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  • Statues Of Celebrities That Look Nothing Like Them For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. It’s one thing to be a celebrity; it’s something else to be a celebrity with a statue erected in your honor. Indeed, it’s one of the highest ways in which we can praise our heroes, whether they are athletes, writers, politicians, or actors. By publicly casting their likenesses in metal, ...
  • What’s The Truth About The Gender Pay Gap? Search “Gender Wage Gap,” and the suggestion that Google’s algorithm immediately spits out is “Gender Wage Gap Myth.” Meaning that a considerable number of people seeking information about the gender wage gap are skeptical about its very existence. Realizing that many intelligent, knowledgeable Americans still question whether women and men in America are genuinely compensated ...
  • Yes, You Have A Role To Play In Preventing Sexual Violence (In All Its Forms) Whether you have been an advocate for decades or have only recently been inspired by the powerful stories of survivors coming forward, in a society where sexual violence is normalized there are daily opportunities to interrupt rape culture. And while some forms of sexual violence — such as sexist jokes, catcalling or vulgar gestures — ...
  • Does The Club Soda Trick Actually Work For Red Wine Stain Removal? For Epicurious, by Tommy Werner. In my experience, there are really only three skills a good host really needs to master: greeting everyone at the door with a smile, making a good punch, and removing a red wine stain. This article is about that last skill. There are three common cures for a red wine spill: water, water ...
  • These Coloring-Book Eggs Are The Coolest Easter Craft Ever For Epicurious, by Diana Yen. A few months back, I met up for coffee with a friend, and discovered her in a trancelike state, hunched over one of those trendy adult coloring book with a handful of markers. I laughed at her at first, thinking she was way past the age of coloring with markers. She ...
  • Here Are All The Thoughts You Have During Each Year Of Your 20s This post was originally published on Forever Twenty Somethings by Samantha Matt. Progressing through your twenties is fun, until you get to your late twenties and realize it’s almost over. Basically, once you get passed the fun stuff, things get kind of serious, and you realize that your former fun self really screwed over your older, ...
  • This Chocolate Macaroon Cake Is The Ultimate Passover Dessert For Bon Appetit, by Alex Delany and Claire Saffitz. This is not your average flourless cake. It’s also not the chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons that have historically graced Passover seders. It’s a gluten-free and dairy-free hybrid of the two. Which tastes insanely good. Senior food editor Claire Saffitz tested a lot of different versions of this cake to ...
  • Here’s The Easy Way To Make Hummus At Home For Bon Appetit, by Alex Beggs and Claire Saffitz. If you’ve never made hummus at home, or tried and failed because why is this tahini I bought so bitter? Then today is the day that all changes. Senior food editor Claire Saffitz has the most basic, low-key hummus recipe and she’s here to show us how ...
  • This Is How Long Wine Actually Lasts After It’s Opened For Bon Appetit, by Marissa A. Ross. I used to be one of those people who never left a bottle unfinished. But when drinking wine became my job, I found myself with more half-full bottles than ever; wines I loved and couldn’t bear to throw out just because they had been open for a day or ...
  • Trump And Xi Can Reach Mutually Agreeable Solutions On North Korea And Trade SHANGHAI ― Rex Tillerson has just finished his East Asia tour as the U.S. secretary of state. The main purpose of his last stop and probably the most important one was to meet with Chinese leaders to prepare for the upcoming summit meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and Friday ...
  • What Vladimir Putin And Donald Trump Don’t Have In Common Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Whatever the relations may or may not have been between Donald Trump and his crew and Vladimir Putin and his crew, here’s one thing that the two presidents do not have in common: popularity.  According to polls, Putin’s approval rating was at 82{8883afff3f996f915e4087502a0d4bc0cab7d523e6eee37ef51ae9a6c529a071} late last year. In his 17-year reign, he’s never fallen ...
  • I’m Pregnant (On Purpose!) But I’d Rather Talk About The Abortion I Had Three Years Ago This story was brought to you by Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog. By Mélanie Berliet As I watched a blue cross dare to emerge on the second stick I peed on within ten minutes, I grew more and more aggravated. It was July 16th, 2014, six days after I was supposed to get my period. “I’m fucking pregnant!!!” I screamed with more ...
  • Preventing The Next Trump Democrats are feeling a bit better these days. Obamacare is looking safe, the Republican caucus continues to be incapable of agreeing on the right way to zip their fly and shoes are dropping on a near daily basis in a Russia treason probe, like stilettos from Imelda Marcos’ closet. As we’ve watched Trump’s approval plummet ...
  • Fatal Mistakes Can’t Be Undone I was at a birthday party approximately 6 years ago for one of my son’s friends. While chatting with the some of the moms in his class, I must have had my back turned when little cups of snacks were passed out to each hungry 5-year-old. I broke out into a cold sweat and my heart ...
  • Republicans Will Regret The Nuclear Option The Senate Rules provide a 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees to be confirmed, and it appears less and less likely that Neil Gorsuch will be able to meet that threshold. If he can’t, Senate Republicans will face a choice—and yes, it is their choice—as to whether they should unilaterally change the Senate Rules through ...
  • 22 Points Dropped This Season For Manchester United Another Premier League weekend at Old Trafford, another draw for Manchester United. Following the international break, where two of United’s centre-backs were injured, the Reds were back in Premier League action at home to West Bromwich Albion in what was a very important meeting for the race into the top four in an action-packed April. With ...
  • New York City is Making Its Citizens Safer By Overseeing Police Technology Co-authored by Alyssa Derosa, clinic student, in the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The New York City Council recently introduced legislation aimed at increasing the transparency and accountability over the NYPD’s use of powerful new surveillance tools. The bill, called the Public Oversight of Police Technology ...
  • International Travel: Trieste, Italy – Multicultural Dining and a Grand Sea-Front Hotel The borders and rulers of Italy have always been fluid, at least until the twentieth century, and there are are parts of the country that bear clear – and, for a food-lover, tasteable – signs of this. Sicily is a striking example, with its cultural strata of ancient Greek, Arab, Norman, Spanish and French dominance. ...
  • ‘Get That Monster Out Of The White House!’ Larry Kramer Electrifies Gatherings In NY And Fla. Much has been written about the early breakup of Larry Kramer and GMHC, most notably by Kramer himself in his celebrated play and film, The Normal Heart, but also by me in my Larry Kramer anthology, We Must Love One Another or Die, and more recently by David France in his history of AIDS, How ...
  • Needed: A Democratic Shadow Cabinet Donald Trump, precisely because his behavior is so outlandish and unpredictable, has dominated the news coverage. It’s unreality TV, and the media can’t stop covering it. The benefit is that Trump’s sheer craziness gets a lot of scrutiny. But the downside is that Democratic critics have trouble getting much airtime. If this were a parliamentary democracy, there ...