Evangeline Lilly Refused to Do Nudity on Lost After Shooting One Scene Left Her 'Crying My Eyes Out'

In the first five minutes of a recent episode of The Lost Boys podcast, Evangeline Lilly says she would describe starring on the TV show Lost as her destiny. “I would say it was my destiny because it certainly wasn’t my agenda,” she told host Jacob Stolworthy (who is also a writer for the Independent). She wasn’t…

Why Disability Rights Activists Put Their Lives on the Line to Protest Trumpcare

There are a lot of people to thank for last week’s failure to pass the Obamacare replacement and repeal bill in the Senate, including the three Republican senators who broke with party lines to vote against the bill. But the role that activists played—particularly women and advocates for disability rights—cannot be…

Irene McGee Tells the True Story of The Real World: Seattle's 'Slap Heard 'Round the World'

In 1997, Irene McGee—a college student at Georgetown—applied on a whim and was cast on The Real World: Seattle, the seventh season of the pioneer MTV reality show that featured “seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped.” Little did she know that the two months she spent living on Pier 70…

Texas Law Allows Child Welfare Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Foster Children and Adoptive Parents

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into a law House Bill 3859, which allows religious (and tax-payer funded!) foster care and adoption agencies to deny services “under circumstances that conflict with the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” In other words, when this law goes into effect,…

After Allegations of Misconduct, What on Earth Will This Season of Bachelor in Paradise Look Like?

For the first time ever, ABC’s Bachelor spinoff Bachelor in Paradise is getting people to take it seriously. To the show’s discredit, this was accomplished through dark and unethical circumstances when two contestants’ alcohol-infused sexual encounter (not a first for BiP) lead to an internal investigation and bigger…

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