Holy Shit, Who Thought This Nazi Romance Novel Was a Good Idea? 

The annual conference of the Romance Writers of America, held a few weeks ago, was a great time. But it’s tough to get past a truly horrifying discovery: Not only did somebody write a Christian romance novel with a Jewish heroine and a Nazi “hero,” it was nominated for two RITA awards, the genre’s equivalent of the… »8/06/15 1:25pm8/06/15 1:25pm

ADL To Urban Outfitters: Enough With The Holocaust Inspo 

In the latest of a string of controversies for the Kristen Cavallari of lifestyle brands ("Ugh, I hate all this drama!" moans URBN INC, with a glint in its eye), Urban Outfitters is being urged by the Anti-Defamation League to remove a tapestry resembling the uniforms gay male prisoners wore in Nazi concentration… »2/11/15 10:10am2/11/15 10:10am

School District Pulls 'Was the Holocaust a Hoax?' Research Assignment

California's Rialto School District, north of San Bernardino, has announced that they're officially striking an assignment from the 8th grade curriculum that asked students to argue "whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and… »5/06/14 5:45pm5/06/14 5:45pm

Why Can't the Mormon Church Stop Baptizing Anne Frank?

There's been some chatter in the news lately about the Mormon church's bizarre habit of baptizing non-Mormons who have died. They've done it on all kinds of famous deceased people—Elvis, Shakespeare, and even Jesus Christ himself. This past weekend they baptized Anne Frank, WWII diarist and victim of the Holocaust.… »2/22/12 11:55pm2/22/12 11:55pm

Pro Tip: Don't Name Your Designer Clothing After A Concentration Camp

There seems no other explanation for this "Belsen was a gas" name for an Evil Twin jacket, other than it being a pun on Bergen-Belsen, a concentration camp where approximately 50,000 people were murdered. (And, not that it makes much of a difference, didn't even contain gas chambers.) But hey, it's on sale! Update:… »7/26/11 7:15pm7/26/11 7:15pm