There were almost 70,000 fatal drug overdoses by the end of 2017, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Each one of those deaths was uniquely tragic — and Stephanie Reifman wants…their stories to be heard. Stephanie first started researching the opioid crisis in 2013, after she heard about Cory Monteith’s overdose. Monteith was on the TV show Glee; he played Finn Hudson, a fun-loving jock who worries he’ll lose his cool factor when he tries out for the glee club. Off-screen, however, Monteith was facing… >> Read More
Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent, recently published a memoir, She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy.
The book details the process of creating the award-winning (and…very Jewish) TV show, Soloway's parent coming out as transgender, as well as their identity as a non-binary person (Soloway prefers to use the pronouns "they/them"). To promote the book, Soloway participated in a Times Talk with comedian Hannah Gadsby and the gender editor for The New York Times. As such "conversation" events go, after a… >> Read More
There's a lot of stupid news out there these days. But this may take the cake: Misogynistic British celebrity Piers Morgan — and trust us, his misogyny is well documented — like, he just keeps…messing up) — tweeted a photo of Daniel Craig with wholly unnecessary rude comment about his parenting style. Let's back up a second: Actor Craig, 50, most famous for playing James Bond, married Jewish actress Rachel Weisz, 48, in 2011. As Weisz began her press tour last spring for the Jewish lesbian drama Disobedience, she announced… >> Read More
The most surprising thing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's biographer learned about the Supreme Court Justice has nothing to do with law, the courts, or even her intense workouts.
Jane Sherron De Hart,…author of the new book Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life, told Kveller that the most unexpected thing she learned about Ginsburg was her unique parenting style. Yes, really! "One form of discipline she used when her children misbehaved was to make them write an essay," De Hart says. "And then she would make them re-write it… >> Read More
In the biggest plot twist of the century, a new study found that there's no correlation between getting the HPV shot and our daughters engaging in risky sexual behaviors — phew!
The human…papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world — can cause cervical cancer, which is the fourth most common cancer in women. In 2012, the virus killed 266,000 women, according to the World Health Organization. Luckily there's a vaccine for HPV. It's recommended for girls ages 9 to 14, has been available… >> Read More