St. Vincent's Ambient Remake of the Golden Girls Theme Makes Me Feel Like I'm Drowning In Wicker

I walk into the kitchen. “Dorothy?” There is no response but my own echo. “Blanche? Rose? Sophia?” Nothing. I open the fridge and find it warm and empty, apart from a single cheesecake covered in a thick layer of mold. The lanai, I think. They must be out on the lanai. I peer out the window and see no one—just a…

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This Terrible New Song From Spike Lee's Chi-Raq Can't Possibly Be Real

Okay, so when I first heard that Spike Lee was making a movie called Chi-Raq, I was a bit suspicious, given that his prolificacy makes him kind of hit-or-miss. Chiraq is a nickname for the parts of Chicago in which gun and gang violence are so rampant that they resemble a war zone. There are a whole, whole lot of…

This 'Side Chick' Anthem Is Confusing and Mesmerizing 

Do you ever click on something, not fully understanding why you made the decision—sort of an out of body experience where you’re telling yourself, “Self, don’t do that,” but then you do it anyway? That was me this morning opening an email promising a “Side Chick” anthem and I’m sorry but, how can you turn that down?

Congressman Accused of Paying Staffer For Months After He Was Dismissed for Sexual Harassment 

North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, currently one of the people leading the charge to defund Planned Parenthood, is accused of paying his chief of staff for months after multiple women complained they were being sexually harassed by the man. The chief, Kenny West, was first banned from the…

Woman Removes Blindfold, Discovers Her Boyfriend Is Actually a Woman in a Swimsuit and a Strap On 

25-year-old Gayle Newland of Willaston, Cheshire is on trial in the UK for five counts of sexual assault against her female friend—according to the alleged victim, Newland pretended to be a Filipino-Latino man named Kye Fortune, developed a relationship with the woman over the internet and on the phone, and later had…

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