Jezebel staffer saw…
It was tucked into the pages like a bookmark, postmarked Fort Lauderdale, dated December 3, 1979, and addressed to an apartment in Evanston, Ill. There was nothing else in the book—a collection of John Cheever stories I’d just bought at the used bookstore a couple blocks from my Chicago apartment.
There’s a lot of women responsible for the steps we’ve taken towards women’s equality, but Women’s Equality Day was first proposed as a bill by New York Democrat Bella Abzug. Unlike National Hot Dog Day or National Sunscreen Day, it actually means something.
In this picture from the Associated Press, a Persian cat owned by Arthur Newman of Jersey City demonstrates her ability to hypnotize women, discovered accidentally when a young lady passed out while staring into the feline’s eyes while petting her. This is just one story I would have clicked on in 1945, but there are…
Simone Manuel just became the first black American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming after tying with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the women’s 100 meter freestyle and setting an Olympic record in the process.
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated as a major party presidential candidate. It was a historical moment in the United States, and despite the controversies around this election, it cannot be underplayed. Unless you’re designing the front cover of a major newspaper on Wednesday.
The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, began the roll call at the Democratic National Convention earlier today by saying, “Are we ready to make history?” Rawlings-Blake was referring to the official nomination of Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become the presidential candidate of a major party.
Because I want you to make the most out of your one wild and precious life, here is a short documentary on the history of vibrators, as well as a list I compiled featuring some fun, fun facts!
As Hollywood continues to impress upon us even today, the most beautiful and glamorous thing a woman can do is drop dead—and never was this more true than in the Victorian age, when tuberculosis (then known as consumption) raged.
On a Tuesday conference call with the Cruz campaign’s National Prayer Team, Heidi Cruz compared the change Ted Cruz would surely make in the United States to the abolition of slavery. But what has Cruz liberated us from, other than my own sexual desire???
This morning, from conservative radio host and Red State editor Erick Erickson:
What The Fuck Is This? is a column examining terrifying medical instruments throughout history.
The Juicy Couture tracksuit, uniform of circa 2004 Paris Hilton and the “cool mom,” will be recognized as an icon of millennial wealth in an exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert museum.
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, unless the beholder is blind, in which case it would be in the hands or ears or nose or possibly (hopefully) mouth. Yum. Point being: we all have different opinions about this stuff and it’s so true that there’s a boring cliche about it with which to open blog posts. Some…