Sean Penn: Trump Is An Enemy Of Compassion And Of The State

Sean Penn: Trump Is An Enemy Of Compassion And Of The State
The Academy Award-winning actor — who founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization following the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean island in 2010 ― called Trump “an enemy of compassion” in a new op-ed piece for Time magazine. “An enemy of mankind. He is indeed an enemy of the state,” Penn added. Trump sparked global outrage with the comment that he reportedly made during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on Thursday. Trump claimed via Twitter on Friday that he didn’t use those

The Best ‘Bachelor’ Recap Youll Ever Read: Week 2

The Best ‘Bachelor’ Recap Youll Ever Read: Week 2
After watching the Golden Globes Sunday night, I’m feeling like this is a good week to be a woman. I just watched Oprah give her first presidential campaign speech inspire people with her acceptance speech, and now literally anything can happen. Everyone, we are so fucking blessed. So after a night of watching women lift up other women, I guess it’s time to tune in for a night of women tearing down other women emotionally, physically, and spiritually for

How Star Wars Revolutionized the Toy Industry

How Star Wars Revolutionized the Toy Industry
Most childhood Star Wars for the first time hours earlier for its 20th anniversary theatrical re-release, and finding her there felt momentous somehow, like it had in the movie. Sitting there at a Taco Bell in my dumpy California hometown, my nine-year-old brain decided: a movie set in a fictional galaxy, populated by larger-than-life figures) into something tangible. Its how we process some of our most culturally important ideas, from religion to a nations character: we turn them into

Dave Chappelle Reveals His Comedy Blind Spots in New Netflix Specials

Dave Chappelle Reveals His Comedy Blind Spots in New Netflix Specials
Dave Chappelle doesnt offend me. Im not saying it to be mean. Im saying to be funny. And everything is funny until it happens to you.Even as I recoil at the latest bit of controversy-baiting in Chappelles new Netflix specials (particularly Equanimity, the more formal of the two), I recognize that my criticisms of the still-funny 44-year-old comedian arent rooted in how offended I am by his words. My feelings arent hurt. Im not angry at him. That word

Ellen DeGeneres Ridicules Eric Trump Over His Weird Conspiracy Theory About Her

Ellen DeGeneres Ridicules Eric Trump Over His Weird Conspiracy Theory About Her
In a clip shared online Wednesday night, the talk show host humorously addressed this tweet that President Donald Trump’s second son posted the previous evening: Trump’s tweet that Twitter’s “who to follow” suggestions ― including Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and DeGeneres ― represented the “deep state” prompted widespread ridicule. Eric Trump’s claim is “ridiculous” because “no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump,” DeGeneres added. While “honored” that Eric Trump may think she was “powerful enough to be

Ellen DeGeneres Fires Back at Eric Trump for Deep State Tweet: Which One Is Eric?

Ellen DeGeneres Fires Back at Eric Trump for Deep State Tweet: Which One Is Eric?
If you know me at all, you know I dont pay attention to politics, Ellen DeGeneres said during her show on Wednesday. But unfortunately, politics pay attention to me. The host was referring to her unexpected appearance in a recent tweet from Eric Trump, who used the fact that Twitter suggested he follow her, along with former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as evidence of the so-called Deep State. I have some questions, DeGeneres said. First of all,

Children Forced To ‘Deal With It’ And Bundle Up As Classrooms Lose Heat

Children Forced To ‘Deal With It’ And Bundle Up As Classrooms Lose Heat
Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore was in shambles. Pipes that had just been turned back on had burst, leaving some rooms flooded. Heating vents weren’t working. Entire rooms were destroyed and inaccessible. Infrastructure problems were compounded by a storm front that’s already bringing snow, freezing temperatures and heavy winds to the East Coast. The weather is supposed to get worse Wednesday night and through Thursday. “We have many schools with leaky windows and outdated heating systems that have a

Annette Bening On Disco Dancing, Loving Greta Gerwig And Warren Beatty’s Oscar Flub

Annette Bening On Disco Dancing, Loving Greta Gerwig And Warren Beatty’s Oscar Flub
Annette Bening’s coalesced sometime around “American Beauty,” when it became clear that she was meant to portray go-getters whose tough facades hide vulnerable interiors. Before that 1999 drama about upper-middle-class suburbia, she was a tenacious ingenue wrapped up with the mob (“Bugsy”) and a lobbyist dating the world’s most powerful man (“The American President”); after it, she was a theater star filling the voids of middle age (“Being Julia”), a lesbian mother whose marriage was threatened by an interloper

