The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014

This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books. Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014. » 12/30/14 9:16am 12/30/14 9:16am

An Unquenchable Year: The Jezebel Thirsty 100

In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow theorized that all human needs aren't created equal; in fact, their interdependence can be best visualized by categorizing and arranging them on a triangle-shaped chart. At the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are basic survival staples—food, water, shelter—and at the top, the… » 12/30/14 9:00am 12/30/14 9:00am

Facebook Is Sorry You Relived Painful Memories With “Year in Review” App

By now you've probably shared or at least noticed that Facebook has compiled a Year in Review video for every user, allowing us to reminisce over the highlights of the past year, as calculated by Facebook's algorithm. While some people's highlights included a wedding or a trip, others contained more devastating… » 12/27/14 4:45pm 12/27/14 4:45pm

Shade Court: Reviewing the Year In Shade 

The goal of Shade Court has always been to right the incessant wrongs that are committed in the name of shade. However, this week, with 2014 quickly coming to an end, it seemed like an excellent time to take a look back at some of the actual and truly exceptional instances of shade that have occurred over the past… » 12/26/14 5:10pm 12/26/14 5:10pm

The Best And Worst Television Moments of 2014

This year's science fiction and fantasy television delivered amazing highs and some cringe-worthy lows. We've rounded up the year's best moments, along with some of the absolute worst (in no particular order) for your viewing pleasure. SPOILERS AHEAD. » 12/18/14 2:39pm 12/18/14 2:39pm

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014. » 12/17/14 11:00am 12/17/14 11:00am

Here Are the Most Popular Puppy Names of 2014 (And Their Fates)

Here we, yet again, with another look back at the trends of 2014. Today's edition: puppy names. Apparently everybody's naming their dogs Bella or Max, Daisy or Charlie. » 12/03/14 5:50pm 12/03/14 5:50pm

2013: The Year in Shaming

2013 was The Year of a lot of things. It was the year of Beyoncé (again). It was the year of royal babies, Jennifer Lawrence, white girls twerking, teens sending dick picks and Robin Thicke's emergence as a feminist scholar (again). It was — as concluded by Rembert Browne's sprawling and thorough "Who Won 2013" bracket » 12/31/13 1:10pm 12/31/13 1:10pm

Why 2013 Was Hip-Hop’s “Faggot” Spring

"I'll be honest, I really wanted to win the Best Rap Video, but this Moonman right here stands for a lot more," the rapper Macklemore said earlier this year, holding the MTV Video Music Awards "Best Video With a Social Message" trophy. The honor was for the video accompanying his gay-equality anthem "Same Love," a… » 12/27/13 11:19am 12/27/13 11:19am

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

As in past years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has created a searchable database of emergency room visits around the country. And as in past years, we have trolled the data for the finest examples of insertions showcasing extraordinarily bad luck and/or ingenuity. [Note: Headline has been updated. These… » 12/25/13 12:00pm 12/25/13 12:00pm

See 2013's Biggest Moments Recreated in Play-Doh

OK forget all those 2013 "Year In Review" lists that you are about to be inundated with, because this one is clearly the only one you need. » 12/22/13 10:30pm 12/22/13 10:30pm

A Year of Britney Spears' Tortured Red Carpet Faces

With her highly-publicized, highly-paid job as a judge on The X Factor this year, 2012 has been one of the most visible for Britney Spears, publicity-wise, since her breakdown in 2007. But despite her $15 million paycheck, it's pretty clear—from her forced smiles and pained expressions—that she would rather be doing … » 12/31/12 1:40pm 12/31/12 1:40pm

Defining Hipster Racism and a Journey to America's Rape Capital: All…

Since it's December 31st, here are some of our favorite (and most controversial/ hilarious/investigative/poignant) Jezebel stories from the past 12 months. Delve into a year at Jezebel and revisit all the best, from Lochtenation to cat freak mania. So long, 2012. » 12/31/12 11:30am 12/31/12 11:30am

2012: The Year Augusta's Outdated Barriers to Women Finally Fell

The moment shouldn't have felt so good. All along, we knew the day would come. We knew the chosen women would be so privileged that a golf-club membership and new green jacket wouldn't dramatically improve their lives, much less change the world. » 12/30/12 1:20pm 12/30/12 1:20pm

A Year in Lil Bub or Why We Love This Cat's Tiny Weird Face

The popularity of the Internet Cat has only increased since the dawn of the web and 2012 was no exception. This year saw plenty of feline celebrities — Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Henry Le Chat Noir and the ever popular Maru — but few have even come close to outshining the star that is Lil Bub. With her many deformities… » 12/29/12 11:30am 12/29/12 11:30am

5 Ways It'll Suck Even Harder to Be a Teenage Girl on the Internet In…

It's hard to be a teenage girl in any decade, but it's exponentially more traumatizing to go through puberty these days thanks to social media. Here are our predictions for why it'll be even shittier to be a teenage girl on the internet in 2013. » 12/27/12 11:30am 12/27/12 11:30am

The 42 Biggest News Events of 2012, as Experienced through Dr. Ruth's…

"I'll use any excuse to teach new positions & give advice," tweeted the popular sexpert and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer earlier this year. And so it was: when she wasn't tweeting about queefs, the rhythm method, the amount of sperm in precum or encouraging men to paint their pensies to coordinate with the… » 12/26/12 5:15pm 12/26/12 5:15pm