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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Fox News Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy With Tinder to "Get" Voting

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, a woman, shared some advice for us feeble-minded young ladies out here: Let's not burden ourselves with voting! After all, we're far too busy swiping for a man on Tinder to cast an educated vote in the...Show More Summary

Video: You've Never Seen the Colossal Power of the Ocean Quite Like This

Water from Morgan Maassen on Vimeo. More than 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by oceans; they support nearly 50 percent of all the planet's species. And yet for us land-bound bipeds, their depths remain mysterious, fearsome,...Show More Summary

Book Review: The Birth of the Pill

The Birth of the Pill By Jonathan Eig NORTON Seventy years ago, birth control—illegal, crude, and unreliable—was reserved for women with means whose men were willing to go along. Jonathan Eig's gripping history recounts how two men and two women fought science and society for a pill to enable smaller families (and low-risk recreational sex). Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg Just Donated $25 Million to Fight Ebola

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help combat the Ebola crisis, which has killed more than 4,400 people in West Africa. Zuckerberg announced...Show More Summary

Krugman: Obama One of the Most Successful Presidents in American History

President Barack Obama may be facing some of his lowest approval ratings to date, but that isn't stopping Paul Krugman from defending the president's overall track record. In fact, the Nobel Prize-winning economist is arguing Obama is...Show More Summary

John Oliver: Why Is Columbus Day Still a Thing?

Today, Americans celebrate Columbus Day. Last night, John Oliver wondered "why is this still a thing?"

The Vaselines are Back

The Vaselines V for Vaselines Rosary Music Talk about poor timing. Scottish duo the Vaselines split up in 1989, the week their debut album was released, so they weren't around to take advantage when Kurt Cobain became a fan and recorded three of their songs with Nirvana. Show More Summary

Allo Darlin's Latest is So Much More Than Twee Pop

Allo Darlin’ We Come from the Same Place Slumberland/Fortuna Pop! Allo Darlin' has sometimes been tagged with the dismissive term "twee pop," but there’s nothing cute or quaint about the jangly guitar rock on the Anglo-Australian quartet's excellent third album. Show More Summary

Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban at the age of 14 for her advocacy work promoting girls' education, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, along with children's rights activist from India, Kailash Satyarthi. Show More Summary

Report: Katy Perry Is Performing at the Super Bowl

The New York Post is reporting that the NFL has selected Katy Perry to play at halftime of the Super Bowl. We endorse this decision! Key members of the Mother Jones staff share the opinion that Katy Perry is great. (Some of these staff...Show More Summary

Radio Station Lays Off All 47 of Its Journalists, Will Play Beyoncé All Day Everyday Instead

Houston's one and only 24-hour news station is closing up shop and replacing all its journalists with the perfect homage to the very best thing Houston has ever produced, yes, Beyonce. We’d like to thank the News92 staff for their outstanding service, our advertisers and each of you our listeners and web visitors for your support. Show More Summary

The Alternate Ending to "Titanic" Proves Once and for All That Rose Is a Monster

Titanic is a deeply flawed film. The dialogue is atrocious. The characterizations are thin. The plot ain't anything we haven't seen before. Even the visuals—once heralded as revolutionary—look sort of pedestrian now. (Of course, that's the trouble with being revolutionary. Show More Summary

Ladies, Let Sarah Silverman Convince You to Get a Sex Change to Fix the Gender Wage Gap

Despite the countless number of politicians, think tanks, feminists, and executive orders out there working to narrow America's gender wage gap, women still make 78 cents to a man's dollar. It's a dismal fact we all know, and one that...Show More Summary

Here Are Two Videos of NYPD Officers Pummeling Teenagers Suspected of Weed Possession

Two videos emerged this week capturing officers of the New York City Police Department beating two reportedly unarmed teenagers suspected of marijuana possession. The first recording is of surveillance footage showing officers swiftly approaching 16-year-old Kahreem Tribble after he was seen tossing a black bag onto a Brooklyn street. Show More Summary

Cops Pepper Spray Black Teen In His Own Living Room After Mistaking Him For Burglar

Here for your daily dose of blatant racism is a story of police officers in North Carolina pepper-spraying a black teenager after a neighbor mistook him for a burglar. DeShawn Currie, who is a foster child in a white family, said he was simply returning home from school when a neighbor spotted him entering through the side door. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Talks to Atul Gawande About Death, Dying, and Ebola

Jon Stewart had Atul Gawande, the fabulously talented writer and surgeon, on his show yesterday to laugh in the face of death. Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, is a must-read for anyone who doesn't want to die in an ICU. It tacklesShow More Summary

Scott Brown Promises Women He Has Supported Contraception Since He Was Barely Legal

In an effort to defend his record on supporting women's access to contraceptives, Scott Brown has potentially shared more information than any single voter wants to know. "To think that I don't support women's rights and ability to get contraception is just a false premise," Brown said during a Monday debate with Sen. Show More Summary

Let John Oliver And Jeff Goldblum Show You How Police Commit "Legalized Robbery"

In last night's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver guides us through the uncomfortably murky practice of civil forfeiture -- a completely legal procedure that allows police to seize one's money and property without ever charging...Show More Summary

Check Out This Incredible Trove of Vintage Amateur Gospel

Various Artists The Soul of Designer Records Big Legal Mess Records With 101 tracks on four discs, The Soul of Designer Records isn't for casual listeners, but it will delight most anyone who partakes. This amazing, irresistible collection...Show More Summary

The (Almost) Unabridged Barbara Lynn

Barbara Lynn The Complete Atlantic Recordings Real Gone Music The Complete Atlantic Recordings spotlights Texas-born singer Barbara Lynn, best known for the 1962 smash hit "You’ll Lose a Good Thing." While her tenure with Atlantic Records...Show More Summary

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