Sharyl Attkisson Blames Broken Laptop on Benghazi

Sharyl Attkisson is about to publish a book about her experience reporting on various Obama-era scandals for CBS News, from which she resigned earlier this year. Today Media Matters reports that one of the more dramatic scandals, involving Attkisson’s personal laptop, exists entirely within its owner’s head. » 10/31/14 6:39pm Today 6:39pm

Ex-Googler Poached By Obama Is Already Praising "Talented Regulators"

A few weeks in the White House has imbued chief technology officer Megan Smith with a newfound respect for Silicon Valley's number one enemy: regulation. While Larry and Sergey try to dismantle healthcare law, the former VP of Google X is complimenting "talented regulators" in The New York Times Magazine. » 10/31/14 6:35pm Today 6:35pm

​Weekend TV Is Something of a Graveyard Smash

It's finally here! Halloween weekend, Sabbat Samhain, All Hallow's Eve. What are your plans? I have none. I mean, my plan is to get real spooky, but that's always the plan. Ditto my costume, which is technically "Guilty Remnant" but only requires adding a whiteboard and white hi-tops to my usual "look." Maybe try and… » 10/31/14 6:11pm Today 6:11pm

Worst Ex-Boyfriend Ever Allegedly Emailed Teacher's Nudes to Students

Well here's a nightmare: an "angry" ex-boyfriend of a Los Angeles high school teacher emailed nude photos of the teacher to over 250 students and staff, according to cops. Pasadena police say the ex-bf, 38-year-old David Galvan, sent the photos when science teacher Richard Rosa was out of the country. » 10/31/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Goosebumps, Buffy, and Punky Brewster: 7 Must-Watch Halloween Specials

Halloween-themed TV episodes, like Halloween, can be sexy, silly, or scary, all three, or more, which is sometimes what happens when you realize that a lot of the actors on The Twilight Zone were very attractive. The tradition of such specials is long, broad, and deep, going back as far as the history of television… » 10/31/14 4:38pm Today 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." » 10/31/14 4:04pm Today 4:04pm

How to Dress Your Baby for Halloween

It's Halloween and you're a proud new parent. Though you're excited to dress up your new little friend, you might have a few questions concerning costume choice. What is appropriate? Can I dress my baby like a murderer? What if it's a murderer from television or a movie, can I dress my baby like a murderer then? » 10/31/14 3:53pm Today 3:53pm

Facebook Is Turning Users Into Voter Data Experiments

Facebook's team of mad data scientists caught flak this summer for experimenting on their users' emotions. But the company has a proud history of turning people into unwitting research subjects. For at least six years, the social network has been mining the political preferences of its users without their consent. The… » 10/31/14 3:46pm Today 3:46pm

Tell Us What You're Wearing for Halloween 

Halloween: It's tonight. Glad you're excited—it's gonna be great. Since we're all here and it's Friday, might you stop by Kinja and tell us (or better yet, show us!) what you're wearing for Halloween this year? It'll be fun. » 10/31/14 3:14pm Today 3:14pm

Is Fun-Sized Candy Really More Fun? A Comprehensive Investigation

We love our children very much, mostly because we can dress them however we like. But sometimes, particularly on Halloween, we cannot or do not wish to give them the full sized candies their hearts desire. Which trick-or-treat-sized candies retain the most charms when shrunk from big to small? » 10/31/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm