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Stop Asking Why the Women Accusing Jian Ghomeshi Didn't Go to the Cops

In the past two weeks, nine women have come forward with stories about getting beat up by Jian Ghomeshi. Now, thousands of people are asking what on earth took them so long. The confused disbelief seems genuine to me. Why on earth didn't...Show More Summary

Ruth "Baby" Ginsburg Is Absolutely Crushing Halloween This Year

For those in the need of any last minute Halloween inspiration, look no further than Ruth "Baby" Ginsburg, quite possibly the most adorable tribute to the badass Supreme Court Justice herself we've witnessed. Ruth Baby Ginsberg wins Halloween, so stop trying. Show More Summary

Book Review: Beijing Bastard

Beijing Bastard By Val Wang GOTHAM BOOKS In her drifter memoir of leaving home in order to find it, Chinese American author Val Wang struggles between head and heart as she tries to make a living—and a life—in Beijing, burdened by the expectations of her forebears yet buoyed by the spirit of youth. Show More Summary

Silly String Is Illegal Here—But Only on Halloween

Halloween is finally here! It's time to celebrate macabre mischief, ghouls and gluttony, and of course, tricks and treats. But there's one scary alliterated substance you should steer clear of—especially if you are in Hollywood. On the...Show More Summary

Watch Anita Sarkeesian Explain Gamergate's "Tax on Women" and Convince Colbert He's a Feminist

Anita Sarkeesian, the feminist critic at the center of the Gamergate controversy, appeared on The Colbert Report last night to explain the sexual harassment issues rampant in the gaming world and why women aren't going to just accept...Show More Summary

Let a White Man Walking Around NYC Show You Just How Glorious Life Can Be

Think women are the only ones subjected to relentless, demeaning catcalling? You're wrong. The young white men in this world have it equally tough. After all, with so many unsolicited job offers, free Chipotle, and genuinely well-intentioned...Show More Summary

Book Review: Faster, Higher, Stronger

Faster, Higher, Stronger By Mark McClusky HUDSON STREET PRESS Speed-skating super-suits, motion-tracking cameras, the 10,000-hour rule—it's all covered in Mark McClusky's engrossing look into how athletes use science to avoid injury, train smarter, and shatter rec­ords. Show More Summary

Film Review: Life Itself

Life Itself KARTEMQUIN FILMS There's a scene early in Life Itself when a hospitalized Roger Ebert, missing his lower jaw after multiple surgeries for thyroid cancer, needs his throat suctioned. The camera holds steady as Ebert winces through the procedure, but then an email box pops up on the screen. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman By Jill Lepore Alfred A. Knopf If Wonder Woman's status as a feminist icon was ever in question, Jill Lepore's deeply researched tribute puts that to rest. Lepore, a New Yorker staffer and Harvard historian, delivers a trove of private documents belonging to the character's creator, William Moulton Marston. Show More Summary

An Unmanned NASA Rocket Just Exploded After Liftoff

NASA's Antares rocket was supposed to resupply the International Space Station but it exploded shortly after liftoff tonight.The rocket was unmanned, thank God. BREAKING: NASA's unmanned Antares rocket blows up on liftoff —...Show More Summary

Watch a New York Woman Get Catcalled 108 Times in Less Than One Day

In hopes to demonstrate the absolute awfulness that is catcalling, one woman recently took to the streets of Manhattan with a hidden camera to show just how humiliating, and downright horrifying, it can be to be just that–a woman. "Hey beautiful." "Smile." "God bless you mami." "Someone's acknowledging you for being beautiful. Show More Summary

Which World Series Team Has the Less Obnoxious Owner, Giants or Royals?

Game 6 of baseball's World Series is tonight in Kansas City, and the stakes are high: The San Francisco Giants could clinch their third championship in five years with a win, while the hometown Royals need a win to stay alive. Don'tShow More Summary

Film Review: "The Overnighters"

The Overnighters MILE END FILMS This engrossing film is set in Williston, North Dakota, where locals are freaking out about the hordes of desperate men in need of cash and a fresh start who pour into their tiny town in search of fracking jobs. Show More Summary

This Halloween, John Oliver Explains How the Sugar Industry Is Killing Us with Lies

This Halloween, Americans are gearing up to spend a whopping $2.2 billion in candy supplies, according to the latest Last Week Tonight. But how much sugar do we consume on the regular? That's where it gets a bit murky, thanks to theShow More Summary

This is the Stupidest Halloween Thing Ever

In case you haven't heard, there's an epidemic raging in West Africa that's recently crossed yet another border and is bringing entire countries to the verge of collapse. There have been more than ten thousand cases since March. The fatality rate could be as high as 85 percent. Show More Summary

Olympics to Crack Down on Human Rights Abuses…After 2022

Following widespread allegations of wrongdoing in both the Beijing and Sochi Olympics, human rights protections will be added to the contracts signed by future Olympic host cities. The International Olympic Committee's president presented...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift's New Album "1989" Just Leaked. Here Are Our Instant Reactions to Every Track.

After Taylor Swift's album leaked online today ahead of schedule, we came to the important editorial conclusion it would be a disservice to our readers if we didn't review her latest offering. What follows is a transcript of the live...Show More Summary

Watching This Porcupine Taste a Pumpkin Is Why the World Is Going to Be Okay Today

Imagine if we were all as happy as this adorable porcupine, enjoying the seasonal harvest with this much gusto. (You really need to wait until he takes his first bite—the sounds he makes are amazing). This video was posted to YouTube...Show More Summary

Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation today gave a master class in calm, credible breaking-news reporting. Also Read: Kevin Vickers, Canada's Badass National Hero, Is a Portrait of Humility Anchored by the unflappable Peter Mansbridge,...Show More Summary

I Am Being Followed By an Army of Twitter Lady Bots

I've been making a real effort to be better at Twitter lately. I've been tweeting more, striking a conversational tone, and trying to "just be myself," like people who know more about Twitter than me told me to. So I was thrilled this week when my follower count zoomed up from 3,030 to 3,066 over the course of just a few days. Show More Summary

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