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Donald Glover Used a 'White Translator' to Convince FX to Let Him Use the N-Word in Atlanta Donald Glover Used a 'White Translator' to Convince FX to Let Him Use the N-Word in Atlanta

In a profile for The New Yorker, Donald Glover talks about some of the strange dealings he’s had with clueless executives while navigating the very white space of television.

The Making and Unmaking of Iggy Azalea The Making and Unmaking of Iggy Azalea

During the summer of 2010, Iggy Azalea lived free of charge in a guest house in Los Angeles, courtesy of Polow Da Don. As the producer behind Fergie’s biggest hits, he saw Iggy as the second coming and wanted to groom her into a pop star. But Iggy had a much different vision—she wanted to be a hardcore rapper.

The Real Conservative Bubble: Why Are Republicans So Obsessed With Gum?

While Rabbi Marvin Hier was speaking to a half-empty National Mall at Donald Trump’s inauguration, an MSNBC cameraman zoomed in on our senile president’s face, and it was, somehow, not the most embarrassing image on the screen.

The Price of Vigilance The Price of Vigilance

In order to get to the women’s bathroom at Radio City Music Hall, you have to pass through an old-fashioned sitting room lined with yellow upholstered sofas and tan leather chairs. Painted onto the walls are murals of ladies in various stages of powdering their noses. It’s a familiar ritual: women helping women get…

Learning to Chew, Swallow, and Shit at Viva Mayr, an Austrian Detox Spa for the Ultra Wealthy Learning to Chew, Swallow, and Shit at Viva Mayr, an Austrian Detox Spa for the Ultra Wealthy

One week at Viva Mayr, a five-star health spa and hotel on the southern shores of Lake Wörth in Austria, will set you back about $4,000—and you won’t even find a bar on the premises. And yet, you will find Russian oligarchs (or their wives, mistresses, and daughters), Vogue editors, fashion designers who dress Kate…

Inside Superstar Machine, Which Ex-Members Say Is a Cult Preying on New York’s Creative Women Inside Superstar Machine, Which Ex-Members Say Is a Cult Preying on New York’s Creative Women

A few years ago, as Ashley Cantley will tell you plainly, she was in a pretty bad place. She was unemployed, her relationship with her boyfriend was strained, and she had no one to turn to for advice.

Sail (Far) Away: At Sea with America's Largest Floating Gathering of Conspiracy Theorists Sail (Far) Away: At Sea with America's Largest Floating Gathering of Conspiracy Theorists

“Once we’re in international waters, every woman on the ship gets to make love to whoever she wants,” Sean David Morton said, with a wink.

Tristen Killman-Hardin Pleads No Contest to Raping Unconscious Teen Tristen Killman-Hardin Pleads No Contest to Raping Unconscious Teen

Tristen Killman-Hardin, the Norman, Oklahoma man who was accused of rape by three high school classmates, entered a no contest plea today on charges that he raped one of them while she was unconscious. Killman-Hardin, 18, admitted to the rape in an audio recording obtained by Jezebel in November.

Here's A Transgender Woman's Letter From a Men's Prison in Texas Here's A Transgender Woman's Letter From a Men's Prison in Texas

Earlier today we published a story on Passion Star, a transgender woman incarcerated in Texas who says she’s been subject to rape and violent attacks at the hands of other inmates for the past 12 years. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice did not move Star into safekeeping, a version of protective custody, until…

College Accused of Ignoring Threats Before Murder of Feminist Student  College Accused of Ignoring Threats Before Murder of Feminist Student 

A campus feminist group at University of Mary Washington has filed a federal complaint against the school, alleging that it ignored hundreds of violent threats against them on the anonymous app Yik Yak before one of their members, 20-year-old Grace Mann, was murdered in April. Mann’s 30-year-old housemate has been…

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