Prachi Gupta

The 15 Most Hated Bands of the Last 30 Years

In order for something to be hated, it must first be loved; that love is what gives the hatred its roots. There will always be those unfathomably popular bands and singers that get an inordinate amount of airtime, and are loved by obsessed, cultish fans, only intensifying the hatred of those who realize one objective truth: that when you get down to it, the music isn’t even good. In fact, it downright sucks.

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The Toxic Marriage That Killed Comedy Legend Phil Hartmann

If you grew up watching “SNL” or “The Simpsons,” you surely have many fond memories of Phil Hartman, the versatile character actor who played the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer and Bill Clinton, and voiced Troy McClure in the 1980s and 1990s. What makes every memory so bittersweet is knowing that Phil died tragically young at 49, in one of the worst ways imaginable: at the hands of his wife, Brynn, in a gruesome murder-suicide.

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Darren Wilson’s Former Police Force Was Disbanded for Excessive Force and Corruption

While news outlets and commentators have attempted to analyze every action of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri two weeks ago, we seem to know very little about his shooter, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson, who just months ago won a commendation in a Town Council ceremony, now remains under police protection and hasn’t spoken publically about the incident.

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Why John Oliver Is Edgier Than Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Just ahead of the sixth episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” comedian John Oliver admitted on “CBS This Morning” that he and his crew are “still trying to work out what this is.” But Oliver seems to know what “Last Week” isn’t: “The Daily Show.”

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Angelina Jolie: Shame the Rapist Not the Victim (VIDEO)

At a time when rape denialism in America feels stronger than ever, and overseas, girls in Nigeria are being kidnapped by the hundreds and girls in India are being gang-raped, the world’s first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict could not come sooner. On Tuesday, actress and envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie kicked off the four-day conference in London with a speech that urged the 1,200 attendees to stop seeing rape as an inevitable byproduct of war and blame the rapists, not the victims.

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Gabourey Sidibe: Don't Ask Me Why I'm Confident - Ask Rihanna

Hundreds of activists and media elite gathered at the palatial 42nd Street Cipriani on Thursday night for a very special edition of the annual Gloria Awards, which doubled as the 80th birthday bash for feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women, the night’s impressive lineup included a performance by Sophie B. Hawkins, a video address from the Obamas and Hillary Clinton, and speeches from comedians Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer and actress Gabourey Sidibe.

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6 of the Most Offensive Jokes of 2013

The jokes that ignited the most outrage on Twitter or fierce debate on network TV are overwhelmingly misogynistic, homophobic or racist, showing that many pockets in America have a long way to go in embracing diversity — and why a joke is never “just a joke.” Here are the six worst jokes of 2013:

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9 Most Absurd Right-Wing Delusions About the "War on Christmas"

As Daniel Denvir explains in Politico, the War on Christmas has a rich history rooted in right-wing America. But it was Fox News that, residing atop what Jon Stewart often refers to as Bullshit Mountain, began the media circus over the so-called attack on the Christian holiday in 2004 (Media Matters has nearly 100 posts tagged with “War on Christmas” since then). Over the years, Fox has come up with a host of bizarre evidence of this so-called attack on Christians — here are a few of the most ridiculous ones:

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"I Could Have the Perfect Toned Body -- But I'd Rather Live My Life"

Thirty five-year-old Taryn Brumfitt, on a global “quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty,” has been getting a lot of attention for her response to a viral photo that asked mothers “What’s your excuse?” for not being toned after childbirth.

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“Who Gets to Be White Hasn’t Always Been the Same”

Naima Lowe’s “Thirty-Nine Questions for White People,” a book born from observations about her class of predominantly white students, has been generating buzz for the potentially uncomfortable questions it forces its viewers to consider. The project presents 39 simple questions — questions that are all-too-relatable for anyone who identifies as a racial minority — but flips the perspective from the minority back to the majority. Questions like “How do you know you’re white?” and “Do you notice when the last white person leaves the room?” become surprising and almost jarring, forcing white people to think more critically about the experience (and inherent privilege) of being white.

