Osama bin Laden Murdered JFK Jr., Reports Shiny, Stapled Pages at 7-11

Star, a tentacle of tabloid kraken American Media, Inc., has a special "Who Shot JFK Jr.!" issue out. (No question mark!) Their answer: "Muslim terror kingpin Osama bin Laden." Or the Mob. Also, LBJ killed JFK, they report. It is a breathless corroboration of the far Right's favorite JFK conspiracy phantasies. » 7/24/14 2:59pm 8 minutes ago

Tinder Is Full of Robot Prostitutes

I moved back to New York from Cairo in January of 2014, and among the biggest culture shocks was American Tinder. In Cairo, there was the occasional woman, mostly Russian tourists on holiday, using the mobile dating app; in New York, I met a torrent of instant flirtation. Patterns emerged: apparently almost every… » 7/24/14 2:45pm 21 minutes ago

Checking In With 15 Former Stars of Undressed, 15 Years Later

Undressed rightfully earned its smut because it was not smutty. It had no shame, only the complications produced by its characters' misplaced sense of the same. It had the lowest possible stakes (there's a joke among fans that the show was lit by a string of Christmas lights), so it invited the largest swath of… » 7/24/14 2:40pm 27 minutes ago

The 10 Worst New Yorker #Longreads

The New Yorker, a magazine, has just opened its Internet "archives" (dating back to 2007) as a readers' jubilee in advance of its upcoming move to the world of paywalled journalism, three months hence. So much New Yorker to muck around in! So many words! So many stories! So many stories with so many words in them! » 7/24/14 2:25pm 42 minutes ago

BuzzFeed Editor Caught Lifting Text From Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers, one of the great artifacts of Internet history, is intently studied at viral news website BuzzFeed, where its trove of half-literate questions (and even less literate answers) has supplied material for at least fifty different posts and listicles. One BuzzFeed editor, however, has streamlined this… » 7/24/14 2:16pm 51 minutes ago

Robin Thicke Finally, Mercifully Moving On From Paula Patton

After covering all the bases in his attempt to win back estranged wife Paula Patton—crying at the BET awards, sending sad texts, writing her a commercially unsuccessful album—Robin Thicke is finally throwing in the towel. Sources "in Thicke's camp" told Perez Hilton the singer knows it's over and has an attorney… » 7/24/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

Elite F-14 Flight Officer Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Influential

We sat at the end of the runway, our F-14's GE-110 motors humming, awaiting our clearance to begin what would be the last F-14 Demonstration ever. The Air Boss's voice crackled over the radio: "Tomcat Demo, you're cleared to five miles and 15k feet. The air show box is yours" At that very moment, I distinctly remember… » 7/24/14 1:49pm Today 1:49pm

Here's Everything They Got Wrong (and Right) in the Movie Twister

Twister is arguably the most popular weather movie ever made, and it sparked an interest in meteorology in both kids and adults alike. While the movie is incredibly entertaining, it's also on some pretty solid ground when it comes to the science. Just how much did the creators of Twister get right and wrong? » 7/24/14 1:36pm Today 1:36pm

Thatz Not Okay: Should You Blow-Dry Your Pubes at the Gym?

I was in the locker room at my gym today and I saw a woman blow-drying her pubic hair with the communal hair dryers. She was trying to be surreptitious about it, but I totally saw her and I was totally grossed out. In the end I didn't say anything to her, but I'm wondering if I should have. Blow-drying your pubes with… » 7/24/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Mozilla Founder Pens Heroic Facebook Post About a Bad Bachelor Party

I am willing to wager a few shillings that Mozilla founder and former Facebook director Blake Ross has been to a Renaissance fair or two. For he hath bourne, on Facebook, the kind of dramatic play best enacted in a town square—and cast himself as the hero struggling to keep his dark, murderous desires at bay. » 7/24/14 12:49pm Today 12:49pm

For Your Consideration: Conan O'Brien's Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda Scene

Conan O'Brien may be the biggest human star in Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda, but he doesn't get a ton of screen time in his cameo as a slightly more dickish version of himself. Perhaps the producers were concerned that, if cast in a longer role, he would compete with Sharktopus for the spotlight and overshadow poor… » 7/24/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

This Is the Best Comics-Inspired Hip-Hop Routine You'll Ever See

Having provided the first sexy couples routine of the season a couple of weeks ago, Rudy and Tanisha were at it again on last night's So You Think Can Dance. Watch as the smoldering duo perform a comic book-inspired hip-hop routine. » 7/24/14 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

Could We Have Some Real Scientists Look At Executions Now, Please?

Last night Arizona became the latest state this year to ineptly carry out an execution. Joseph Wood, who was executed for a 1989 double murder of his ex-girlfriend and her father, either "gasped" or "snored" for two hours before finally expiring. » 7/24/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm