Headlines 

‘Simpsons’ creators hilariously slam Ted Cruz for his CPAC comments.

Sen. Ted Cruz took the stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference and started an important conversation about … “The Simpsons”? “I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson,” said the Republican senator from Texas at one point during an interview. “And the Republicans are, happily, the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge.” Now, it’s pretty clear what he meant: The Democratic Party is a bunch of wet-blanket elitist vegetarian know-it-alls while he and his fellow Republicans look out for the average American. OK!…

Read More
Headlines 

‘You don’t own or control me’: Janelle Mone on her music, politics and undefinable sexuality

The cyborg-fixated singer is back with her first album for five years. Outspoken as ever, she explains why shell always speak up for black women and how much she misses her mentor, Prince Days before she delivers her unequivocal Times Up speech at the Grammys We come in peace, but we mean business Janelle Mone walks into an upper-level hotel suite in Manhattan, just as sunset begins to fade over the Hudson river. Her 5ft stature is amplified by a wide-brimmed hat and a warm, room-owning confidence. She is dressed…

Read More
Headlines 

Gun control groups take out powerful ad in the New York Times naming NRA-funded politicians

Students protest for gun control outside the White House on February 19, 2018.Image: CQ-Roll Call, Inc./getty images The New York Times has “all the news that’s fit to the print” — and all the ad spreads too.  Gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense joined forces and purchased a two-page ad in the New York Times on Wednesday, listing the name of every politician in Congress who has received money from the NRA as well as their phone numbers.  .@Everytown and @MomsDemand placed…

Read More
Headlines 

Days After Parkland, Its Business as Usual at a Florida Gun Show

It’s another week after another mass shooting in the U.S., and something finally feels different. In the days following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and faculty members, a vociferous movement of young people has risen up to say enough is enough. The generation that grew up in the wake of the 1999 carnage in Columbine is demanding new gun restrictions. The teenagers are adding a fresh voice to a gun control debate that has plodded, despite a number of high-profile massacres in the…

Read More
Headlines 

The Geeks Who Put a Stop to Pennsylvania’s Partisan Gerrymandering

The morning John Kennedy was set to testify last December, he woke up at 1:30 am, in an unfamiliar hotel room in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, adrenaline coursing through his veins. He'd never gone to court before for anything serious, much less taken the stand. Some time after sunrise, he headed to the courthouse, dressed in a gray Brooks Brothers suit, and spent the next several hours reviewing his notes and frantically pacing the halls. “I think I made a groove in the floor,” Kennedy says. By 3:30 pm, it was finally…

Read More
Headlines 

Three Billboards triumphs as Time’s Up dominates the 2018 Baftas

Martin McDonaghs dark comedy-drama takes home five awards in ceremony hosted for the first time by Joanna Lumley Three Billboards triumphs as Time’s Up dominates the 2018 Baftas Martin McDonaghs dark comedy-drama takes home five awards in ceremony hosted for the first time by Joanna Lumley Mark Brown, arts correspondent First published on Sun 18 Feb 2018 16.34EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moments of solidarity with Time’s Up and Me Too at Baftas 2018 – video highlights Frances McDormand, who plays Mildred, a woman with…

Read More
Headlines 

The awesome reason this ‘golf’ game is taking the world by storm.

It’s New Year’s Eve in Long Island, New York, about 15 degrees Fahrenheit, and there’s an inch of snow on the ground. Still, 45 men and women have hit the links for a golf tournament. But this tournament features frisbees, not balls. They’re playing disc golf, which is a sport that is exactly what it sounds like: golf with flying discs. Disc golfers tee off, aim for the greens, and “putt” from short distances, trying to toss their frisbee into a metal basket fixed to a pole planted in the…

Read More
Headlines 

#WakandaTheVote activists are registering voters at ‘Black Panther’ screenings

=Image: alberto e. rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney It’s rare that blockbuster movies do anything to move culture forward besides make people really annoying on Twitter. Ben Shapiro rants aside, Black Panther is a lovely exception. Activists Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba from the Movement for Black Lives‘ Electoral Justice Project recently launched #WakandaTheVote to help register voters at Black Panther screenings across the country.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Black Panther’ “This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda,” the activists told…

