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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 9:31am 5/21/15 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 3:40pm 4/30/15 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 11:05am 3/23/15 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 12:00pm 1/14/15 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 2:10pm 12/08/14 2:10pm

I Met Grumpy Cat and It Was Fucking Abysmal

Before last Thursday, I had no idea that Grumpy Cat was coming to San Francisco. And if someone had told me that less than 24 hours after learning about her impending arrival I would be in a conference room trying to ask her questions and sweating profusely, I wouldn't have believed it. I would have also been wrong. » 11/29/14 4:00pm 11/29/14 4:00pm

Hey, Why Hasn't Anyone at the New York Times Seen Good Burger?

The internet has recently burned its way through another meaningless ouroboros of enthusiastic self-trolling via the #AlexFromTarget "phenomenon," in which a checkout-line cutie pie got Twitter famous and a bunch of dummies rushed to alternately take and deny credit for his Bieberesque rise to fame. » 11/06/14 12:50pm 11/06/14 12:50pm

Overanalyzing 'Basic' Is the Most Basic Move of All

Let us begin, as we so often do, by acknowledging that the term "basic bitch" has been expertly Columbused by white people. In 1984, the R&B group Klymaxx had a hit Billboard single with "Meeting In The Ladies Room," where one of the ladies sings about a basic woman who is trying to get up on her man. But rapper… » 10/22/14 11:30am 10/22/14 11:30am

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 11:00am 7/23/14 11:00am

Ladies on Twitter Love Calling Other Ladies Bitches and Sluts

If an alien species tried to assess human social interaction based solely on what we say to and about each other on Twitter, they'd think we were a pretty foul-mouthed, hostile bunch. And they'd likely be inclined to believe that women on Twitter, with their fondness for "bitch" and "slut" when talking to other women,… » 2/24/14 11:30am 2/24/14 11:30am

For the Love of Doge, Please Do Not Get a Shiba Inu

It's hard to open up a laptop these days without running into the wildly popular and perplexingly hilarious Doge meme. Such style, many fashun, says text in multicolored comic sans over the image of a dignified, adorable looking fox-dog with an intelligent face. But is the Shiba Doge's ubiquity translating to… » 1/17/14 3:45pm 1/17/14 3:45pm