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What Peter Thiel Was Doing In Cleveland

Not since Susan Sarandon…<p>If you want to understand what Peter Thiel was doing in Cleveland, you won’t get much from reading his brief and quickly delivered convention speech, which was focused in surprisingly large part on the sort of thing political hacks expect technologists to talk about: the …

Peter Thiel

Elizabeth Warren Fans Tell Bernie Booers To Get Over It

“I think the Bernie or Bust people need to deal with reality and move forward.”<p>PHILADELPHIA — Two die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters arrived early here on Tuesday afternoon to attend a powerpoint presentation on the American economy, delivered by the party’s big-name progressive hero, Sen. …

Democrats

Bernie’s Best-Known Latina Staffer Set To Join Post-Campaign “Our Revolution” Group

Erika Andiola, who along with other Latino staffers, helped shape Sanders immigration message as his success grew, is going to continue working on his post-election efforts at the 501c4 group, Our Revolution.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Erika Andiola, who played a role in shaping and drawing attention to the …

Revolution

Isiah Thomas Glad Michael Jordan “Joined The Party”

Jordan, who traditionally has avoided political or social commentary, spoke about police violence this week.<p>PHILADELPHIA — After the person many consider the greatest basketball player ever put his name and considerable fortune behind a social cause, Isiah Thomas has a message for Michael Jordan: …

Michael Jordan

The Democratic Party Wants To Change How Tipping Works

For the first time, the party has officially embraced calls to eliminate the law that allows tipped workers to be paid just $2.13 an hour.<p>If you’ve never waited tables or run a restaurant, $2.13 likely doesn’t mean much to you. But if you have, you might know it’s the minimum hourly wage for …

Democratic Party

Driver In Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Was Speeding

74 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.<p>The driver of a Tesla Model S killed in a crash west of Williston, Florida while using the car’s Autopilot feature was speeding, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.<p>Released Tuesday, the preliminary report determined that the Tesla was …

Autonomous Tech

Democratic Senator: Emails Suggest Sanders Was Right That DNC Wasn’t Neutral

“Bernie said for a long time, he didn’t think the DNC was staying neutral. Well, the emails came out, wherever they came from, and suggest that he was right,” said Sen. Dick Durbin.<p>Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said on Monday that Democratic National Committee emails leaked last week …

Bernie Sanders

The UN’s Next Leader Might Not Be A Woman After All

NGOs, diplomats, and regular people have been expecting the United Nations to finally choose a woman to head the body for the first time in its history. But guess who’s in the lead? Yep! Two dudes.<p>This year will be the last in outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s second term and …

UNHCR

McDonald’s Looks For New Ideas As Peak Breakfast Approaches

As the chain’s U.S. turnaround slows, it’s looking for new ways to keep customers coming back for more.<p>McDonald’s has made a tenuous comeback in the U.S. since rolling out a highly anticipated all-day breakfast menu last fall, but the burger chain’s resurgence is showing signs of weakening.<p>From …

Fast Food

This Syrian Refugee In Germany Keeps Getting Falsely Accused Of Launching Terrorist Attacks

His photo first circulated after the Brussels bombings, and now he’s been accused of committing the Ansbach suicide attack.<p>A 27-year-old Syrian refugee set off a suicide bomb on Sunday near a wine bar in Ansbach, Germany. Soon after, a French Twitter user posted a photo of a refugee taking a selfie …

Germany

19 Perfect Tweets About JoJo Sending Home Luke On “The Bachelorette”

HOW???<p>1. Last week’s episode of <i>The Bachelorette</i> left off with JoJo saying she had to send Luke home — a move literally no one thought she would go through with.<p>2. But on last night’s episode, she actually did it.<p>3. She sent Luke Pell — the perfect man — home.<p>4. He had tried to change her mind last …

The Bachelorette

Democratic Senator: DNC Leak “Shouldn’t Have Happened,” DWS Had To Go

“Yes, she did, the emails shouldn’t have happened and she needed to step down and I appreciate the fact that she did that for party unity.”<p>Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow said Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to step down after Wikileaks released a batch of almost 20,000 DNC emails on its website on …

Democratic Party

If Clinton Wins, Black Caucus Members Want Bobby Scott To Replace Tim Kaine

If Kaine becomes vice president, the governor of Virginia will be able to appoint a replacement. The Virginia congressman would be the third black senator.<p>PHILADELPHIA — One of the new open questions in politics: If Hillary Clinton gets elected, who will be appointed to fill Tim Kaine’s Senate seat …

Tim Kaine

There Is Now A Giant Pokéball Chilling In The Middle Of A Russian City

The mayor of the city said that he didn’t see anything wrong with the new monument to being the very best, like no one ever was.<p>As the rest of the world has begun to enjoy the delightful addiction that is Pokémon Go, for better or worse, Russia has been feeling decidedly left out.<p>There’s no …

Russian Orthodox Church

Charges Dropped Against Hidden Video Anti-Abortion Activists

Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden skated clear of felony charges on Tuesday, due to a grand jury bungle.<p>The Houston district attorney’s office on Tuesday dropped the last criminal charge, for felony false identification, against anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, whose secret recordings of …

