There's Only One Game Of Thrones Fan Theory That Matters Anymore

The time has come once again for Game of Thrones—the hit HBO show about hiking with your pals and smooching your relatives—to return to TV after a lengthy absence. The forthcoming eighth season will be the show’s last, and though it features only six episodes, it’s already been confirmed that they will all be over one…

Mike Leach Is Taking The Football-As-War Metaphor To The Classroom

People in football love to compare the sport to war. Look at all the shared terminology—“in the trenches,” “field general”—the similar sense of ritual bluster, the contrived partnerships between the NFL and the military, the cynical propagandizing of Pat Tillman, and, of course, Kellen Winslow’s speech about being a “

You Don't Have to Like Bernie Sanders to Like Bernie Sanders 

I remember when I first realized I didn’t really like Bernie Sanders, which felt different from when I first realized that I didn’t always like his politics. It was that viral moment from a campaign event in early 2016 when a small bird landed on his podium: he laughed as if it meant something, the crowd laughed as if…

Report: Wisconsin School District Under Fire Over Coach Handing Out Gross, Objectifying Awards To High School Cheerleaders

Professional cheerleaders being subjected to degrading and objectifying appraisals and overall treatment is, infuriatingly, pretty much par for the course. Frankly, it’s probably old hat at every level, but anyway this story out of Wisconsin is a useful reminder of just how much gross shit cheerleaders—and women and…

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