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BTS Fans Are Camping Out in the Rain for a Free Show BTS Fans Are Camping Out in the Rain for a Free Show

It was 43 degrees and spewing rain in New York on Sunday, but somehow even the shittiest May weather in recent memory can’t deter the most determined of BTS fans, a number of whom have camped out in Central Park to see the band play for free this week. I gave up on eating at a pizza place last week because there was a…

Kris Jenner, Like All Moms, Plays Favorites Kris Jenner, Like All Moms, Plays Favorites

Parents always claim they have no favorite children, and yet, though my mother has never once smiled in a photo with my sister, we have found several in which she is smiling with me. Coincidence? I think not. Despite their protestations, mothers pick favorites and least favorites, and #1 American Matriarch Kris Jenner…

Look at These Teeny Royal Baby Feet!

Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is six days old today, and yet his teensy baby toes are already more famous than most people’s body parts, now that his parents have splattered them all over social media. Not that I’m complaining! Look at those cute little toes! Look at how small they are! LOOK AT THE BABY!!!

My New Favorite TV Show Is This Live Count of James Charles Losing YouTube Subscribers

I am emotionally quite old and know very little information about YouTube personalities from the post-“Shoes” era, and yet for the last two days I’ve been fascinated by the ongoing feud between YouTube beauty blogger James Charles and fellow YouTube beauty blogger Tati Westbrook.

Of Course There's a TV Series About the College Admissions Scandal in the Works Of Course There's a TV Series About the College Admissions Scandal in the Works

Operation Varsity Blues is a story that has it all: deceit, conspiracy, intrigue, Yale, a cool code name, very rich people, vaguely famous people, pretty people, the Sephora industrial complex, and William H. Macy doing yard work. So it should come as no surprise that the infamous college admissions scandal is already…

Common Speaks Out About His Childhood Sexual Assault Common Speaks Out About His Childhood Sexual Assault

Rapper Common was sexually assaulted as a nine or 10-year-old boy, an incident he recounted in his new memoir, Let Love Have the Last Word.

Donald Trump's Old Tax Returns Confirm He's Shitty As Hell at Running a Business Donald Trump's Old Tax Returns Confirm He's Shitty As Hell at Running a Business

Donald Trump loves to proclaim that he is the very best at everything—deals, Presidenting, big hand motions, napping. And according to about a decade’s worth of his old tax returns, he’s also the very best at losing money! Big claps for Trump, the best shitty businessman of them all.

A Depressing Update on the Ongoing Drama Over Britney Spears's Conservatorship A Depressing Update on the Ongoing Drama Over Britney Spears's Conservatorship

Britney Spears has left the mental health facility she checked into last month to help her cope with her father’s ongoing health problems. That’s the good news—the bad news is, she’s apparently being harassed by her ex-manager, and on Tuesday she reportedly fired a restraining order against him. Leave Britney alone!

Kim Kardashian West Is Extremely Serious About That Whole Being a Lawyer Thing Kim Kardashian West Is Extremely Serious About That Whole Being a Lawyer Thing

I was fully under the impression that Kim Kardashian West’s whole “I want to study law!” thing was kind of like the time I started trying to learn French on Duolingo—three years later, I can say “mon livre est rouge” and absolutely nothing else. But it appears she is quite serious. At the very least, she seems…

Who's Afraid of Robert Mueller? (It's Trump, Trump's Afraid) Who's Afraid of Robert Mueller? (It's Trump, Trump's Afraid)

It took Donald Trump all of 15 seconds to announce the Mueller report afforded him “Complete and Total EXONERATION!” after Attorney General William Barr released his little SparkNotes summary back in March. And yet, Trump now seems reluctant to let the man behind that report to tell Congress in person the complete and…

Happy Birthday to Adele, Who Refuses to Be Sad Happy Birthday to Adele, Who Refuses to Be Sad

Today is Adele’s 31st birthday, and even though birthdays are for existential grief and alcohol poisoning, Adele will not succumb to the requisite sadness.

Sultan of Brunei Rolls Back Law Permitting Death by Stoning for Gay Sex Sultan of Brunei Rolls Back Law Permitting Death by Stoning for Gay Sex

Boycotts do, in fact, work, or at least one did. The Sultan of Brunei has agreed to rescind a law permitting gay sex to be punishable by death, thanks in part to a celebrity boycott of his luxury hotels.

Pete Buttigieg Actually Doesn't Want to Dabble in Being Anti-Vax, After All Pete Buttigieg Actually Doesn't Want to Dabble in Being Anti-Vax, After All

This week, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was in New York, a city currently in the midst of a public health emergency declared in response to a measles outbreak. Sadly, it seemed Buttigieg was too busy watching Al Sharpton eat dry toast to pay much heed to what’s been going on here.

Man Who Enslaved Teen Girl Gets No Prison Time Man Who Enslaved Teen Girl Gets No Prison Time

A Georgia man who abducted a teenage girl, kept her in a dog cage, and coerced her into sex was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week, and yet he will not actually serve any of that sentence.

Robert Mueller Latest Dude to Complain About William Barr's Fifth-Grade Reading Level Robert Mueller Latest Dude to Complain About William Barr's Fifth-Grade Reading Level

William Barr broke MSNBC enthusiasts’ hearts last month when he released a summary of the long-anticipated Mueller report that was essentially a slip of paper emblazoned with the words “DONALD TRUMP INNOCENT.” And yet, the release of the redacted report confirmed that Trump is likely not innocent (of obstruction of…

Oprah Winfrey Quit 60 Minutes After Being Told She Was 'Too Emotional' When She Said Her Own Name Oprah Winfrey Quit 60 Minutes After Being Told She Was 'Too Emotional' When She Said Her Own Name

Oprah Winfrey is Oprah Winfrey, and everyone else is not Oprah Winfrey, an unfortunate fact for the rest of us, but one we must bear. If you have navigated many decades of being Oprah Winfrey, you have, without question, earned the right to declare that particular fact with the emotional weight reserved for one…

New York Magazine Details Horrifying Alleged Sex Cult at Sarah Lawrence College New York Magazine Details Horrifying Alleged Sex Cult at Sarah Lawrence College

Just ahead of the start of alleged sex cult NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s trial this week, New York magazine has dropped a major story detailing another apparent sex cult, this one at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. According to the deeply horrifying piece, the cult was headed by a student’s father, who moved into…

There's Only One Right Response to Meghan McCain There's Only One Right Response to Meghan McCain

Noted anti-Semitism expert Meghan McCain lent her much-needed voice to the current discourse on Sunday following this past weekend’s horrifying shooting at a Chabad synagogue in San Diego.

Spring's Hottest Looks Hit the Catwalk at the NRA's Concealed-Carry Fashion Show Spring's Hottest Looks Hit the Catwalk at the NRA's Concealed-Carry Fashion Show

The National Rifle Association does not particularly elicit visions of fashion, unless that “fashion” consists of camouflage or Dana Loesch’s unyielding dedication to leather bodycon. And yet, at the NRA’s annual meeting in Indianapolis this weekend, there was in fact a fashion show. Not just any fashion show, mind…

Sally Rooney Would Like Everyone to Shut Up About Her Already Sally Rooney Would Like Everyone to Shut Up About Her Already

Sally Rooney’s Normal People is a great book. It is a classic 19th century love story set in the 2010s, one that digs sharply into the misunderstandings, power imbalances, insecurities, and self-destructive tendencies that can maim and destroy a relationship. It’s a quick and engrossing read, and it deserves the…

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