Planned Parenthood

“Harry Potter And The Cursed Child” Photos Are Here And They’re So Magical

WHY AM I NOT AT THIS PLAY RIGHT NOW?!<p>For many <i>Harry Potter</i> fans, going to see “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” live in London just isn’t possible because…money.<p>But it’s OK, everyone, because official photos of the production have been released, and now we all get to pretend that we’re actually …

Harry Potter

Three New Poems By Nick Flynn

<b>Text to be Whispered by the Bedside of a Sleeping Child</b><p><i>after Tim Etchells</i><p>Here’s<p>the deal: if you die<p>then I will be able to<p>drink again & no<p>one alive will even<p>blame me—this,<p>child, is<p>the dark wind in-<p>side, but it isn’t even<p>the darkest. Then I<p>think, I’ll have another<p>child, a back-up, in<p>another city, with<p>…

Library of Congress

Mila Kunis Tried To Explain The Plot Of “Jupiter Ascending” And Simply Could Not

She tried, kinda.<p>In 2015, Mila Kunis starred in the greatest cinematic achievement of all time, <i>Jupiter Ascending</i>.<p>Mila played a space-queen/maid hybrid. Channing Tatum played a dog-man hybrid who has wings and flies around on space rollerskates. Eddie Redmayne played an evil space-emperor in a role …

Mila Kunis

The Cast Of “Scandal” Shared Adorable Photos From Their First Table Read Of The Season

Give us more episodes, please!<p>When we left off with the Season 5 finale of <i>Scandal</i> last May, things ended up getting pretty crazy (as per usual).<p>Mellie is officially the Republican presidential nominee, Jake is her running mate, Olivia’s behind the whole thing, and Cyrus is running alongside …

Kerry Washington

Iconic FAO Schwarz Toy Store Will Become Giant Under Armour Flagship

Under Armour’s CEO says the company will turn the famous Manhattan space into the “single greatest retail store in the world.”<p>One of America’s most iconic shopping spaces, the former FAO Schwarz toy store in Manhattan, is set to become a giant Under Armour store, which the company aims to turn into …

Under Armour

Here’s Mike Pence’s 3-Part Test To Determine If Someone Is A “Conservative Crank”

How does Donald Trump hold up?<p>In a June 1993 column, Mike Pence came up with a three-part test for distinguishing commentators “from what can be defined as the conservative crank.”<p>The current Indiana governor was a talk radio host at the time he wrote the op-ed in <i>The Indianapolis Star</i>. It was a …

Mike Pence

We Talked To This OITNB Star About Pizza, Zumba, And Burpees

Here’s what Vicky Jeudy has to say about Haitian codfish patties, constipation, and working out twice a day.<p>This is actor and fitness enthusiast Vicky Jeudy.<p>You might know her as Janae Watson from <i>Orange is the New Black</i>.<p>Janae is a former high school track star who’s in prison for armed …

Pizza

This MP Wants “Honour Killings” To Be Treated As Acts Of Terror

Nusrat Ghani is calling for the word “honour” to be removed from legislation and changed to “act of terror” to reflect the motives of perpetrators.<p>Tory MP Nusrat Ghani has doubled-up on her call to remove the term “honour killing” from crime legislation and instead refer to the offences as “acts of …

Forced marriage

RNC Chair: I Bet More DNC Emails Are Coming Shortly

“I think this is just the beginning.”<p>Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says he thinks there’s going to be more emails from the Democratic National Committee dumped on Wikileaks.<p>“I think this is just the beginning, I think there’s going to be more emails coming out,” Priebus said …

Reince Priebus

18 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Matt Damon

He told BuzzFeed what makes him cry, his go-to drunk food, and what he really thinks about that Maaaatt Daaamon Team America puppet.<p>He’s undoubtedly one of the biggest actors of our time, with a name that’s known the world over. But when we recently sat down with Matt Damon in London, we learnt …

Matt Damon

24 Things Everyone Who’s In Love With “Stranger Things” Will Appreciate

“Why are you keeping this curiosity door locked?”<p>1. These ultimate friendship goals.<p>2. This memorial.<p>3. Although Barb wasn’t the only person who deserved one.<p>4. When we realised we’ve <i>all</i> been the third wheel, stuck inside an empty swimming pool in a terrifying upside down world.<p>5. This stunning fan …

Geek

68 Of The Most Atmospheric Shots From Netflix’s “Stranger Things”

WARNIING: Semi-spoilers, if you’ve managed not to binge-watch yet.

Netflix

People Still Have Chills From Michelle Obama’s Incredible DNC Speech

“Do you think Michelle Obama is Beyoncé’s Beyoncé?”<p>In case you missed it, First Lady Michelle Obama brought the house down at the Democratic National Convention Monday night.<p>Discussing her children and husband in what was an intensely personal speech, she made an emotional case for Hillary Clinton …

Michelle Obama

I Tried A Vintage “Slimming” Exercise Machine And It Was The Worst

Jiggling away fat like it’s 1956.<p>As a lazy person, the concept of passive exercise is very attractive to me. I’ve always had the goal of getting “fit” by “exercising” while scrolling through Twitter, but in my search for workouts that feature minimal exertion, I’ve come up empty.<p>Even beginner yoga …

Fitness

Just Photos Of Some Very, Very Emotional Bernie Sanders Supporters

Democratic National Cryvention 2016.

Bernie Sanders