Black Widow: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things


The arguments over Black Widow have gotten ugly. Last night, Joss Whedon quit Twitter, with an image that pointed the blame at Twitter haters. But there’s a real issue with Black Widow, and her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s worth talking about. It’s worth talking about it like adults. » 5/05/15 7:52pm Today 7:52pm

Fox News' Resident MD: Men Should Be Able to Veto Women's Abortions

You may have heard about the New York Times’ most recent awful decision to make room for an awful op-ed, this time in the form of Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiance clamoring to get out of a contract because he essentially he decided he no longer wanted to be in one. This particular contract, of course, was about embryos.… » 5/05/15 5:55pm Today 5:55pm

Things That Could Kill You According to, Ranked

Weather dot com has built itself into a traffic juggernaut over the past couple of years by positioning itself as the leading source for telling you what THIS is. With great power comes great responsibility, and you won’t believe how close you are to death until you’ve checked your local forecast.… » 5/05/15 5:46pm Today 5:46pm

Chris Kattan at the Phoenix Airport: A Poignant Picture of Celeb Sadness

*Presses play on Haddaway* Hey, do you guys remember Chris Kattan? He was in a movie with Will Ferrell about dancing that was released when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In any event, Chris Kattan is still around, and it turns out he had a Sunday that was an acutely exquisite portrait of the sad life of a C-list… » 5/05/15 5:35pm Today 5:35pm

Targeted Killing Is Just Good Business

Red Gate Group. The name is somewhat ominous. But don’t get too excited. It isn’t Blackwater and it’s only a $10 million a year operation. There’s no scandal; no hidden political contribution; no device that doesn’t work; there’s nothing unique at all. In fact it’s merely one of literally hundreds of companies just… » 5/05/15 5:21pm Today 5:21pm

Manny Pacquiao Sued by Disgruntled Fans for Hiding Shoulder Injury

A couple of boxing fans have sued Manny Pacquiao for allegedly failing to disclose a torn rotator cuff before last weekend’s “fight of the century” against Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao’s team says he reported the injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but a form he filled out prior to the fight indicates no… » 5/05/15 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

Ban Men from Literary Readings


There we are, sitting in the middle of a crowd of people in the back of a bookshop. Could be BookCourt, McNally, powerHouse, Housing Works: you know, the good ones. Maybe we’re even at a university. The author has spoken. The moderator has asked his own special questions. Silence has fallen. Now, the gazes of the… » 5/05/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

That Time Mike Huckabee's Loser Son Allegedly Tortured a Dog to Death

Welcome to Loser Sons of Politics, a new column where the politically minded among the Jezebel staff recall with fondness the antics of the loser sons of politicians. Today (because it’s a very big and special day for the former Arkansas Governor), we’re recalling that time Mike Huckabee’s loser son David killed a dog… » 5/05/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Beachfuckers Could Get 15 Years for Fucking on Beach

The Florida couple who last year had sex on a beach, went to sleep, and then had sex again, all while a grandmother filmed them, have been convicted of lewd and lascivious behavior, and each face up to 15 years in prison, the Miami Herald reports. » 5/05/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

De Blasio Proposes Spending $54 Million More on Mental Health Services

Will we ever hear the end of the de Blasio administration’s shtick? First, the mayor wants to give a metric ton of cash to public schools that are struggling. Now he’s signed off an a proposal spearheaded by his wife, Chirlane McCray, to put an additional $54 million toward mental health services in NYC. » 5/05/15 3:19pm Today 3:19pm

500 Days of Kristin, Day 100: The First Hundred Days

One hundred sunsets into her memoir-writing journey, Kristin Cavallari has begun to steer the country away from fugly flats and into heels. Though her legislative gains have been meager—some might say non-existent—Kristin has attacked her overarching goal of putting her life’s work on the record with enthusiasm. » 5/05/15 2:59pm Today 2:59pm