'There's Something They Want to Hide': A Conversation With Bachelor Nation Author Amy Kaufman

In May 2014, I wrote a piece about Amy Kaufman, an entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times who’d been uninvited by ABC from press calls and events for The Bachelor because the network disliked the tone of her coverage about the show. The choice to cut Kaufman off was an odd one. As a longtime fan of the…

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Russell Brand Wants to Reconcile With Ex-Wife Katy Perry Nearly Six Years After Dumping Her Via Text

Back in 2010, before Katy Perry clung to her fame by agreeing to star in the ill-fated reboot of American Idol, releasing embarrassing, meme-filled music videos, and participating in days-long livestreams, she did it the old-fashioned way: by starting a relationship with someone way out of left field. In her case,…

What’s Your Relationship to Porn? A Mother and Daughter Broach an Uncomfortable Topic

I’m old. So old that my introduction to “porn” was hardcover books in my parent’s den. When I was a teenager, Judy Blume’s Wifey was hardcore imagery for me. Eventually, I was an adult and I could order OnDemand movies from Comcast. Then I got semi-knowledgeable about porn and what I liked. While I understood the…