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Are Other Countries Handling Harassment Better Than America?

On Wednesday. Leslie Jones, a woman of color and star of the new Ghostbusters film, had her personal accounts hacked with intimate photos posted to her website, along…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pulling at a Party

Pulling at a house party isn’t always a walk in the park. Pulling in the park? Even more difficult. But let’s stay focused. Getting lucky at a…

Stop Trying to Turn Me Into Your Dream Girl

Picture this: You meet a guy. You’re attracted to each other. You have a great conversation. The chemistry is palpable. You both love Tarantino movies…

Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Proves Pop Stars Are Over Making Pop Music

“I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE MAKING ALL OF THIS,” Frank Ocean wrote on his Tumblr following the surprise-ish release of Blonde. “THANK YOU…

Gawker Would Have Hated This List of Our 10 Favorite Gawker Articles

Look upon her works, ye mighty, and despair. Gawker was a magnificent, maddening, belligerent, stupid, evil, brilliant, vital new media vigilante. It was online journalism’s…

Alex Rodriguez was the villain baseball needed

Here’s to Alex Rodriguez, the villain baseball needed. Baseball’s greatest strength has always been its propensity to be as much Spoon River Anthology as it…

‘The Get Down’ Is Right: Grandmaster Flash Was Hip Hop’s First Master

The Get Down sees reality as an extremely fluid concept, mixing real people and places from New York City’s summer of 1977 with fictional and fanciful…

When I Saw You Win, I Felt Free

The tweet below may make you curl your lip, but there’s one making the rounds right now that rings true for many of the black people…

M. Night Shyamalan’s Newest Flop: Demonizing Mental Illness

Hearing there was a new M. Night Shyamalan movie coming out starring James McAvoy, I was cautiously optimistic. Depending on which critic you ask, Shyamalan…

What ‘Suicide Squad’ gets wrong about Harley Quinn.

[This article is adapted from our superhero podcast: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast!] In 1957, an 18-year-old named Charlie in Lincoln, Nebraska…

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