Read More
Headlines 

Trump offers a big thumbs up to school shooting victims instead of gun control

Trump flashes a thumbs up before boarding Marine One, destined for Florida where he will meet with victims and first responders after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.Image: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Parkland, Florida in the wake of a school shooting in a high school that left 17 people dead. But Trump has faced criticism over the way he carried himself during that visit. After an awkward meeting with first responders, the president and first lady Melania Trump stood together for a friendly photo op,…

Read More
Headlines 

Leave it to a beer company to save the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell of the Jamaican bobsled team.Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For IBSF Sometimes the person (or brand) you least expected comes to the rescue.  The Jamaican bobsled team needed a bobsled for their upcoming competition at the Winter Olympics. Red Stripe, a Jamaican beer company, offered to pay for one.  SEE ALSO: A complete guide to bluffing your way through the Winter Olympics Please contact us (your DMs are not open) US (315) 558-2302 — Jamaica Bobsled Team (@Jambobsled) February 15, 2018 The exchange began after the…

Read More
Headlines 

Trump shows gun control hypocrisy in wake of latest school shooting

PARKLAND, FL – FEBRUARY 15: Kristi Gilroy (R), hugs a young woman at a police check point near the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed by a gunman yesterday, on February 15, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested the suspect after a short manhunt, and have identified him as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Displaying a cognitive dissonance that’s become common with him, President Donald Trump on Thursday made a reference to the alleged mental instability of the young man accused of the…

Read More
Headlines 

This couple surprised each other by proposing at the same time

In pretty much the most adorable thing to happen since Paddington 2, a couple accidentally proposed to each other at the same time.  On Saturday, Tori Monaco asked her girlfriend of a year to marry her. Then her girlfriend (and now fiancée) Berkley Cade, pulled out a ring and got down on one knee too.  I PLANNED A PROPOSAL FOR MONTHS.. little did I know she planned one too! #doubleproposal #lgbt pic.twitter.com/hWrIaFn3Dl — Tori 🌈 (@Toorriiiiiiiiii) February 11, 2018 While Cade drew out a Pictionary turn, Monaco got on one…

Read More
Headlines 

Naturally, Pornhub Premium will be free on Valentine’s Day

Image: pornhub Those feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day can take solace in one annual tradition: Pornhub will be offering its Premium service for free. Whether that’s an exciting prospect or a depressing one is for you to decide. But, per Pornhub Insights, for 24 hours non-Premium subscribers will gain access to thousands more videos – some in 4k, if that’s what you’re into.  SEE ALSO: The best dating sites to find a connection this weekend But even though staying home all night watching high-definition pornography isn’t exactly the traditional way…

Read More
Headlines 

A look at Barack and Michelle Obama’s stunning, unique official portraits.

The presidential portrait has a long, storied history dating all the way back to George Washington. George Washington is the most well-represented president in our collection. The most iconic image—and the signature image of the gallery of presidential portraits—is the Lansdowne Portrait painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. https://t.co/KxPGxoEkSW pic.twitter.com/BpHGZRnIIe — Smithsonian (@smithsonian) February 9, 2018 On Feb. 12, Barack and Michelle Obama’s likenesses were added to the collection. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled the portrait of former President Barack Obama, immortalizing the 44th president for future generations. The…

Read More
Headlines 

This dude took 44 Furbys and made a working Furby organ

Remember Furbys, the must-have creepy, robotic toy of the 1998 holiday season? Well, they never went away, they were just resting, and now they’re ready for their revival. YouTuber Sam Battle of LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER finally found a use for all of those abandoned Furbys by building his very own Furby organ. Yes, he turned 44 Furbys into a musical instrument. After years of collecting as many Furbys as he could and doing “a heck of a lot of soldering,” Battle managed to hack together what may very well…

Read More