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Neil the lion is going viral, following a Retronaut post on Mashable earlier this week. Neil was the household pet of actors Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall, and Hedren's daughter Melanie Griffith, in 1971. Griffith was 19 years old in the photos. The family lived together on a ranch in California while Hedren and Marshall prepared for their 1981 film Roar.  Melanie and Neil lay in bed.  Tippi Hedren reads on Neil. Hedren is best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock. She was also in the 2004 film...
When I was in high school, I remember only seeing girls ridiculed for their tank tops or shorts. But the boys were able to walk by the deans revealing their boxers while sagging their pants or wearing tank tops, and with ease! So I can understand the frustration of the students at Tottenville High School in Staten Island. With a new school year, a new dress code was enforced. This dress code bans tank tops, short-shorts, miniskirts, leggings, skinny jeans, headbands, halter-tops, sweats, hats, hoodies, sunglasses,...
bell hooks is not a fan of Orange is the New Black, she said during a public dialogue with Laverne Cox. Cox plays transgender woman Sophia Burset on the show, which is often lauded for the unprecedented cast diversity and LGBTQ themes. The dialogue was held at The New School on Tuesday, but thanks to technology, you can watch it anytime you'd like. Later in the talk, hooks turns the conversation toward justice and transgression, and our favorite question, “who is a feminist?” “Some people are more feminist...
  For those of you who are hip to the podcast scene, the voice of Ira Glass has likely become a ubiquitous fixture on your daily commute. The host of This American Life may sweep you away with his clever segues and wistful stories of the American experience, but TAL is finite, and sometimes you’ve got to step out of the playlist. (Though not too far, just yet.) This week’s podcast is Serial, a spanking new This American Life spinoff hosted by Sarah Koenig, with Koenig and...
When I was still in high school, I showed up to my first day of my first ever job so nervous that I promptly threw up in the bathroom and went home. Stories of my mother’s salad days at the Magic Pan had, for me, gilded black aprons and slip resistant shoes; there was no higher grace than that of a good waitress. With agility, speed, control, and a bit of prescience and good humor, she is universally capable (in cases of zombie attacks or...