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Trump Fails to Back Up Misogynist Slurs with Anti-Woman Proposals, Rivals Say

CLEVELAND (The Borowitz Report)—Tempers flared in the aftermath of Thursday night’s Republican debate, as rival candidates accused the billionaire Donald Trump of failing to back up his misogynist slurs with concrete and workable anti-woman proposals.<p>Florida governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin governor …

Government

Latin America’s Transgender-Rights Leaders

About three weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, the Colombian government issued a directive that received little international notice. On June 4th, the government announced that it would allow Colombian citizens to change their gender on identity documents without first …

The G.O.P.’s Misogyny Primary

In the United States, our most successful demagogues have often become so by making skillful use of whatever the newest media was at the time. Charles Coughlin, the Catholic priest who railed against Jews and capitalism in the nineteen-thirties, did most of his railing via the radios that the …

Instagram’s Mark on Public Art

Last Tuesday, the Public Art Fund assembled a group of art-world Instagram “influencers,” in the middle of the park at MetroTech Commons, in downtown Brooklyn. They were there to get a first look at the artist Hank Willis Thomas’s new show, “Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth Is I See You,” which is on …

Art

Christian Baker Can’t Turn Down Gay Couple, Colorado Court Rules

A state appeals court in Colorado ruled on Thursday that a Christian baker outside of Denver can be fined for refusing to design a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Dow Jones

#ILookLikeAnEngineer – how one woman turned the tables on sexism in her industry

A software engineer has started a conversation about sexism after a photo of her taken to help promote a recruitment campaign attracted a barrage of ignorant comments. Engineer Isis Wenger wrote a blog post describing how the ad had attracted criticism online, including accusations that she wasn’t …

Feminism

Kristen Stewart’s Sexual Revolution: ‘I’m Not Hiding’

The Twilight star spoke candidly about sexuality and our obsession with defining relationships. In doing so, she’s playing an important role in …

Feminism

Emma Watson calls the fashion industry to action on gender equality

Emma Watson has told the fashion world they're not doing enough for gender equality.<p>In an effort to speak for change in a unified voice, Watson …

Family of woman found dead in jail outside of Cleveland asks for answers

The family of a black woman who was found dead in a suburban jail outside of Cleveland, Ohio, is asking for answers about her death, saying she was “perfectly fine” when they visited her at the jail the day before.<p>Ralkina Jones, 37, was arrested in Cleveland Heights on Friday night in an …

Black Lives Matter

There Might Be Poop on Your Cilantro

Guacamole fans, beware: the FDA has banned the import of some fresh cilantro from Mexico after evidence showed the crop could be tainted with human …

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

Ai Weiwei’s 600 Days of Flowers

For almost two years, the Chinese artist and dissident has been cataloguing his inability to leave the country with bouquets. But the protest ended Wednesday with the return of his passport.<p>On Wednesday morning, as he has every day for the past year and a half, Ai Weiwei placed a bouquet of flowers …

We need new leaders: women of South Sudan's Bentiu camp speak

More than 100,000 now live in this base for internally displaced people in the world’s newest country. Inside the camp, three women tell their stories<p>The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in the UN compound in Bentiu has risen above 100,000, the organisation has announced, making it the …

Africa

Remains of Jewish victims of Nazi medical experiments found in France

Researcher uncovers test tubes at Strasbourg medical school containing human samples of Holocaust victims collected by Nazi doctor August Hirt<p>It started with a letter, a brief reference to samples taken from the bodies of Holocaust victims used in Nazi medical research. Decades later, the jars and …

Forensics

Sandra Bland: video released from inside county jail leading up to hanging

African American woman, 28, died in custody three days after Texas traffic stop in which supporters say dashcam images show trooper was agitated<p>Texas police have released video taken from inside the county jail during the last minutes of Sandra Bland’s life as activists claimed that the traffic …

Black Lives Matter

Big stink on Russian border as man tries to smuggle 460kg of cheese from EU

Russian customs officials said on Monday they had foiled a bid to smuggle nearly half a tonne of cheese into the country from the European Union, whose food is subject to retaliatory sanctions.<p>A man attempted to drive from Poland into the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad with 460kg of cheese stuffed …

European Union

Spain's Prado museum invites blind people to touch painting masterpieces

Staff at the Prado, Spain’s top art museum, usually prevent visitors from touching its priceless treasures.<p>The real Mona Lisa? Prado museum finds Leonardo da Vinci pupil's take<p>Read more<p>But on a recent morning, with their blessing, Jose Pedro Gonzalez, 56, slowly ran his fingers over a copy of one …

Art

American Cakes Throughout History | The History Kitchen | PBS Food

If you grew up in America, chances are you have a favorite type of cake. From Red Velvet Cake to Hummingbird Cake to Pineapple Upside Down Cake, …

Dessert

Pluto Shows Its True Colors — NOVA Next | PBS

“This is definitely an extraordinary system,” Cathy Olkin, <i>New Horizons</i> Deputy Project Scientist, told NOVA Next on Tuesday.<p>Pluto is a celestial …

Solar System