Hillary Clinton Pledges To Have A Cabinet With An Even Gender Split

Hillary Clinton has a (sadly) radical idea for her cabinet, if elected: Fill at least half of it with women. Yesterday, at a town hall event in Philadelphia (watch an excerpt above), host Rachel Maddow asked the Democratic presidential hopeful whether she would make the same pledge as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who vowed that half of his cabinet would be women.

Clinton said that she would, adding, “Well, I am going to have a cabinet that looks like America, and 50 percent of America is women, right?”

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The Gruesome Crimes Of The Only Catholic Priest Ever Executed In US History

Hans Schmidt illegally married, impregnated, and then brutally murdered and dismembered his mistress. For that crime, he was eventually executed via electrocution, and to this day is the only Catholic priest ever executed in the United States. Turns out, the murder he was caught for was only the tip of the iceberg.

Hans Schmidt Beard

Portrait of Hans Schmidt, the only Catholic priest to ever be executed in the United States, circa 1910. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

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23 Stunning Photos Of The 1920s’ Sexiest Broadway Revue

When producer Florenz Ziegfeld put together a small group of showgirls for a lighthearted summer show in 1907, nobody could have imagined the giant Broadway hit and lavish revue it would become. Yet the Ziegfeld Follies ran until 1931 — and would jumpstart the careers of several successful future Hollywood actresses.

For those of us who missed the Follies in their heyday, there’s always Alfred Cheney Johnston’s iconic, wildly popular Ziegfeld follies photos. Though there were a startling number of performers in rotation over the years, Johnson’s stunning portraits of the Follies’ resident vixens capture the epitome of desirability — and in the 1920s, this meant something a little different than it does today:

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Adrienne Ames

Adrienne Ames, Ziegfeld girl, 1929. Ames made 30 films in the 1930s, and after that hosted a successful radio program until 1947 — the year she died from cancer. Image Source: Flickr

Alice Wilkie

Alice Wilkie performed in the Follies from 1924 to 1926. Image Source: Flickr

Anna Lee Petersen

Ziegfeld star Anna Lee Petersen. Image Source: Flickr

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck, 1924. This future actress was a Ziegfeld girl between 1922 and 1926, and by 1944, the versatile performer was the highest paid woman in the U.S. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Caryl Bergman

Besides the Follies, Caryl Bergman also performed in four other Broadway shows from 1928 to 1932. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Claudia Dell

Claudia Dell, 1928. Dell was rumored to have been the model for the Columbia Pictures logo. Image Source: Flickr

Delores Costello

Delores Costello, Drew Barrymore's grandmother and "goddess of the silent screen", 1923. Image Source: Flickr

gloria swanson

Gloria Swanson, producer and actress best known for her role in "Sunset Boulevard." Image Source: Flickr

Hazel Forbes

Hazel Forbes, Miss Long Island and Miss United States, 1926. Forbes was also a millionaire: She inherited close to $3 million from her husband Paul O. Richmond after his death. Image Source: Flickr

Helen Hayes Brown

Helen Hayes (Brown), 1927. She was one of only 12 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. Image Source: Flickr

Helen Lee Worthing

Helen Lee Worthing was also an actress in the 1920s, performing in "The Count of Luxembourg," "The Other Woman's Story," and "Watch Your Wife." Image Source: Library of Congress

Jean Ackerman

Jean Ackerman, above, was once called the "World's Most Beautiful Brunette." Image Source: Flickr

jean ackerman

Jean Ackerman, 1927. Image Source: Flickr

Kathleen Rose Delores

Kathleen Rose (known simply as Delores, not to be confused with Delores Costello) joined the Ziegfeld girls in 1917. Image Source: Flickr

Kay English

Kay English performed for the Ziegfeld Theatre between 1927 and 1931. Image Source: Flickr

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks, the iconic actress who popularized the bob haircut and was the epitome of "flapper" style. Image Source: Flickr

Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford, who was also the co-founder of United Artists studios and one of the 36 founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Image Source: Library of Congress

Model Doll

Unknown model posing with doll. Image Source: Flickr

Muriel Finlay

Murial Finlay made her debut on stage at the age of twelve, appearing in a play she wrote herself. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Muriel Finlay White Gown

Muriel Finlay, 1928. Image Source: Flickr

Risque Portrait

An unknown Ziegfeld model. Image Source: Flickr

Susan Fleming

Susan Fleming, 1930s. Fleming went on to be the actress known as the "Girl with the Million Dollar Legs," though that title can’t be verified in this portrait. Image Source: Flickr

Virginia Biddle

Virginia Biddle, 1927. She was a showgirl and Folly performer until 1931, when she sustained burns on her feet and ankles in a yacht explosion. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

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What Happened When I Became New York’s Famous Pigeon Lady

Each week, we bring you an incredible experience from someone who lived it. In this edition, New York native Tina Trachtenberg — AKA “Mother Pigeon” — tells us how she came to dedicate her entire life to NYC’s most hated animals: rats and pigeons.


It's Autumn..i will be in Washington square park untill 6!

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In urban contexts, the pigeon is often regarded as the unsightly, disease-ridden cost of culture. Live in a city with a world-renowned museum? Chances are you also live somewhere filled with pigeons, dismissed by some as little more than “rats with wings.”

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