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Blasphemy is still a crime in Australia – and it shouldn't be

The crime of blasphemy has had a bit of publicity lately. British comedian Stephen Fry was recently reported to police in Ireland on accusations of …

Australia doesn't have a population policy – why?

<i>Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the first article in our series, Is</i> …

Topless Feminist Activists Disrupt Woody Allen Jazz Concert in Germany (Video)

The women were protesting what they called "a culture of silence" surrounding sexual abuse allegations against the Oscar-winning director.<p>Feminist …

Rob Kardashian’s Blac Chyna Abuse Proves Once Again: He’s the Worst

Kim Kardashian, cultural-appropriation peccadilloes aside, has tended to be the most innocuous member of her family. And she <i>did</i> earn a shit-ton of …

Rob Kardashian

Amazon deal blurs lines between traditional and online retail

"Although Amazon has been a looming threat to the grocery industry, the shadow it has cast has been pale and distant. That has now changed," he …

Coal isn't coming back, not even with Trump leaving the Paris accord

With or without the Paris agreement, market forces are turning a meaningful return of America's coal production, coal-fired power plants and mining …

Akamai pins Australian peak broadband speeds at 64th globally

Australia's peak fixed-line broadband speeds have reached 55.7Mbps while average speeds are now 11.1Mbps, although it continues to rank first in APAC …

Explainer: how much landfill does Australia have?

Since Australia stopped incinerating rubbish in the middle of the 20th century, most of our solid waste has ended up in landfill. Some 20 million …

Artist Creates World’s Pinkest Pink, Makes It Available to Everyone but One Person

Pink is a nice color, but PINK is way better. Created by British artist Stuart semple, after a decade of working with paint manufacturers from around …

Pop culture was vicious to Marcia Clark. A new show offers an overdue apology.

By Alyssa Rosenberg<p>Alyssa Rosenberg<p>Opinion writer covering culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX’s handsome re-creation of the trial of Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman, has …

Los Angeles

5 Surprising and Inspiring TED Talks by Women Leaders in 2015

What would you say to the world after a decade of silence? What would you design if you could print out your clothes? What kind of leader would you …

Why women bake: the healing power of a quiet sisterhood

Some have suggested that the endeavor is less than feminist, when in fact the soothing process – and blogging about it – can be quite the opposite<p>In the 2011 movie Bridesmaids, Kristin Wiig’s character, a pastry chef, comforts herself in a moment of turmoil by baking an elaborate cupcake alone. We …

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi review – serious issues, fairytale narrative

Oyeyemi’s fifth novel finds her treating the horrors of racism in 1950s America with gentle, magical style<p>Helen Oyeyemi, a <i>Granta</i> best of young British novelist, was born in Nigeria, grew up in London and has lived around Europe and North America. She specialises in unorthodox, freewheeling plots, …

Grace Jones: 'I'm A Bit Split Personality'

Before there was Madonna or Lady Gaga, there was Grace Jones.<p>The creator of that gender-bending, hypersexual persona has been a supermodel, a muse for artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, and a musician whose influence is still felt throughout popular music to this day. Now, she's telling her …

The Rumpus Interview with Christopher Moore

I have been asked “What are you reading?” most often when I have a Christopher Moore book in my hand. Usually this is due to the fact that I am …

The Feisty Feminism of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' 30 Years Later

The track was originally a man's account of bedding women—until Cyndi Lauper transformed it into a rallying cry for sexual equality.<p>It was 1983, and women were starting to get loud. In the academy, writers and theorists were debating prostitution, pornography, and BDSM. The Equal Rights Amendment …

Anne Hathaway Can’t Win

When you do everything right and society hates you for it, that’s Anne Hathaway Syndrome. In The Intern, Hathaway acts out that conundrum — but will it make us like her?<p>When you work hard, when that work is awarded, when your body and beauty match societal standards, when you check every box, and</i> …

Anne Hathaway

Why Craig Ferguson Really Left Late Night

When Craig Ferguson first met Mick Jagger, at a hotel in Istanbul two decades ago, the Scottish comedian blurted out—and to this day he can’t fathom …

The Late Late Show

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How Bravo TV Is Helping End Racism in America

A lot of people look at Bravo TV’s lineup of table-flipping, backstabbing, wig-wearing, felon-making reality shows as a clear sign of the cultural …

A White Supremacist Holds an Entire American City Hostage

When hate first arrived in rural Leith, North Dakota, late in the summer of 2012, denizens of the sleepy farming hamlet (pop. 24) barely took …

Rights & Freedoms

Women, There's A Reason Why You're Shivering In The Office

He was probably about 40 years old, 155 pounds, white and wearing a suit. And he's the reason why women are shivering at their desks in air-conditioned buildings.<p>At some point in the 1930s, someone defined "metabolic equivalents" — how much energy a body requires while sitting, walking and running. …

For Playboy, Feminism Is Now Just Part Of Being A Gentleman

Something is afoot at Playboy.<p>The men’s magazine relaunched its main website, Playboy.com, a few weeks ago, promising in a release to go beyond nude …

Windows at Michigan Central: Curbed's Exclusive Pix

As <b>window installation</b> continues at a rapid pace at <b>Michigan Central Station</b>, and as Matthew Moroun announced plans for a new facility that will employ 150 people in Detroit, <b>Curbed's photography team</b> has been busy cataloguing the changes at the historic Detroit rail terminal. In looking at the <b>project</b> …

3 surprisingly sane books on abortion: When absolutely no women’s lives are ruined by one procedure

Recent attacks on Planned Parenthood make these books more relevant than ever<p>Rachel Kramer Bussel<p>August 16, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>In July, "Strange Animals" author Chad Kultgen made headlines when he used a website he created, prolifeantiwoman.com, as a way to promote his novel by pretending to be his …

Faith Doesn’t Justify Discrimination Against Women

<i>There seems to be only one fundamental on which the male leaders of conservative Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Pentecostal Protestant, Mormon,</i> …

Religion

Glenn Beck slams Hannity, Coulter for supporting Donald Trump: “These are smart people. What am I missing?”

<b>(AP/Timothy D. Easley/John Minchillo/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Beck doubled down late Thursday night, questioning the motives of many “big-name” conservatives<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>August 14, 2015 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Glenn Beck, the right-wing con artist, who previously slammed Donald Trump for being "the biggest …

Stephen Colbert’s feminist promise for “Late Show”: “I’m going to make a show that truly respects women, because I know that there’s more than one way to be one”

<b>(Reuters/Kevork Djansezian)</b><p>The soon-to-be “Late Show” host penned a comedic essay celebrating women for Glamour magazine<p>Anna Silman<p>August 14, 2015 1:51pm (UTC)<p>In a charming comedic essay for Glamour, proud feminist Stephen Colbert praised our country’s strong female role models ("Marissa Mayer, …

Stephen Colbert

Was Chris Farley Funny Because He Was Fat?

'I Am Chris Farley,' Spike TV's new documentary about the deceased comedian, brings back to life his flushed face, strangled shouts, and flailing bowl cut.<p>Amid all the recent civil rights landmarks, it'd be easy to overlook the quietly vogue moment we're experiencing with fatness. Starting from, …