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You Need to See 'Girlfriends,' the First Film to Really Tackle Female Friendship

The 1978 cult classic is beloved by Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig, and Wes Anderson.<p>Claudia Weill’s 1978 film <i>Girlfriends</i> pre-dates the Bechdel test, but it was one of the first movies to truly, thoughtfully explore the intricacies of female friendship. When I watched it for the first time a couple of …

Film Festivals

Alt-Right Troll To Father Killer: The Unraveling Of Lane Davis

<b>Nearly everyone on Samish Island</b> knew Chuck Davis, a bighearted retiree who lived in the handsome gray shingle house with the best view of Samish …

Coast Salish

US rightwing groups bankroll campaign to free Tommy Robinson

A rightwing American thinktank that spent a five-figure sum on Tommy Robinson’s legal defence has said it is aware of up to four other similar organisations bankrolling a high-profile campaign to release him.<p>The Middle East Forum has also paid for foreign speakers to attend “Free Tommy” rallies in …

Tommy Robinson

Cashless future far from certain | Letters

Cash is dying, contactless is king – we’ve heard it so many times. Voices in the payment industry and the media are quick to decry the end of cash payments. Talk of the cashless society (Brett Scott, 19 July) is ubiquitous. In their enthusiasm, many forget that a cashless future is far from certain.<p>…

Budgeting

Social media and celebrity culture 'harming young people'

Airbrushed photographs of celebrities with perfectly preened bodies staged in exotic locations are all over social media, but such flawless images have been described as damaging for the way they pressurise young people to meet unobtainable body-image standards.<p>Most children own a smartphone by the …

Mental Health

The Elon Musk Impersonators of the Internet

For cryptocurrency scammers, imitation is the sincerest form of fraud.<p>The summer of Elon Musk making headlines for his controversial tweets continues apace, and the past several days have been particularly scorching. This time the topic was Musk’s attempt to help rescue the teenaged soccer players …

Tesla

'I felt disgusted': inside Indonesia's fake Twitter account factories

To pass them off as real, Alex would enliven his fake accounts with dashes of humanity. Mixed up among the stream of political posts, his avatars – mostly pretty young Indonesian women – would bemoan their broken hearts and post pictures of their breakfasts.<p>But these fake accounts were not for fun; …

Social Media

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Asian Greens

When you walk into the produce section of your local Asian supermarket, you'll probably be greeted by a dazzling but daunting display of unusual greens. They're all great, and easy to cook, but it helps to be armed with some knowledge to tell your shoots from your choys.<p>That's why we highlighted …

New York News, Food, Culture and Events

Vietnamese Quinoa Salad Recipe

I’ll take any excuse to go out and have a picnic. There’s something about eating out in the open air that reminds me of carefree summer days. I’m not …

Plant a Medicinal Garden, Part 1: Immune-Boosting Herbs - Natural Health

While arctic temperatures hover over New York state like a stubborn fog and the weather forecast announces another fresh snow blanket covering the …

Meet the Orthodox Woman Behind 'Move the Fuck Over, Bro' Blog

Over at The Jewish Daily Forward, <i>Save the Assistants</i> author Lilit Marcus has the first ever interview with Tzipporah, the blogger who started "Move …

Feminism

Salon.com

Trailer Park

Help, My Addict Roommate Is Rifling Through My Prescriptions!

<i>Welcome to Friendzone, Jezebel's column devoted to dealing with the valuable people in your life. Got an issue and looking for guidance? Email</i> …

Los Angeles

How to Productively Call People Out on Their BS (Without Being an Asshole)

Seeing as we live in a world filled with billions of people, chances are a few of them are going to be assholes—whether it's a temporary issue or a …

Self-help

How Do I Confront a Friend Who's Suddenly Turned Into a Jerk?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have been friends with a person for almost 10 years now. They recently started being a jerk to me. They seem to have no apparent …

Miranda July: “I’ve never been a real celebrity person”

<b>Miranda July (RJ Shaughnessy)</b><p>The artist who’s leaking Lena Dunham and Kirsten Dunst’s emails to the world shares her views on the Internet<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>July 5, 2013 10:40pm (UTC)<p>Miranda July has already made waves beyond the art-film crowd with her new project, "We Think Alone" -- and it's only …

Virginia Woolf’s Never-Before-Seen Witty Family Newspaper, Illustrated by Her Nephew, Quentin Bell

In 1923, with her greatest works still ahead of her, Virginia Woolf was asked to contribute to a small family newspaper which her teenage nephews, Julian and Quentin Bell — sons of Woolf’s sister, the prominent Bloomsbury Group artist Vanessa Bell, whose woodcuts graced some of Virginia’s books — …