Last fall, the White House apparently reached out to the Guggenheim to request the loan of a specific Van Gogh painting for the President’s residence. A curator replied that it would be impossible; perhaps they would accept an 18-karat gold used toilet, instead?
Skittles, in a well-intended but tragically-fated campaign doomed to the American zeitgeist, removed its rainbow colors this month in honor of Pride with the slogan “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So, we’ve given up ours to show our support.”
What’s more American than Wonder Woman? Well, hating women and not understanding why, for starters. Also, loving clashing, fully-saturated color schemes and not understanding why.
Shortly following a White House visit by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who recently consolidated power for himself in a narrow, contested referendum vote, witnesses say Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked protesters carrying the Kurdish PYD flag outside the Turkish ambassador’s D.C. residence.
Desiree Fairooz, a Code Pink activist who was arrested after laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, has been charged and convicted of disrupting Congress and “parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds,” the New York Times reports. Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, two Code Pink members who appeared at…
Good morning! Last night, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Sarah Palin took a smirking pic in front of Hillary Clinton’s First Lady portrait, and I have been re-convinced that we are actually in hell.
America Chavez, Marvel’s first queer woman of color to ever star in her own ongoing comic book, closed out the inaugural issue of America by traveling back in time to World War II, pushing Captain America out of the way, and punching Hitler in the face.
Donald Trump probably can’t bring back coal jobs, but he’s willing to kill the planet in the attempt. What other jobs would it be more efficient to support with life-threatening legislation?
Katy Perry’s music video for her wake-up-sheeple! single “Chained to the Rhythm” has all the candy-colored markings of a Katy Perry video and takes place in an amusement park called Oblivia that’s designed to be a false utopia of thrills. (America is the metaphor, you see, and some white Americans have realized it’s…
Track Palin, the eldest of Sarah Palin’s brood, has entered a plea agreement in a January domestic violence case in which he punched and kicked his girlfriend before threatening to kill himself with an AR-15 assault rifle.
We’re in an election season where “political outsider” is the highest possible compliment, an indicator that you have nothing to do with those unethical slimeballs down in Washington. But those slimeballs down in Washington like “political outsiders” too, which is why they throw so much money at getting them elected.
For a limited time, Budweiser is replacing the signature “Budweiser” label on its packaging with “America,” in the name of beautiful branded patriotism.
If the dogged pace of the modern age has left you weary, anxious, and afflicted by aches and malaise, you may require a more historical diagnosis. We tend to refer to these symptoms collectively as burnout, but the Victorians called it “neurasthenia.”
Literally, who are all of you? A survey released on Monday at SXSW revealed some of the answers to this question.
On Tuesday, a cardboard box full of old bibles named Ted Cruz reminded America that he isn’t one of those radical “New Yorkers” who believes in “science.”
On December 26, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier was shot to death by a Chicago police officer after a domestic disturbance. Before his death, LeGrier called 911 three times.
As far as I’m concerned, American exceptionalism lives on primarily in the fact that we’re the only developed country in the world that doesn’t offer its women paid maternal leave. We are 15 to 30 weeks worse off in this regard than women in—to name a few—Slovakia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia, and Malta; the…
Today in What a Time to Be Alive: an as yet unidentified man celebrated New Year’s Eve by prowling around the Vestavia Hills house of Jersey Belle’s Danielle Yancey. In honor of the occasion, he wore nothing but a mask of former president Ronald Reagan and a sock to cover his naughty bits.
On Monday afternoon, I was minding my own business when I was punched in the face by a tweet from Good Morning America. The top baby names of 2015 had been announced, I read, and they were just the dumbest.
Dear White People Of A Certain Age, we have some bad news. You’re dying more rapidly than every other age, racial, and ethnic group. In fact, while death rates in America are otherwise declining, researchers have detected a rise in middle-aged white American deaths.