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It's Not Funny, Because It's True  It's Not Funny, Because It's True 

Much of the recent debate surrounding famous comedian and workplace harasser Louis CK has focused on his return to performing jokes in front of crowds. Should people pay to see? Should venues take their money?

Glenn Close and Her Dog Suddenly Really Into Instagram

You’re already on the internet to the extent that it brought you to this blog—what’s one more dog?

'Nostalgia Doesn't Speak to Me, History Does': Astra Taylor on Her New Film and 'Reaching Toward' Democracy 'Nostalgia Doesn't Speak to Me, History Does': Astra Taylor on Her New Film and 'Reaching Toward' Democracy

Earlier this month, I met up with the filmmaker Astra Taylor at her coffee shop of choice—an intimate spot in Brooklyn with a no laptop policy so encouraging of public discourse that shortly before Taylor arrived I overheard two women spoil multiple plot points of The Sopranos. The tables were set close enough…

New York Is Finally About to Ban Conversion Therapy New York Is Finally About to Ban Conversion Therapy

On Tuesday, the New York State Legislature voted to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy—a cruel, dangerous, and medically discredited practice that attempts to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity—making it the 15th state to do so.

Trials Begin for Activists Charged After Leaving Food and Water for Migrants in Arizona Desert Trials Begin for Activists Charged After Leaving Food and Water for Migrants in Arizona Desert

On Tuesday, in Tucson, Arizona, trials began for some of the volunteers with humanitarian group No More Deaths who were charged with federal crimes last year after attempting to deliver food, water, and other supplies to migrants on the Arizona side of the Sonoran desert.

Men Angry at Razors  Men Angry at Razors 

Is it possible for a men’s shaving company to court controversy? We now know the answer is: yes, but only if it’s implied that men could perhaps, sometimes, maybe in a contemplative moment such as while grooming their facescapes, work on being better.

Research Finds California's Monarch Butterfly Population Dropped by 86 Percent Last Year  Research Finds California's Monarch Butterfly Population Dropped by 86 Percent Last Year 

In what is yet another sad and alarming piece of news, the number of monarch butterflies in California has dropped precipitously and catastrophically in the past year.

NYPD Closes Investigation into Sexual Assault Accusations Against Mario Batali  NYPD Closes Investigation into Sexual Assault Accusations Against Mario Batali 

The New York Police Department announced on Tuesday that it was closing three investigations into sexual assault allegation brought against chef-magnate Mario Batali, and that no charges would be brought against him

America Now Comes With More Extra Cheese America Now Comes With More Extra Cheese

The average American ate 37 pounds of American-made cheese in 2017, yet this country somehow still has a surplus of the fine, orange, plasticky stuff (not to mention cheddar).

Paris's First Nudist Restaurant to Close Due to Lack of Customers Paris's First Nudist Restaurant to Close Due to Lack of Customers

Paris, the city that recently institutionalized public urination and generally promotes libertines, seems like a place where dining in the nude would be popular, but in fact it is not. Or at least, not at a public restaurant whose name evokes orgasm.

Survey Suggests Half of Female Surgeons in the UK Experience or Witness Workplace Discrimination  Survey Suggests Half of Female Surgeons in the UK Experience or Witness Workplace Discrimination 

A recent study suggests that many female surgeons in the UK think their profession is hostile to women by several metrics, and that the majority have experienced or witnessed sexism in their workplace.

A Musical Adaptation of The Notebook, Probably Designed to Make Us Cry, Is in the Works A Musical Adaptation of The Notebook, Probably Designed to Make Us Cry, Is in the Works

A musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s novel The Notebook is headed to Broadway. I, for one, can’t wait to see the powerful emotions this paean to enduring love brings out in audience members. Will they cry? Will they shout? At Mike Pence? Will everyone be making out with the friends who brought them when the…

Food Trend Alert: Bird Funeral on a Plate

It would be not entirely incorrect to say that in 2018 blindfolded bird stuff was a thing. In April, the TV show Billions gave us a glimpse of what it’s like to eat an ortolan, a bird so rare, and so illegal, that rich people apparently consume in with a napkin over their head so that God will not witness the sin of…

Visitors Inadvertently Polish Bulge on Cristiano Ronaldo Sculpture by Touching it A Lot Visitors Inadvertently Polish Bulge on Cristiano Ronaldo Sculpture by Touching it A Lot

A bronze statue of Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled at his Pestana CR7 hotel in Funchal Portugal in 2014, and, ever since, the figure’s monumental bulge has been diligently polished by the caresses of frisky tourists.

Gillian Anderson Stars in Netflix's Earnest High School Sex Therapist Comedy Gillian Anderson Stars in Netflix's Earnest High School Sex Therapist Comedy

Imagine if everyone on Skins had been in therapy since they were five and began high school as fully-formed, empathetic—albeit horny—communicators with beautiful sex-therapist mamas. That sounds fine, right?

Judge Denies Kevin Spacey's Request to Skip Court Hearing in Felony Groping Case Judge Denies Kevin Spacey's Request to Skip Court Hearing in Felony Groping Case

Kevin Spacey will be required to appear at his upcoming court arraignment on the felony sexual assault charge he faces over an alleged 2016 incident at a Nantucket bar.

Dog Walking Is Fast Becoming a Narrative Art Dog Walking Is Fast Becoming a Narrative Art

We tell dog parents stories in order to live.

Macaulay Culkin Says He'll Change His Middle Name to Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Culkin Says He'll Change His Middle Name to Macaulay Culkin

In November, Macauley Culkin announced that the fans would choose his middle name, all they had to do was vote on his website, Bunny Ears. He said he’d make the adjustment in the new year, leaving “Carson” in the dust.

Chris Brown Charged With Misdemeanor Possession of a Monkey Without a Permit Chris Brown Charged With Misdemeanor Possession of a Monkey Without a Permit

Chris Brown has been in more serious trouble, no doubt about it. But still.

Pedialyte Is Great for Hangovers  Pedialyte Is Great for Hangovers 

Pedialyte is freeing itself of the stigma that it is only a drink for small, dehydrated children, and subtly rebranding as the hangover cure I have long known it to be.

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