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About Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean bride auction redo and why people hate it and love it

“Take a wench for a bride” read the banner above the auction block. Front and center was a buxom redhead, clearly the Mercado’s prime merchandise.<p>Dressed in crimson and bound with rope to a chain gang of several more female abductees, she winked at prospective buyers as other prisoners cried into …

Walt Disney Company

Can We Get a Round of Applause? Over 50 of the Best Pictures From the 2018 Tony Awards

On Sunday night, Broadway's biggest and brightest stars traded the stage for the red carpet as they attended the Tony Awards at Radio City Music …

Tony Awards

The twist in the tale of my parents’ malicious will

The darkness inside her, the self-belief beaten out of her by the people supposed to hold her close, got her in the end<p>I was terrified of my father until the day he died; I wasn’t waiting for a payday<p>Blood isn’t enough. It doesn’t guarantee kindness or decency or a good heart<p>My sister wasn’t dead …

Sociology

5 Steps for Transforming an OK Story to a Great One from a Pixar Story Supervisor

Pixar’s Jason Katz reveals the what, why, and how of successful storytelling.VR, AR, MR, & 360 video (collectively referred to as “XR” in the …

Animation

Anthony Hopkins: ‘Most of this is nonsense, most of this is a lie’

I come from a generation where men are not very good at receiving or giving love. We don’t understand it<p>He tried to quieten down, but his mother said, ‘Why don’t you just be the bastard that you really are?’<p>I don’t have a temper any more. I get impatient, but I try not to judge<p>I did know about the …

The Theatre

The Worst Disaster of Trump’s Presidency May Have Already Happened

New figures suggest the death toll in Puerto Rico was worse than Hurricane Katrina—or 9/11.<p>As a candidate for president, <b>Donald Trump</b> showed little inclination to behave in ways commonly expected of those seeking the land’s highest office. “You know how easy it is to be presidential?” he asked …

Donald Trump

‘This Is Not of God’: When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The night before Shane Claiborne came to town to preach at a Christian revival, he received a letter from the chief of police at Liberty University warning that if he set foot on the property, he would be arrested for trespassing and face up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 …

Religion

Harry and Meghan Look to the Future, but Some Royals Never Change

Well, that was fun. A good time was had by all. In the words of one well-placed source, “the ceremony was over very quickly, in about fifteen minutes. Then everyone hit the dance floor. It seemed they all just wanted to party.”<p>No, wait. Hang on, that was Meghan Markle’s first wedding, held in 2011, …

This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality

In March, Ajit Pai, the 45-year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission, took to the internet—a community he joyfully inhabits and …

Net Neutrality

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

A broken idea of sex is flourishing. Blame capitalism

Feminism and capitalism are at odds, if under the one women are people and under the other they are property<p>Under capitalism, sex might as well be with dead objects, not live collaborators<p>Since the Toronto bloodbath, a lot of pundits have belatedly awoken to the existence of the “incel” (short for …

Feminism

No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle

Any 'commoner' who marries into any royal family ​is seen as marrying up. But Harry is marrying up too, by marrying out<p>Once a woman enters a royal family, every aspect and function of her body becomes a site of proprietary fantasy<p>Like any black and biracial woman, she has had a lifetime of learning …

Royal Family

My 14-Year-Old Daughter Watched Porn And It Changed Our Lives In Ways I Never Imagined

One fateful night in November 2014 my then-14-year-old daughter woke up my husband and me at 2 a.m.<p>Crying and visibly distraught, she whispered, “Mom, I have to tell you something.”<p>Those dreaded words are guaranteed to jolt even the deepest sleeper into full-alert mode. Immediately my mom brain …

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

This Rape-Revenge Horror Film Is Still Being Discussed 40 Years Later

Siskel and Ebert called 'I Spit on Your Grave' the worst movie of 1980, but Meir Zarchi’s infamous film isn't going away anytime soon.<p>Before it was repackaged in 1980 as <i>I Spit on Your Grave</i>, Meir Zarchi’s infamous 1978 film was originally titled <i>Day of the Woman</i>. Rife with gore, nudity, and a …

