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Atheists Show Their Sexist Side

Here’s a great way to make a movement: have your most famous and powerful public figures obsess over Henry Higgins’s famous question, “Why can’t a …

How to Destroy a Public-School System

<i>This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, with support from the Puffin Foundation.</i><p>The older woman …

Calandra: So that happened

They call it Question Period, not Fundamentals of Human Dignity Period<p>Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister for not quite nine years and, by now, …

The Rumpus Interview with M.E. Thomas

M.E. Thomas began writing her singular memoir <i>Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight</i> thinking that stories from her life were …

International films reinforce gender stereotypes, study finds

<b>A 2013 photo of actress Geena Davis of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which commissioned the study (Associated Press)</b><p>The first-ever global study concludes that the lack of female representation in film is a worldwide issue<p>Prachi Gupta<p>September 22, 2014 10:55pm (UTC)<p>Just two days …

This Pit Bull Was Shot in the Head, What Happened After Makes No Sense--And We're So Glad

What could have been a tragedy has become an incredible story of survival and a testimony to dogs’ resilience and grace.<p>When the Unleashed Pet Rescue …

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Krugman, IMF: Fighting Global Warming Is ‘Cheap’ And ‘Might Actually Lead To Faster Growth’

Every major independent analysis of aggressive climate action has found it has very low cost, virtually no impact on growth, and several valuable …

This is your brain on narcissism: The truth about a disorder that nobody really understands

<b>Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" (Universal Studios)</b><p>The term “narcissist” gets thrown around more and more often these days. But almost everyone’s getting it wrong<p>Sarah Gray<p>September 20, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>In Greco-Roman myth, Narcissus, a beautiful young man, catches sight of …

Beauty History Lesson: How M.A.C. Redefined the Makeup Industry

M.A.C. cosmetics, one of everyone’s favorite makeup brands, is the same age as many of our dear readers. M.A.C. is, and has always been, one of the …

Cops’ deadly identity problem: How police officers’ military uniforms affect their mental state

<b>(Reuters/Steve Nesius)</b><p>New scientific research suggests the effect of militarized dress on cops is more profound than imagined. Here’s why<p>Geordie McRuer<p>September 12, 2014 3:55pm (UTC)<p>In the weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, …

Let's look back at Matt Duchene's embarrassment of Karl Alzner, the Capitals

Matt Duchene's early-season beauty against the Capitals comes in at No. 10 on our list of the best 10 goals of the 2013-14 NHL season.<p>Let's break it down frame-by-frame and get thoughts from those who loved and hated it most.<p>The Colorado Avalanche far exceeded expectations in the 2013-14 season. …

Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Ottawa Senators Edition

<i>(Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom.</i> …

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The Big, Long, 30-Year Conservative Lie

Inequality, conservatives insist, is natural. Trying to combat it will slow growth. Well, guess who now says otherwise? Standard and Poor’s.<p>First …

Whore Uniforms, Brad Pitt, and Context: Reflections from the Woman Behind Cards Against Harassment

Cards Against Harassment went viral last month when videos of a young woman interviewing her street harasser hit YouTube. Here’s what its creator …

Viral Video of the Day: 'Lion King' Cast Takes Broadway to Subway

Cast of beloved musical classes up mass transit with a capella ‘Circle of Life’<p>Sometimes, you don’t have to pay $100 or more to see a good show in …

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VIDEO: Sidney Crosby accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Sidney Crosby participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS research.<p><b>More NHL Offseason: NHL rumors | Rumor mill | Trade</b> …

This Is Your Brain on Fish

Thicker, stronger, and more resilient. Once a week is all it takes, new research says.<p>Have you ever considered undergoing brain-thickening surgery, only to find that such a thing does not exist? And that the guy in the van was probably not actually a surgeon? Well, consider fish.<p>Dr. Cyrus Raji, a …

Obama's not a wimp. He's winning.

I find it hard to avoid the conclusion that the U.S. is doing very well at the international Great Game under President Barack Obama.<p>Now, you may …

Sunday Supper: Grilled Bratwurst, Beer, and Cheddar Soup

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Being a Midwestern gal, I appreciate a solid beer-cheese soup. Now, I know a rich, hot, cheesy soup may not sound like summertime fare (or maybe it does, if you're hardcore like me), but my version has a killer summer …

Lehner signed, Senators turn to Ryan, MacArthur, Methot and Anderson

The Ottawa Senators continue to chip away at their summer to-do list.<p>Trade centre and captain Jason Spezza, as per his request? Check.<p>Sign the …

Ayn Rand’s libertarian “Groundhog Day”: Billionaire greed, deregulation and the myth that markets aren’t free enough

<b>(AP/Sony Pictures)</b><p>Wall Street wrecks the economy, and we keep pretending they’re heroes worth emulating. Maybe we really are suckers<p>Thomas Frank<p>August 3, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>I published the following in Harper’s Magazine to mark ten years since the demise of Enron. It was more than an anniversary …

Nationalism, war and the perils of talking tough

<i>More from Devon Black available here.</i><p>National pride is a tricky thing. It’s a collective emotion that dances on the edge of a razor. At its best, …

Secrets of the right-wing brain: New study proves it — conservatives see a different, hostile world

<b>(AP/Jim Cole)</b><p>Phony WMD, Benghazi, birthers, truthers — turns out there’s a scientific explanation for deniers and Tea Partyers<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>July 29, 2014 7:31pm (UTC)<p>"John Stuart Mill called it 'commonplace' for political systems to have 'a party or order or stability and a party of progress or …

Paul Ryan's Obsolete Thinking About Poverty

It's not the 1990s anymore. Any real proposal has to deal with a post-recession world where personal responsibility isn't enough to get Americans on their feet.<p>Among the most attractive virtues of the new Paul Ryan anti-poverty discussion paper is its modesty. The paper does not claim to be the …

Tackling Solo Travel

<b>Real talk:</b> the internet is full of articles that read as though travelling alone is something shameful, or a last resort for people who couldn’t …

Perfect Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs

2 to 4 main-course<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Sophisticated enough for a Sunday supper yet quick enough for Wednesday's dinner, this master recipe is all in the technique. Cook the thighs skin side down in a cast-iron skillet to render out the fat and make the skin as crisp and, dare we say, delicious as …