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The Best Thing About Sundance 2020 Isn’t Even Taylor Swift

The Best Thing About Sundance 2020 Isn’t Even Taylor Swift

According to Variety, one noteworthy difference this year is that Sundance has increased visibility for Latinx filmmakers, in response to a report by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative showing worrying levels of Latinx erasure in Hollywood. That study found that in over 1,200 top-grossing box office films between 2007 and 2018, only 4.5% of the…
Watchmen wants us to know one thing: We’re all being used by those with power

Watchmen wants us to know one thing: We’re all being used by those with...

After playing footsie with the original Watchmen comic for four weeks, the new TV show’s fifth episode — “Little Fear of Lightning” — dumps us straight into one of the comic’s most famous moments: the “interdimensional” squid attack on New York that kills 3 million people and does grave psychic damage to even more. The…
Period Poop: It’s A Thing. Here’s How To Deal

Period Poop: It’s A Thing. Here’s How To Deal

There are a few things you can do to lessen the havoc your period wreaks on your digestive system. In a recent New York Times column, OB/GYN Dr. Jen Gunter suggested taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen shortly before your period is about to start. The meds block prostaglandin production; this can…
Spend A Lot Of Time On Your Phone? This Self-Care App Just Made That A Good Thing

Spend A Lot Of Time On Your Phone? This Self-Care App Just Made That...

That said, the genius behind Aloe Bud is that it seamlessly encourages these wellness prompts by showing them exactly where you're most likely to see them — your phone screen. The interface is super simple: After downloading the free app, you can add your chosen reminders (i.e. Rest, Hydrate, Fuel, Breathe, Move), and create customized push…
The Latest Thing You Can Get At CVS? A Full Makeover.

The Latest Thing You Can Get At CVS? A Full Makeover.

By the end of 2019, that will be especially true for beauty lovers. Today, CVS has announced that, in partnership with the on-demand beauty services company Glamsquad, it will be expanding its interactive beauty departments, called BeautyIRL, to 45 new stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New York. The Sephora-esque…
Into The Dark Pure: Are Purity Retreats A Real Thing?

Into The Dark Pure: Are Purity Retreats A Real Thing?

The latest installment of Hulu’s Into The Dark series involves spooky encounters with Biblical figures at a father-daughter sleepaway camp for the chaste. Really. In an episode aptly named Pure, the main character Shay ( Jahkara Smith) is attending a purity retreat for the first time ever with her long lost absentee dad, Kyle (…
Al Franken did the right thing by resigning

Al Franken did the right thing by resigning

Personal conduct aside, I feel confident that, more so than most senators, Al Franken is someone who got into electoral politics for the right reasons. Before he ever became a candidate, he was generous with both time and money in supporting progressive causes. His breakthrough political book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them,…
Actually, Abortion Litmus Tests Are A Good Thing

Actually, Abortion Litmus Tests Are A Good Thing

And then, there’s the case of Joe Biden. Oof, Joe. This week he announced his continued support for the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funds from financing abortions, before a sudden overnight turnaround on the subject. While it may seem like progress, Biden also said he’d offer “no apologies” for his previous position, making it…
Ayesha Curry On Her Ideal Mother’s Day & Why There’s No Such Thing As Work-Life Balance

Ayesha Curry On Her Ideal Mother’s Day & Why There’s No Such Thing As...

Don't be afraid to use the tools that are available to them on the internet when it comes to tech. Something like a GoDaddy, which lets you build out your website and have the power and the tools you need, and is affordable and easy, is a great route if you're starting a business. I'm…
Amy Klobuchar on Brett Kavanaugh: “He got a really good job out of the whole thing”

Amy Klobuchar on Brett Kavanaugh: “He got a really good job out of the...

Fox News’s live town hall with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Wednesday night featured an interesting exchange where moderator Bret Baier tried to use Klobuchar’s support for her former colleague Al Franken, who resigned over sexual harassment allegations in December 2017, and her opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh against her: BRET BAIER: I…

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