Is the Joke in Colin Jost's Shouts & Murmurs Piece That It Was Printed

Well, is it? I'm confused. Colin Jost has written for the Shouts & Murmurs humor section of the New Yorker before, to excessively mediocre effect ("What do you mean, 'stereotype'? I have no idea what type of stereo I own. Wait, I do. Bang & Olufsen"), but this latest piece, called "I Will Slap You," is a new and… » 2/02/15 1:10pm 2/02/15 1:10pm

Steubenville-Style Internet Vigilantism Caused All Kinds of Problems

Despite the fact that the Steubenville rape trial is over and the boys involved have been sentenced and are incarcerated, the story's hold on the national conversation about rape culture continues to dominate, whether it's through Serena Williams or anyone less famous than that. People still have opinions, and as… » 7/29/13 5:45pm 7/29/13 5:45pm

The Star Factory Behind Minami Minegishi, Shamed and Shaven J-Pop Star

Last week Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi, 20, one of the members of the popular girl group AKB48, shaved her head and filmed a tearful apology video to fans (since made private) after she was caught leaving her boyfriend's house on the morning of January 17th. One of the rules of the supergroup, which features 90… » 2/10/13 3:00pm 2/10/13 3:00pm

A First Look At The Met's Prada/Schiaparelli Show

Two months before the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute show dedicated to Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada opens, the New Yorker's Judith Thurman has a lengthy story about the show. It appears Thurman didn't get to speak to Prada for the piece, but she did interview the curators. And perhaps best of… » 3/19/12 7:00pm 3/19/12 7:00pm

Politicians Have Always Loved To Shit On Planned Parenthood

Tomorrow, Mississippi voters will weigh in on Initiative 26, otherwise known as the Personhood Amendment, otherwise known as the Most Ill Thought Out Piece Of Terrible Legislation Of All Time, 2011 Entrant. Colorado, Ohio, and Florida are also trying their hands at a game of Uterine Roulette with severely… » 11/07/11 7:00pm 11/07/11 7:00pm