The Nugs: Breadwinners, Cheesemakers, + Beyoncé


On this day: Marie Harel was born in 1761 in Crouttes, France. Harel is reputedly the originator of Camembert cheese, first made in 1791, and created it by improving on the recipe for brie cheese.


  • We’ve still got an orange, self-proclaimed pussy-grabber in the White House, but at least Fox News is now rid of one its most famous alleged sexual assailants, Bill O’Reilly. And for that, you can thank journalist Emily Steel; she weighs in on her reporting process, being personally (and eerily) threatened by O’Reilly, and the important impact that journalism can have on our everyday lives.
  • Beyonce’s ground-breaking album, Lemonade, was released a year ago, and in celebration, Queen Bey herself has announced that she will be funding a group of scholarships called the "Formation Scholars" awards. The scholarships will go toward young women attending the Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Atlanta's Spelman College and pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies.

-Tori Borengasser