This, Not That: Stories From the Week You Should Read

The trust we extend to others, though not always easily offered, is easily broken. For example, the faith we put into our sports heroes to be exceptional individuals on and off the field, only to eventually find out they aren't as strong-willed and as honorable as we dreamed (or, more accurately, we finally face up to… » 9/21/14 9:00am Sunday 9:00am

Words the New York Times Used to Describe Black Women, Ranked

A writer wrote a thing about black women. It is bad. Very bad. Do not read this article. It will make your face do that thing where your eyebrows pinch together and your left eye starts twitching uncontrollably. Below are the keywords from this article, ranked from Bad to The Fuck You Say About Me?! » 9/19/14 2:30pm Friday 2:30pm

NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You

Amid the police terror that has swept the nation these last few months, there has been a missing facet from the conversation: the fact that women are brutalized by cops just as severely as men. For every John Crawford and Ezell Ford there is an Ersula Ore or a Marlene Pinnock (you can view the footage of Pinnock's… » 9/16/14 3:20pm 9/16/14 3:20pm

NYPD Harassment Stories: "Bitches Like You" Get Away With Everything

In July, a man was assaulted by police offers for allegedly falling asleep on the train on his way home from work. "For what?!" the man yells repeatedly, as officers attempt to cuff him. "I ain't do shit...I just wanna go home." The pain and distress in his voice are audibly clear, and the reasons for which he is… » 9/04/14 12:00pm 9/04/14 12:00pm