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Crazy Rich Asians isn’t about money, it’s about entitlement—and that’s a good thing

The emotional experience of watching Crazy Rich Asians.<p>When I texted my Singaporean aunt that I’d seen the movie <i>Crazy Rich Asians,</i> she immediately wrote back: “Terrible portrayal of Singaporeans. Was given the book — couldn’t finish. So materialistic.”<p>She has a point. The film, set mostly in …

Sex and the City

On Arrested Development, Disability Is a Joke

But that hasn’t always been a bad thing.<p>There isn’t much to be excited about with the fifth season of <i>Arrested Development</i>, which dropped on Netflix …

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

'Least Desirable'? How Racial Discrimination Plays Out In Online Dating

<i>I don't date Asians — sorry, not sorry.</i><p><i>You're cute ... for an Asian.</i><p><i>I usually like "bears," but no "panda bears."</i><p>These were the types of messages Jason, a 29-year-old Los Angeles resident, remembers receiving on different dating apps and websites when he logged on in his search for love seven years …

Relationships

From Gunshots To Alleged Rapes, A Toxic Legacy Of Police Relations On A Wisconsin Reservation

ODANAH, Wisconsin — Hours after seeing her 14-year-old grandson, Jason, lying in the street just feet from her home, with police and EMS hovering over his motionless body, Cheryl Pero found herself in the cavernous gymnasium of the Bad River Reservation community center.<p>Cheryl and her husband, Al, …

Sandy Hook School Shooting: The Police Five Years On

The tragedy helped change how police departments approach mental-health care for officers<p>In the days following the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., Police Chief Michael Kehoe would scream in his sleep, reliving the gruesome scene in his dreams.<p>After encountering …

7 Ways To Save Your Hair From Dandruff And Greasy Product Buildup

Of all the beauty woes we're struggling with, scalp issues are certainly among the least glamorous. While it’s a bit of an awkward subject — because …

23 Times "The Office," "Friends," And "Parks And Rec" Actors Broke Character

Or basically any time Steve Carell started laughing.

The Insanely Complicated Logistics of Cage-Free Eggs for All

You may not have noticed while you were scarfing your avocado toast, but 2015 was the year of the egg, at least as far as the food industry was …

10 famous comedians on how political correctness is killing comedy: “We are addicted to the rush of being offended”

<b>Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, John Cleese (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)</b><p>Jerry Seinfeld’s not the only stand-up who thinks so<p>Anna Silman<p>June 10, 2015 8:15pm (UTC)<p>Yesterday, Jerry Seinfeld — a famously “clean” comic known for staying away from controversial issues — issued some strong words on the topic of …

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.<p>When Reuben Loewy took up his first teaching gig in 2012, he had a major revelation: The digital revolution has dramatically …

Education

How Capitalism Created 'Cool'

Two Caltech brain researchers discuss why vintage T-shirts and Beats By Dre headphones make us feel so, well, cool.<p>When I was in middle school, there was a year when I was obsessed with jeans from The Gap. (If you weren't alive or don't remember the 90s, The Gap was super cool then.) Everyone at …

Do Diversity Initiatives Indirectly Discriminate Against Asian Americans?

American colleges pride themselves on being diverse meritocracies, but not everyone believes that the admissions system shaping these institutions produces fair results.<p>While discrimination by colleges is hardly a new controversy, a series of legal cases in the past several years have put the …

How 'Evil' Became a Conservative Buzzword

The left and right rely on different moral languages in the wake of tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting.<p>In the days following the Las Vegas shooting—as its horror has faded from news coverage behind revelations of wildfires and sexual assault and humanitarian disasters—two ideological scripts …

Donald Trump

How Airports Became the Marble-Floored Temples of Our National, Fear-Fueled Psychosis

This is a story about how the airport became the setting for the Great American Freakout. Once an icon of progress, then another stale waiting room …

Airports Don’t Have to Be Miserable. Marvel at Them Like a Pilot Does.

You might assume that pilots hate airports. That at best we’d view them as earthly pit stops, as the base—the adjective as much as the …

Why Airport retail is booming.

RadioShack is barely walking—but InMotion Entertainment Group, which sells electronics in airports, is thriving. It now has 125 locations and is the …

Airports are becoming more traumatic for brown-skinned U.S. travelers.

If your skin is brown and you spend as much time going through security in American airports as I do, you’re likely to eventually lose your cool. For …

Did Everybody in Michigan's Government Know the Flint River Was Toxic?

And have they known for two years?<p>The skies are not brightening for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. With each e-mail dump, he comes a a little bit closer to a lovely orange jumpsuit.<p>She argued for returning the city to Detroit's system drawn from Lake Huron, saying it made economic and environmental …

Cherry Coconut Overnight Oats

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>2/3 cup plain 2-percent-fat Greek yogurt<br>• 1/3 cup rolled oats<br>• 1/3cup light coconut milk<br>• 12 fresh (or frozen, thawed) cherries, …

How We Make Black Girls Grow Up Too Fast

It was over a plate of ribs at my aunt’s dining room table when I learned that being a woman is about what men are allowed to do to you. I was 15 years old. Mike Tyson was the most famous boxer in the world.<p>For the black people I knew, he was the pinnacle of the black sports elite. He had been born …

Women of Color

Rape Choreography Makes Films Safer, But Still Takes a Toll on Cast and Crew

George, Schneider and Newton didn't feel comfortable talking about their treatment until years — decades — later. Most actors probably prefer not to …

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.<p>Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than …

Personal Finance

The Congressional War on Expertise

The Congressional Budget Office is a controversial part of the health-care debate, but that just proves its importance.<p>Talk about a lousy recess.<p>Even as members of Congress were sprinting out of town for the July 4th holiday, the hard-working nerds at the Congressional Budget Office were handed the …

Health Care

Kim Jong Un: The Hardest Intelligence Target

The most dangerous nuclear threat to the United States requires understanding the intentions of just one man.<p>North Korea lit some nasty fireworks on July 4th, successfully testing a long-range missile capable of hitting Alaska. The test sent jitters up the spines of American national security …

“I Just Wanted To Survive”

A college football player thought he and a friend were going to meet up with two women. Instead, they were abducted and tortured for 40 hours -- all …

Crime

Hollywood’s Tug-Of-War With Raucous, Unapologetic, Hilarious Women

"Every time women make a movie, or star in a movie — or god forbid, women make and star in a movie — it seems they have to prove more than other movies," Paul Feig told BuzzFeed News.<p><b>“We gonna be</b> staying up late, drinking, making memories that we can laugh about for the rest of our lives,” Regina …