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Suzanne Collins Is Writing a Hunger Games Prequel Suzanne Collins Is Writing a Hunger Games Prequel

Suzanne Collins has announced plans to publish a prequel to her Hunger Games series in 2020, a full decade after the original trilogy concluded. You know what? I’ll allow it.

Personal Organizer to the Stars Accuses Marie Kondo of Ripping Off Her Folding Technique Personal Organizer to the Stars Accuses Marie Kondo of Ripping Off Her Folding Technique

Some juicy news for my fellow clutter-loving dirtbags who will NEVER organize their closets and no trend can make them: A personal organizer to the stars is alleging that Marie Kondo ripped off her signature folding method. I’m so excited, because I love mess!

I'm So Sorry, But I Love Cool Whip

Here’s a good summer dessert: Literally any fruit, plus Cool Whip. Hear me out!

The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Was Nearly Done, Then Trump Happened The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Was Nearly Done, Then Trump Happened

When Steven Mnuchin announced that the redesigned $20 featuring Harriet Tubman would be delayed until 2028, he claimed the setback was beyond his control—a buffer to work out anti-counterfeiting measures. But a new report from the New York Times calls bullshit, showing that the Treasury had already hammered out a…

The Lost Women of Chernobyl The Lost Women of Chernobyl

HBO has done the unexpected and managed to turn a five-part, dead-serious miniseries about the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl into a cultural event, complete with memes. The show is a sober examination of the disaster and its literal fallout on the surrounding population. But turning real historical events into…

Smarm Man Nicholas Sparks Didn't Want a Club for Gay Students at His Private Prep School Smarm Man Nicholas Sparks Didn't Want a Club for Gay Students at His Private Prep School

New details from a lawsuit against sentimental movie machine and smarm golem Nicholas Sparks are emerging, and suffice it to say, he does not come off very well. For instance, at the cushy private school he co-founded, he was firmly opposed to the idea of a club for LGBT students, and he also wanted to ban student…

Let's Contemplate the Notion of a Luxury C-Section Viewing Gallery Let's Contemplate the Notion of a Luxury C-Section Viewing Gallery

Here’s an idea: turn c-sections into an affair filled with fun for the whole family!

Summer Reading Diary: Being Lazy with Hollywood History and a Big Box of 1980s Romance Novels Summer Reading Diary: Being Lazy with Hollywood History and a Big Box of 1980s Romance Novels

Despite the fact that it’s been well over a decade since I left formal schooling, my reading habits still stubbornly follow the ghostly traces of the grading calendar year. The days get longer, the sun gets hotter, and all I want is to wander into a Barnes and Noble and wander out with a combination of lightly…

Frozen II Is Coming to Rescue Parents from Their Kids' Current Obsessions Frozen II Is Coming to Rescue Parents from Their Kids' Current Obsessions

Disney has just debuted the trailer for Frozen II. This is wonderful news for me, a parent who is absolutely desperate for her child to get into something with an actual plot, as opposed to Little Baby Bum, which is basically MTV for nursery rhymes.

Nobody Would Come With Me to Planet Hollywood But I Would Not Be Deterred

I’ve done some silly shit in my life, but I’m not sure anything quite matches the feeling of sidling up to the reservation check-in station on the sidewalk outside the Times Square Planet Hollywood and asking whether it would be possible to get a table for one.

Somebody Bought a Damn $400,000 Ring at Costco Somebody Bought a Damn $400,000 Ring at Costco

Somebody actually purchased a $400,000 diamond ring at Costco, a level of deal-seeking thoroughness to which the rest of us can only aspire.

Let Me Design Some Luxury Vacation Experiences For Your Children Let Me Design Some Luxury Vacation Experiences For Your Children

The New York Times has a piece about a hot trend in travel, which is not merely renting a lavish villa with accommodations for your entire family, but adding on activities to enrich your tot. They’re not talking about camp daycare, but a fully luxurious itinerary, designed with the same reverence and high-brow…

How the Avocado Fridge Came to Embody the '70s How the Avocado Fridge Came to Embody the '70s

The phrase “midcentury kitchen” conjures an array of images, each more dazzling than the last: Needlessly complex gadgets designed to appeal to technoptimistic Americans of the 1950s! Formica in a bewildering array of colors! An outrageous landscape of avocado and—heaven help us—harvest gold!

Important Summer Reminder: Freeze All Your Treats Important Summer Reminder: Freeze All Your Treats

Now that summer has arrived in all her sweaty glory, it is time to dedicate ourselves to maximizing the pleasures this season offers, while minimizing its potential discomforts. One trick: Putting basically any sweet treat into your freezer for a while before eating it.

There Are Thousands of Mysteriously Unvaccinated Kindergarteners There Are Thousands of Mysteriously Unvaccinated Kindergarteners

Many states are struggling with whether to eliminate vaccine exemptions, in the wake of surging measles cases. However, thousands of kindergarteners are unvaccinated without waivers—in many states, more of them than do have the waivers. Why? Great question.

Did You Know: Coney Island Visitors Used to Rent Their Bathing Suits Did You Know: Coney Island Visitors Used to Rent Their Bathing Suits

Before everyone heads off to the nearest body of water to show off their cute new swim looks, you should know that a century ago, many visitors to Coney Island rented their bathing suits.

Queen Elizabeth II Went to an Experiential Pop-Up Grocery Store Queen Elizabeth II Went to an Experiential Pop-Up Grocery Store

Queen Elizabeth II has made another visit to a grocery store. No, even better—Queen Elizabeth II went to a pop-up “experience” in honor of British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s 150th anniversary, designed to evoke the original store, but with self-checkout machines dropped in from the future. It’s a real mystery how…

There's a Dramatic Beef in the Quilting Community, Over a Pair of Scissors There's a Dramatic Beef in the Quilting Community, Over a Pair of Scissors

A star quilter named Karen Kay Buckley has filed suit against a sewing company, alleging that they’ve been ripping off her own specially designed quilting scissors. PennLive reported on the lawsuit.

Just Put Harriet Tubman On the Goddamned $20 Bill Already Just Put Harriet Tubman On the Goddamned $20 Bill Already

The Trump administration, as part of its total dedication to excellence in being petty, hateful dicks, has pushed the redesign of the Harriet Tubman $20 from 2020 to 2028. The sad part is, the dick-tastic move is actually an improvement over Option B: maybe not putting her on the bill at all.

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