Christian Blogs Spread Fake ISIS Family Conversion Story

Among bearded extremists, the mantra "convert or die" has recently experienced something of a renaissance, proving equally popular among fans of the Duck and Rashidun dynasties. So Christian evangelists were understandably excited this week when news came out that the brother of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had… » 9/16/14 4:37pm 12 minutes ago

Daily Beast Reporter Was For Illegal Iraq War Before He Was Against It

Reporters and pundits have noted how the new U.S. Iraq operation lacks much legal pretext, both internationally and domestically, for several weeks now. Which means it was time for crack reporter Eli Lake to write something up, too. With an extra heaping of hypocrisy. » 9/16/14 4:23pm 26 minutes ago

Knicks Owner Jim Dolan's Band Didn't Get Any Better Over the Weekend

The straight-shootin' blues-rock band JD and The Straight Shot made a rare television appearance on Good Day New York today, and wow—you can really see why these guys got picked to play Madison Square Garden last weekend. (Because Jim Dolan, their singer, owns it.) » 9/16/14 4:10pm 39 minutes ago

ABC News Meteorologist: "Like Most People, Weather Makes Me Horny"

Most broadcast mets won't say "heck" for fear that their more easily-offended viewers will stiff them. ABC News Meteorologist Rob Marciano likes to live on the hard edge. A loud crack of thunder can be exciting, but I don't know how many weather geeks would admit it puts a kink in their isobar. » 9/16/14 3:55pm 54 minutes ago

NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You

Amid the police terror that has swept the nation these last few months, there has been a missing facet from the conversation: the fact that women are brutalized by cops just as severely as men. For every John Crawford and Jahmil-El Cuffee there is an Ersula Ore or a Marlene Pinnock (you can view the footage of… » 9/16/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Taxis Have Lost 65 Percent of Their Business, Screwing The Disabled

Uber and Lyft have been squeezing yellow cabs ever since they launched their on-demand car services. But the political shtick that startups are the underdog against "big taxi" is becoming a lie: according to San Francisco's taxi boss, cabs have seen average trips decline by 65 percent in just over two years. » 9/16/14 3:13pm Today 3:13pm

Gary Oldman to Produce a Silk Road TV Show

As part of its commitment to scripted programming in 2015, Spike TV just bought a new show from Gary Oldman and Tony Krantz (the exec on NBC's Dracula), Deadline reports. Deep Web is based on the rise of and hunt for the Dread Pirate Roberts, alleged to be one Ross William Ulbricht, at the center of the online black… » 9/16/14 3:02pm Today 3:02pm

Why Do People Hit Their Kids?

There's an old episode of What's Happening!! where Roger fucks up, and his mom decides to beat his ass (this is actually the plot of every episode of What's Happening!!). So his mom asks Rerun for his belt, only Rerun is 300-plus pounds, so when he takes out his belt, it's like eight feet long. And Roger's mom… » 9/16/14 2:02pm Today 2:02pm

Southwestern United States Braces for a Major Flash Flooding Repeat

Tropical Storm Odile is trucking through the Gulf of California this afternoon after striking the Baja Peninsula as a major hurricane on Sunday night. The storm's remnants will move into the southwestern U.S. over the next few days, potentially creating a repeat of last week's major flash flooding. » 9/16/14 1:52pm Today 1:52pm

NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You

Amid the police terror that has swept the nation these last few months, there has been a missing facet from the conversation: the fact that women are brutalized by cops just as severely as men. For every John Crawford and Jahmil-El Cuffee there is an Ersula Ore or a Marlene Pinnock (you can view the footage of… » 9/16/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm