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'The Handmaid's Tale' Team Goes Inside That "Realistic" and "Disappointing" Twist

Creator Bruce Miller, star Elisabeth Moss and the cast of the Hulu drama preview what's next for Offred following her shocking setback in the third …

The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Pictures

American Culture

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

Justice

White Woman Who Thought She Was Black Tells All In Her Book ‘Seventy Years Of Blackness’

The book is a biography of Verda Byrd and it was published in December 2017.<p>Verda Byrd finally tells her story in her book, <i>Seventy Years of Blackness</i> …

Kansas City

RuPaul’s Drag Race and What People Get Wrong About the History of Drag

With RuPaul set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 16 and the tenth season of the hit show <i>RuPaul’s Drag Race</i> premiering on …

LGBTQI

The Color of Humanity in Sally Mann’s South

We’re in Virginia, where the photographer Sally Mann was born, in 1951, and where she still lives, making work so rooted in place that it is inseparable from history, from lore, and from the effects of slavery. Like Janus, she looks forward as she looks back, at all those bodies that made her and …

“Speak No Evil”: A Novel of Coming Out in America

The author of “Beasts of No Nation” writes a new book about sexuality, race, and cultural dislocation.<p>Uzodinma Iweala’s first novel, “Beasts of No Nation,” published in 2005, gave its readers imagined access to the experience of child soldiers in West Africa. As a way to get Westerners to enlarge …

Jordan Peterson’s Gospel of Masculinity

How did a once obscure academic become the Internet’s most revered—and reviled—intellectual?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In February, 2000, <i>The</i> <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> published a concise review of a not-at-all-concise book. …

Human Rights

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

Trevor Noah 'in Heaven' After Lupita Nyong'o Takes Starring Role in His Biopic

Lupita Nyong'o is starring in Trevor Noah's biopic, and the "Daily Show" host couldn't be happier.<p>News broke Wednesday that the Oscar-winning actress had boarded the project not only as a star but a producer. She'll play Noah's mother, Patricia, in the movie, which is an adaptation of his memoir, …

Brandon Myers on his favourite body part, gay fans, and the homoeroticism of Bromans

<b>“I have about 100 requests daily from the gay community, sliding into my DM’s trying to get lucky.”</b><p>In our latest episode of 21QW, Brandon Myers sits …

The ‘Black Panther’ Revolution

Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called <i>Gods of Egypt.</i> It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became …

Black Panther

5 Thought-Provoking Audiobooks to Listen to This October

Here's a selection of books that are perfect to curl up with on a cold evening.<p>October evokes images of colorful leaves, dropping temperatures, and pumpkin spice lattes. But it's also the perfect time to catch up on books that might have been too heavy for the summer.<p>Since Halloween is the biggest …

Books

Here’s how to tell if your sexual connection with someone new is healthy

Thanks to movies and TV shows, the picture of having sex with someone for the first time goes a little something like this: You meet up for dinner, …

Relationships

Flying Coach Is So Cramped It Could Be a Death Trap

A judge calls it a ‘life-and-death safety concern.’ A government document shows there may not be enough room to brace for impact. Inside the …

Today Marked the Beginning of the End of Trump

After his performance today, no one can pooh-pooh away the possibility of the president empowering people who want a race war.<p>That was the beginning …

Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Hits Users & Abusers With Equal Force

This country will start to care about the rights of Casual Drug-Using Americans when we stand up and vote as if weed really matters.<p>The oppressed …

Gay in Nigeria: The stark reality for LGBT people in the West African country

Michael Ighodaro was attacked by homophobes in his home city of Abuja when he was waiting for a taxi outside his friend's home. His attackers stormed …

How People Buy Drugs off the Internet

I’m going to open this bad boy up with a big ol’ disclaimer: this is not a field guide to teach you how to pick up a recreational drug habit by …

Privacy

Puddles Pity Party Performs an Emotional Cover of ‘I Want You To Want Me’ by Cheap Trick

Puddles Pity Party performs an emotional cover of the classic Cheap Trick song “I Want You To Want Me”.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is …

Web Hosting

21 Pics That Will Make You Mildly Uncomfortable

There are a lot of images on the internet that you can’t unsee,I think we’ve all Googled something innocently and then saw Marge Simpson doing …

Pics

6 Popular Survival Tips That Will Get You Killed

If your life depends on these tips, it's best to just embrace your death immediately rather than prolong the inevitable.<p>Cast and Crew<p>Head of …

7 Ways To Break Your Pushover Friend Who Just Started Standing Up For Himself

<i>Is your lackey starting to grow a spine? You’d better nip that in the bud. Here are seven ways to stamp out your pushover friend’s newfound</i> …

GOP Recommends Americans Set Aside Income From One Of Their Jobs To Pay For Healthcare Under New Bill

WASHINGTON—In an effort to address concerns about the affordability of coverage, Republican congressional officials advised Americans Monday to set …

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.<p>​Findings from a recent University of Sussex study suggest human emotion can be relayed through the air, using ultrasound technology that simulates touch.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate there is consistent …

Danger in my belly: I know where Donald Trump’s tribal rhetoric can lead

<b>People walk through burning refuse in Dadaab, Kenya the world's biggest refugee complex August 20, 2009 in Dadaab, Kenya (Getty/Spencer Platt)</b><p>I came to America as a refugee from Somalia. I know what happens when a group of people is labeled as a threat<p>Boyah J. Farah<p>February 11, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>I …

Donald Trump

"Antifa" Far-Left Extremists Fight Neo-Nazis Online and in Real Life | WIRED

Author: Emma Grey Ellis. Emma Grey Ellis Culture<p>Date of Publication: 02.04.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Neo-Nazis Face a New Foe Online …

These 50 profound quotes from Buddha will change the way you spend your life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

The Hermit Who Inadvertently Shaped Climate-Change Science

Billy Barr moved to the Rocky Mountains four decades ago, got bored one winter, and decided to keep a notebook that has become the stuff of legend.<p>It was a year into his life alone in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains when Billy Barr began his recordings. It started as a curiosity, a task to busy his mind …

People Losing Their S*** Over a Surprise Michelle Obama Will Make Your Day

Michelle Obama—perhaps the single greatest achievement of the Obama administration (we get it: healthcare, LGBTQ rights, the economy, bin Laden, …