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20 Years Ago This Week, Michelle Kwan Did Not Win Olympic Gold In Nagano

This Olympics marks the 20th anniversary of Michelle Kwan not winning the gold medal in ladies figure skating in Nagano. I’m sure that Tara Lipinski, who did win gold and became the youngest skater ever to do so, remembers this occasion differently. Kwan herself probably does, too. Kwan, for her part, has long ago…

Parkland Shooting Survivor Tearfully Asks Trump Why It's So Easy to Buy an AR-15

This evening, President Trump sat down with survivors of the Parkland School Shooting, as well as victims’ families, local D.C. school administrators, and families of the Columbine and Sandy Hook shootings. Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, Trump opened the floor to…

Why Does Donald Trump Jr. Sound Like Such a Terrible Asshole? A Voice Coach Explains 

Donald Trump Jr. is a terrible asshole and a person with the voice and demeanor of a terrible asshole. There are no doubt other men in the United States who inherit vast wealth from their families, spend their time liking social media posts accusing the teenage survivors of a school shooting of being paid actors, and…

Bill O’Reilly Won’t Say Why He’s Suing His Ex-Wife. We’re Suing to Find Out.

For the past seven years, former Fox News host and best-selling author Bill O’Reilly has made his ex-wife’s life a living hell. As detailed in reporting by Jezebel and Gawker, O’Reilly’s efforts against his former spouse, Maureen McPhilmy, have targeted her new family, her membership in their local Catholic parish,…

Annihilation Is a Weird But Ultimately Lackluster Sci-Fi Thriller 

Adapting a novel into a film, particularly one cast and set up to be a blockbuster success, is a difficult enough exercise as is. Adapting a novel like Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, a minimalist and cerebral sci-fi thriller about the terrifying possibilities of biological mutation, seemed near impossible considering…

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Traumatized Parkland Teens Forced to Assure Public They Are Not 'Crisis Actors'

Imagine being a teenager—a child, really—and having not only to contend with the fact that 17 of your classmates and teachers were murdered a week ago, the way that student survivors at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school must, but then also to convince a slew of conspiracy theorists that you’re…

The Creator of Jersey Shore On Being a Proud 'Guidette' and Making The Best Reality TV in the Biz

“This’ll be fun, we can talk a lot of smack,” SallyAnn Salsano, self-identified Guidette said at the start of our rollicking conversation about her reality show empire that includes Jersey Shore and the forthcoming and insanely entertaining (sorry!) Winter Break: Hunter Mountain. I am happy to report that she was…