Why Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Your Source for Science

This past weekend, many people held “march for science” demonstrations and gatherings across the country to protest…well, something, though it was hard to know exactly what. Predictably, entertainers like Rosario Dawson, Peter Capaldi, Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington, Debra Messing, supermodel (and destroyer of Pepsi) Kendall Jenner, designer Kenneth Cole, and television personality Bill Nye, The … Continued


Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Good Divorce?’ Hollywood Thinks So.

Given the fact that everyone in Hollywood eventually gets divorced (or so it seems), celebrities like to think they’re getting quite good at it. Ever the trendsetters, there’s a new “best way” to get divorced for parents in Tinseltown, with every couple working to show just how cool they can be while dissolving their union. … Continued


‘Tough and Tender’ Mr. T’s Amazing Grace

Nothing tugs at the heartstrings quite as unexpectedly as when a stoic tough guy reveals his tender side, and there is no tougher guy than Mr. T. On last Monday night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars, a show normally notable for its sexy and flamboyant (if sometimes awkward) dance routines, the A-Team star moved … Continued


Why Alec Baldwin Should be a Conservative

Nevertheless, the new memoir by actor Alec Baldwin, is a wonderful read. It also raises a question: Is Alec Baldwin a conservative? The surface answer, of course, is no. Baldwin is famously liberal. He satirizes President Trump on Saturday Night Live, and once sent out tweets calling Republicans “lying thieves.” Baldwin supports gay marriage and … Continued


Are Supermodels Experts in Everything?

In 1998, hotel chain Holiday Inn Express launched a popular marketing campaign that showed experts (surgeons, pilots, nuclear engineers, mathematics professors) completing tasks in their fields of expertise. As the commercial goes on, viewers learn these people aren’t experts at all, but just regular folks who–and here’s the punch line–happened to stay at a Holiday … Continued


Father John Misty, Taylor Swift, and the Internet Outrage Machine

If you recently Googled the phrase “Taylor Swift virtual reality sex” (or some variation thereof), you may have come across reporting on a “scandal” that embodies just about everything that is wrong with our culture. Here’s what happened. Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), an oft-bearded musician beloved by hipsters, performed a song from his … Continued

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