Women's Retailer Modcloth To Be Bought By Jet.Com, Which Is Owned By Walmart 

Modcloth, a women’s online fashion retailer known for quirky, indie-inflected clothes, will be acquired by Jet.com. Jet is, in turn, owned by Walmart. “It was explicitly stated that starting Friday paychecks come from Walmart,” a current employee told us. Current employees received offer letters from Walmart Wednesday…

Part of Melania Trump’s Speech Was Lifted Almost Verbatim From Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Remarks

CLEVELAND — Melania Trump addressed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland tonight, where she talked about what a hard worker Donald Trump is, what a promise-keeper he will be, and what strong values she hopes to pass to their son. It was both stirring and familiar, because Michelle Obama said a lot of it…

xoJane Runs Essay Recommending a 'Breakup Box' By a Lady Who Does Marketing for Breakup Boxes

In a wonderful, wonderful demonstration of how the Internet Personal Essay Economy can go awry, xoJane ran a personal essay by a lady named Brenna Phares, about how she recovered from her painful breakup with the use of a “breakup box.” Turns out Brenna works for the company she was writing about, which she didn’t…

Small Government John Kasich Wants to Start New Government Agency Promoting 'Judeo-Christian Values'

Ohio Governor John Kasich is still running for president, in his quiet way, promising to make government “smaller, less costly and more responsive to our needs.” He’d like to do that by opening a brand-new government agency devoted to promoting “core Judeo-Christian Western values” around the world. Somewhere, to…