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David Edelstein on Alan Rickman, an Actor Whose Words Carried Uncommon Weight

Another celeb death we weren’t ready for, another tribute, this one at Vulture, we read with a heavy heart.

 

Bill Cosby and His Enablers

“There is no real difference in claiming that a woman in a married man’s hotel room forgoes the right to her body, and asserting that a black boy wearing a hoodie forgoes the right to his. Brutality is brutality, and it always rests on a bed of lies.” Ta-Nehisi Coates brilliantly breaks down discrimination and the excuses we make for vial behavior at The Atlantic.

 

May the Powerball Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Poverty, Greed, Exploitation, and the Lottery Lessons We Refuse to Learn

We didn’t win the $1.5 billion Powerball. At Salon, Paula Lee tells us why we shouldn’t have played in the first place.

 

Adele Carpool Karaoke

The only thing better than Adele’s singing voice is her uninhibited cackle, and the only thing better than Adele singing Adele is Adele singing Spice Girls, both of which she does in the latest installment of James Corden’s genius Carpool Karaoke series. 

 

Planned Parenthood Strikes Back at Right-Wing Scam Artists With Major Lawsuit: Here’s What You Need to Know

Finally some good Planned Parenthood news, over at Salon.

 

Feminist Resolutions for 2016

We’ve already broken most of our own New Year’s resolutions, so we’re gonna go ahead and take up the ones Ann Friedman serving up at The Cut.

 

Why Creed’s Best Picture Snub Matters

It’s another year of #OscarsSoWhite, but Salon’s Aisha Harris reveals why this year’s nominations sting more than usual.

 

Why I Always Wanted to Be a Secretary

At the New York Times, Bryn Greenwood explains why “women’s work” at the office is anything but demeaning.

 

This Donald Trump Theme Song Is the Most Upsetting Thing You’ll Ever Hear

Jezebel’s got the cringiest video from a Donald Trump rally. Just remember, you can never unsee this.

 

The Tao of Starman: David Bowie in His Own Words, Throughout the Golden Years

Still processing David Bowie’s death, and taking solace in his words of wisdom.  

 

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