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POP CULTURE

A Cultural History of the Diva

From Barbara Streisand cloning her pet dog to Mariah playing her own songs while she was in labor, we investigate how the world went from hating to loving divas.
Christina Newland
3.1.18
activism
activism

These Women Activists Were the Real Stars of the Golden Globes

Learn about the activists and campaigners who graced the Golden Globes red carpet with some less important celebrity dates.
Zing Tsjeng
1.8.18
POP CULTURE
POP CULTURE

Remembering Lindsay Lohan's Bonkers Christmas Light Feud with an Entire English Town

“Everyone knows where Kettering is... It’s famous as the home of Weetabix breakfast cereal.”
Sirin Kale
12.12.17
Culture
Culture

How the Kardashians Have Forced Us to 'Keep Up' for 10 Goddamn Years

In the past decade, Kim Kardashian went from being Paris Hilton's stylist to an inescapable media figure who has been compared, seemingly sincerely, to Andy Warhol. Here's how she did it.
Ilana Kaplan
9.25.17
This Week in 2007
This Week in 2007

Vanessa Hudgens Deserved Better After Her 2007 Nude Photo Leak

Ten years ago this week, the "High School Musical" actress was forced to apologize after multiple websites published her private photos without permission.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.12.17
This Week in 2007
This Week in 2007

Criss Angel Intended to Transform Britney Spears into Birds at 2007 VMAs

When the princess of pop was spotted at dinner with the magician, tabloids speculated that the pair were dating. In fact, they were cooking up an elaborate comeback magic show.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.29.17
Celebrity
Celebrity

Amanda Knox: Why We Love to Hate 'Trainwreck' Women

In honor of the reissue of Sady Doyle’s "Trainwreck," Knox talks with Doyle about why we "wreck people because they are women."
Amanda Knox
8.23.17
This Week in 2007
This Week in 2007

When 'High School Musical 2' Made Theater Kids Cool

Ten years ago this week, a non-sensical television musical about a country club talent show changed teenage theater kids in America forever.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.16.17
Celebrity
Celebrity

Paris Hilton Is Now a Meme Queen, Long May She Reign

The heiress pioneered the archetype of cheeky, self-roasting TV personalities on "The Simple Life"—now, she's harnessing that power with hilarious, nostalgic memes.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.10.17
This Week in 2007
This Week in 2007

Spencer Pratt Reflects on His Iconic Feud with Lauren Conrad 10 Years Later

What began as a sex tape rumor snowballed into a reality TV war that dominated pop culture for the next two years.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.8.17
This Week in 2007
This Week in 2007

Honoring Angelina Jolie's Bonkers Suit Against a Perfume Named 'Shiloh'

In one of the strangest lawsuits of 2007, Angelina sued over a perfume that happened to share her daughter's name.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.2.17
Television
Television

'Laguna Beach' Reboot Is a Boring Mess About Surf Bros Who Lack Chest Hair

Where MTV's original succeeded because of drama between Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari, "Siesta Key" flounders due to its focus on generic guys in boardshorts.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.1.17