8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate… » 3/26/15 3:29pm 29 minutes ago

Why Won't the Post Name CIA Counterterrorism Chief Michael D'Andrea?

The Washington Post reported this morning that, pursuant to CIA Director John Brennan's vaunted re-organization plans, the chief of the agency's counterterrorism center has been unceremoniously reassigned. The newspaper declined to report this name, however: Michael D'Andrea. » 3/26/15 3:18pm 40 minutes ago

What We Know About the Germanwings Flight and Its Pilot, Andreas Lubitz

On Tuesday, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps under mysterious circumstances, killing all 150 people on board. Two days later, French prosecutors announced that the plane had been "intentionally destroyed" by its co-pilot. Audio from the cockpit captured the sounds of passengers' screams just… » 3/26/15 2:57pm Today 2:57pm

The Nine Best Hoaxes to Have Hit Wikipedia

Snappy & Friends, a short animated show sponsored by Kellog's Rice Krispies, first aired sometime in 1949. In 1968, a visionary toy scientist named Alex Cartwright created an artificially intelligent robotic arm that could play full games of Stratego, Battleship, and Candyland, to the delight and vague unsettlement of… » 3/26/15 2:05pm Today 2:05pm

"I actually want to live in a world where Jonah [Lehrer] should get another chance, even though I really understand that he made some really stupid mistakes," Jon Ronson, author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed, tells New York magazine. Lehrer's next book, The Smarter Screen, is available for preorder from Amazon.… » 3/26/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

John Bolton Makes a Really Good Point in His Case for Bombing Iran

Post-peace hipster follicle-farm John Bolton is the latest contestant in the New York Times' "Who can write the insanest Strangelove shit about scary Persians?" sweepstakes, with an entry that concludes we must bomb... something somewhere. But if you pan this stream of consciousness long enough, a gold nugget turns up. » 3/26/15 11:45am Today 11:45am

Laters, Baby: 50 Shades of Grey Sequel Officially Without a Director

"There's something about you. I can't leave you alone. I'm like a moth to a flame," Christian Grey once told Anastasia Steele. In a statement released today, director Sam Taylor-Johnson told the 50 Shades of Grey franchise the opposite. (In a way.) » 3/26/15 10:47am Today 10:47am

Chelsea Handler Says She Was Nearly Another Cosby Victim

Chelsea Handler says the dozens of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby don't surprise her, because she herself was nearly "Cosbied" a decade ago. She told Esquire the close call happened one afternoon at an Atlantic City hotel, when Cosby tried to arrange a meeting in his room. » 3/26/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

Is Being A Cheap Ass Slowly Killing Your Soul?

Not having cable seems like a great idea…except for all those times when you wish you had cable. Like during football season. And season premieres. And season finales. And the State of the Union. And Tuesdays.The hidden costs of not having cable can be sneaky at first. You head down to the bar to catch the game and… » 3/26/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm