A Closer Look at Last Night's Game of Thrones Season Five, Episode Seven

What are the Faith of the Seven’s rules about sex? Did Stannis really hire mercenaries? Does Tyrion meet you-know-who in the books? » 5/25/15 12:06pm 25 minutes ago

Celebrate 5 Memorial Days of the 80s and 90s With Perfect Old YouTubes

Happy Memorial Day. For some reason, instead of having fun outside with your friends, you are alone in front of your computer, reading a blog post. Maybe you didn’t get the day off work, or maybe you’re hung over. That’s OK. You can celebrate the Memorial Days of 1983, 1986, 1988, and 1992—all thanks to YouTube’s… » 5/25/15 11:11am Today 11:11am

Body Pulled out of Hudson River Identified as Missing Kayaker's

A body pulled out of the Hudson River on Saturday has been identified as that of Vincent Viafore, the New York Times reports. Prosecutors allege that Viafore, who drowned after his kayak capsized on April 19, was killed by his fiancée Angelika Graswald. » 5/25/15 10:10am Today 10:10am

Quiverfull of Shit: a Guide to the Duggar's Scary Brand of Christianity

Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19!—kids, and they’re extremely religious Christians.
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71 Protestors Arrested in Cleveland After Brelo Acquittal

Police arrested 71 people protesting the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo in Cleveland on Saturday, the New York Times reports. At a news conference, Chief Calvin D. Williams said they were mostly arrested on charges of aggravated rioting and obstruction of justice. » 5/24/15 2:35pm Yesterday 2:35pm

NYT Summer Reading List Finally Achieves 100 Percent Whiteness

Congrats are in order! Janet Maslin’s annual summer reading list for the New York Times has, at long last, achieved peak caucasity. Maslin’s book selections for summer 2015 all have one glaring fact in common: each author is—wait for it... wait for it—white. » 5/24/15 2:15pm Yesterday 2:15pm

Judge Grants Nick Loeb Permission to Sue for Sofía Vergara's Embryos

On Friday, a judge granted Nick Loeb permission to file a revised complaint against Sofía Vergara, ET Online reports. The revised complaint alleges Vergara violated an oral agreement to bring frozen embryos created from his sperm and Vergara’s eggs to term via a surrogate. » 5/24/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

U.N. Official: ISIS is 'Institutionalizing Sexual Violence'

Zainab Bangura, a U.N. special representative, recently concluded a tour of refugee camps that house refugees largely from Syria and Iraq - countries where the Islamic State hold a large amount of territory. The Washington Post reports that she recounted the stories of sexual violence, rape and abuse to Middle East… » 5/24/15 12:19pm Yesterday 12:19pm

Assad Regime Accused of Attacking Civilians in Syria with Chlorine Gas

Civil defense groups in Syria have accused Bashar al-Assad of using chlorine gas in at least 35 attacks on civilians since mid-March, the Guardian reports. “Whenever the regime loses an area or a city it arbitrarily takes revenge on civilians,” said White Helmets’ leader Raed Saleh. “It is targeting civilians.” » 5/24/15 11:26am Yesterday 11:26am