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‘Jezebel’ Review: A Sexy and Strange Middle-Finger to Stereotypes and Tropes [SXSW]

Sabrina is talking to someone on the phone in the first scene of Jezebel . She’s hard at work as a phone sex operator, moaning in her husky voice to really sell her performance. What makes the scene jarring is realizing her younger sister Tiffany is wide awake nearby, hearing everything. Thus begins a film that explores financial independence and sex work from the lens of a young Black woman to great effect. Based on a true story set in Las Vegas in 1998, Jezebel centers Tiffany (...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Las Vegas, Jezebel, Sxsw, Tiffany, Film Festivals, Sabrina, Featured Stories Sidebar, Numa Perrier, Tiffany Tiffany Tenille, Tiffany Tenille


What Ivanka & Her Dad Have In Common: Stealing Other People's Ideas

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.One of the reasons we regularly write about Ivanka Trump is because her position actually comes with a lot of power. As a presidential advisor to her father in the most chaotic White House ever, she reportedly has a great deal of freedom to set her own agenda. And she has, admirably, focused her agenda on issues that affect women, both globally and in the United States, from...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Child Care, Senate, White House, US, United States, House, Social Security, Global development, States, Jezebel, University Of Maryland, Trump, Ellen Bravo


The CEO behind Bustle and the new Gawker is reportedly making a bid on the remaining Gizmodo Media blogs

Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group, has made an offer on the remaining Gizmodo Media Group blogs, according to the New York Post. Goldberg bought Gawker.com in July for $1.35 million. While the plan was to relaunch this month, the company faced backlash after its two reporters abruptly quit last week. Gizmodo Media Group, which includes blogs like Jezebel and Deadspin, is up for sale by Univision, which bought the assets for $135 million in 2016. A Gizmodo Media ...
Tags: Post, Trends, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Morgan Stanley, Gawker, Valleywag, Gawker Media, Deadspin, Univision, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Bryan Goldberg, Lauren Johnson


The FBI invented a fictitious "abortion extremist" movement, then warned local cops about potential acts of domestic terror from it

Anti-abortion extremists are among the most violent domestic terrorists in America, having murdered and attempted to murder dozens of people using firearms, firebombs and traditional explosives. Pro-abortion extremists don't exist, apart from a single, self-described individual, Theodore Shulman, who threatened to kill (but did not actually harm) two anti-abortion activists, and went to prison for it. Despite these irrefutable facts, the FBI circulated a warning to local law enforcement, b...
Tags: Post, Gender, News, America, Choice, Fbi, Abortion, Foia, Feebs, Juggalos, Jezebel, Shapiro, Anna Merlan, Property of the People, Weaponized Both-sidesism, Theodore Shulman


Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 2, The Language of Physics, Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 2, The Language of Physics, Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle. The Entropic Principle refers to Second Law of Thermodynamics.  From LiveScience: The laws of thermodynamics describe the relationships between thermal energy, or heat, and other forms of energy, and how e...
Tags: Religion, Earth, Kings, Jesus, Jezebel, Christ, Corinthians, Walsh, PAUL, Christ John, Andy Walsh, Faith & Science, Mike the Geologist, Earth Plants, Edwin Schrödinger, John 11:25 Jesus


What We Can Learn from the Old Testament’s Runaway Prophets

Who wouldn’t want to be a prophet? Well, a lot of the people who were actually prophets in the Old Testament. Moses, when called out of the burning bush, essentially responded by asking ‘Why me?’ (Exodus 3:11). Elijah, fresh off vanquishing all the prophets of Baal, is unnerved by Jezebel and flees in the wilderness, asking God for death (1 Kings 19:4). Most infamously, Jonah literally ran away from his calling (Jonah 1:3). Other Old Testament prophets sometimes resisted their vocation as well. ...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Jezebel, Christ, Jonah, Mary, PAUL, Luke, Ezekiel, Jacob, Elijah, Zechariah, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Baal, Faith & Spirituality


Check Out an Exclusive ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Vinyl Debut

One of the best movie scores of the year, Nicholas Britell‘s If Beale Street Could Talk, is receiving two gorgeous new vinyl releases from Lakeshore Records and Invada Records, and we have an exclusive look at the artwork below. The vinyl editions will be released in vintage period inspired album designs. Check out the art, and other details of the If Beale Street Could Talk vinyl release below. I recently wrote-up the Best Soundtracks of 2018, and Beale Street was #1. How could it not be? I...
Tags: Movies, Vinyl, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, North America, Jezebel, Nina Simone, Puerto Rico, Lakeshore Records, Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk, Beale Street, Billy Preston, Soundtracks, Barry Jenkins, Britell


