Why Does This Japanese Reality Show Have So Much American Sports Team Gear?

I can’t remember which coworker of mine recommended it. Billy or Giri, I think, but maybe both. But after watching the first episode of Japanese reality show Terrace House, which is basically Japan’s Real World, I was hooked. The show’s appeal is simple: you get to watch young attractive people hang out together in a…

Feminism As a 'Global Solidarity Movement': Leta Hong Fincher on Feminism and #MeToo in China

In 2015, a group of feminist activists in China planned to commemorate International Women’s Day by handing out stickers calling out sexual harassment on subways and buses in cities throughout the country. For several years, they had been engaging in provocative performance art—acts of consciousness-raising that…

Spend Your Next Vacation Pretending to Be Daenerys

Are you keen to immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones? Dying to stand on a rock outcropping featured in the show itself, make a stern face, and announce, “I am Daenerys Stormborn!”? Then you’ll have to book a ticket to Northern Ireland, where HBO is turning filming locations into a proper tourist…

A Suggestion: Let Cardi B Do the Entire Super Bowl Halftime Show

There’s a very good chance that Cardi B’s going to play the Super Bowl halftime show in February, joining headliners Maroon 5 onstage for her guest verse on “Girls Like You.” On Monday, TMZ reported that they’re very close to locking her down. The only problem is that she reportedly wants more than just a special…

Appeals Court Hears Arguments to Unseal Bill O'Reilly's Bizarre, Secret Fraud Lawsuit Against His Ex-Wife 

Bill O’Reilly has been thoroughly nationally disgraced for more than a year now, such an acknowledged menace to women that even Fox News will no longer employ him. There’s almost no reason to even write about him anymore. Except for one last, lingering mystery: Why, precisely, is he suing his ex-wife and her divorce…