North Carolina defiant over ‘bathroom bill’ deadline: ‘We will take no action’

Republican state house speaker accuses Obama administration of bullying over its order to revise anti-LGBT law HB2 over violations of Civil Rights ActNorth Carolina officials have said they will defy a federal deadline to suspend their controversial bathroom bill by Monday or risk losing as much $4.8bn in government funding. That deadline will come and go, said Tim Moore,...

Why your ‘personality’ is getting in the way of a promotion

Women are penalized with criticisms about their personalities while their male colleagues are skipping rungs on the corporate ladderOne of my favorite ie just plain awful recent stories to expose the staggering tone deafness around gender parity came courtesy of John Greenhouse, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He was sharing some supposedly helpful advice for women seeking equality in...

Serena Williams Is Engaged (Not To Drake)

Our favorite tennis playing betch, Serena Williams, just joined the holiday engagement announcement club. Congrats to Serena, but if I never see another Facebook engagement post again it will still be too fucking soon. She's marrying Alexis Ohanian aka the co-founder of Reddit. That's not as cool as Miranda Kerr's engagement to the co-founder of Snapchat, but it's...

Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

E/V Nautilus team find likely sea slug 5,000ft below sea off Santa Barbara, before analysis reveals foot and proboscis, making it a gastropod of some kindMore than 5,000ft below the surface of the ocean, in a canyon off the coast of southern California, the purple, globular creature appeared to glow under the submersibles lights. What is that? one researcher...

Miss Sloane review – Jessica Chastain dominates as a Washington power player

The Zero Dark Thirty star prevents a sometimes ludicrous script from veering off course with her forceful performance in the role of a Washington lobbyistFor Jessica Chastain, theres a constant trait found in her best roles: the characters she plays are obsessive. In Zero Dark Thirty she played the female operative behind locating Osama bin Laden. Those obsessive qualities...

The rearview mirror rehinged: how Prince’s early years structured his lore

Prince preferred not to talk about his past but vignettes of his past from his father playing the piano in a strip club to his producer introducing him to the double entendre undeniably shaped the innate talent that led to great successPrince always hated talking about his past. As far as he was concerned, it was always all about...