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John McCain Will Return to Senate Tuesday to Vote On Healthcare Bill John McCain Will Return to Senate Tuesday to Vote On Healthcare Bill

Days after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Senator John McCain will return to the Senate on Tuesday to vote on GOP healthcare legislation.

Look At This Boss Octopus Taking a Casual Stroll On Land

If you’re well-studied in all matters octopus, perhaps this video will not surprise you. But for many of us, I imagine watching a giant octopus ooze across dry land is lowkey batshit.

Can I Interest You in Purchasing This Creepy-As-Fuck Clown Motel?

Are you the sort of person who is keen on clowns? Would you even maybe—possibly—say that you’re down to clown? Well then, my buddy, do I have the real estate property for you: the Clown Motel.

Usher Is Being Sued By Woman Who Says He Exposed Her to Herpes Usher Is Being Sued By Woman Who Says He Exposed Her to Herpes

A woman identified as Jane Doe is suing Usher for exposing her to the herpes virus—and an STI test reveals that she has contracted the virus as well.

Goodnight and Good Luck  Goodnight and Good Luck 

Night is a vulnerable time for me. When it’s dark and still, my lizard brain crackles with long-loitering anxieties and fears, whether existential or rooted in some absurd horror movie I watched when I was 11. The day’s grimiest residue—an uncomfortable conversation, an email I wish I had worded differently—agitates…

Benevolent Hero Donald Trump Will Meet With 'Victims Of Obamacare' Benevolent Hero Donald Trump Will Meet With 'Victims Of Obamacare'

On Monday afternoon, Donald Trump will deliver a statement on healthcare which, incidentally, Americans need more than ever seeing as we’ve all developed ulcers in the last six months. While efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have—much to Trump’s chagrin—so far been unsuccessful, we can’t breathe easy yet.

This Westworld Season 2 Trailer Features Dolores As a Vengeance Goddess

Westworld premiered its first season two trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, offering a glimpse of a world turned chaotic and brutal. In the midst of it all, our heroine Dolores snarls atop a galloping horse, firing a rifle like a goddamn goddess of vengeance. Promising!

Stubbs the Cat, Honorary Mayor Of Talkeetna, Alaska, Has Died

Last week, the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska—a very distinguished cat by the name of Stubbs—passed away. Stubbs, age 20, took his leave peacefully on Thursday night, after settling down to sleep.

In Outlander Season 3, Claire and Jamie Reunite When 'Least Prepared for It' In Outlander Season 3, Claire and Jamie Reunite When 'Least Prepared for It'

I’ve been anxious for the third season of Outlander from the moment I finished the second one—and to be honest, I only did so a few months ago.  But who can be patient considering what’s in store: lush shots of the Scottish Highlands, exquisite 18th century garb, and sex scenes so white-hot we viewers feel a touch…

Megyn Kelly's Ratings Sink, Bested Again By America's Funniest Home Videos Megyn Kelly's Ratings Sink, Bested Again By America's Funniest Home Videos

Oh gee. It appears that the ratings for Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly have plummeted even further this week, reaching a record low.

Mariah Carey's Rise to Fame Will Be Chronicled in Starz Drama Series Mariah Carey's Rise to Fame Will Be Chronicled in Starz Drama Series

Pop icon, possessor of golden vocal cords, and Christmas enthusiast Mariah Carey is helming a drama series based on her rise to fame.

Blessed Be: Everlane Is Opening Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store Blessed Be: Everlane Is Opening Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store

In a development that I consider both a blessing and my probable undoing, Everlane is opening its first brick-and-mortar store. That’s right: all those slinky-soft tees and chunky sweaters and dapper street shoes will be within reach of your fingertips—if you live in San Francisco, that is.

Congratulations! Mindy Kaling Is Expecting Her First Child Congratulations! Mindy Kaling Is Expecting Her First Child

Thirty-eight-year-old actress Mindy Kaling is expecting her first bébé. The news comes from an inside source, who described the pregnancy as “an unexpected surprise.”

Trump's Lawyer Tells Everyone That, Somehow, the Russia Meeting Was Legal  Trump's Lawyer Tells Everyone That, Somehow, the Russia Meeting Was Legal 

On Sunday, Donald Trump’s attorney took a tour de television networks, asserting that Don Jr. committed no crimes by meeting with a Russian lawyer during his father’s campaign. What a relief.

Here's the Latest, Very Groovy Trailer for The Incredible Jessica James

Ever since Jessica Williams seized our attention as a correspondent on the Daily Show, we’ve eagerly followed her rising star. Now we’re fortunate to be mere weeks from the release of her loosely-autobiographical film, The Incredible Jessica James. And the latest trailer suggests that, indeed, something incredible is…

Let This Teen's Summer 2017 Bucket List Inspire You to Live Your Dreams Let This Teen's Summer 2017 Bucket List Inspire You to Live Your Dreams

The summer bucket list is a well-traveled genre, and one particularly suited to the expression of one’s most intimate dreams and aspirations. Our summer selves are a little wilder, and more daring—or so we hope—and the large swaths of unstructured time facilitate all manner of adventures. Like, for example, “[camping]…

National Ice Cream Day: Celebrate for the Sake Of the Resistance National Ice Cream Day: Celebrate for the Sake Of the Resistance

I know what you’re thinking: hashtag holidays are nonsense, Rachel—why would you legitimize such triviality with a blog post? I hear and understand your misgivings. But ice cream, as you may know, is delicious; it reminds us that despite our current national nightmare, a few, dwindling pleasures remain available to us.

Donald Trump Jr. Knew Prior to Meeting That Russia Supported His Father Donald Trump Jr. Knew Prior to Meeting That Russia Supported His Father

Today, in news that should be surprising to no one: Donald Trump Jr. knew prior to his meeting with a Kremlin-affiliated Russian lawyer that the Russian government sought to aid Trump senior’s campaign.

Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Receives $48,500 to Leave Police Department Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Receives $48,500 to Leave Police Department

One year ago, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot 32-year-old Philando Castile in front of his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter. Last month, Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter, despite damning dashcam footage and the testimony of Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds.…

Morrissey Really Digs the Band Smash Mouth, Says Smash Mouth Morrissey Really Digs the Band Smash Mouth, Says Smash Mouth

In a recent interview, Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell revealed something unexpected. Morrissey—former lead singer of The Smiths and lyricist of cheerful ditties like “Girlfriend in a Coma”—digs the band responsible for grandiosely obnoxious songs like “All Star” and “I’m A Believer” (a grotesque cover of the…

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