Columbia Mayor Asks South Carolina To Remove Sculpture of the 'Father of Gynecology' 

In a Tuesday interview, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that, two years after the state removed the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse, there are still monuments “on our Statehouse grounds that I find wholly offensive.” “There are a few of them, actually, have to do with the Civil…

Saturday Night Social: I'm Just Going to Look at Frida Kahlo's Face For a Minute 

The news was pretty goddamn depressing today–not only of the violent protests in Charlottesville, where one death three deaths and 19 injuries are now confirmed–but try paging over to Instagram for entertainment and only find more Kardashian-Jenners (ahhh), or for humor, and these Kim Jung-Trump memes about nuclear…

Cotton Mather, the Salem Witch Trials, and Our Miserable Present 

A few days after the election, I attended a panel on witch hunts. It felt appropriate—after all, this was the year of “Lock her up” and “Trump that bitch,” when a topless Hillary Clinton effigy was hung atop a crane in Oregon and individual members of the media were targeted and harassed. In the month following Donald…

The Story of Tonight: Here's Your Hamilton Documentary Open Thread

Hallelujah, you’ve finally landed a ticket to Hamilton, so to speak: PBS is airing its long-awaited Hamilton/Hamilton documentary tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern, featuring none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda and his good pal Barack Obama, among others. (They haven’t let it go to their heads, however; a Jezebel staffer saw…