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Grandmas Smoke Weed, Play “Cards Against Humanity For The First Time

This video of three grandmothers smoking marijuana for the first time (they live in Washington state, where it’s legal)  and then playing a very stoned game of “Cards Against Humanity” is basically proof that all grandmas should try smoking marijuana because they are adorable and hilarious and relaxed and super jazzed about chips. I think [...]

Nothing Says “Bye Bye Bye” Like A Singing And Dancing Flash Mob

Flash mobs — aka huge gatherings of people singing and dancing in unison with the purpose of expressing some intimate sentiment in a public, attention-grabbing way — pretty much jumped the shark when one appeared at the end of that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis movie, “Friends With Benefits.” But flash mob breakups? Now that’s [...]

Record Machine: Thriller by Michael Jackson

In a mere nine songs, Michael Jackson made a masterpiece. This is more or less undisputed. Let us talk about one of the most prized records in my collection. I used to give my dad a hard time for owning Thriller because it was so unlike his normal musical tastes — which tended towards the folk, traditional country, or ambient... Read More

Fitness Vlogger John David Glaude Bravely Bares His Loose Skin

Fitness vlogger John David Glaude of the YouTube channel Obese to Beast has lost 160 pounds since he started getting into fitness, and that’s come with a side effect he didn’t originally expect: A lot of loose skin. It’s a predictable result of extreme weight loss, but not one that’s been well-documented in American culture. [...]

Record Machine: Top 5 Stevie Nicks Songs

About a month ago, in honor of her rejoining the band on tour, I talked about my favorite Christine McVie songs, but we can’t forget Fleetwood Mac’s other leading lady: Stevie Nicks. Though it’s difficult to pick just five songs, let me try. Of course, it bears mentioning that these five songs could change in my mind at any time.... Read More

Watch The Sweet Video For Kindness And Robyn’s “Who Do You Love”

Do you guys remember that viral video “First Kiss,” and how it turned out that yeah, the participants were strangers, but they were also actors and performers, and the video was also a clothing advertisement? I feel like this new video for “Who Do You Love” from electronic musician Kindness, featuring Robyn, is sort of [...]

Amazing New GoldieBlox Ad Takes On Beauty Myths, “1984? Style

Kickass girl-empowering toy company GoldieBlox has released a new ad, and this one features Metric’s “Help I’m Alive” while brilliantly mimicking Apple’s famous “1984? ad. The ad’s goal is to shatter the myth perpetuated by dolls that little girls’ worth rests on their looks. To combat it, the company created an action figure for girls. [...]

This Week in Misogyny Has an Election Hangover

Can we all go move to an island somewhere or something? Because the next two years with Republicans running the House and Senate are NOT looking fun. And it was a week of shitstorms and terrible people and all kinds of other assorted fuckery. Fun times! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Midterm Elections Leading up to... Read More

On Death, Identity, Humanity In Video Games, And Why Majora’s Mask Is So Important

If you’re into pop culture blogs, but not so into Nintendo, you might have noticed that a lot of people are REALLY REALLY EXCITED about the release of the Legend of Zelda franchise title Majora’s Mask for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo announced the release for early 2015 just yesterday, and now us Zelda nerds are getting [...]

Go Behind The Scenes Of OK Go’s New Music Video

The only thing that approaches the level and type of fun that you can have while watching OK Go music videos is watching behind-the-scenes videos about OK Go music videos, and that’s exactly what’s been released for the new video for “I Won’t Let You Down” from their new album, Hungry Ghosts. Hurrah! If you’ve [...]

Nicki Minaj’s #Anaconda And Reclaiming “Black Girl Sexy”

If you haven’t seen Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” video yet, stop what you’re doing and watch it immediately! If you have seen it, then you already know that I love it. Ass, ass, everywhere. It’s a big booty black girl’s dream! But deeper than that, I love the way that it’s an expression of agency on Nicki’s part. She is... Read More

Wendy Davis Lost The Election, But She Changed The Game

Wendy Davis, kickass American hero, has lost the Texas gubernatorial election. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. For starters, she’s a Democrat, and Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in almost twenty years. To top it off, she’s a female, and a mother, and one of the thousands of women in this country who’ve had [...]

10 Pro Tips on Mothering an Infant (From Someone Who’s Been at it for Six Whole Weeks)

I had a baby in September, so according to the tenets of Internet wisdom – which, of course, hold that if you have any experience with a topic whatsoever, you should immediately present your anecdotal evidence as expert testimony to a thirsting public – I’m way overdue to start giving parenting advice. And since I do love telling people what... Read More

Now You Can Buy Collegiate Bath Products For Charity!

It’s already been two years since Hurricane Sandy, and the nightmare it caused for New York City and its neighbors is far from forgotten. When Beauty Bar founder Jennifer Walsh lead a six-month volunteer movement in the hard-hit Rockaways, she saw the storm’s massive devastation firsthand. Walsh was inspired to give back, so she launched a [...]

The End Zone: The Best, Worst & Most Laughable Moments From This Week’s Games

I know, I know, I’ve been complaining the last two weeks about the NFL getting boring. And it’s true, right around this time of the season, it does get a little hum-drum. We’re too far away to reasonably start calling playoff berths, but too deep into the season to find freshly contrived celebrations as adorable [...]

Daniel Radcliffe’s Delightfully Feminist Response To The Label ‘Unconventional Male Lead’

While some actors might take the compliment of being called a “sex symbol” and move on, Daniel Radcliffe had some articulate feminist commentary to add to the label during a recent interview. In an interview with the Associated Press published on Oct. 24, the 25-year-old actor discussed his upcoming movie “Horns” and how he feels about being [...]

5 Reasons Everyone Needs To See “Dear White People”

Sundance Film Festival breakout “Dear White People” is making waves in more ways than one. The feature-length debut of director Justin Simien bowed with a strong opening in limited release last week and hopes to pick up steam as it begins its rollout in wider release this weekend, boosted by a strong, eye-catching social media [...]

What’s Better For You, Butter Or Margarine?

ASAP Science asks one of the most important questions in nutrition: According to science, what’s better for you, butter or margarine? Not what’s better in general, obviously, because that’s a laughably easy question to answer. They break it down thusly: Butter has one or two ingredients and is minimally processed but is high in saturated [...]

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