Why America's Current Fleet Of Presidential Limos Suck

With a new presidential limo contract soon to be rewarded, it's probably a good time to look at the current terrible limo. Like America's foreign policy at the time of its introduction, "The Beast" was a clumsy solution to a delicate set of priorities that caused more problems that it solved. » 8/29/14 10:29am 20 minutes ago

"Fuck Her Right in the Pussy" Kid Gets Suspended, Becomes School Hero

The "Fuck Her Right in the Pussy" meme—which, in case you've managed to avoid it, involves saying "fuck her right in the pussy" into any microphone (that's literally all it is)—began as a dumb hoax, but has taken on a dumb life of its dumb own. High schoolers think it's the height of hilarity. » 8/29/14 10:12am 38 minutes ago

Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims

A little over 50 years ago, in the last days of a summer something like this one, a woman returned home from her publishing job to find a literal bloody mess. She shared the apartment on East 88th St between Madison and Park with two other young women in their early 20s. She took a few steps into the living room and… » 8/29/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Ft. Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Pens Letter Asking to Join ISIS

Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who was convicted of murdering 13 people in the 2009 shooting Fort Hood, has written a letter to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi requesting his acceptance into the group's self-declared caliphate. "I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State," Hasan… » 8/29/14 8:07am Today 8:07am

Air Marshals Forced to Subdue Passenger Fighting Over Reclining Seat

The war between recliners and legroomers is escalating—for the second time this week, a commercial flight was forced to make an emergency landing when two passengers started to fight over the use of reclining seats. » 8/29/14 12:09am Today 12:09am

Project Runway Open Thread, Week 6

Many mundane experiences become much more interesting when they are practiced communally. Examples include getting naked and smearing Vaseline on one's body, or watching Project Runway while typing comments about it. Tonight, we're doing the latter — and some of us may even be doing both. Join us! » 8/28/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Thursday Night TV Is a Girl That Merely Looks Like a Cat

Tonight it's either two hours of aliens or two hours of dorks, Maria Menounos figures out some stuff that's been bugging her, Big Brother continues into its perennial shitter past the halfway point, a heartwarming story about Jamaica is related, and we make some guesses as to Nicole Richie's whole deal. » 8/28/14 6:23pm Yesterday 6:23pm

Here's What Happens When White People Move Into Your Neighborhood

We used to have white flight. Now, in city centers, we have something that one policy researcher calls white infill. So what happens when a bunch of white people start moving in? The changes are a lot more profound than getting a new Starbucks on the corner. » 8/28/14 6:14pm Yesterday 6:14pm

NBA Player Spreads Dumb Hoax About a "Real Life Purge"

Fueled by a potent mix of ignorance and teenage boredom, rumors of an upcoming "purge" raced across the country last week, with just about every major American city named as a target. A purge, in case you're not familiar, is the eponymous night of terror from 2013's The Purge, a dystopian horror-thriller where » 8/28/14 6:07pm Yesterday 6:07pm

Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims

A little over 50 years ago, in the last days of a summer something like this one, a woman returned home from her publishing job to find a literal bloody mess. She shared the apartment on East 88th St between Madison and Park with two other young women in their early 20s. She took a few steps into the living room and… » 8/29/14 9:00am Today 9:00am