Sources say President Barack Obama is expected to name Sally Quillian Yates as his nominee for deputy attorney general. Yates is the current US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia (the first female US attorney in Atlanta) and has served as vice chair on Attorney General Eric Holder's advisory committee. If… » 12/21/14 6:22pm Yesterday 6:22pm

Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea on Hip Hop History And We're All Better For It

The past week has been rough for Iggy Azalea. Not only has she been duking it out with Azealia Banks, but this weekend, she was the target of hackers threatening to supply proof of an alleged sex tape to punish her for "misappropriating black culture" and disrespecting #ICantBreathe protesters (they have since… » 12/21/14 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm

Letitia James, Al Sharpton Release Statements After Killing of NYPD…

This afternoon in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, an armed man approached two NYPD officers sitting inside their patrol car and opened fire, shooting at least one in the head. Both officers were rushed to the nearby Woodhull hospital, and both have been pronounced dead. The gunman who shot himself after… » 12/20/14 7:03pm Saturday 7:03pm

It was only a matter of time: New York Post now has its very own Pascalizer, that is, an Amy Pascal voice generator. Just enter any text, click "NOW CLICK HERE TO PASCALIZE IT!" and voilà. Suddenly you have a doggedly up-front and douchey email in all-caps, with notes of tired racism. Now you too can sound like a big… » 12/20/14 4:56pm Saturday 4:56pm

Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can really… » 12/20/14 4:10pm Saturday 4:10pm

​Cosmo, Ms. Foundation Name Emma Watson Feminist Celebrity of 2014

It certainly has been quite a year for feminists (or maybe just the word "feminist") Over the course of the last month or so, the Ms. Foundation for Women and Cosmopolitan magazine held an online poll, asking readers to choose their top celebrity feminist. Congratulations to Emma Watson and all, but I don't know what… » 12/20/14 3:30pm Saturday 3:30pm

George Clooney Makes Maggie Smith Swoon off the Couch in Downton Short

The Downton Abbey cast has gathered for a delightfully zany (British-humored) and very special Christmas short for the TV fundraiser Text Santa. With cameos by Jeremy Piven (Mr. Selfridge) and Absolutely Fabulous' Joanna Lumley, it pokes just enough fun at itself to remind you why you have spent hours watching rich… » 12/20/14 2:35pm Saturday 2:35pm