The Suspicious and Tragic Death of Native American Actress Misty Upham

Last week, searchers found the body of Native American actress Misty Upham, who was last seen alive on October 5. Despite reports that Misty was suffering from depression and was suicidal and an official stance that the whole thing was probably an accident, her family and her friend Juliette Lewis believe there was… » 10/20/14 11:10am Yesterday 11:10am

Sunday Night Sign-Off: Operator Operator, Dial Her Back

Yesterday I went to karaoke (and killed it duh), but in my not-quite sober stupor, I thought it was a good idea to use the complimentary mouthwash provided in the bathroom. I mean it tasted fine to me, but it hit me this morning how weird it was to pour out mouthwash from one of those big bottles in an establishment… » 10/19/14 7:02pm Sunday 7:02pm

Serena Williams Slams Russian Tennis Official for Racist, Sexist Comment

Yesterday, Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended for one year by the Women's Tennis Association Tour after making some incredibly stupid and offensive comments about Serena and Venus Williams. Serena has commended the WTA's response. » 10/19/14 5:02pm Sunday 5:02pm

Jada Pinkett Smith Showed Up To Gotham Audition With a Man on a Leash

I'm still feeling out Fox's new Gotham show, but I can definitely say that the highlight of the show so far is Fish Mooney, the ruthless queenpin contender that is made of 100% certified organic allure, played by Jada Pinkett Smith. Mooney is not in Batman canon, but after reading how Pinkett Smith auditioned for the… » 10/19/14 4:20pm Sunday 4:20pm

Top Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Disbarred for 'Propaganda' Plans Protest

In 2010, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested for "actions against national security and committing propaganda against the regime." She was released last year after serving half of her six-year sentence, but now she has been banned from practicing for three years. Now, she plans to fight back by holding… » 10/19/14 2:10pm Sunday 2:10pm

​Mississippi Continues to Be a Pretty Terrible State for Women

It's been a strange time for women. Maternal mortality in the US has actually increased. There are people in our government who refuse to enact a law for equal pay. Personhood is still a Thing. But where in the US do women face the most hardship? It looks like Mississippi and Utah are duking it out for the top spot. » 10/19/14 12:40pm Sunday 12:40pm

​2500 Year-Old Tattooed Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer, Used Marijuana

In 1993, Russian scientist Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death, and scientists have stated… » 10/18/14 5:59pm Saturday 5:59pm

​Goddammit I Hate Myself For Laughing at This "Dancing" Turtle

This video will not Shock You. It is not the Greatest Most Epic Thing Ever. It's a video of a turtle supposedly twerking to Jason Derulo's "Wiggle" (of course). And it's vertical. Still, I laughed at it (out loud) even though I know I shouldn't have, and now I'm sharing it with you because I am the worst sort of… » 10/18/14 4:18pm Saturday 4:18pm

A Bogus Test Has Landed Women In Prison For Infanticide in El Salvador

In El Salvador, where termination of pregnancy whether abortion, miscarriage, or stillborn, is illegal, 17 women are currently sitting in prison, convicted of assassinating their children, that is, convicted of not giving birth to healthy, live babies. They are known as Las 17, and eight of these women were convicted… » 10/18/14 3:45pm Saturday 3:45pm