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"The Daily Show" Mocks CNN's New Sponsored Couch-Walking Segment

The geniuses at CNN have devised yet another way to avoid reporting real news, noted “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, by including a “couch-walking” segment in talk show “New Day.”

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Saturday Night Live’s Race Problem

Entering its 39th season this weekend, “Saturday Night Live” has become one of the longest-running television shows in American history. The sketch comedy show, which established itself in the ’70s as edgy and countercultural, continues to thrive in an industry ruled by neurotic executives and fickle audiences, pulling in higher ratings on Saturday nights than any other show on television. But with the recent departures of Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and, in upcoming months, Seth Meyers, the show is going through one of the biggest shakeups in its history, gambling on six new members who will hopefully be able to carry the show forward.

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The 15 Most Hated Bands of Last the 30 Years

In order for something to be hated, it must first be loved; that love is what gives the hatred its roots. There will always be those unfathomably popular bands and singers that get an inordinate amount of airtime, and are loved by obsessed, cultish fans, only intensifying the hatred of those who realize one objective truth: that when you get down to it, the music isn’t even good. In fact, it downright sucks.

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10 Worst Fox News Interviews of the Decade

On Friday, Fox News aired what many are claiming was the most embarrassing interviewthe network has ever hosted. This is a truly impressive claim, one that’s worth examining further.

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Sex Worker Past Deprives Olympian of 'Athlete of the Year' Award

Following a confession in December that she’d been working as a high-class escort, Olympic track star Suzy Favor Hamilton will no longer be honored by the Big Ten female athlete award.

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7 Horrifying Things About Working at an Amazon Warehouse

It’s no secret that Amazon has some questionable practices. But in a recent Co.Designarticle, photographer Ben Roberts described a facility (not the one pictured above) in Rugeland, England, a former mining town where the workers “are effectively human robots,” fulfilling orders round-the-clock to ensure that the retail giant can keep costs and prices down.

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Wendy Davis Fans Write Amazing Reviews of her Sneakers on Amazon

More and more people across the nation are choosing to #StandWithWendy, the unyielding state senator who on Wednesday became a national icon after she successfully blocked an antiabortion bill in the Texas state senate. Wearing a back brace and Mizuno sneakers, Wendy Davis filibustered for 13 hours straight on the senate floor without breaking to sit, eat or use the bathroom.

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Georgia Students Fight to End Whites Only Segregated Prom -- in 2013!

Four girls in Rochelle, Ga. are fighting to do in their hometown what the Civil Rights Act was meant to do for all of America in 1964: end segregation.

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Oh, Jesus! Bill O' Reilly's Next Book Is Going to Be About the Killing of a Carpenter from Nazareth

Fox star and makeshift historian Bill O’Reilly has unveiled the subject of his next book, “Killing Jesus: A History,” which in December he teased would be “a blockbuster of epic proportions.” O’Reilly, who has clearly developed a formula for his best-selling historical “thrillers,” will follow up his “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy.”

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Julian Assange on WikiLeaks Movie: “It Is a Massive Propaganda Attack”

As the question of truth in film continues to dominate Hollywood by way of ”Zero Dark Thirty,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spoken out against “The Fifth Estate,”saying “It is a lie upon lie. The movie is a massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff.”

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Jon Stewart Almost Quit “The Daily Show” Because Staff Was “Insane”

Comedian Jon Stewart opened up to Stephen Colbert at last week’s fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, surprising the audience when the fake news anchor admitted that “The Daily Show,” as we currently know it, almost didn’t happen.

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Weather Channel’s Senior Meteorologist Issues Grave Warning

In case you are unaware about the havoc Hurricane Sandy will unleash upon the East Coast, the Weather Channel’s Stu Ostro, who is “not prone to hyperbole,”  has attempted to put it in perspective:

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