The humiliation of the Boston Celtics, by the bully LeBron James


Bruh. There are beatdowns, and then are epic humiliations that will live on for the rest of sports history. 

That’s what we witnessed on Friday night as LeBron James and the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Boston Celtics an old school, backyard woodshed ass whuppin’ that seems simultaneously effortless yet packed with the unrelenting intensity of someone taking out all their revenge fantasies on a hapless victim of circumstance. 

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It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Celtics had just won a hard fought 7-game series against the Washington Wizards to reach the Eastern Conference Finals, supposedly demonstrating the team’s mettle during moments of adversity.  Read more…

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Twitter’s co-founder is totally sorry for helping Trump get elected


Twitter co-founder Evan Williams wants you to know he’s super sorry for any role the social media platform played in the election of President Donald Trump.

The sort-of apology was made in an interview with The New York Times published on Saturday. Williams’ remorse for possibly helping to create a political monster comes after Trump’s claims that Twitter was key in helping him clinch the election. 

“I think that maybe I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Twitter, because I get such a fake press, such a dishonest press,” Trump told Fox News in March.

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5 Game of Thrones spinoff ideas we had in case HBO is interested


Well, Game of Thrones fans, it’s official: there are FIVE spinoffs currently in development at HBO. George R.R. Martin confirmed this the other day on his blog, but sadly none of them will cover the most popular spinoff idea, Robert’s Rebellion. “By the time I finish writing A SONG OF ICE & FIRE, you will know every important thing that happened in Robert’s Rebellion,” he wrote. Bummer!

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So what are the five ideas then? It’s all speculation right now, but here are some ideas we came up with that we’d love to see explored in an HBO series. Read more…

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Can you find the hidden and scared government official?


Washington in the middle of a crisis of historic proportions, and our brave leaders are responding the best way they know how: by hiding in the bushes.

The past few months have produced story after story of elected officials trying to run from the people they’re supposed to have relationships with. Constituents can’t find their senators, senators can’t find other senators, and no one wants to find President Trump.

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Every American should be able to reach out and find their representative, but half of the time reporters can’t even locate their whereabouts. Take a look to see if you can do a better job. Read more…

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Harry Styles and Stevie Nicks perform the emotional ‘Landslide’ duet of your dreams


Harry Styles, who once gave Stevie Nicks a personalized carrot cake at a Fleetwood Mac concert, had “the best night of [his] life” performing with her at his small Los Angeles show on Saturday.

Styles first welcomed Nicks as a surprise guest on his new song “Two Ghosts.” The two then teamed up for the Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” as well as Nicks’ own “Leather and Lace.”

As “Landslide” ended, a visibly emotional Styles even teared up — but, you know, in a chill celebrity way.

We do not know if there was carrot cake. Read more…

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Fat girls dance. This beautiful Dove video shows why that’s so radical


Fat girls dance.

That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do.

Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called Dove Real Beauty Productions. The series spotlights real women redefining beauty — and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance.  Read more…

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Apple’s lack of daycare isn’t an oversight, it’s a feature


After WIRED offered us all a peek into Apple’s new headquarters, one notable fact emerged: there’s no daycare center. Whooooopsie. 

Except this was no mistake. It was a big fat message to anyone who might be contemplating trying to balance family life with their obsessive devotion to their job. And that message reads, in the sleekest font imaginable, “nope.”

The 150-acre campus contains a huge fitness and wellness center and every other amenity you can possibly imagine. Basically everything you’d need to live your life at work. Unless, of course, your life includes children.

Kids are many things, but mostly they are messy. That goes against Apple’s whole vision of how the world should be — and it’s a vision that most of Silicon Valley shares. I’m not talking about being physically messy, though sticky children don’t exactly coordinate with Apple’s pristine white glass aesthetic.  Read more…

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All the best family photos from Pippa Middleton’s decadent wedding


On Saturday, Pippa Middleton married hedge fund manager James Matthews. Now, of course, the internet is thirsty for photos of the lovely affair.

Some fast facts: The wedding took place at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Pippa’s dress was made by British designer Giles Deacon. And yes, yes, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance.

Now let’s get to the good stuff.

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Here’s Prince George peeking out of a car.

Image: REX/Shutterstock

And here’s Prince Harry and Prince William arriving at the wedding. Read more…

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The haunting images that Diane Arbus captured while roaming the parks of NYC


“Teenage boy on a bench in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962”

Image: © The Estate of Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus received her first camera as a honeymoon gift from her husband, with whom she ran a successful fashion photography business for almost a decade.

In 1956, restless and unfulfilled, she fled the confines of the commercial studio and took to the streets, first with a 35mm Nikon and later with a medium format twin-lens reflex camera.

Some of the richest grounds for photographic encounters were the city’s public parks, where Arbus prowled the lanes and lawns with her camera and flash, hunting for the strange, melancholy, and striking subjects that would come to define her style. Read more…

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