ISIS Captures, Brutally Executes Dozens of Syrian Soldiers

After capturing the Tabqa military base in northeastern Syria, ISIS militants reportedly killed at least 65 Syrian soldiers on Wednesday. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, "some were shot to death, while others were killed with knives." ISIS also bragged on Twitter about killing "about 200"… » 8/28/14 10:18am 2 minutes ago

Invasion Fears Spread as Thousands of Russian Troops Move Into Ukraine

The leader of the pro-Russian separatists warring with Ukrainian forces in the country's southeastern border has claimed that thousands of Russian military are supporting their offensive. "There have been around 3,000-4,000 of them in our ranks," separatist leader and Donetsk People's Republic Prime Minister… » 8/28/14 8:37am Today 8:37am

"You're Gay?" Michael Sam Asked The Writer, And Then The Mask Dropped

Earlier today, we republished a profile of Michael Sam that originally appeared in Out Magazine. Within the story, there is a moment when Sam realizes that the reporter he's talking to—grudgingly—is gay. The mask drops, and you can almost feel his relief radiating off the page. From the story: » 8/28/14 8:23am Today 8:23am

Jeremy Renner's Goatee Is an Insult to This Dead Journalist's Legacy

Pulitzer prize-winner Gary Webb is arguably the reason we know anything about CIA complicity in the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s—collateral damage of the Reagan administration's desire to fund the Contras despite three Congressional amendments forbidding them. Even more admirably, Webb did not have a goatee. » 8/27/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

Report: Police Drove Over Michael Brown Memorial, Let Dog Piss on It

Between withheld information, unnecessary use of force, and aggression toward journalists, it should be clear by now that police in Ferguson colossally mishandled the aftermath of Michael Brown's death. A new Mother Jones report, however, paints an even bleaker picture than we've already seen. » 8/27/14 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm