Kate Smith's Racist Jingles Get Her Statue Booted From Outside Gritty's House

For the last 45 years, late singer Kate Smith has served as the Philadelphia Flyers’ good luck charm, having performed her famed rendition of “God Bless America” before their victorious 1974 Stanley Cup finals game. Unfortunately, for the Flyers, it turns out that good luck charm was racist, and now Gritty must serve…

Well Shit, I Guess Let's Chat About That Episode of Game of Thrones

Perhaps we should decompress after the second episode of the last season, the calm before the storm, or the boring chapter you speed-read through before you get to the juicy shit—whatever you want to call it. Finally some truths got told, some folks got to smash, and a few necessary wight-killing weapons were…

I Am a Bad Person Who Can't Stop Laughing at This Clip of Gavin DeGraw Falling on Ice

I’m not sure what specific primal trigger makes pratfalls funny. According to some very science-y research, watching someone fall down, provided it’s in a non-serious context, falls into something called a “play frame,” which can create an unusual psychological response in a human brain. When “play frame” is combined…

Saturday Night Social: Ben & Jerry's Wants White People to Check Their 4/20 Privilege

Today is 4/20, a day to joyously celebrate the consumption of marijuana and tasty snack foods. But it is also a good day to reflect on how the legal status of cannabis disproportionally penalizes communities of color, who frequently suffer higher arrest and incarceration rates than white communities. Ben & Jerry’s…

These Mother's Day Flowers Ship For Free, So You Don't Have Any Excuses

If you’ve ever bought flowers online, you’ve probably taken a pause and a deep breath when you got to checkout and saw how much they cost to ship. It makes some sense—they’re delicate flowers, after all—and you ordered them anyway because you’re a good person, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.

A Pregnant Woman in Missouri Spent 39 Days in Jail for Refusing to Make Her Kids Take a Paternity Test

A woman in St. Louis County has filed a lawsuit alleging her civil rights were violated when, after being arrested for refusing a court-ordered paternity test, she was jailed for more than a month. To make matters worse, she was seven months pregnant when she was arrested, and gave birth prematurely when she was…

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