Author Reva Seth has become the ninth woman to go on the record about Jian Ghomeshi's alleged sexual abuse, and the second to identify herself by name. You know that feeling you get when your favorite team is on a winning streak? This is the opposite of that feeling.
Meow the Jewels is a real thing. What started as a joke—with Run the Jewels, the acerbically bombastic rap duo of EL-P and Killer Mike, offering to re-record their fantastic new sophomore album, Run the Jewels 2, with "nothing but cat sounds for music" if someone gave them $40,000—has bloomed into a Rap Internet phenomenon after a waggish fan set up a Kickstarter page to back the project. At press time, it had raised more than $65,000, with other such feline-friendly producers and luminaries as Just Blaze, the Alchemist, Baauer, Geoff Barrow, and Zola Jesus signing on; their bluff duly called, everyone's new favorite rap tag team vowed that all the money raised will go to charity, and, yes, they'd make an entire record out of mews and purrs and screeches and what have you.
Time for your Friday history lesson! And it involves our bloody old friend, the tampon, those soft bundles of cotton we stuff in our vaginas every so often. Exactly how did women handle their roughly-monthly cycle back in the day?
American Horror Story: Freak Show is pretty creepy (because clowns), but it also features some of the show's most memorable characters: The dour and bubbly Dot and Bette, the sad, sad Elsa Mars and the hunky Jimmy Darling (lobster hands are a bonus). And now they're Disney characters. Ta-da!
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Happy Halloween! If you're going out in the world tonight, there's a good chance you'll see racist idiots dressed up like racist idiots, because Halloween is racist idiot Christmas: Whether you're at a frat party , a parade, or even a family event, there's bound to be one sad soul in blackface, yellowface, Arabface, brownface, redface... [trails off staring into middle distance]
It's a Halloween miracle, everyone. A kitten who sustained severe burns when he got trapped in the engine of a car is being nursed back to health.
Oh this video is no big deal; it's just Ed Sheeran casually roaming on stage to duet with Sam Smith on "Stay With Me."
Chelsea Handler wants to show everyone her boobs, because of sexism (obviously).
TGIT, it's time for another Shondaland open thread! "What do you want?" We want your comments below. Who's watching?
Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old whose video about scheduling her own death went viral, has chosen not to die this Saturday. She says that now is "not the right time."
Jake is framed for the murder of President Fitz's son! What will Olivia do now? Watch live with us and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
Colorado parents have figured out a whole new thing to get hysterically up-in-arms about this Halloween: the prospect of their kids bringing home weed-infused candy.
Very important breaking closet-related news! Lindsay Lohan and her brother Michael Lohan, Jr. are being sued for $60 million, by a former business partner who claims they stole a virtual closet app.
This is why we can't have nice things.
In today's Tweet Beat, you have to admire Dr. Ruth's ability to stay on-brand, Heidi Klum lucks out with her airplane seat partner and Olivia Wilde would make a terrible president.
The online shopping site Gilt employs a Principal Data Scientist, which is unsurprising and probably not that exciting, as far as titles go. However, he decided to find out if certain fashion choices vary by region or if women have certain universal preferences, which makes his job more mildly intriguing. And the result — pretty nifty graph documenting the average heel hight purchased by women in America and Puerto Rico — is quite interesting indeed.
USA Today interviewed Justin Edmund, an early employee at Pinterest. The 24-year-old engineer first caught Silicon Valley's attention with a candid personal essay about growing up black, where he said he had "not seen a single technology leader," besides Jack Dorsey "acknowledge the crisis in Ferguson. And why would they bother?"
Because nothing says "sexually gratifying love product" like dressing as a princess whose sole power is turning everything frigid. Or maybe she was making a statement? Based on these pictures, probably not.
God bless middle schoolers with too much time on their hands: Via UpRoxx, here is a pretty great remake of the Ghostbusters trailer, but gender-flipped. It's not only adorable and fantastic, but also cleverly made. Plus it turns out Bill Murray's lines work really well coming from a teenaged girl's face.