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Woman Attacked for Running the Boston Marathon in 1967 Is Running It Again, 50 Years Later

In 1967, 20-year-old Syracuse University student Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. In 2017, 50 years later, she is running the storied marathon again, with the same bib number—261. But instead of being ostracized by the marathon’s organizers, as she was in 1967, this time her presence will...

Tracy K. Smith Is America’s New Poet Laureate

On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced that Tracy K. Smith will serve as the 22nd Poet Laureate, a role most recently held by Juan Felipe Herrera, joining the ranks of poets like Rita Dove, Natasha Trethewey, Louise Glück, and Robert Pinsky. Smith, who currently teaches creative writing at Princeton University, is the author...

The couple who coaxed 300 acres of barren farmland in India to return to lush forest

Great Big Story After 25 years of collecting land farmers no longer wanted, the husband and wife now play host to elephants, monkeys and creatures of all stripes. While in all too many places on the planet we’re bearing witness to distressing levels of habitat destruction, it’s beyond heartening to know that in a...

Our Attorney General Says Marijuana Is ‘Only Slightly Less Awful’ Than Heroin

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. Personally, I am rooting for the humpback whales in their uprising against mankind. Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose stances on essentially every issue are evil and preposterous, is...

Andrew Cuomo Is Still a Fucking Snake

Here is how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo works: He is a coward, asserting responsibility only to defer it, every action a bureaucratic mirage of committees and task forces; manufacturing crises only to emerge as the hero once again; finding ways to make fait accompli look like the product of his own political genius...

Use oil to nourish your hair naturally

Oil is not your hair's enemy. In fact, oil can give you luscious, lustrous locks if used properly. For years I believed that oil was my hair’s greatest enemy. I washed it religiously to get rid of the greasiness, but this had the undesired effect of making it dry, frizzy, and difficult to manage....

Piers Morgan Announces He’s Officially DONE Keeping Up With The ‘Ghastly’ Kardashians In A Particularly Savage Rant!

Piers lays into Kim and co. Piers lays into Kim and co. Piers lays into Kim and co. Piers lays into Kim and co. The TV personality made that fact abundantly clear when he released a lengthy op-ed piece about Keeks' recent appearance on Ellen. Oh snap! As we previously...

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Video screen capture Deep Impact North of the border in Canada it is Emergency Preparedness Week, where citizens are encouraged to lay in emergency supplies that would last for 72 hours. Last week there were massive floods in Quebec; last year massive fires in Alberta, and people often have to fend for themselves for...

Billions Star Asia Kate Dillon Asks the Emmys to Reconsider Their Gender Binary

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod and Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Mason in Billions. Screenshot via Showtime. Asia Kate Dillon has been terrific as Taylor Mason on this season of Billions, and similarly, Billions has done a pretty good job of making Taylor Mason a character we want to know more about. Taylor...

Last Night’s Challenge Contestants Couldn’t Solve a Simple Math Problem

This season of MTV’s The Challenge is down to the final competition and Tuesday night’s episode saw a pair of contestants fail at basic math in the most tragic fashion. This team should win just for losing so badly. Let me preface this by saying, while my math skills were quite formidable in elementary...