Ellie Bufkin
Ellie Bufkin
elliebufkin
Ellie lives and writes in New York City. She's on Twitter @ellie_bufkin.
Feminist-Celebrated Imam’s Son Ran Terrorist Camp For School Shooters

A camp within the United States where children were being trained to shoot up schools in terrorist attacks should be in the news every day, until every connection is scrutinized.

Actor Rowan Atkinson Defends MP Joke Comparing Burkas To Mailboxes

British actor Rowan Atkinson defended a British politician’s joke about burqas on the grounds that it was funny, and insisted he should not apologize.

Adding An Award Is A Cry Of Desperation From An Increasingly Irrelevant Oscars

The movies that break records and sit at the top of the box office week after week don’t need to win an Academy Award. They’ve already been given the award of huge amounts of money.

Jim Gaffigan Finds Humor In His Wife’s Battle With Cancer In A Brilliant ‘Noble Ape’

Using his signature character voices, he takes his audience through the trials and tribulations of a severe medical crisis.

Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars’ Is A Welcome Respite From The Insufferable Wokeness Of Comedy

Seinfeld has created a wonderful escape from the political insanity of our day in his show ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,’ and he should keep it that way.

Michael Che’s Lambaste Of Substituting Politics For Comedy Is Spot-On

Who needs laughter when you can use your broadcast time to lazily slam the president or talk about a rape and be hailed as a hero?

‘Sex In The City,’ Nothing. Dating In New York City Is A Hellscape

‘Sex and the City’ was released 20 years ago. I’d like to debunk any notion a young gal might have that New York City is a good place to date.

Ending Tips Would Only Worsen The Effects On Restaurant Workers Of DC’s Minimum Wage

As a person who has made most of my life’s income from tips, I can confidently say Jane Fonda has been woefully misinformed about the effects of minimum wage hikes on servers.

The Star Of ‘Eighth Grade’ Is All Of Us In Middle School

Kayla is being raised by her single dad, who adores her with every fiber of his being, but just can’t figure out how to make her see what he sees in her.

The $15 Minimum Wage Is Wreaking Havoc On New York City Dining

Eventually, the world-renowned restaurant life in cities like New York, DC, and San Francisco will die. The only survivors will be fast-casual chains with low overhead and deep pockets.

Here’s Your Guide To The 2018 Emmy Nominations’ Hits And Misses

The Emmy show will be hosted by head ‘Saturday Night Live’ writers Michael Che and Colin Jost, who aren’t preachy about politics and have a good rapport.

Michelle Wolf Is An Insult To Insult Comedy

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog might not have been everyone’s cup of tea, but at least he never called anyone ‘Vaginal Mesh’ in the name of social justice.

Meet A Friend Of George Washington And Patrick Henry Who Fought Boldly For American Independence

Rev. Peter Muhlenberg’s was the first of the Virginia regiments ready for combat service just two months after he declared it was time for the American Revolution.

Initiative 77 Would Spell Disaster For Dining In The District

Hiking the minimum wage so dramatically would force many restaurants to raise prices, eliminate staff, or close altogether.

‘Ocean’s 8’ Has No Reason To Be A Flat, Boring Waste Of Your Time, But It Is

The long-awaited all-female follow-up to the beloved Ocean’s series is an absolute mess, complete with gaping plot holes, and a completely flat story.

Anthony Bourdain Showed Us How To Bond Over Food. We Should Take His Lesson To Heart

There is something humanizing about putting aside differences, if only for a moment, to discuss how good biscuits taste.

Meet Virginia Hall, One Of The Unsung Heroes Of D-Day

Hall had a rather unorthodox origin for a spy. She was a socialite from Baltimore, who had a penchant for writing, and the means to live any life she wanted.

Anthony Bourdain Made A Tragic End Of A Globe-Tasting Career

As Anthony Bourdain ate and drank his way through underexplored regions, he showed the world how we can connect to each other through food.

The Real-Life Heist Film ‘American Animals’ Makes Crime Exciting

British writer-director Bart Layton designed this thrilling heist film around the candid interviews of the four thieves themselves.

Kate Spade’s Suicide Is A Good Time To Reach Out To Prevent People From Following Suit

The suicide of a celebrity has a history of inspiring copycats. When it happens, it’s a good time to check up on and send some extra love around to your family and friends.