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Did You Know: Coney Island Visitors Used to Rent Their Bathing Suits Did You Know: Coney Island Visitors Used to Rent Their Bathing Suits

Before everyone heads off to the nearest body of water to show off their cute new swim looks, you should know that a century ago, many visitors to Coney Island rented their bathing suits.

Queen Elizabeth II Went to an Experiential Pop-Up Grocery Store Queen Elizabeth II Went to an Experiential Pop-Up Grocery Store

Queen Elizabeth II has made another visit to a grocery store. No, even better—Queen Elizabeth II went to a pop-up “experience” in honor of British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s 150th anniversary, designed to evoke the original store, but with self-checkout machines dropped in from the future. It’s a real mystery how…

There's a Dramatic Beef in the Quilting Community, Over a Pair of Scissors There's a Dramatic Beef in the Quilting Community, Over a Pair of Scissors

A star quilter named Karen Kay Buckley has filed suit against a sewing company, alleging that they’ve been ripping off her own specially designed quilting scissors. PennLive reported on the lawsuit.

Just Put Harriet Tubman On the Goddamned $20 Bill Already Just Put Harriet Tubman On the Goddamned $20 Bill Already

The Trump administration, as part of its total dedication to excellence in being petty, hateful dicks, has pushed the redesign of the Harriet Tubman $20 from 2020 to 2028. The sad part is, the dick-tastic move is actually an improvement over Option B: maybe not putting her on the bill at all.

Summer Is Coming Summer Is Coming

Winter is over, and good riddance. Find your sandals, throw away your sweaters, and most importantly, grab your sunglasses, much like I have done in these photos of myself, going about my daily life now that sunshine and warmth have vanquished the lingering seasonal chill.

Downton Abbey Welcomes the Royals, Of Course Downton Abbey Welcomes the Royals, Of Course

What could Downton Abbey do for its upcoming movie that would be a suitable upscaling of the show to the big screen, and yet true to the original? The answer, in retrospect, is obvious: Host the King and Queen of the United Kingdom for a visit, of course!

Here's Kate Middleton by a Babbling Brook Here's Kate Middleton by a Babbling Brook

The Windsors are really on a publicity tear in recent weeks, and the latest imagery is so pastoral that daisies might start sprouting from your ears just looking at this photo of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, hovering over a briskly running woodland stream.

'No Spoilers' Has Been a Marketing Gimmick Since Psycho 'No Spoilers' Has Been a Marketing Gimmick Since Psycho

The new thing in Hollywood is asking, telling, pleading with audiences and critics not to spoil plot twists. Except this is not a new thing; it’s the long shadow of that creep, Alfred Hitchcock.

Please Look at King Edward VII's Custom-Made Sex Chair

The Victorians have been notoriously stereotyped as a staid bunch. Feast your eyes upon a magnificent piece of evidence to the contrary: A replica of Prince Edward’s lavish, custom-made sex chair.

The Royal Fantasy of Mothering Without Scarcity The Royal Fantasy of Mothering Without Scarcity

Once again the Windsors have welcomed a baby—and nobody is more excited to celebrate than American magazines.

Queen Matilda's Real Life Game of Thrones-Style Battle For the Crown Queen Matilda's Real Life Game of Thrones-Style Battle For the Crown

Watching Tyrion and Varys argue on a recent Game of Thrones episode about whether a cock is a necessary qualification for a monarch in the universe of Westeros, I wondered how this argument had played out in medieval England, which provided much of George R.R. Martin’s source material. While the highly successful show…

E.L. James's The Mister Fucks a Duck E.L. James's The Mister Fucks a Duck

With The Mister, E.L. James has done a great service to the romance novel, by demonstrating just how hard it is to write a good one.

Doris Day, 1950s Icon of Fresh-Faced Innocence, Has Died Doris Day, 1950s Icon of Fresh-Faced Innocence, Has Died

One of the last remaining great Hollywood stars of the midcentury, Doris Day, has died.

Prince Charles Helped Protect an Old Friend After Sexual Abuse Allegations, Inquiry Concludes Prince Charles Helped Protect an Old Friend After Sexual Abuse Allegations, Inquiry Concludes

An independent investigation has concluded that Prince Charles helped protect an old friend, former Anglican bishop Peter Ball, after Ball confessed to sexually abusing a novice.

Danielle Steel Is The Shoe-Hoarding, Cashmere Wearing Danielle Steel Character You Always Imagined Danielle Steel Is The Shoe-Hoarding, Cashmere Wearing Danielle Steel Character You Always Imagined

Danielle Steel, as you might expect from somebody who sits behind a desk designed to look like a giant stack of her own damn books, is a total character who works 20 hours a day, sleeps in cashmere nightgowns, and is horrified at the notion of bringing a dog into the office.

A Brief, Feverish Guide To The Royal Baby's Title A Brief, Feverish Guide To The Royal Baby's Title

The Palace has spoken: Baby Sussex is now Archie Harrison Montbatten-Windsor. But Americans may have been surprised to see that he was not Prince Archie.

Palace Unveils Tired, Postpartum Woman (and Baby) Palace Unveils Tired, Postpartum Woman (and Baby)

Harry and Meghan unveiled the latest addition to the family tree today, in a “tightly-controlled event” at Windsor Castle, as CBS News described it. Hope the British tabloids are happy!

Oh Good, a Threat to Affiliate Links, the Latest Savior of Media Oh Good, a Threat to Affiliate Links, the Latest Savior of Media

In recent years, media companies have sought to insulate themselves from the unpredictability of the digital advertising business through affiliate links, which send readers to a product page at, say Amazon, and provide the publication a small cut of any sales made. (Our company does this in the form of Kinja Deals.)

Lori Loughlin's When Calls the Heart Character Had to 'Travel Back East' Lori Loughlin's When Calls the Heart Character Had to 'Travel Back East'

Last night, Hallmark’s hit series When Calls the Heart returned for the first time without star Lori Loughlin, who played Abigail Stanton, mayor of the terrifyingly wholesome Canadian frontier town Hope Valley. How did they write her off? Friends, she “traveled back east,” just like your dog went to live on a farm…

The Royal Baby Has Arrived The Royal Baby Has Arrived

This morning, at 5:26 am London time, Meghan gave birth to a boy. He is now seventh in line to throne of the United Kingdom.

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