MUSIC

Kim Gordon Knows the "Recipe for a Better Future" in New Bernie Sanders PSA

The Sonic Youth founding member shared a parody cooking video that puts a fun spin on feeling the Bern.

Bernie Sanders and popular musicians pretty much go hand-in-hand at this point.

The senator's events have played host to a growing list of musical artists lately; indie darlings like Soccer Mommy and Lucy Dacus have opened for his rallies, as well as established bands like Vampire Weekend and the Strokes. If they're not sharing the stage with Bernie, musicians are likely otherwise endorsing him: Ariana Grande and Cardi B have both hung out with the presidential hopeful, and countless others have shared their support.

Among the notable names in music who are feeling the Bern is Kim Gordon, a founding member of the band Sonic Youth, who released her first solo record last year. Over the past few months, Gordon's Instagram has become saturated with her Sanders support, and she's not slowing down.

Last night, Gordon shared a video from her kitchen to help Democratic voters who still might be on the fence this Super Tuesday. "Want a recipe for a better future? Watch to find out," she captioned the post. In a clip titled What's Cooking America? With Kim Gordon, the rock legend put "ingredients"—Medicare for All, student debt forgiveness, women's rights, and much more—into a bowl, mixing them together to create a colorful goo. After pouring it into a Pyrex and letting it bake, Gordon whipped out a perfectly-frosted cake with Bernie's name written on top. "Vote for Bernie," Gordon urges at the end, letting you know which states need to get out and vote this Super Tuesday.

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, or you're a Democrat abroad, get out and vote!

Watch the video below:

CULTURE

The 2020 Democratic Candidates as Disney Characters

Like you weren't thinking the same things.

We've seen 20 qualifying candidate squabble and squawk on a national stage, and other than Marianne Williamson definitely being a witch and Joe Biden remembering when racism was cool, we didn't learn much.

Actually, that's not true. We learned that our Democratic hopefuls to become the United States President in 2020 all resemble Disney characters. Now, in a true reflection of the broad spectrum of humanity and the prismatic nature of the human soul, some are villains and some are side characters; we're not judging any of them for just being who they are. So in no particular order, here are the contenders to become the next leaders of the free world (if by "free world" we mean the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world, the second worst ranking for economic mobility, and a decreasing life expectancy).

Pete Buttigieg as Pinnochio

democratic candidates as disney characters

Joe Biden as Scar from The Lion King

democratic candidates as disney characters

Kamala Harris as Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast

democratic candidates as disney characters

Marianne Williamson as Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove

democratic candidates as disney characters

John Hickenlooper as Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast

democratic candidates as disney characters


Eric Swalwell as Ursula from The Little Mermaid

democratic candidates as disney characters

Bernie Sanders as Hunchback in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

democratic candidates as disney characters

Michael Bennett as Toaster in The Brave Little Toaster

democratic candidates as disney characters

Andrew Yang as Cogsworth in The Beauty and the Beast

democratic candidates as disney characters

Julián Castro as Iago from Aladdin

democratic candidates as disney characters


Elizabeth Warren as Peter Pan

democratic candidates as disney characters

Kirsten Gillibrand as Remy from Ratatouille

democratic candidates as disney characters

Amy Klobuchar as Kuzco (as a llama) in The Emperor's New Groove

Tim Ryan as Alfredo Linguini from Ratatouille

democratic candidates as disney characters

Beto O'Rourke as Jaq from Cinderella

democratic candidates as disney characters


Jay Inslee as Bruce from Finding Nemo (*Pixar, but released through Walt Disney)

democratic candidates as disney characters

John Delaney as Chip of Chip N' Dale

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Tulsi Gabbard as Megara from Hercules

democratic candidates as disney characters

Steve Bullock as Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Bill de Blasio as Hades from Hercules

democratic candidates as disney cartoons

Yes, these are our candidates for the 2020 presidential election. But the important thing to remember is the indisputable fact that Disney is better than Dreamworks:


CULTURE

Elizabeth Warren Is the Chuck Norris of the Democratic Debates (and Other Twitter Memes)

The middle-aged "Hunger Games" of the 2020 presidential election begin!

The first round of Democratic debates gave us a teaser of the middle-aged Hunger Games that will be the 2020 presidential election.

10 of the 20 candidates gave their best performances of being culturally woke and politically savvy—just kidding, it was a sliding scale of pandering, showboating, 30-second TedTalks, and intermediary Spanish skills. For detailed, politically astute breakdowns of the candidates' platforms and history of public service, look elsewhere: We're here for the memes.

By far, the finest moment to sate the hunger of the Twitter beast is Beto O'Rourke answering his first question in both English and Texas-approved Spanish. When asked if he would support a 70% top corporate tax rate, Beto said in English, "This economy has got to work for everyone, and right now, we know that it isn't. And it's gonna take all of us coming together to make sure that it does." He continued in Spanish, "We need to include every person in the success of this economy."

The two candidates with the privilege of standing next to Beto were Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, whose facial expressions spoke the horrors of a thousand languages. Bring on the memes:

Beto O'Rourke Gets Side-Eye for Something Other Than Being Weirdly Hot

Booker laughed at all the attention his side-eye was getting and explained to Anderson Cooper: "I just knew he had laid a gauntlet down. And I was talking a little bit with [Julián] Castro. Both he and I knew, as people who can speak Spanish, that now we were gonna bring it as well."

"When someone starts talking about putting pineapple on pizza"

"When your friend comes back from study abroad #DemDebate"

"When Dad says 'Hola, como estas?' to the waiter at the Mexican restaurant #DemDebate"

Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan Has Been Pulling All-Nighters for This Since 2003 (and No One Noticed)

"I have never seen this person before in my life"

"When you forgot to study for the Spanish test"

Liberal Outlier Jay Inslee Is Just Wildly Happy to Be Here

"Governor, what was it like playing Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy"

"When it's 10:22 and they get to climate change"

Elizabeth Warren Is the Chuck Norris of the 2020 Candidates

"Elizabeth Warren never arrives at the movie after the previews. She's there before the lights go down with snacks in her purse and an extra ticket for your friend."

"Elizabeth Warren closes all her Chrome tabs and tidies up the files on her desktop. When she asks for tech support, she's already Googled the problem and tried the obvious answers."

"When Elizabeth Warren takes the last cup of coffee, she always brews a fresh pot."

"Elizabeth Warren takes a generous length of toilet paper, folds it neatly, and puts it in the stall that doesn't have any. Then she tells the rest of the women in line because she knows that knowledge is power."

"The one-sentence summary: Sen. Elizabeth Warren won."