The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother


Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching. It’s considered good luck to set out a bowl of oranges during the Chinese holiday, so Li, figuring he could use some luck, decided to buy some for… »Wednesday 1:20pm11/25/15 1:20pm


Nancy Meyers Says Robert De Niro Plays 'the Best Guy I've Ever Written'

The return of Nancy Meyers is nigh! The writer-director behind What Women Want, The Holiday and the Father of the Bride movies, is back with her latest film since 2009’s It’s Complicated. It’s called The Intern, and stars Anne Hathaway as the founder of a fashion startup who befriends her new senior intern, played by… »8/20/15 10:10am8/20/15 10:10am

Drake is Just Being Drake in New Leaked Song With Beyoncé

“All we ever talk about it me,” Drake mewls on “Can I,” a leaked song with Bey on the hook that hit the internet last night in full Drake confessional glory. Another track in which emo Drake lets it rip that he’s kind of an asshole but right now he’s ready to put that aside for you, baby. »5/21/15 9:31am5/21/15 9:31am

Russell Crowe Learns What Clickhole Is. Congratulations, Russell Crowe!

ClickHole is a site owned by The Onion that satirizes online media’s never-ending quest for creating viral content. Though it began as a site that specifically parodied BuzzFeed-style listicles and content, it’s grown to satirize internet publications in general. Most recently, it’s begun posting brilliant faux oral… »4/30/15 3:40pm4/30/15 3:40pm

How To Enjoy Twitter Without Working Yourself Into A Frothing Rage

In general, Twitter is superb. I use it for work, and I love it. As with anything, of course, there are minor aspects that'll make you want to spike your phone/computer into the pavement. But there are incredibly simple actions you can take to minimize the amount of Bad Twitter you have to endure. »3/23/15 11:05am3/23/15 11:05am

Dance Moms Fans React in Totally Normal, Sane Way to Essay About Them

Yesterday, we published a quick internet deep dive essay investigating the young, Instagram-based fandom of the Lifetime show Dance Moms. Amy McCarthy wrote about this manic and self-contained social media universe: the constellations of fake accounts, password-hacking, promises to leak "secrets" about the young… »1/14/15 12:00pm1/14/15 12:00pm

16 Signs You’re in a Women’s Magazine List About Some Bullshit 

What with human banality, the steady expansion of female-centered media and the slow morph of the internet into a honeycomb bristling with echo chambers for one, it's hard not to feel that we are truly living in a golden age of the woman's magazine list about some bullshit. Every day, more and more web content is… »12/08/14 2:10pm12/08/14 2:10pm

Students at the University of Pennsylvania will be pleased to learn that their extracurricular activ

Students at the University of Pennsylvania will be pleased to learn that their extracurricular activities have been turned into a class they can pay for: ENGL 111.301: Wasting time on the Internet is being taught by Professor Kenneth Goldsmith. According to the description, attendees "will be required to stare at the… »10/28/14 3:00pm10/28/14 3:00pm

God Bless Blake Lively And Her Dumb Lifestyle Blog

The internet can be a mean, slap-fighty place of quibbles and pedants and outrage and backlash. But every so often, something happens that is so roundly mocked by the blogosphere that it unites all voices in a chorus of rueful snickers for one blissful moment of bitchy harmony. The launch of Blake Lively's silly… »7/23/14 11:00am7/23/14 11:00am