Scientology tells Jezebel to remove story about leader's disappeared wife

David Miscavige leads the Church of Scientology, the cultlike sci-fi religion notorious for its hostility to members, apostates and critics alike. His wife, Shelly, hasn't been seen in public in many years, and few trust the LAPD's proforma assurances that she is safe, let alone those of the church. Jezebel posted a long story about her alleged captivity, and Scientology is asking them to remove the post. The [church's lawyers'] letter makes some specific claims about both Shelly and Remini, whi...
Tags: Post, News, California, Jezebel, Scientology, Lapd, Legal Threats, Shelly, Los Angeles Police Department, Church of Scientology, Remini, David Miscavige, Mrs Miscavige


The Many Sounds of Love: Composer Nicholas Britell on 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

None If there's a time when words seem completely ineffective, it's when one has the task of describing Nicholas Britell's work. His genre-defying, sensuous film scores always infuse the images with overwhelming, but unintrusive, feeling. In Moonlight, he put classical sounds at the service of a contemporary, heartbreaking, coming-of-age tale, in which we saw a young gay African American boy become an adult despite the odds. Britell's observant score accompanying the protagonist, Chiron, in...
Tags: Feature, Music, America, Soundtrack, James Bond, Jezebel, Barry, Eden, Harlem, Puerto Rico, Lakeshore Records, Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, Beale, Dizzy Gillespie


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 14th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists: African Arguments (must-read African books) Australian Financial Review (best b...
Tags: Music, David, New York Times, Jezebel, Sarah, Cbc, Boston Globe, Australian Financial Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Prospect, WBUR, KGNU, Rabih Alameddine, Roachie, Arizona O Neill, Eli Tareq


Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Is YouTube’s Biggest Music Video Debut EVER

Have you had the pleasure of seeing Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” video yet? No? Well, you’re definitely in rare company because the video has racked up 130 million views in less than a week! According to Billboard, Ariana Grande now holds the record for the biggest music video debut in YouTube history after her video for “thank u, next” earned more than 55 million views in its first 24 hours online. YouTube also confirmed that Grande’s “thank u, next” video hit the 100 million views mark in j...
Tags: Videos, Music, Celebs, Taylor Swift, Youtube, Music Videos, Ariana Grande, Davis, Pop Culture, World Records, Jazz, Jezebel, Kris Jenner, Ariana, Grande, Matt Bennett


Of Course Thrillist Knew About The Burger Guy's Domestic Violence Conviction

On Wednesday Jezebel wrote about a viral story, written by the James Beard-award winning food critic Kevin Alexander in Thrillist, that appeared to be either an act of shoddy journalism or a self-serving acceptance of a single unreliable narrator’s statement of fact. The truth, Jezebel has learned, is that it was a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jezebel, Thrillist, James Beard, Kevin Alexander, Stanichs, Steve Stanich


Deadspin Seriously, How The Fuck Did Anyone Let Chuck Liddell Fight On Saturday Night?

Deadspin  | Jezebel ‘You Can’t Have This Conversation Without Having a Conversation About Economics’: A Chat With a Pregnant Sex Worker | The A.V. Club FEC declares Kid Rock couldn’t have run for senate as “Kid Rock,” thus clearing him of…
Tags: Evening Favorites, Science, Jezebel, FEC, Chuck Liddell


How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be humbled by a creepy bikini app (FB)

British lawmakers have seized and may publish potentially explosive documents that could shed light on Facebook's approach to user privacy. The documents risk reopening barely healed wounds over Cambridge Analytica, a scandal that easily ranks among the worst in Facebook's history. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be personally implicated in the paper trail, which all stems from an app that lets you see your friends in their swimwear. Here's how Zuckerberg could be humbled by a creepy bikini...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, London, Nbc, Trends, Cnn, Jezebel, Damian Collins, Collins, Allan, Zuckerberg, Kramer, California US, Ted Kramer


15 Biblical Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration

One of the many channels that can be utilized to augment our faith, devotion, and love for the most Holy Eucharist is by reading and meditating upon key Biblical passages, both in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament. The Old Testament presents symbols or what Bible scholars term Types or Biblical Typology of references or allusions to the Eucharist that become a reality in the New Testament. In other words, what is present in hidden, mysterious, and symbolic form in the Old Testame...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Jerusalem, Jesus, God, John, Jezebel, Christ, Moses, Matthew, Corinthians, Genesis, Mary, PAUL, Luke, Red Sea


