Kittenfishing: The Dating Crime We're All Guilty Of

Kittenfishing: The Dating Crime We're All Guilty Of

Mark Thompson

That thing we all do now has a label. "Kittenfishing" is the official term of misrepresenting yourself online as a way to hook bae. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Know Who You’re Googling: Coco Chanel

Know Who You’re Googling: Coco Chanel

Loretta Barnard

Born on this day, August 19, in 1883, we break out the Little Black Dress to honor the birthday of the peerless fashion colossus, Coco Chanel.

British Newspaper Discovers Deadliest Dating App Known to Man

British Newspaper Discovers Deadliest Dating App Known to Man

TBS Learns To Love

Have you ever wondered what the most dangerous dating app to use is? Yeah, us neither. Some pioneering mind already has though ... the envelope, please.

Ivanka: Nothing Could Be Father from the Truth

Ivanka: Nothing Could Be Father from the Truth

Fake News From the Desk of Ivanka

It's been a rather divisive week in the Trump household, so we asked our resident snitch, Ivanka, to shed some light on proceedings.

The Privilege of Not Having to Care

The Privilege of Not Having to Care

Allie Long

As we look at the abyss of modern day politics and quietly weep, as we look to take a break, let us note our privilege of being able to take that easy way out.

Book Review: Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

Book Review: Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

Joseph Edwin Haeger

Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews  Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun.  (Penguin Random House)

Charlottesville, the Plebiscite, and the Revealed Dick: How 2017 Killed the Fence Sitter

Charlottesville, the Plebiscite, and the Revealed Dick: How 2017 Killed the Fence Sitter

Mathew Mackie

Once upon a time, the undecided voter populated this planet, but the man made constructs of Charlottesville and the plebiscite has pushed us to the brink of extinction. 

Feel Like You've Never Got Any Free Time? You May Be Right

Feel Like You've Never Got Any Free Time? You May Be Right

Gordon Smith

A pioneering mind from NYU has decided to locate our missing free time. Compared to ten years ago, we have a lot less of it.

Extremist Movie Debate: The Dark Tower

Extremist Movie Debate: The Dark Tower

Extremist Movie Debate

In Extremist Movie Debate, Alex and Joe’s true feelings about the movie do not matter. They flip a coin to decide who loves it and who hates it. This episode? The Dark Tower.

No Book for You: Michelle Carter Ruling Arrests Media Hype

No Book for You: Michelle Carter Ruling Arrests Media Hype

Gordon Smith

The ruling in the reprehensible Michelle Carter case has ramifications well outside the courtroom as the precedent may see the end of "tell-all" stories designed for profit.

Elections

Macron Just Stale Vanilla in France’s Boulangerie

Nicholas Harrington

On the surface, it looks like Macron winning the French election over Le Pen is a victory for logic over populism. However, underneath the frosting? The same stale flavor exists.

Macron Just Stale Vanilla in France’s Boulangerie

Nicholas Harrington

On the surface, it looks like Macron winning the French election over Le Pen is a victory for logic over populism. However, underneath the frosting? The same stale flavor exists.

Residents

The Privilege of Not Having to Care

Allie Long

As we look at the abyss of modern day politics and quietly weep, as we look to take a break, let us note our privilege of being able to take that easy way out.

Ladder

The Week in Media: August 6th, 2017

Denise Shrivell

Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at who reigns supreme over the digital ad space, the push toward crowdsourcing automation, and a break-up letter to ad spend.

Society

Know Who You’re Googling: Coco Chanel

Loretta Barnard

Born on this day, August 19, in 1883, we break out the Little Black Dress to honor the birthday of the peerless fashion colossus, Coco Chanel.

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