How Do I Tell My Friends I Can't Afford To Hang Out With Them?


Ask An Adequate Woman is a space where readers can ask the questions they can’t—or maybe just won’t!—pose to their friends about relationships, fashion, family dramas, dating, existential crises, weird sex stuff, and everything else. The Women of Deadspin (and some of our clever friends) are here to happily lend an…

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What a Series of Cosmic Evangelical Thrillers Tells Us About Money in America

The sixteen-novel Left Behind series of evangelical thrillers is at least as influential a text in the annals of latter-day prophecy belief as the Book of Revelation. Which, of course, happens to furnish source material for the series’ intensively literalist accounting of the rapture, the tribulation, and the final…

Justice Department Says They've Shut Down French Psychic Maria Duval's Decades-Long Mail Scam

The Department of Justice told CNN they’ve finally shut down a long, well-known, and very colorful mail scam, featuring a self-proclaimed French psychic named Maria Duval. Over two decades, the scam is said to have netted $200 million. But just who’s raking in that cash remains somewhat murky: Duval’s son said she…

Want to Sit With Hillary Clinton at George and Amal Clooney's San Francisco Fundraiser? That'll Be $353,400

On April 15, Politico reports, George and Amal Clooney will host a fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund at the Bay Area-home of venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, of “Uber for Planes” notoriety. To sit at the head table, a couple must contribute or raise $353,400.

My Summer Job at the Bohemian Grove, Serving Milkshakes to the Shitfaced Global Elite

“Anyone can aspire to be President of the United States, but few have any hope of becoming President of the Bohemian Club,” Richard Nixon reportedly once said. But for a kid growing up in Sonoma County, California near the Bohemian Grove, the club’s ultra-exclusive campground, getting a service job there was easy.

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A Lot of (White) Millennials Get Significant Financial Help From Their Parents

One of my least favorite things in the world is hearing a young person whose parents pay their cell phone/buy them plane tickets home for every holiday/give them thousand-dollar gift checks say something like, “I’ve never gotten any help from my parents, but I’ve managed to save some money.” Not because it’s bad to…

The Clintons Have Raised $3 Billion By Being Obsessively Nice

Over the past 41 years of public life, Hillary and Bill Clinton have amassed a web of fiercely loyal donors who have contributed a total of $3 billion to their charity and various political campaigns. And they have done it by being nice. By being exceptionally shrewd, calculating politicians, but also by being really,…