News&Politics

After Winning in Alabama, Can Democrats Take on Ted Cruz in Texas?

The contest to replace Jeff Sessions in the United States Senate at last ended on Tuesday when Alabamians, to the immense relief of decent people everywhere, elected to send Doug Jones to Washington instead of lifelong bigot and alleged child predator Roy Moore. Sure, it’s not great that Jones bested Moore by only a fewContinue Reading “After Winning in Alabama, Can Democrats Take on Ted Cruz in Texas?”

Sports

The Best Basketball Sneakers to Wear (and Ball In) Right Now

Forty years ago, basketball sneakers and the kicks you’d wear to do anything else were one in the same. But today, basketball sneakers are iPhone-level technical achievements. They are made for the greatest athletes in the world, and dudes who need sneakers that can stand up for 6’8” guys flying through the air like SupermanContinue Reading “The Best Basketball Sneakers to Wear (and Ball In) Right Now”

News&Culture

Conservatives Are Jumping All Over Elizabeth Warren’s Tweet That Calls Out the President for Slut-Shaming

A fun part of Politics 2k17 is trying to unravel just what the hell happened on Twitter in response to anything the president tweets. On Tuesday, the day began with Donald Trump lashing out at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand after she called for his resignation, and ended with some women accusing Senator Elizabeth Warren of callingContinue Reading “Conservatives Are Jumping All Over Elizabeth Warren’s Tweet That Calls Out the President for Slut-Shaming”

News&Culture

A Chat with the “Korean Hulk,” Lindsay Lohan’s New Bestie and Owner of a 1-Million-Euro Dog

Earlier this month, Lindsay Lohan blessed the world with her presence once again when reports surfaced that she was dating someone new. Evidently, a jet-setting playboy who could bench press a Hyundai Elantra. And because Lindsay Lohan is a speckle of stardust cruising through life on a sunbeam whom we only want the best for,Continue Reading “A Chat with the “Korean Hulk,” Lindsay Lohan’s New Bestie and Owner of a 1-Million-Euro Dog”

News&Culture

Actually, This Is How Much You Should Tip Your Bartender

Tipping can be a touchy subject. Even in restaurants, where a 15%-20% tip is a pretty well established standard, it can cause anxiety, or drama, or general dread. But when it comes to bar tipping, it’s damn free-for-all. There’s the $1-per-drink crowd, who consider this flat fee tipping practice a universal standard (and probably learnedContinue Reading “Actually, This Is How Much You Should Tip Your Bartender”

Entertainment

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Even Better Than ‘The Force Awakens’

It’s always tricky to write about a movie you really, really don’t want to spoil for anybody. Here I am, trying to figure out how to talk to you about Star Wars: The Last Jedi without telling you anything about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But just a few days from the movie’s release, there’sContinue Reading “‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Even Better Than ‘The Force Awakens’”

News&Culture

John McCain Hopes You’ll Say He Served His Country “Honorably”

When John McCain revealed in July that he’d been diagnosed with glioblastoma—the same aggressive form of brain cancer that killed his friend Ted Kennedy—the news seemed of a piece with all of the other dismal political headlines of the year. But in the midst of surgery and radiation and chemo, the Arizona senator somehow emergedContinue Reading “John McCain Hopes You’ll Say He Served His Country “Honorably””