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Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Biology

Venezuelan women push past border controls for food

<b>About 500 Venezuelan women in search of food have broken through border controls separating the western state of Tachira from neighbouring Colombia.</b><p>The women said their families were going hungry because of severe food shortages in Venezuela.<p>Hours later, they crossed back into Venezuela carrying …

Venezuela

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

I am a bad Buddhist. I don’t meditate every day, and some weeks, I feel lucky if I find the time to meditate at all. I go to zendo in rare spurts, a …

Climate Change

Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital

With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to deliver fresh produce even in the coldest Chicago winter.<p>When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy …

Urban Agriculture

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

Yes, Hillary Was an Enabler

Donald Trump’s philosophy is never to use a scalpel when a meat ax is available, and so it is with his attack on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s.<p>And yet, in slamming Hillary as Bill’s “enabler” and daring to invoke the allegation of rape against Clinton, Trump is again demonstrating his …

Government

The Best Films of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

After nearly two weeks of viewing some of the best that cinema will have to offer this year, the 69th Cannes Film Festival has concluded. With <b>Ken</b> …

Paul Verhoeven

60 exciting openings in Chicago in June

The summer is just getting started! June kicks off the season with more festivals than you can possibly attend and an entire month of warm weather …

Patti LuPone

Stash Box: Marijuana at the Movies

One of the first times I got really, really high, I was with some friends who all lived the classic ’90s-stoner lifestyle: Bob Marley blacklight …

Seattle

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Samuel L. Jackson

The Handmaiden review – Park Chan-wook's lurid lesbian potboiler simmers with sexual tension

The acclaimed Korean film-maker’s latest is an erotic thriller that prioritises female sexuality, and exquisite set design, to intoxicating effect<p>It was inaccurately thought by some, who had clearly never read a single sentence of the source novel, that Sam Taylor Johnson’s glossy adaptation of …

The 15-Minute Workout That’ll Leave You Chill AF

Still looking for your second wind after your third cup of coffee? Girl, namaste. Sounds counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to get amped is to slow things down. Way down. <i>(Tone up, beat stress, and feel great with Rodale's new With Yoga DVD.)</i><p>"One bout of yoga can dissolve physical tension …

A Go-to Guide for Japanese Anime Beginners!

I was first introduced to Japanese anime series and OVAs (original video animation) at 10 years old, back when laser disc was still popular. I had no …

Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …

Feminism

Ignore the smears: Bernie Sanders is right about Israel’s heinous atrocities in Gaza — he just got the numbers wrong

Israeli soldiers admitted they shot Palestinians out of boredom, but Bernie is slammed for trying to tell the truth<p>Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has faced a torrent of criticism in recent days after criticizing Israel's atrocities in its 2014 war in Gaza.<p>In an interview published this week …

The foodie's guide to seeing Portland

If there’s one thing hipsters know, it’s food. Food that looks good, food that tastes fresh, food that’s sustainable, food that brings people …

How Women Really Feel About Sex Robots

A recent survey found that women and men had drastically different opinions on the appropriateness of sex robots in a variety of real-life situations. We asked a sex researcher: Why?<p>According to a recent survey conducted by researchers at Tufts University, women just aren't into the idea of fucking …

Loneliness

Donald Trump's Abortion Logic Is Totally 100% Right

The success of Donald Trump stems from one major factor: the perception that he tells it like it is because he’s beholden to no one. Whether Trump …

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Because we’re all book nerds at heart<p>Though we’re all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn’t always our go-to. After all, there’s only so much our eyeballs can take before they …

Brazil Confiscates Abortion Pills From Pregnant Women Exposed To Zika

“I contacted Zika four days ago. I just found out I’m about six weeks pregnant. I have a son I love dearly. I love children. But I don’t believe it …

Brazil

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Shiva Is A God Who Likes Marijuana — And So Do Many Of His Followers

Shiva is one chill deity.<p>He's one of the three major gods in the Hindu religion. And he has a penchant for pot.<p>"Shiva loves marijuana. So we come to share Shiva's prasad [offerings] with everyone else," explains a 60-year-old holy man who gives his name as Radhe Baba.<p>It's the eve of the festival of …

Hinduism

Inside the Chinese closet: The world of the fake-marriage market for the LGBT community in China

Andy is talking to his father on his mobile and on the surface, he's pretty much like any son, talking in monosyllables to his father. He listens …

LGBTQ

What $100 Will Buy You Around the World

From a gallon of milk in the Bahamas to a pair of Levis in Dubai.<p>When you think about things that cost $100, it’s easy to forget that a seemingly …

​How (and Why) Your Brain Makes Its Own Cannabinoids

A crash course on the endocannabinoid system in preparation of the premier of 'Weediquette.'<p>As you probably already know, unlike water, potatoes, and many top-selling pharmaceutical drugs, it's virtually impossible to fatally overdose on marijuana.<p>What you might not realize, however, is that this …

Cannabis

This Man's Home Is a Boeing 727 Parked in the Oregon Woods

And he's searching for another airplane to build a home in Japan.<p>An Oregon man who has spent more than 15 years living inside of a decommissioned Boeing 727 airplane converted into a home wants to build another in Japan.<p>Bruce Campbell (not that Bruce Campbell) acquired his current Boeing 727 in …

Boeing

My husband has stopped cheating on me after 35 years

Kate Simpson’s husband was serially unfaithful all through their marriage but she chose to ignore it. At last she has an exclusive relationship with him – has it been worth the wait?<p>We’re still together after 35 years because I refused to ever consider splitting up, although Matt’s been unfaithful …

Handcrafted Jewelry Infused with the Spectacular Beauty of the Universe

Artist Jackie Taylor (of MoonStarsJewelry) aims to infuse the beauty of the universe in her pieces of jewelry. For over 20 years, Taylor has refined her design process, which always begins with a detailed drawing. Her multifaceted technique includes wire construction, metal forming, soldering, …

Jewelry

16 Netflix hacks that will take your binge-watching to the next level

Everyone loves Netflix.<p>The service has taken over the world because it lets you binge on your favorite shows and movies to your hearts content. And you can watch whenever, wherever.<p>But even though the standard Netflix experience is good, it doesn't mean you can't improve it with few tricks.<p>From …

Televisions

I'm a Woman, and I Won't Be Told Who to Vote for—Male or Female

A few words for Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem.<p>The world of 2016 is more publicly complex for a young woman than it was 50 years ago, during second-wave feminism. It's not merely that things have changed. Rather, the explicit needs of young women are more than what our mainstream feminist …

Feminism