Kimberly Lojewski's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Imaginative and often surreal, Kimberly Lojewski's Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart is one of the year's most impressive short story collections. Kirkus wrote of...
Tags: Music, Florida, David, Louisiana, Jezebel, Salzburg, Bella, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, CRESSIDA, Charlie, Carolina, JJ Grey, Gaither, HANNAH, Dominique


Breasts aren't "boobs" or "titties" but rather "tiddies" or "titays"

"Titties" is a stupid word. It's so stupid and gross that some millennials are replacing it with even more ridiculous words like "tiddies" or "titays." Brilliantly funny MEL Magazine editor Alana Hope Levinson explores how "The Extremely Online are destroying language — one tiddy (or tity) at a time." From MEL: I first started thinking about this when columnist merritt k wrote about the state of fake boobs and tried to get away with “tity” — with one “t” — throughout the entire draft. I tho...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Anatomy, Language, Nsfw, Jezebel, Breasts, Natalie Portman, Etymology, Garden State, Kanner, Method Man, MEL Magazine, Alana Hope Levinson, Robyn Kanner


The Forgotten Purpose of the Eucharist

I was still basking in the joy of having received my First Holy Communion when my mother brought me to reality about the Eucharist by saying something like this, “Congratulations on your First Holy Communion. Now I want to see a change in you.” I didn’t understand then what she meant but now I do. The Eucharist demands change from us constantly because it is no ordinary or earthly food. When we eat earthly food, we receive strength to do what we want to do. But when we receive heavenly food, the...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Catholic Church, Jesus, Jezebel, Christ, Jesus Christ, PAUL, Elijah, Christ Jesus, Cross, Himself, Faith & Spirituality, First Reading


Elijah’s Bread and the Eucharist

It’s hard enough to do the right thing. But when you get blame for it instead of praise, it really takes the wind out of your sails, even if you happen to be a prophet. This is background we need in order to understand this Sunday’s first reading. Elijah had just brought an end to a two year famine by doing away with the idolatrous prophets of Ba’al. So what thanks does he get from Queen Jezebel? She demands his head on a platter. Within seconds he goes from being a hero to a fugitive. After run...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Jesus, John, Jezebel, Christ, Elijah, Holy Spirit, Faith & Spirituality


Scripture Speaks: Bread from Heaven

The Jews who followed Jesus after the feeding of the five thousand were looking for the Messiah—the New Moses who would again bring down bread from heaven.  When they found that Bread, they grumbled.  Why? Gospel (Read Jn 6:41-51) As we know from last Sunday’s Gospel, the Jews who had seen Jesus miraculously feed a crowd of hungry people strongly suspected that He was the Messiah—the “Prophet” Moses long ago had foretold that God would send.  Jewish rabbinic tradition, by Jesus’ day, taught th...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Noah, Egypt, Jesus, God, John, Jezebel, Christ, Moses, St Paul, Joseph, PAUL, Elijah, Faith & Spirituality, Angel of God


You Need More Than God Alone

“All I need is God.” The words were becoming increasingly familiar in his new Christian vocabulary. He sang them in verses and choruses on Sunday morning. He heard them in sermons and testimonies. And, of course, he read some variation of them all throughout his Bible. “All we have, all we need, all we want is God.” The words often felt false on his lips. He thought of how many things he treasured after God. Big things like his parents, his girlfriend, and his nephews. Small things lik...
Tags: Garden, Religion, Macedonia, Jesus, God, Jezebel, Corinthians, Michael, James, Jesus Christ, Lewis, PAUL, Gabriel, Adam, Elijah, Malcolm


Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

For the nearly 20% percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out of the work that Honeywell, a security specialist, had been doing to hunt down trolls in online communities since at least 2008. That was the year that Honeywell first went after a particularly noxious specimen who spent hi...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, New York Post, Harassment, New York, Microsoft, Bullying, Tech, Cybercrime, Law Enforcement, Abuse, Canada, United States


‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Finally Has Its Me Too Moment in “Smart Power”

