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 31 minutes ago

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

Outflow Boundaries Are Some of the Coolest Weather Features Around

One of the nicest things about summer is a nearby afternoon thunderstorm. The storm bubbles up on the horizon and a few minutes later you get a nice gust of cool, refreshing wind. This gust of wind is called an "outflow boundary," and it's one of the most interesting weather phenomena there is. » 8/28/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm

Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas From “Seasons Greetings” in New Trailer

Kirk Cameron, one of God's favorite Earth angels, straps on his little wing armor and floats to the Christmas battlefield in the new trailer for his upcoming film Saving Christmas. The devils at YouTube will even let you watch this one! » 8/28/14 5:50pm Yesterday 5:50pm

Man Tased By Police While Picking Up Kids: "The Problem Is I'm Black"

In January, a St. Paul, Minn., father was tased and arrested by police while waiting in a public seating area to pick his kids up from school. His video of the disturbing encounter just surfaced this week—in the description on YouTube, he says the phone he used to record it was confiscated until months after the… » 8/28/14 5:42pm Yesterday 5:42pm

Lawyer Who Represented CIA "Torturers" to Redact Senate Torture Report

Bob Litt is general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, but not too long ago, according to the Washington Post, he was the defense lawyer for a CIA agent accused of the 2003 rendition and brutalization of an innocent German national. Should he redact the Senate's CIA Torture Report? » 8/28/14 5:34pm Yesterday 5:34pm

This Is the Best Video Yet of Kanye West Cursing Out a DJ

A few weeks ago we brought you the story of Million Dollar Mano, Kanye West's one-time tour DJ who was supposedly fired by the rapper for being egregiously inept at his job of queueing up songs. Well, yesterday a new video of Kanye cursing out at another DJ was discovered, and it might be the funniest one yet. » 8/28/14 5:27pm Yesterday 5:27pm

Apple Store Guards Stage Sit-In Demanding Higher Wages

Silicon Valley's top tech firms are infamous for paying their help borderline-poverty wages, including private security. Today, some of Apple's retail and corporate guards protested their low pay at the company's flagship shop in San Francisco. » 8/28/14 5:18pm Yesterday 5:18pm

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 31 minutes ago