What Sleeping With Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity

I’m not sure it’s possible to justify my liaisons with married men, but what I learned from having them warrants discussion. Not between the wives and me, though I would be interested to hear their side. No, this discussion should happen between wives and husbands, annually, the way we inspect the …

Relationships

Zoe Saldana has opened up about her unpleasant experience filming Pirates of the Caribbean

'I left that experience feeling a little bitter’<p>Zoe Saldana is one of the most influential women in Hollywood, starring in <i>Avatar</i>, <i>Guardians of the</i> …

Review: In ‘Bobbie Clearly,’ It’s Crime, Punishment and Then What?

Casey Welch, the story goes, was a 16-year-old girl shot to death in a Nebraska cornfield by a 14-year-old boy named Bobbie Clearly.<p>Though she does not appear in the play named for her murderer, we come to know her better — through reminiscences, memorials and a startling impersonation — than we …

How Women See How Male Authors See Them

On Easter Sunday, the writer and podcaster Whit Reynolds ripped open a Pandora’s box of secondary sex characteristics when she challenged her Twitter followers to “describe yourself like a male author would.” The responses—of which there are now thousands—don’t so much display a unifying theme as a …

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’: Why Jews, Christians and even its composer hated it at first

On Easter Sunday, singer John Legend starred in the latest iteration of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a live production on NBC that drew legions of viewers thrilled by the music and, of course, the power of the story.<p>The rock opera is one of the most frequently staged productions in history, but when …

They escaped Kim Jong Un. Now these young North Korean defectors just want to grow up.

SEOUL, South Korea — Five years ago, as young boys, they crossed a frozen river in the dark of winter. As they passed from North Korea into China, they didn't yet understand that they were leaving their homes for good.<p>More than 6,000 miles later, Park Kwon's and Ju Cheol Kwang's separate trek to …

The story behind the racist responses to “Black Panther” in China

In the run-up to the release of Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> in China last weekend, pundits warned that the movie could only hope to, at best, match <i>Ant-Man</i>’s opening in the region ($43 million). “The themes of most films with largely black casts will not be of interest to Chinese audiences,” USC professor …

Black Panther

In America, White Women Can Get Away With Almost Anything

Former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu used bodily fluids, including spit and menstrual blood, to contaminate the belongings of her roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe. Brochu admitted to licking Rowe’s utensils and smearing blood from a tampon onto Rowe’s backpack, but told police she …

National school walkout to mark month since Parkland mass shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. — They solemnly spilled onto the high school football field, holding signs protesting gun violence and wearing shirts that read "March for our lives." They waved at a crowd of onlookers who had gathered to show support.<p>Exactly one month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman …

High School

27 Things From Overstock To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Make your place feel like a *home* thanks to these budget-conscious finds from Overstock — everything's less than $300 a pop!<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices</i> …

Melania Knew

Dear America: Come on, you can’t be serious.<p>The ongoing saga over a president, a porn star and a payoff is so lewd and tawdry that it can’t simply be added to the ever-expanding list of horrible misbehaviors of a womanizing misogynist.<p>It’s not even the infidelity that most bothers me. I view that …

Donald Trump

Inside the NRA's Florida Strategy

On March 1st, Gov. Rick Scott did something shocking. He showed up unannounced on the floors of the Florida state Senate and House of Representatives …

“We’re Not Your Pawns”: Parkland’s Never Again Movement Meets the Lawmakers

Back at school, the student activists grapple with partisanship.<p>Three weeks after a former student had shot seventeen pupils and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and three days after classes had resumed, the campus was settling into a routine again. A few patrol cars and a small …

Civil Rights

Families Of Parkland Shooting Victims Urge Legislature To Pass Gun Package

As Florida lawmakers draw closer to a vote Wednesday on a gun-safety package aimed at reducing school shootings, families of the 17 victims killed in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are urging legislators to approve it.<p>The Senate passed a version of the bill on Monday and now …

Guns