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14-Year-Old Child Bride Poisons 35-Year-Old Husband One Week After Wedding

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by Jia Tolentino From the BBC: A 14-year-old girl in the northern Nigerian state of Kano has confessed to killing the man she was forced to marry, police say. Wasilu Umar admitted killing her husband, who was more than twice her age, by concealing rat poison in his food, the police in Kano said. Show More Summary

Manou, "Loving You"

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by Jia Tolentino Manou is a 17-year-old from London and her sophomore track is very impressive: a catchy, lazy pastel haze of a melody, like Spice Girls vocals unbraided and blurred, skipping and scratching over a distinct guitar line and a low-riding beat. Show More Summary

Selfie Stream

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by Emma Carmichael Your afternoon zoneout comes courtesy SELFEED, a real-time slideshow of Instagram photos tagged with "#selfie." I watched for about three minutes while listening to this Coachella mix and now my brain is a deflated beach ball. Highly recommended! [SELFEED] 0 Comments

How to Change Your Password: A Heartbleed Guide

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by Dayna Evans Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. Show More Summary

What Would Veep Do?

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by Emma Carmichael This week's Rolling Stone cover starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus isn't just sorta weird, it's also historically wrong. 0 Comments

Craigslist Behavior

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by Laura Leigh Abby Sometimes city life pushes us too hard, hard enough that we push back with the worst versions of ourselves. Forced to interact in situations when we’d rather not, city dwellers know that feeling of frustration as we stand among millions of faces. Show More Summary

Katy Perry, "Birthday"

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by Emma Carmichael Remember when Chromeo released a new song that sounded like a Katy Perry song? Here's a new Katy Perry song that sounds even more like a Katy Perry song. It's also sounding pretty summer jam-y. Katy back! [H/T Lindsey] 0 Comments

The Carter Family Portrait Gallery

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by Emma Carmichael Bey lounges on one of the family’s many gold lamé sofas: I regret to inform you that these are all available for sale. [The Carter Family Portrait Gallery] 0 Comments

G-mail Chains

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by Blythe Roberson Talia: Hey guys!  Looked out the window and noticed there’s a baby hanging off a branch in the big oak tree.  Can someone take care of this?  Thanks! Sean: fyi i can’t do this but best of luck. Will: I have to do this...Show More Summary

Get Your Arse Out, Mate!

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by Emma Carmichael From last week: Guardian video producer Leah Green sets out on the streets of London to "see how unsuspecting men react to sexist situations" that women had reported to the Twitter account @EverydaySexism. My roommate...Show More Summary

"Part of disciplining the body is denial"

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by Emma Carmichael My body is wildly undisciplined and I deny myself nearly everything I desire. I deny myself the right to space when I am public, trying to fold in on myself, to make my body invisible even though it is, in fact, grandly visible. Show More Summary

Taylor McFerrin ft. Nai Palm, "The Antidote"

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by Emma Carmichael Here's one of those dream producer-singer combos: Taylor McFerrin's jumpy funk as the foundation for Australian singer Nai Palm's floaty vocals. McFerrin's first album, Early Riser, is due out June 3; you might know Nai Palm from the soul band Hiatus Kaiyote. Thursday! Let's do it. 0 Comments

Look At These Goddamn Meerkats

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by Emma Carmichael Are you kidding me right now. [via] 0 Comments

What It's Like to Live in Daytona Beach

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by Danielle Wheeler Daytona Beach moves in waves, like purple against the sea, airbrushed angels and what looks like Marilyn Monroe done up in Bedazzled cotton with denim tassels, as if to say Welcome, I’m some type of mermaid, nothing matters. A bunch of guys with UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA shirts pound their chasers back. Show More Summary

The 19th-Century Con Artist Who Scammed Her Way Into $16.5 Million

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by Jia Tolentino In today's dollars, that is; historians estimate that her spoils back then totaled up at around $630,000. Cassie Chadwick, you thieving maniac! Longform recently reposted "The High Priestess of Fraudulent Finance," a...Show More Summary

My Correspondence with Spam Gary Sinise

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by Dayna Evans Dear Spam Gary Sinise, I am so glad to hear that you are a fan of mine (though I have to admit I find it a little strange). When I checked my Facebook inbox this morning, I didn't expect to see your name there next toShow More Summary

We Salute the Female Fuckup

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by Jia Tolentino "It seems like in recent times, the culture has expanded slightly to accommodate the idea that ladies can be dumb-asses, too," writes Molly Lambert at Grantland, praising the impending reunion of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler...Show More Summary

Nelly, "Ride Wit Me" (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)

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by Jia Tolentino Viceroy's impeccable Jet Life jams have gotten our stamp of approval for three summers running ("Return of the Mack"; "This Is How We Do It"; my personal favorite, "Pony"), and this Nelly remix is all summer in a track,...Show More Summary

Ask Baba Yaga: Is Intuition A Thing?

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by Taisia Kitaiskaia Dear Baba Yaga, Is intuition a thing? There are so many voices in my mind and they speak with a similar authority. BABA YAGA: Voices are ; noise, humanly noise–but what knows best in you is not of human shape or sound but of a stranger, Wilder beast. Show More Summary

Britain's First Clone Puppy Is 10-Day-Old Dachshund Named "Mini Winnie"

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by Jia Tolentino When a South Korean tech firm organized a cloning competition for elderly pets: Miss Smith, a caterer, [] read about the cloning competition and entered her 12-year-old dachshund, sending in videos of her pet. She said:...Show More Summary

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