Blog Profile / Mixed Media


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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Everyone Who Cheered On the US Women's Soccer Team Should See These Stats

When the US women's national team routed Japan in the World Cup finals Sunday, more than 20 million viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched soccer match ever in the United States. To put that in perspective, more Americans watched...Show More Summary

Justice Department Investigating Whether Airlines Work Together to Keep Prices High

The Justice Department is looking into whether airlines are cooperating to deliberately "work at a slower pace" in order to keep airline prices high, the Associated Press reports on Wednesday. BREAKING: Document shows Justice Dept investigating...Show More Summary

Jim Carrey Lashes Out at California's Mandatory Vaccine Law

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Jim Carrey voiced his anger over California's new law that officially ends personal belief exemptions for vaccinations. The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday, follows the measles outbreak inShow More Summary

The Guy Who Made the ISIS-Dildo Flag Just Told Off CNN

Anyone near the internet last Saturday was treated to one of most glorious cable news gaffes in recent memory. CNN thought it had a stunner of a scoop: Gay pride was being infiltrated by Islamist terror! CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux crossed...Show More Summary

NBC Finally Dumps Donald Trump

On Monday, NBC released a statement announcing it was severing its business ties with Donald Trump following his recent remarks stating Mexican immigrants were "rapists" who carry drugs into the United States. NBC announces it's ending its business relationship with @realDonaldTrump. Show More Summary

John Oliver: Quit Asking Transgender People About Their Genitals

Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling invalidating gay marriage bans across the country was a major step for equal rights in America. But when it comes to equal rights and protection for the transgender community, the country stillShow More Summary

A Spanish-Language Television Network Had the Perfect Response to This Anti-Immigrant Billionaire

A piñata maker isn't the only one seeking revenge on Donald Trump. After the Republican presidential candidate claimed that Mexican immigrants crossing the US border were drug-peddling "rapists" in his campaign announcement last week,...Show More Summary

You Were Right. Whole Foods Is Ripping You Off

For anyone who regularly gawks at Whole Foods' sky high prices in New York, here's some righteous vindication: The grocery store is being investigated by city officials for overcharging customers. The Daily News reports that New York...Show More Summary

Meryl Streep Is Pushing Congress to Finally Revive the Equal Rights Amendment

On Tuesday, Meryl Streep sent all 535 members of Congress a letter urging them to bring back the Equal Rights Amendment in order to finally ratify it into the Constitution. "I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality—for your mother,...Show More Summary

Fox News Has Apparently Had Enough of Sarah Palin

Fox News just dropped Sarah Palin. Mike Allen reports: Fox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a cable staple since the former Alaska governor’s failed run on John McCain’s ticket in 2007 [sic]. Show More Summary

Norway's Women's Soccer Team Just Obliterated Sexist Stereotypes in Sports

The Norwegian women's soccer team may have lost in spectacular fashion to England on Monday. But the team's contribution to this year's FIFA Women's World Cup will go on, in the form of this hilarious attack on sexism in sport, above. In...Show More Summary

No Joy's Dreamy New Grunge Album

No Joy More Faithful Mexican Summer Grunge, in the form of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and endless lesser lights, wasn't the only cool thing happening in rock'n'roll during the '90s. Shoegaze, as personified by My Bloody Valentine and Lush, also made its mark and has shown remarkable staying power. Show More Summary

John Oliver Explains How Trolls Make the Internet a Living Hell for Women

Online harassment is a serious problem, one that's constantly perpetuated by internet trolls spewing direct and oftentimes violent threats to specific users. If you're thinking this characterization is an exaggeration, John Oliver had...Show More Summary

This Chart Shows How Sexist Silicon Valley Really Is

Tech companies often chalk up their lack of gender diversity to a "leaky pipeline," or a surge of women leaving engineering. But a new LinkedIn analysis of its members' data suggests that the lack of female engineers working in techShow More Summary

#Prattkeeping Is The Best Thing On the Internet Today

Jurassic World opened last weekend breaking all sorts of records. While that's great and all, and Dinosaurs are awesome and what not, this is the best thing that happened as a result: Prattkeeping. In the movie Chris Pratt does a move to assert dominance and calm down raptors. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million to Help Dreamers' Education

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced they will be donating $5 million to provide scholarships to undocumented students living in the Bay Area. The Facebook CEO wrote: Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities and attend school legally in the United States. Show More Summary

Uber Drivers in California Are Employees, Labor Commission Rules

California's Labor Commission just delivered what could potentially be a significant blow to Uber's business model. After a former driver sued to be reimbursed for driving expenses, the commission ruled that drivers working for the popular...Show More Summary

The Daily News Welcomes Donald Trump to the Presidential Race

On Tuesday, Donald Trump descended from an escalator and announced he's actually running for president. The formal launch is yet another entry into a group obvious losers that have little to no chance of securing the White House. Will...Show More Summary

Rachel Dolezal: "I Identify as Black"

In her first public interview since allegations that she lied about her race for nearly a decade, Rachel Dolezal sat down with Matt Lauer on Tuesday to address the controversy. "I did feel that at some point, I would need to address the complexity of my identity," the former Spokane NAACP president said. Show More Summary

Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University for Racial Discrimination

A new report from the Smoking Gun claims Rachel Dolezal—the Spokane woman who has lied for years about being African American— sued Howard University in 2002. According to court documents obtained by the site, Dolezal, who went by Rachel...Show More Summary

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