Tech Founder Sends Female Reporter Gift Basket Loaded With Sexism

Tech's armada of PR professionals can be their own worst enemy. But their protective shield occasionally hides the chauvinism of tech founders. Otherwise you get dudes like Blake Francis, founder of the question and answer app Need, who tried to buy favorable press from a female reporter with a wildly inappropriate… » 10/24/14 7:02pm 53 minutes ago

Honey Boo Boo Mom's Boyfriend Reportedly Molested Her Daughter Anna

Just when you thought this story couldn't get shittier or more nauseating, TMZ drops the bomb that the relative of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch June Shannon's that her reported boyfriend, convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, forced oral sex on 10 years ago, when she was 8 years old, is none other than June's… » 10/24/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Your Guide to TV This Weekend

Say there, are you ready to party this weekend or would you rather conserve your strength? If you haven't checked out this week's streaming guide, maybe give that a shot for all the hours in-between, but if you prefer to stay out of the past, let's talk about what's coming up: » 10/24/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Here's What Russell Brand Actually Said About 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Russell Brand's revolution hit a bit of a snag last night after his comments on the BBC's Newsnight got him painted as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. Judging by the headlines and the Twitter responses, you'd think Brand had said that burning jet fuel couldn't melt steel. » 10/24/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Remains of Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham Found Near Charlottesville

The remains of Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who has been missing since September 13, were found on an abandoned property near Walnut Creek Park. Police found the body late last week and confirmed that it was Graham's today. » 10/24/14 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you'll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic "forward" or a pitiless "delete." » 10/24/14 4:49pm Today 4:49pm

The Future Is a Lonely Place, in William Gibson's The Peripheral

With his new novel The Peripheral, William Gibson returns to the genre that made him famous: near-future science fiction. But the world of The Peripheral is very different from the hyperactive cyberpunk citiscapes of Neuromancer. His canvas is much bigger — and his prophesies are far more melancholy. » 10/24/14 4:36pm Today 4:36pm

The Best Things to Stream This Weekend

Tonight marks the beginning of Halloweek, when everybody who wants to throw a Halloween party knows that, like with birthdays, even one day after actual thing feels like a huge sad lie. If you're not partying Friday night, then you better carve some pumpkins or shit this weekend! But if you resist the power of… » 10/24/14 4:26pm Today 4:26pm

How Much a Bottle of Whiskey Costs in Every State

It is Friday, which means it is an excellent day for a whiskey drink. Inspired by The Awl's quest to catalog the cost of cigarettes in every state, we decided to hunt down the price of a bottle of liquor in every state so you can know exactly how much more or less that stiff pour is costing you than neighboring… » 10/24/14 4:07pm Today 4:07pm

"Loan Sharknado" Is the Most Cringeworthy Political Ad This Year

The Michigan Republican Party is now the proud owner of the worst weather-themed political ad ever created. The party released a painfully cheesy thirty-second spot last week calling the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate a "loan sharknado." It's so bad that it's uncomfortable to watch. » 10/24/14 3:47pm Today 3:47pm

Listen Up Philip and Other Men at Their Wits' End: NYFF Dispatch Four

Film writers Fariha Roísín and Sara Black McCulloch are covering the New York Film Festival this year as a series of conversations about the festival and its programming. The fourth dispatch includes Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman and Laura Poitras' Citizenfour. » 10/24/14 3:41pm Today 3:41pm

The Way We Used to Quarantine in New York

So far, because there are only three of them, it's easy to feel reassured that those potentially and actually infected with Ebola in New York are in safe quarantine. Bellevue insists it had a biohazard protocol all ready and waiting; there is nothing to worry about. » 10/24/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

But What Does Heidi Montag Think About Renée Zellweger?

In all the talk about pictures of Renée Zellweger, and how we shouldn't be talking about pictures of Renée Zellweger, one voice had been noticeably absent: Spencer Pratt's. Unfortunately, Spencer Pratt still hasn't spoken publicly about any pictures of Renée Zellweger. His wife did, though! » 10/24/14 3:19pm Today 3:19pm

Sweden Has A Sub That's So Deadly The US Navy Hired It To Play Bad Guy

We have been glued all week to the sub saga off the coast of Sweden, where six days in Swedish forces have only now called off their search for an elusive sub hiding in the waters off Stockholm. Yet what nobody has mentioned is just how deadly and capable Sweden's own subs are, and there are few better weapons for… » 10/24/14 3:16pm Today 3:16pm

Lena Dunham's Race Problem

My relationship with Lena Dunham has always been complicated. I was one of the first writers who took issue with her show Girls for its lack of racial representation, and have since struggled with the meteoric ascent of Lena Dunham as Cultural Icon. But it is hard to deny that the girl is good. The writing on her show… » 10/24/14 9:00am Today 9:00am