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly The Handmaid’s Tale review by answering one simple question: Who suffered the most?) A grenade went off in Gilead, and we waited for something to change. And waited. But The Handmaid’s Tale loves the status quo too much, and everything sprung back into place — except in the smaller, quieter moments of rebellion among the women in crisis. But this week in “Smart Power,” a new grenade was launched, in the form of anonymous letters that first appeared all the w...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Boston, America, Features, Canada, Hawaii, Nice, Jezebel, Hulu, Casablanca, NICK, Elisabeth Moss, Eden, Erin


Riff Raff Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Second Woman

A second woman has come forward to accuse Riff Raff of sexual misconduct. Kelsey Doucette, 20, told Jezebel the rapper tried to coerce her into sex when he came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Warped Tour in 2015, when she was 17. Doucette spoke to Jezebel after posting a Facebook update responding to the … More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, Riff Raff, Jezebel, Doucette, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Kelsey Doucette


‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Shifts the Power in the Dramatic Fallout of “After”

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly The Handmaid’s Tale review by answering one simple question: Who suffered the most?) The Handmaid’s Tale is at a turning point. Not just in its dour mood, but also in the actions and agency of all of its characters — from our intrepid hero June (Elisabeth Moss) to her domineering mistress Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski). As glimmers of hope increasingly threaten to crack through the oppressive atmosphere that dominates The Handmaid’s Tale, we see the scales o...
Tags: England, Television, Movies, Drama, Adaptation, Margaret Atwood, Jezebel, Hulu, NICK, Elisabeth Moss, Eden, Serena, Moira, Luke, Fred, Rachel


Sugarland talks Taylor Swift ahead of country duo’s Still the Same Tour stops in Southern California

It had been seven years since singer-songwriters Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles had sat down to write music together. The pair, who make up the award-winning country music duo Sugarland, went on hiatus following the release of their fifth album, “The Incredible Machine,” and the massive tour that supported it. Both artists took the time off to spend with or start their families while simultaneously working on and releasing solo albums. Nettles released three records including “That Girl” in ...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Nbc, California, La, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Honda, Jezebel, Swift, Michael Stipe, Southern California


Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound tour delivers a sweet farewell and a strong night of song at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday

When Paul Simon announced that his current tour will be his farewell, the Simon & Garfunkel song he borrowed as the name of his final run, “Homeward Bound,” seemed almost too sad, too poignant, too on the nose: “Tonight I’ll sing my songs again, I’ll play the game and pretend,” the final verse of that number begins, before its protagonist reaches the refrain, “Homeward bound, I wish I was.” So it was a joy to find that the 76-year-old singer-songwriter doesn’t really seem to be any hurry to hide...
Tags: Europe, London, Taylor Swift, La, New York City, Africa, Paul Simon, America, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Brazil, New Orleans, Vancouver


Eddie Money talks about his reality TV show, the Us Festival and more

Eddie Money has had two dozen songs crack the Billboard Top 100, including the radio staples “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On,” and has sold millions of records, but as the 69-year-old singer and saxophonist explains more than 40 years into his career, the music business isn’t about selling music anymore. “Everything’s all about social media,” Money said in a recent telephone interview. And he’s finding a new generation of fans via the reality show “Real Money,” which debuted on AXS T...
Tags: Money, Taylor Swift, California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Graham, Coachella, Louisiana, Jezebel, Reno, Grateful Dead, Joe, Southern California


Gene Loves Jezebel’s Michael Aston offers his take on the band he led with identical twin Jay

Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel during a show at the Echo in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of the artist) Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel, with son Alex Aston on guitar. (Courtesy of the artist) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Gene Loves Jezebel with Michael Aston, center. (Courtesy of the artist) Micheal Aston, center, with Gene Loves Jezebel in San Diego in 2017. (Courtesy of the artist) Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel. (Courtesy of the artist) Michael ...
Tags: Taylor Swift, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, San Diego, Jezebel, Jay, Michael, Southern California, Concerts, West Hollywood, Pomona


Hearing God’s Voice in the Silence

When I was laid off in 2009 it was devastating. My ego was severely bruised. I went from making a six-figure income at a prestigious law firm to zero in the blink of an eye. I worried about how my wife and I were going to raise two children and pay our mortgage. The next day my wife was off to work and even my children had things to do. They went to school to learn and play, but I had nowhere to go. I finished my breakfast and sat at the kitchen table in my gym shorts and t-shirt. The only noise...
Tags: Israel, Church, Religion, Silence, God, Jezebel, Damascus, Moses, Lord, Jehu, Judah, Elijah, Aram, Abel, Beersheba, Mount Carmel