Four Gitmo Detainees Released, Repatriated to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced this morning the release and repatriation of four detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the government of Afghanistan. According to the Associated Press, the Afghan government is not required to further detain the men. » 12/20/14 12:15pm 14 minutes ago

North Korea Denies Involvement in Sony Hacks, Threatens U.S.

North Korea has said that it would like to work together with the United States to prove that it had nothing to do with the Sony hacks while also threatening the United States if it refuses to cooperate with this very sincere and real invitation. » 12/20/14 11:30am 59 minutes ago

"I Can Breathe": An Evening with the Men of #ThankYouNYPD

If you wanted to hear both sides of the argument about race relations in America last night, you might have made your way down to City Hall in New York, where pro-NYPD and anti-racism demonstrators yelled at each other across barricades. "You're a fucking racist," one side screamed. "You're a fucking moron," the other… » 12/20/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

Emails: How UVA Stonewalled Rolling Stone On Rape Story

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jezebel and at least one other news outlet, the University of Virginia has released a series of emails between the school and Rolling Stone. The emails outline how the school dealt with media requests from reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the magazine's… » 12/19/14 6:47pm Yesterday 6:47pm

How Amy Pascal Hacked Our Hearts

Amy Pascal, the head of Sony's film division, is probably going to lose her job. The story is long, but the facts are simple: With Seth Rogen and James Franco's The Interview cancelled, Pascal's department has taken something north of $50 million of Sony's money and lit it on fire in the most spectacular and… » 12/19/14 6:07pm Yesterday 6:07pm

Seth Meyers to Sony Hackers: Bring It On, Read My Email

Other, other late night host Seth Meyers took on the Sony hackers who've managed to temporarily stop the release of The Interview in a new bit he's calling "Bring It On." In the piece, he dares the hackers to attack NBC and release his personal email, while his network overlords beg them not to in the captions below. » 12/19/14 5:38pm Yesterday 5:38pm

Ferguson DA Claims He Knew Witnesses Were Lying, Let Them Testify Anyway

In his first interview since the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, St. Louis County District Attorney Bob McCulloch claims that he was well aware that several witnesses were not telling the truth, and that he allowed them to testify before the grand jury anyway. » 12/19/14 5:17pm Yesterday 5:17pm

What People Get Wrong About PewDiePie, YouTube's Biggest Star

Four years ago, an account named "PewDiePie" uploaded a video to YouTube. It was about Minecraft. The video featured what sounded like a young man laughing heartily at an unlucky zombie that had gotten stuck in a tree. The commentary wasn't in English—it was in Swedish. » 12/19/14 5:08pm Yesterday 5:08pm

Your Guide to the Best TV All Weekend Long

What makes this weekend different from all other weekends? It's blurry and has no distinct edges, no set beginning, no set ending. Everything from here forward is amorphous, and unfortunately that's true of our entertainment as well: Slim pickings, throughout the next week. Luckily you also have the Weekend Stream,… » 12/19/14 4:38pm Yesterday 4:38pm

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." » 12/19/14 4:29pm Yesterday 4:29pm

Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014

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This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest… » 12/19/14 4:06pm Yesterday 4:06pm

New York's Law Enforcement Unions Are Filled With Pathetic Crybabies

Patrick Lynch, chairman of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association and head spokesbaby for the inconsolable id of the NYPD, gave a private speech to his union last week. Bill de Blasio "is not running the city of New York," he said in response to a series of perceived slights from City Hall. "He thinks he's running a… » 12/19/14 3:35pm Yesterday 3:35pm

This Sunlit Bushwick Loft Houses Family Art and Custom Woodworking

Any NYC resident knows how necessary it is to make sacrifices when apartment hunting. A potential home may be a twenty-minute hike from the nearest subway station and lack any storage space, but those drawbacks are easily overshadowed by original hardwood floors or vaulted ceilings. But for Angie Venezia and Reed… » 12/19/14 11:59am Yesterday 11:59am