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce

The Fight for LGBT Equality in 2018 Will Be Fierce
Jay Michaelson: So, here we are at the end of a strange year for LGBTQ Americans. On the one hand, mainstream acceptance of gay people continues to spread; gays are now officially boring. On the other hand, trans people are being singled out for government persecution on the one hand and continued street violence on the other.Meanwhile, as all three of us have written, the Trump-Pence administration is inflicting the "death of a thousand blows" against LGBTQ civil rights,

The Day I Got a Suicide Text from My Husband

The Day I Got a Suicide Text from My Husband
ShareTweet Friday, April 3, 2009 started out as a normal day. I worked as a volunteer coordinator at a Southern hospice chain and my team had a large bingo event at a local retirement center during lunch. We spent the morning prepping door prizes. I bought lots of party food. Most of my day was spent trying to make an afternoon enjoyable for people who didn’t have much longer on this earth. There were multiple sleepovers at my house,

Vice Says It Failed Employees as Misconduct Incidents Emerge

Vice Says It Failed Employees as Misconduct Incidents Emerge
Vice Media Inc.’s co-founders told employees the company had “failed” them, in a letter that emerged as the New York Times published a story describing more than a dozen cases of sexual misconduct and legal settlements paid to four women.“We have failed as a company to create a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone, especially women, can feel respected and thrive,’’ Vice co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi said in the letter, which was dated Saturday.A “boy’s club” culture held over

Weinstein assistant attacks gagging orders

Weinstein assistant attacks gagging orders
Image copyright Zelda Perkins Image caption Harvey Weinstein and Zelda Perkins in 1998 When, on a trip abroad, a younger colleague came to her in a distressed state to say that Weinstein had attempted to rape her, Ms Perkins felt it was her duty to act."She was shaking, very distressed, and clearly in shock," she said. "She didn't want anybody to know and was absolutely terrified of the consequences. I spoke with her and tried to calm her down

Cutting Taxes Is Great, Republicans, but Deficits Do Matter

Cutting Taxes Is Great, Republicans, but Deficits Do Matter
Immediately following the Houses botched attempt to pass tax reform on Tuesday, the AP sent out a tweet that blared: BREAKING: House passes first rewrite of nation's tax laws in three decades, providing steep tax cuts for businesses, the wealthy.It was technically true, but also misleading. And it reminded me of a synopsis of the movie The Wizard of Oz that describes the film thusly: "Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets

Christian Bale shares why white men should step aside in favor of diverse voices.

Christian Bale shares why white men should step aside in favor of diverse voices.
Christian Bale — aka Batman and one of America's most notable "psychos" — just said what we're all thinking when it comes to white men of privilege. While doing press for his latest movie, "Hostiles," Bale and the film's costars dropped into the AOL series "Build" for an in-depth interview. During the 30-minute conversation, the topic turned to the political state of the U.S. Bale doesn't see our divisiveness rooted in "red state/blue state" conflicts, but rather our lack

Errol Morris Wormwood Is a Genre-Bending True-Crime Masterpiece

Errol Morris Wormwood Is a Genre-Bending True-Crime Masterpiece
Back in June, Errol Morris told me that, formally speaking, little had changed in the true-crime genre since he launched it to prominence with 1988s The Thin Blue Lineand that with his upcoming return to such terrain, I like to think that Im trying to break new ground here. We shall see!As it turns out, hes more than fulfilled his ambition.Absurdly denied a shot at documentary Oscar glory because of its exceptional nature, Wormwood is a hybrid of the

30 Self-Care Resolutions To Make Before The New Year Starts

30 Self-Care Resolutions To Make Before The New Year Starts
Hermes Rivera 1. Challenges are good for you — you learn a lot more about yourself when you overcome them. Accept not everything will be easy or straightforward. 2. Share your happiness with everyone around you. Encourage those you love to do the same with you. 3. Take the time to observe before reacting. It will make a huge difference. 4. Don’t make too many self-regulating goals at once. Take it slow. If you want to be healthier, spend