iOS app Android app

Saloncom

Would Your Parenting Pass the Scrutiny of a Video Camera?

Nicole Dash | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Nicole Dash

Should we be forced to parent as if we're on reality TV? Should our decisions and protectiveness of our children come down to what others will think or do, rather than what makes sense for our family or our child?

Truth and Lies - It Matters How We Tell Stories

Jane Wells | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Jane Wells

There is no place for fiction in the not-for-profit world.

Salon.com Falsely Accuses Steve Martin of Posting a Racist Tweet, Outrage-Porn Ensues

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

This is absolutely indicative of what's become of online journalism. The mad scramble for both content and clicks has overtaken integrity, reality and the truth.

2013: The Year of Our Outrage

Chez Pazienza | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Maybe the tools of quickfire social media outrage really do ensure that the guilty no longer go unpunished for their crimes. But is there a cost for that?

Author Gary Kamiya Sings a Love Song to San Francisco

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.18.2013 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to write a 385-page book. The book is a love song in 49 chapters to his home town.

Salon's Shocking Comparison: Obama is George Zimmerman, Trayvon is Al-Awlaki

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What we're hearing from mostly white purists on the left is that the first African American president is a thuggish crook who should be in prison (or worse), and this faction is willing to align with a white conservative politician with a shaky racial record in order to achieve its prosecutorial goal.

The End of Abercrombie & Fitch

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

For the past seven years, people have continued to flock to A&F stores, even though the largest size for women's jeans is a 10 and there are no XL or XXL sizes for women on the shelves. Who is to blame? In part, we are.

'Doctored' Benghazi Email Used To Undermine White House

Salon | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

Was ABC News used by someone with an ax to grind against the State Department? It looks possible. A key email in its "scoop" that the administration's...

What Should Young Writers Read?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Dan Chaon was recently taken to task in Salon for suggesting that young writers read literary fiction. Why? Because it's "terrible." But Chaon wasn't recommending that young writers read only literary fiction. His advice was actually more specific than that.

The Illuminator: Helen Benedict and the Journalistic Investigation That Inspired The Invisible War

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

We're never going to get rid of all sexual assault in the military any more than we can get rid of it in civilian life. As long as it's out here, it's going to be in there. But the military is a controlled environment and your behavior is watched and dictated.

5 Reasons Watching Porn Together Can Be Good For Your Marriage

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weddings
Stacey Nelkin

If you and your mate haven't included pornography in your sexual arsenal, there's no time like the present. After all, couples that play together, stay together.

Steve Kornacki: Inside Gerrymandering

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

MSNBC Host and Salon.com reporter Steve Kornacki recently spoke with us about a largely untold part of the 2012 election--congressional gerrymandering...

Is This New 'Youthful Face' Of The Anti-Deficit Movement A Mask?

www.salon.com | Posted 11.13.2012 | College

Some inspiring news for these often dark times: A group of young activists is making headlines for their fight against debt. It is good to see “The ...

Beauty Pageants Helped Me Recover From My Eating Disorder

Salon | Posted 10.19.2012 | Women

Kirsten Haglund was thrust into the spotlight when she won the 2008 Miss America crown in front of more than 19 million viewers. But before she ever b...

Does 'Louie' Have A Woman Problem?

Salon | Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

Why are all of the women on “Louie” crazy? Over the course of its critically acclaimed third season, "Louie" has brought in a slew of recogniza...

Confession: I Liked The Mean Girls Of 'Bachelorette'

Salon | Posted 09.12.2012 | Women

Before I saw “Bachelorette,” the relatively new comedy starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three coke-snorting, shit-talking, ...

How To Make Hookups More Fun

Salon | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women

As a scientist who studies sex, and as a sex educator (I teach college-level human sexuality classes at Indiana University and have written the Kinsey...

Truthiness Is Not a Joke: Lying and Loving It at the RNC

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

CBS News reported that most of the major claims made by Ryan about Obama's record were misleading and untrue. Ryan then kept up his pattern of truthiness after the RNC when he lied about his best time in a marathon, shaving off more than an hour from his finish time. Seriously?

Labor's Love Lost

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

Free to Be ... Me: Why Do Other People's Choices Make Us So Cranky?

Ester Bloom | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Ester Bloom

Friends, this is very simple. If you don't want to go to other people's joyous ceremonies, don't go. If you don't want children, don't have them. If you don't want to get married, great! Save your money for retirement. I'm not judging you, so please do me the courtesy of not judging me.

Pretty Funny (Minus the Funny)

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

What a skill! Calling out the average looks of one woman by insulting the "conventional beauty" of another. It's like a weird competition all women are participating in, where no one really knows the rules and there are no winners and everyone is sad.

Declaring a Ceasefire against Our Sisters

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The moments when we feel like we need to make the case that that other road is wrong are probably the moments when we need to look at ourselves.

Sex And The Soft Bigotry Of No Expectations

Erika Christakis | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Erika Christakis

Did you hear the story of the sex columnist who never had an orgasm?

Do We Do It To Ourselves?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

An ugly little thought crept in: It's not just men who are responsible for our objectification. You have to wonder if we're sometimes responsible for our own misrepresentation.