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NYRB Contributors Find Ian Buruma's  Departure 'Troubling' for the Future of 'Ideas' NYRB Contributors Find Ian Buruma's  Departure 'Troubling' for the Future of 'Ideas'

More than a hundred contributors to The New York Review of Books have issued a statement protesting the departure of former editor Ian Buruma, according to tweets by New York Times reporter Cara Buckley.

Thomas Ravenel Has Been Kicked Off Southern Charm After Arrest for Assault and Battery Thomas Ravenel Has Been Kicked Off Southern Charm After Arrest for Assault and Battery

Thomas Ravenel, the erstwhile South Carolina state treasurer and cast member of Bravo’s Southern Charm, will not return for the show’s upcoming season, following his arrest on Tuesday for assault and battery.

Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania—Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison on Tuesday for the night in 2004 he drugged, then sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in his Cheltenham home. Cosby—once a comedian so successful that having one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history was just a part of his…

Creator of Top Tween YouTube Channel Arrested for Allegedly Molesting a Minor Creator of Top Tween YouTube Channel Arrested for Allegedly Molesting a Minor

Ian Rylett is the 55-year-old owner of one of YouTube’s most popular tween channels, SevenAwesomeKids. BuzzFeed reports that last month, Rylett was arrested in Florida for lewd and lascivious molestation of one of the young girls who made videos for him, and who is under the age of 16.

Here Is Andrea Constand's Victim Impact Statement Here Is Andrea Constand's Victim Impact Statement

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania—“To truly understand the impact that sexual assault has had on my life, you have to understand the person that I was before it happened.”

Good Character and Decent Men  Good Character and Decent Men 

“I’ve always treated women with dignity and respect,” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told Fox News’s Martha MacCallum on Monday night. It was a phrase Kavanaugh used roughly four times in the friendly interview; a chorus which Kavanaugh, accompanied by his wife Ashley, repeated with flat insistence.

Susan Collins Will Betray You Susan Collins Will Betray You

Don’t count on Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins to save us from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Though Collins supports delaying the nomination to hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, she tells Alex Wagner and Jonathen Heil that though she’s “close” to making a decision on Kavanaugh, Ford “deserves to…

Which Men Get to Be Good? Which Men Get to Be Good?

While Republicans use every tactic they can to insist that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a good man with impeccable character—and to discredit Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez—let’s consider, for a second, which men Donald Trump believes should be taken at their word, and which are considered…

The Walkout: An Open Thread  The Walkout: An Open Thread 

At 1 p.m. eastern, people across the country are walking out in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. In Washington, DC, a coalition of organizers are converging at the offices of the United States Senate before walking to the Supreme Court. Elsewhere, the walkout may mean stepping outside your…

Protesters Swarm Senate Offices to Stop Brett Kavanaugh  Protesters Swarm Senate Offices to Stop Brett Kavanaugh 

Women across the country are leading protests at the offices of several U.S. senators, calling on them to block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women.

Powerful Men Continue to Tell On Themselves Powerful Men Continue to Tell On Themselves

As two women have now come forward and said that they were sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans are taking a public stand of their own: they do not care. More than just that, they are reframing sexual assault as a kind of adolescent rite of passage. Pay attention: The powerful men…

Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify on Thursday Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify on Thursday

Despite being broadsided in the media and receiving death threats, just as she had anticipated she would–and Doxxed and forced to flee her home–Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has announced via her attorneys that she will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as to her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett…

Bill Cosby's Lawyers to Fight Designation as a 'Sexually Violent Predator'  Bill Cosby's Lawyers to Fight Designation as a 'Sexually Violent Predator' 

As part of his sentencing hearing set to begin on Monday, Bill Cosby’s lawyers plan to fight a classification as a “sexually violent predator,” the Associated Press reports. This would mean that, in addition to getting his name, image, and town added to Pennsylvania’s public sex offender registry, he would also have…

8-Term Republican State Representative Drops Re-Election Bid After Daughter Accuses Him of Habitual Sexual Contact 8-Term Republican State Representative Drops Re-Election Bid After Daughter Accuses Him of Habitual Sexual Contact

23-year-old Laura Knoblach has come forward with allegations that her father, Minnesota state representative Jim Knoblach, inappropriately touched, kissed, and pinned her down throughout her childhood, from ages nine to 21. Just as MPR News was preparing to break the story on Friday, the outlet reports, Knoblach…

Why We Didn't Report Why We Didn't Report

After holding in an asteroid-sized shit for over a week, Donald Trump finally expelled his bowels onto Twitter Friday morning with the odious tweet you know he’s been wanting to write ever since Christine Blasey Ford came forward about Brett Kavanaugh. Here it is:

The Increasingly Unhinged Defenses of Brett Kavanaugh The Increasingly Unhinged Defenses of Brett Kavanaugh

It feels like a lifetime has passed since Christine Blasey Ford went public with the allegation that Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s.

Chloe Dykstra Talks Harassment After Chris Hardwick Essay: 'I Considered Ending It' Chloe Dykstra Talks Harassment After Chris Hardwick Essay: 'I Considered Ending It'

Three months after Chloe Dykstra published a harrowing essay on Medium detailing a years-long, emotionally, physically and sexually abusive relationship with “a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company,” later revealed to be AMC’s Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, the actor has granted Time…

Mocking Kavanaugh Accuser, GOP Congressman Jokes That Abe Lincoln Groped Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mocking Kavanaugh Accuser, GOP Congressman Jokes That Abe Lincoln Groped Ruth Bader Ginsburg

South Carolina Congressman Ralph Norman, a dude who once pulled out a loaded gun during a debate on gun safety and afterwards exclaimed, “I’m not going to be Gabby Giffords,” is a true dipshit. On Thursday, he continued his fuckery when he attempted to work over a crowd with this joke:

Senator Mazie Hirono Calls 'Bullshit' on Kavanaugh Hearings

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono from Hawaii spoke for all of us in a recent interview with ABC News. She succinctly and accurately described her Republican colleagues’ claims they are taking Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh seriously as “bullshit.”

Brett Kavanaugh Likes Women Clerks Who 'Looked a Certain Way' Brett Kavanaugh Likes Women Clerks Who 'Looked a Certain Way'

An unnamed Yale Law School student was advised that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh liked his women clerks to have a “certain look

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