Anne Helen Petersen has made a career on the rigorous, deep, academic study of celebrity culture.
In her new book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Petersen explores the rise of norm-breaking women such as Lena Dunham and Serena Williams and what their ascendency can tell us about the political moment we’re living in.
Petersen’s day job is senior culture writer at BuzzFeed.
Gorsuch, revealed: With his dissent in the Supreme Court ruling on Monday that will require states to list same-sex parents on birth certificates, Justice Neil Gorsuch indicated he opposes equal rights for same-sex couples.
Follow the white lines: To Medellín, where cocaine is illegal but easily accessible—even encouraged, perhaps.
And so, just two months in, Gorsuch has “revealed himself to be everything that liberals had most feared: pro-gun, pro–travel ban, anti-gay, anti–church/state separation,” writes Mark Joseph Stern.