Writing Lessons: You Are Trying Too Hard

You are a writer. You write features. You are supposed to write a feature about a very famous person at a major sporting event, but the event has not started yet, so you have no new reporting or novel insights on the subject. No one does, and no one can. This is a difficulty, perhaps even a metaphysical difficulty; if… » 5/22/15 1:40pm 12 minutes ago

For Rekia, LaVena, and Shereese: The Importance of #SayHerName

Her name was Shaka and we were in the fifth grade when I decided to kick her square in the stomach. Even though I had a huge crush on her, Shaka’s pain did not matter to me. It didn’t matter to our laughing peers either. Shaka’s pain was irrelevant as I asserted my prepubescent norms of courting. Television shows like » 5/22/15 1:30pm 22 minutes ago

AdultFriendFinder.com Was Hacked, Exposing Millions of Sex-Seekers

Adult Friend Finder, the no-strings sex solicitation service that’s familiar to anyone who’s ever visited a porn site, was apparently just the victim of an enormous data breach, exposing millions of people who clicked banner ads hoping to get laid. » 5/22/15 1:10pm 42 minutes ago

Bon Jovi Gave the Class of 2015 The Best Gift of All: A Bon Jovi Song

On Thursday, Sayreville, N.J. native John “Jon Bon Jovi” Bongiovi, Jr. was given an honorary degree at the Camden campus of Rutgers University. John Bongiovi, Jr. is now an Honorary Doctor of Letters for his work in philanthropy. To show off a bit of that philanthropic skill he’s known for, Bon Jovi came bearing a… » 5/22/15 10:30am Today 10:30am