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China and India Have a Man Surplus and It's as Dire as It Sounds China and India Have a Man Surplus and It's as Dire as It Sounds

Feel like there are too many men in the world? You are correct.

NYC Launches a $5 Million Film Grant for Projects That Are 'For and About Women' NYC Launches a $5 Million Film Grant for Projects That Are 'For and About Women'

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment plans to address the underrepresentation of women in Hollywood (aka, Operation Hire More Women) with the launch of a new grant initiative.

Scott Rudin Claims Harper Lee's Estate Is Hindering the Broadway Production of To Kill A Mockingbird Scott Rudin Claims Harper Lee's Estate Is Hindering the Broadway Production of To Kill A Mockingbird

The estate of Harper Lee does not like whatever Aaron Sorkin’s genius man brain is cooking up. His Broadway production was slapped with a lawsuit in March for deviating too far from Lee’s original novel To Kill A Mockingbird, which they claim violates the usage agreement. On Monday, producer Scott Rudin fired back at…

Give Your Friends the Gift of 'No Thank You Notes' Give Your Friends the Gift of 'No Thank You Notes'

It’s better to give then to receive. So, why do we still expect to receive something after giving?

Daughter of TX Legislator Shares Personal Story of Being Forced to Bury the Remains of Her Miscarriage Daughter of TX Legislator Shares Personal Story of Being Forced to Bury the Remains of Her Miscarriage

The Texas Observer has published a gruesome story about fetal burials, a practice mandated by many Catholic hospitals and, if Republican lawmakers have their way, state governments: A woman named Blake Norton, after miscarrying in 2015, was treated at Seton Medical Center Austin at the recommendation of her OB-GYN,…

Get Exercise While Gaming by Linking Your Console to a Rowing Machine

Kids obsessed with video games may be missing out on fresh air and exercise (aside from in their powerful button-smashing fingers), a fact that’s naturally worrying to parents. If you’re crafty, though, this rowing-machine generator might be the perfect sweat-inducing addition to a living room gaming system.

Weibo Reverses Ban on Content That Mentions Homosexuality After Backlash From Users Weibo Reverses Ban on Content That Mentions Homosexuality After Backlash From Users

On Friday, China’s most popular social media platform, Sina Weibo, announced a three month hiatus on content that mentioned homosexuality. Their users were not happy.

People Are Mad as Hell About Mayo Ketchup, as They Should Be

Heinz Ketchup is currently experiencing more #engagement than most condiments can handle and it’s all because of a controversial new plan to do what other people have been doing since mayonnaise and ketchup were invented: mix ‘em together.

Women in Thailand Reject Suggestion That They Dress Conservatively to Prevent Harassment Women in Thailand Reject Suggestion That They Dress Conservatively to Prevent Harassment

The Songkran Festival celebrates the Thai New Year with water fights in the street. Women revelers have complained about sexual harassment at past festivals; before this year’s festivities, a Thai official told women to dress conservatively to avoid it. They’ve responded to the suggestion with their own hashtag about…

The Ocean's 8 Trailer Is More About the Fancy Party Than the Heist

The official main trailer for Ocean’s 8 skips the introductions and gets to the main event: the Met Gala itself.

Parkland Teacher Arrested After Leaving Loaded Gun in a Public Bathroom Parkland Teacher Arrested After Leaving Loaded Gun in a Public Bathroom

Marjory Stoneman Douglas chemistry teacher Sean Simpson was arrested after leaving his loaded gun in a restroom at Deerfield Beach Pier on Sunday. Police say the gun was found by a drunk person, who fired a bullet before Simpson could wrestle it away from him.

Mitzi Shore, Founder of Legendary L.A. Comedy Club, Has Died Mitzi Shore, Founder of Legendary L.A. Comedy Club, Has Died

Mitzi Shore, co-founder of famed comedy club The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, died Wednesday morning at the age of 87.

New Girl's Final Season Premiere Drags Out the Nick and Jess Saga New Girl's Final Season Premiere Drags Out the Nick and Jess Saga

Season 6 of New Girl deliberately ended with what could have been read as a resolution for all the loft-dwellers, particularly the firm, “They will!” answer to Jess and Nick’s will-they-or-won’t-they romance question. The show was renewed for a final eight-episode season, and Tuesday’s premiere made it clear that it…

China's #MeToo Movement Has Ignited Over a Rape That Happened 20 Years Ago China's #MeToo Movement Has Ignited Over a Rape That Happened 20 Years Ago

In late January, it was reported that an incipient #MeToo movement in China was being targeted by government censors, with social media posts mentioning things like “anti-sexual harassment” being blocked or deleted. But the resurfacing one woman’s sexual assault story has been hard to suppress surrounding the…

Sandra Oh on Racism in the TV Industry: 'Not Only Is Shit Hard, It's Extremely Unfair' Sandra Oh on Racism in the TV Industry: 'Not Only Is Shit Hard, It's Extremely Unfair'

The luminous Sandra Oh has been doing smaller projects since her exit from Grey’s Anatomy four years ago, before suddenly appearing everywhere on posters for her new show, Killing Eve. The dramatic thriller was created by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and renewed for a second season before the first episode even…

Bible Study Group Led by Evangelical Extremist Still Going Strong at the White House Bible Study Group Led by Evangelical Extremist Still Going Strong at the White House

Ralph Drollinger is an infamously far-right pastor who was disavowed by his own church for his bigoted ideology; he also leads an absolutely thriving weekly Bible study group for Trump administration Cabinet members.

Game of Thrones Spent a Mere 55 Days Shooting One Battle Scene for Its Final Season Game of Thrones Spent a Mere 55 Days Shooting One Battle Scene for Its Final Season

We won’t be getting new episodes of Game of Thrones until 2019, but based on recent stories from on set, the final season will probably kill us.

Protester Rushes Bill Cosby as He Enters Courthouse for Sexual Assault Trial Protester Rushes Bill Cosby as He Enters Courthouse for Sexual Assault Trial

A protester raced near Bill Cosby Monday morning as he entered a Philadelphia courthouse to begin the second incarnation of his sexual assault trial, after the first was declared a mistrial. The protester was stopped by officers from the sheriff’s department and handcuffed.

Women MPs Start #PayMeToo Campaign to Fix the Wage Gap in the United Kingdom Women MPs Start #PayMeToo Campaign to Fix the Wage Gap in the United Kingdom

A group of women members of parliament (MPs) from various party affiliations have launched #PayMeToo, a hashtag meant to push the UK to grapple with the gender pay gap across all industries.

Shock Me, Shock Me, Shock Me: Empire Records Is Being Made Into a Musical

Cult classic Empire Record’s 25th anniversary is in 2020 (for the love of GWAR), so the film’s creators are planning a re-release of sorts. But this time they’ll be fighting the death of vinyl on Broadway.

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