Man Wanders Brooklyn Street on Fire After Escaping Basement Blast

Yesterday afternoon, a man reportedly smoking a hookah in his Brooklyn basement accidentally set himself on fire and sprinted out into the street, where he wandered around for nearly a minute—most of his clothes melted off, according to reports—until witnesses were finally able to extinguish the flames. » 10/22/14 10:45am 5 minutes ago

Bill Murray Doesn't Need Tinder to Get a Date

Bill Murray, continuing on his tour to live his best, "whatever, man" life, broached the hot topic of Tinder on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. He'd use it, maybe, but Bill Murray doesn't need Tinder. "I think it would be amusing, but I can't imagine doing it," he told Kimmel. "I feel like I've lived that life and I can… » 10/22/14 10:25am 25 minutes ago

These Are the Creepy 4Chan Successors Behind Gamergate's Pathetic War

Both the amorphous anti-feminist movement Gamergate and last month's extended leak of a huge cache of private celebrity nude photographs—the two biggest internet-based stories in recent memory—have served as coming-out parties for a small set of anonymous, uncensored image boards that function like 4chan's raggedy… » 10/22/14 9:55am 55 minutes ago

Bankers Can't Even Fucking Party Any More

Used to be that bankers were men—big men, who were at least bluffing at having big dicks, who worked themselves half to death, then partied like rock stars, if rock stars were incredibly boring conversationalists. Nowadays? Banks are trying to make their employees fucking church ladies. » 10/22/14 9:54am 56 minutes ago

Gwen Stefani Masters Art of the Sneak Attack Steal on The Voice

Of all of the coaches on The Voice, none has engaged in the battle rounds with as much verve and emotion as Gwen Stefani. Yes, her eyes well with tears when contestants are eliminated, but even more impressive are her stealth last-minute steals, which reached their sneaky apex last night. » 10/22/14 9:06am Today 9:06am

Michael Brown Autopsy: Gunshot Wound to Hand, Marijuana in System

According to the official autopsy report for Michael Brown obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch, the teenager suffered a gunshot wound to his hand from close range and had marijuana in his system at the time of his death. » 10/22/14 8:17am Today 8:17am

Renée Zellweger: "I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different"

On Monday night, actress Renée Zellweger attended attended the 2014 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards. You can find pictures of Renée Zellweger from that night and other nights here. Today, the Oscar-winning actress tells People: "I'm glad folks think I look different." » 10/22/14 8:07am Today 8:07am

"You Slut, You Fucking Cunt": Cops Release Audio of Palin Family Brawl

The most patient cops in the world released the audio of their interviews from the drunken Palin family throw down last month, and the racial slurs and crying, drunk Bristol Palin aren't even the weirdest parts. » 10/21/14 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

Tuesday Night TV Lashes Out, Immediately Apologizes

How's your week going so far? 'Round here it's just mostly trying to nail the perfect time of year to buy as much cheap candy as possible and then hide it from the people in the house long enough to save it for the children that require it. It's a multilevel scheme of checks and balances that ultimately means room for… » 10/21/14 6:19pm Yesterday 6:19pm

Gone Girl, a Serial Killer, and a Psycho Boyfriend: NYFF Dispatch Three

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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 third dispatch includes David Fincher's Gone Girl, Josh and Ben Safdie's What Heaven Knows and Nick Broomfield's Tales of the Grim Sleeper. » 10/21/14 6:07pm Yesterday 6:07pm

These Are the Creepy 4Chan Successors Behind Gamergate's Pathetic War

Both the amorphous anti-feminist movement Gamergate and last month's extended leak of a huge cache of private celebrity nude photographs—the two biggest internet-based stories in recent memory—have served as coming-out parties for a small set of anonymous, uncensored image boards that function like 4chan's raggedy… » 10/22/14 9:55am 55 minutes ago