China's 'Leftover Women' Fight Bullshit With Humor

As evidenced by the Yale SWUG fiasco, reclaiming negative patriarchal terms can be a clumsy negotiation. There's often a fine line between re-appropriation and simply recirculating ideologies meant to keep women in their place, especially since the public perception of women who fail to fit into social norms isn't… » 4/24/13 4:20pm 4/24/13 4:20pm

The Brontësaurus Sisters: When Literary Greats Meet Terrible Puns

Artist Timothy Leo Taranto combines literary greats with literally great puns (???) to create a series of delightfully goofy drawings. Featuring Vonnugget (yum!), Ernest Lemingway (ha!), and, of course, the ever lovely Brontësaurus sisters. It's a dad joke in art form, and I'm nerdily all about it. » 1/17/13 4:00pm 1/17/13 4:00pm

Today's a Lucky Day to Get Married in China; A Crappy Day to Do It Anywhere Else

In Mandarin, the words for "January 4th, 2013" are pronounced a lot like the phrase "I will love you all my life," and so, logically, that means that January 4th is a lucky day to get married in China, kind of like how March 4th of every year is a lucky day to join the Army or leave your spouse in the middle of the… » 1/04/13 1:15pm 1/04/13 1:15pm