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Jon Stewart Slams 24 Years of FIFA Corruption that "Started a Jennifer Lawrence Ago"

"For years, and I say this with all due respect, American soccer fans have stood by while the media obsesses over other sports crimes and scandals," Jon Stewart said on "The Daily Show" Wednesday. "Well now finally, soccer is getting...Show More Summary

This Chart Shows the Staggering Human Cost of Staging a World Cup in Qatar

On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice dropped the hammer on FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, indicting nine senior FIFA officials and five sports marketing execs on charges of corruption, wire fraud, racketeering, and money...Show More Summary

Your Snobby Wine Friends Are Full of Shit

Find yourself in the company of an intolerable, self-annointed wine connoisseur? Don't bother arguing about how great the $7 bottle of supermarket merlot is. The best way to deal with the inevitable snobbery headed your way might beShow More Summary

Watch John Oliver's Epic Takedown of FIFA

Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the blood of a soccer governing body! FIFA, the terrible no good band of Europeans who keep forcing us to call soccer "football," saw some of its senior most officials arrested in Switzerland today on American corruption charges. Feel free to take a moment, look at an American flag, and get all teary eyed. Show More Summary

Qatar Is Treating Its World Cup Workers Like Slaves: Nepal Earthquake Edition

We're still seven years away from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but it seems like the event has been buried under bad news for a decade: everything from allegations of bribery and corruption to terrible human rights violations. And it...Show More Summary

Remembering Powerhouse Photographer Mary Ellen Mark

I found out about the death of photographer Mary Ellen Mark the way we learn about the passing of anyone these days—Facebook. My feed is currently flooded with condolences, remembrances, and laminations for Mark, who died yesterday at age 75. Mark was a powerhouse photographer, a true legend. Show More Summary

This Is the Unprecedented New Law France Just Passed to Eliminate Supermarket Waste

On Thursday, France's parliament unanimously approved a new law prohibiting large supermarkets from throwing out unsold food, instead mandating stores donate any surplus groceries to charities or for animal feed use. The law, which aims...Show More Summary

The Freewheeling Fun of Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery's Live Concerts

Wes Montgomery In the Beginning Resonance Near the end of his life, jazz guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery (1923-1968) caught the ear of pop audiences with a series of records that were slick and sophisticated, but a little dull. This vibrant two-disc set is far more satisfying. Show More Summary

Michael B. Jordan Just Slammed People Who Can’t Deal With One of The Fantastic Four Being Black—And It’s Great

These days, when the fate of the world hangs in the balance, the superheroes that end of saving the day are normally straight, white men—at least on the big screen. While Marvel's comics have become increasingly more diverse over the...Show More Summary

The President of the Boy Scouts of America Just Endorsed Dropping the Ban on Gay Leaders

The president of Boy Scouts of America is calling for an end to the organization's ban on gay leaders, saying the "status quo in our movement's membership standards cannot be sustained." Robert Gates, who was speaking at the group'sShow More Summary

This Story Maggie Gyllenhaal Just Told Perfectly Explains the Hollywood Sexism Complex

Maggie Gyllenhaal recently lost a film role because she was apparently "too old" to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the 37-year-old actress revealed in a new interview with The Wrap. "There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” Gyllenhall said. Show More Summary

This New Study Shows Sexual Assault on College Campuses Has Reached "Epidemic" Levels

A new study published online by the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests college sexual assault may be far more prevalent than previously believed. The study, titled "Incapacitated and Forcible Rape of College Women: Prevalence Across...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Can Kick Your Ass

Feeling pleased with your morning run or cardio stroll? Well here's a reminder that Michelle Obama, who was already likely to be crushing you in most parts of your life, rules when it comes to the exercise game. In a new video posted...Show More Summary

Columbia Student Who Turned Her Alleged Sexual Assault Into Performance Art Graduates

Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who protested her alleged sexual assault by carrying a mattress everyday to campus last year, graduated today. The mattress, the defining symbol of her assault and her senior arts thesis...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Is the Feminist Hero Young Girls Need Today

According to this year's "Hot 100" list, an annual inventory in which Maxim's editors meticulously rank famous women by level of attractiveness, Taylor Swift is 2015's reigning queen of female hotness. Rather than use the title to gloat...Show More Summary

John Oliver Explains How the Chicken Industry Systematically Screws Over Impoverished Farmers

Americans eat a ton of chicken—so much so, chicken farmers produce 160 million chicks a week just to keep up with national consumption, according to the latest "Last Week Tonight." But despite the industry's massive output, many contract farmers live near or below the poverty line, all while working under the constant fear of losing their jobs. Show More Summary

For Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, a Strong Round 2

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind Nonesuch If only Hollywood sequels were this good. Following Old Yellow Moon, their captivating 2013 collaboration, rootsy stalwarts Emmylou and Rodney have recombined for another go-round, which may be even more entertaining than its predecessor. Show More Summary

Blast From the Past: Billy Ward and His Dominoes

Billy Ward and His Dominoes The Complete King/Federal Singles Real Gone Music Superstars on the 1950s R&B scene, Billy Ward's Dominoes launched the careers of two amazing singers: Clyde McPhatter, who later fronted the earliest incarnation...Show More Summary

The Thrill Is Gone. RIP B.B. King

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King died late Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. VIDEO: Blues legend B.B. King has died at his Las Vegas home at age 89: — The Associated Press (@AP) May 15, 2015 Hailed as the "King of the Blues," King was born Riley B. Show More Summary

This Is What Classic Pieces of Art Would Look Like if the Prudes at Fox Had Their Way

On Monday, a Picasso painting titled Women of Algiers (Version O) fetched a record-setting $179.4 million at a Christie's auction, beating out Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud, which just two years prior had sold for $142...Show More Summary

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