Cruel Obituary Focuses on Colleen McCullough’s Appearance

In April 2013, the New York Times notoriously memorialized rocket scientist Yvonne Brill by mentioning her “mean beef stroganoff” and position as the “world’s best mom” in the opening paragraph, before “surprising” readers with her scientific accomplishments: “But Yvonne Brill, who died on Wednesday at 88 in Princeton, N.J., was also a brilliant rocket scientist who in the early 1970s invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites from slipping out of their orbits.” … Read More

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Angelina Jolie’s Flawlessly Canny Control of Her Own Image

In today’s New York Times, Angelina Jolie has published an op-ed titled “A New Level of Refugee Suffering.” In it, the actress, director, and humanitarian reports on her experience listening to Syrian and Iraqi war refugees’ stories of suffering. “How can you speak when a woman your own age looks you in the eye and tells you that her whole family was killed in front of her, and that she now lives alone in a tent and has minimal food rations?” Jolie asks. … Read More

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“Nooooooo” Is the Only Appropriate Response to the Fact that Amanda Palmer Wrote a Poem About Jonathan Chait’s ‘NY Mag’ Piece

A resounding “nooooooo” erupted in our office when the first of my coworkers stumbled upon this Salon piece announcing… Read More

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Taylor Swift Emerges Victorious After Hacking

At this point, it’s never surprising when high-profile Twitter accounts get hacked (hell, the U.S. Military’s Twitter got hacked recently)… Read More

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Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for “Being an Idiot” in Using “Colored” in Discussion of Race

The other day, ironically while (seemingly earnestly) describing the injustices of race inequality in the British entertainment industry to PBS’… Read More

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Kim Kardashian Worries You Don’t Know Enough About Her Life, Shares in PSA-Spoof Super Bowl Ad

Just in case anyone didn’t know (and I’m sure a lot of people would rather not know), Kim Kardashian likes to take… Read More

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