The Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Recall Speaks to Parental Desperation, Not Just Lack of Awareness

A few days ago, a friend of mine with a newborn texted to ask if she could chuck the Rock ‘n Play I’d handed down to her into the trash. She had just gotten word of Fisher-Price’s massive recall of its “Sleepers.” I had not. I began Googling feverishly, reading about the 32 infant deaths, some due to asphyxia, with a…

'I Felt Like I Was Hit by Two Tractor-Trailers': The Weirdly Compelling Spectacle of Birth Horror Stories

Earlier this month, Joy Buckley gave birth to a 15-pound, 5-ounce baby girl. “It was pretty violent,” she told the New York Post. “She got stuck under my ribcage.” The delivery, a planned C-section, took two doctors: one pushing on Buckley and one pulling on baby Harper. Buckley said of the aftermath: “I felt like I…

'It's Gonna Be Softcore': Porn Director Jimmy Lifestyles Accused of On-Set Sexual Assault

On Sunday, porn performer Emma Hix wrote on Twitter, “A director stuck his tongue up my ass today and I confronted him and he laughed in my face and said ‘I’m over reacting.’” In a tear-filled video that followed, she alleged that the director, Jimmy Lifestyles, had told her that the scene in which he would be briefly…

I Am a Scholar and My Area of Expertise Is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Instagram Account

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson loves a two-dot ellipse. He favors the whiskey emoji, although he drinks tequila. To treat himself, he’ll fire up a Netflix documentary on his laptop and order a delivery platter of sushi, which he invariably calls “soosh.” Sometimes he might instead crush a plate of banana chocolate chip…

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