Girl In Viral #BringBackOurGirls Photo Neither Nigerian Nor Abducted

This week, Twitter and Facebook's highly visible #BringBackOurGirls campaign highlighted the plight of 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. One problem: the most visible images used in that campaign are pictures of girls that aren't Nigerian. Or kidnapped. Or even technically girls… » 5/09/14 1:00pm 5/09/14 1:00pm

Here's Behind-the-Scenes Footage of 'Let It Go' Sung in 25 Languages

Move over, Idina Menzel! I know that almost every weekend I promise that we are done with Frozen forever, but I keep not being able to let it go (sorry). And this behind-the-scenes video featuring every actress who sang the relentlessly catchy tune around the globe isn't helping me stop singing the song loudly and… » 4/12/14 6:00pm 4/12/14 6:00pm

Badass Saudi Woman Drives a Car, Ovaries Fail to Explode

Last month, Saudi official Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan attempted to justify his country's dumb ban on women driving cars by claiming car driving can result in tErRiBlE ladyproblems like, I don't know, turning your uterus into a basketball and your fallopian tubes into sparklers. Doesn't matter. It was silly, silly stuff… » 10/09/13 6:31pm 10/09/13 6:31pm

Newsweek Cover About Female Suicide Bombers Features Tampon Dynamite

Newsweek Pakistan's latest cover story is on the rise in female suicide bombers. And, so, naturally, this week's cover features the words LADY PARTS emblazoned over the image of tampons with lit fuses where the removal string would normally be. That's some TIME-level trolling, Newsweek. Kudos, I guess. » 9/25/13 4:40pm 9/25/13 4:40pm

So You Married an Evil Despot: An Etiquette Guide for Asma al-Assad

These days, Asma al-Assad — wife of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad — has a lot on her plate. She's got 3 kids to Mom, a whole country to First Lady, an unstable, despotic, maybe-evil chemical weapons-wielding husband to Wife, and, most importantly, luxury goods to consume. Juggling the multiple responsibilities of… » 9/06/13 12:40pm 9/06/13 12:40pm

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Diagnosed With Cancer

Just two months after her re-election to a second term, Argentina's popular president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, 58, has thyroid cancer. With early detection and treatment, the survival rate is high, and Kirchner's prognosis is good; the cancer hasn't metastasized or spread to her lymph nodes. She plans to step… » 12/28/11 10:30am 12/28/11 10:30am