Can the NFL Change Domestic Abusers? A Conversation with Beth Richie

Beth Richie is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago with an extensive body of work in criminology, feminism, violence against women, the carceral state and the sociology of race and ethnicity. She's the current director of the Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy, and was recently named as… » 10/21/14 3:10pm Tuesday 3:10pm

"I Still Unload": This Man Is a "Nullo" Who Removed His Penis and Balls

In 1994, a South Florida man who goes by the name Gelding was surgically castrated. In 2011, he had his penis removed as well. He's a "nullo": A cisgender man who removes his external genitalia completely as a form of body modification, and he recently agreed to answer our questions—from "why?" to "what do balls… » 10/16/14 12:22pm 10/16/14 12:22pm

Bette Davis Talking About Gender Roles in 1963: Awesome

The latest installment of PBS's wonderful series Blank on Blank, in which they pair old interviews with famous people with wonderful animations, is here! And it features the illustrious Bette Davis, speaking about being outspoken and intelligent in her line of business and how the experience of being a woman has… » 9/30/14 5:45pm 9/30/14 5:45pm

Lupita Nyong'o Just Admitted To Playing Too Much Final Fantasy 8

You know Lupita Nyong'o as your new glamour and fashion icon. But did you also know she also played Final Fantasy 8 relentlessly for hours as a teenager? And that she loved Full House and Hangin' With Mr. Cooper almost as much as I did (NO ONE WILL EVER LOVE MARK CURRY AS MUCH AS ME. NO ONE,MARK.) » 1/21/14 9:30pm 1/21/14 9:30pm

Chris Brown Brags About Losing His Virginity When He Was Eight

Of all the pop stars milling about the culture landscape these days, Chris Brown has a singular talent for making it impossible to sympathize with him even if he’s recounting a vaguely traumatic incident from his childhood. You know, like that time he lost his virginity to teenage girl. When he was eight. » 10/05/13 3:30pm 10/05/13 3:30pm

“I'm Good with Myself”: A Conversation with Laverne Cox

It's hard to say which is rarer: meaty, star-making roles for trans actors or careers that cross over from reality TV to acting. Laverne Cox has both. She competed on VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy, developed/starred in that network's makeover show TRANSform Me, and now she steals scenes as Sophia on Netflix's… » 7/30/13 1:02pm 7/30/13 1:02pm

Well, What Purpose DO You Serve? Musto Talks to Marie Calloway

Welcome to Next Question With Michael Musto, a regular feature in which the veteran La Dolce Musto writer uses his time-honed skills to interrogate big celebrities, former celebrities, and wannabe celebrities. Musto is a pop culture icon, regular TV presence, and the author of four books, including his latest… » 6/13/13 5:39pm 6/13/13 5:39pm

Talking Bizness With Tina Stormberg and Anna Dewey Greer Of The Dog Show

The Dog Show, Anna Dewey Greer and Tina Stormberg's trippy, girly store in L.A's Echo Park — which in the last year has been featured in L.A. Weekly, Nylon, Vice, by us, and elsewhere — is like an even awesomer version of cotton candy laced with mescaline, if that's possible. The girls have been best friends since… » 6/08/13 1:30pm 6/08/13 1:30pm

Gender-swapping superhero's creator responds to right-wing backlash

In SheZow, a 12-year-old boy accidentally puts on a magic ring that turns him into a female superhero, known as SheZow. It's an excuse for lots of fish-out-of-water comedy and some personal growth. Or, if you're Breitbart News, it's a left-wing conspiracy. We talked to SheZow's creator about the controversy. » 5/30/13 3:32pm 5/30/13 3:32pm

David Letterman to Lindsay Lohan: 'Aren't You Supposed to Be in Rehab?'

Tonight on Letterman, the main man concern trolls Li Lo, asking some very personal questions she says they "didn't discuss in the pre-interview". Which, if true, sucks of Letterman — these shows are basically scripted and to veer off course in hopes of getting some sort of breakdown on camera is a dick move. Or maybe… » 4/09/13 10:30pm 4/09/13 10:30pm

Funny Lady Emily Heller Is a Psychic to the Stars in Hilarious New…

At least, this is what I believe will be happening. I'm not totally sure, but if the first episode with the delightful and also extremely sexually attractive Reggie Watts is any indication, then I am correct, and also: ROWR. (You can't see me but I'm doing pelvic thrusts in your direction.) (You're welcome) (I'm… » 3/19/13 9:30pm 3/19/13 9:30pm

Inside the Mind of the Man Who Wrote Bitch, Are You Retarded?

Reason dictates that a book claiming to want to "help women" probably shouldn't attack them in the title. And yet a self-help book titled Bitch, Are You Retarded? exists. When we first came across it, we were merely annoyed; women of the world were in extreme danger of rolling their eyes more than Alex McCord at a… » 2/09/13 11:00am 2/09/13 11:00am

Jennifer Lawrence Loves Rob Schneider, Dancing Like a Dad, and M&M's…

With each passing sassafras interview, Jennifer Lawrence is endearing herself to my heart. Is that even possible? Because it's happening. In an interview with the New York Times, she talkes about so many things that make me swoon — including Woody Harrelson's teeth, being unfazed by the Oscars, and her new movie in… » 11/12/12 11:45pm 11/12/12 11:45pm