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Zimbabwe’s 91-year-old president delivered the wrong speech to parliament

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s aging president, read out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament today (Sept. 15).<p>Mugabe, 91, delivered the same 25-minute State of the Union address that he gave last month before officials realized the mistake. “The mix-up happened in his secretarial office …

Being Part of a Lesbian Family in the Deep South Still Means Living in Limbo

When Carolyn L. Sherer started photographing lesbians and their families in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011, many chose not to show their faces. They …

Iowa Republican’s nonsensical rant: Feminists should oppose same-sex marriage because same-sex marriages are sexist

<b>(Ivan Galashchuk via Shutterstock)</b><p>Let’s try to wrap our minds around this: Heterosexual marriages have equal numbers of men & women, so…what?<p>Jenny Kutner<p>May 1, 2015 3:11pm (UTC)<p>An Iowa Republican party official has come up with an argument for feminist opposition to marriage equality that is so …

5 Things California Can Do To Survive A Megadrought

By Adele Peters5 minute Read<p>It’s year four of the California drought. A few remote communities have already run out of water. The governor just …

California’s drought probably won’t make your food prices rise

Californians are hurting from the drought. Water bills are rising, green lawns are fading and cars aren’t getting washed. California Gov. Jerry Brown …

Drought unlikely to cause major damage to California economy, analysts say

California's drought has threatened farmers, ski resorts and golf courses, but it's unlikely to do much damage to the state's overall economy or budget, according to a new report.<p>"We currently do not expect the drought to have a significant effect," said the report, released Tuesday by the …

Will We Ever Get A ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie?

Why isn’t Michelle MacLaren directing <i>Wonder Woman</i> anymore?<p>According to the official statement from Warner Bros., MacLaren’s departure is due to …

Who’s Afraid of a Feminist Foreign Policy?

Last month, Saudi Arabia abruptly cut ties with Sweden, recalling its ambassador and announcing that it would issue no new visas to Swedish business travelers. The cause, according to Saudi Arabia, was some remarks made by Margot Wallström, the foreign minister of Sweden.<p>Wallström, a sixty-year-old …

Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'

Robyn Gritz spent 16 years at the FBI, where she investigated a series of major national security threats. But she says she got crosswise with her supervisors, who pushed her out and yanked her security clearance.<p>For the first time, she's speaking out about her situation, warning about how the …

Proof of Heaven

• <b>Author:</b> Eben Alexander, M.D.<p>A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE<br>Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people.<p>A highly trained neurosurgeon …

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top Ten Million in Launch Weekend

Apple today announced that opening weekend sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped ten million units, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year.<p>“Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the …

The 35 Writers Who Run the Literary Internet

The debate as to whether the Internet is good or bad for literature doesn’t seem any closer to resolution now than when it began, years ago, but the …

Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre Shooting a Gun in Their First Photo Together (1929)

In late 2012, an exhibition called Shoot! Existential Photography was held in London. And it traced the history of an unusual attraction that started …

Turn Store-Bought Pizza Dough Into Sweet Treats!

I reached out to Chowhounds for ways to transform store-bought pizza dough into great dishes other than pizza, and Chowhounds came through (check out …

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Beyond Pepperoni: 6 Amazing Pizza-Dough Transformations

Everybody loves pizza, but after your 100th large pepperoni with extra cheese it can get a little boring. To shake things up, CHOW photographer Chris …

The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet

I was 12 hours into a summer vacation in Palm Springs when my phone hummed to life, buzzing twice next to me in the dark of my hotel room. I squinted …

Why The L Word still matters ten years on

Today, there is still nothing on mainstream TV that portrays a group of lesbian friends any better than <i>The L Word</i>. It’s completely ridiculous, full of absurd subplots, horrendous clothes and music, but still, it’s the best that girls who like girls have to watch, rewatch and then show to straight …

Amandla Stenberg vs Tavi Gevinson

<i>Taken from the February issue of Dazed & Confused:</i><p>At 17, Tavi Gevinson is already the queen of today’s girl-power intelligentsia. She rose to fame at just 12 through her personal fashion blog, Style Rookie. The world watched as she posted daily photos of her eccentric outfits, taken on her parent’s …

Life, Death and Witchcraft in the Niger Delta

Jessica Wilbanks | Ninth Letter | Fall/Winter 2013 | 27 minutes (6,860 words)<p><i>For this week’s Longreads Member Pick, we’re excited to share “On the</i> …

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Rand Paul says 'women are winning' the war on women, blasts Bill Clinton as predator

<b>(CNN) –</b> Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that Democrats are failing in their attempts to frame the GOP as a party that wages a war against women, and argued the message comes from the party of former President Bill Clinton, whose reputation is still tarnished from his “predatory behavior” in the Monica …

Pope's peace doves attacked by crow and seagull

Two white doves that were released as a peace gesture by children standing alongside Pope Francis were attacked by other birds.<p>As tens of thousands of people watched in St Peter's Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves after they were set free from an open window …

Prayers of the Dead

Death is always survived by mystery. When a young person dies, there is the mystery of what her future might have been; with an elderly person, there’s the mystery of what her past really was. Every death leaves a collection of mysteries in the objects left behind: each piece of the inheritance is …

Theories on Why Women Don't Enjoy Succeeding at Work as Much as Men Do

New research suggests that men are more likely to reap the emotional benefits of doing well in their careers than women are.<p>In yesterday's <i>New York Times</i> opinions section, three University of Toronto sociologists published an article with an unfortunate headline--"When Leaning In Doesn't Pay …