Drake and Chris Brown Now Top the NYPD's Hip-Hop Police Watch List

A decade or so ago, the NYPD copped to having a so-called "Hip-Hop Police" force that kept tabs on all the rich and famous black men just itching to commit all types of heinous crimes in New York City. That force still reportedly exists, but now it keeps its eye on people like Drake and Chris Brown. » 8/29/14 2:13pm 10 minutes ago

Lake Houses Are Better Than Beach Houses: A Manifesto

I am among the personally-disorganized masses who are not going anywhere in particular this holiday weekend. But were it up to me, could I go and have a traditional Labor Day-type vacation in a house with people I knew and liked, I would choose a lake house over a beach house every time. » 8/29/14 2:03pm 20 minutes ago

Recovered ISIS Laptop Reveals Terror Groups' Bio-Warfare Plans

When fighters belonging to a moderate Syrian rebel force raided an ISIS hideout earlier this year, they could never have expected to come away with a haul as valuable as this. What they found wasn't weapons or ammo or money, it was a laptop. A laptop filled with thousands of hidden files filled containing schemes,… » 8/29/14 1:47pm 35 minutes ago

Rick Perry's Border-Deployed National Guard Troops Haven't Been Paid

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent National Guard soldiers to the Mexico border to much fanfare earlier this summer, he couldn't say how long they'd be there. It turns out he also couldn't pay them: At least 50 soldiers haven't seen a paycheck and are getting sustenance and vehicle fuel from a local food bank. » 8/29/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

​What to Rent, Stream and Binge This Labor Day Weekend

Weekends are great! Rainy or sunny, warm or chilly, it's a nice time to take stock and ask yourself the big questions. But what is better than that every-five-day treat? A weekend that is longer than the usual weekend, a jumbo one. Just like this weekend! Labor Day Weekend. End of White Clothes and Accessories… » 8/29/14 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

Teens Caught Red-Handed Spray Painting Boobs on Civil War Memorial

Two teens were arrested by police early Thursday morning defacing the 114-year-old Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil War Memorial Monument in Manhattan's Upper West Side. The teens, the New York Post reports, spray painted "doodles, tag names, crude happy and sad faces" on the monument. Also: boobs. » 8/29/14 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

Teen Rocker Snapchats His Boner, Girl Uploads It For the World to See

Ah, to be a teen idol. So many people want to see your dick! And you probably want to show so many people your dick. Still, a bad way to go about this is sending Snapchats of your boner to random girls, a lesson learned by Calum Hood of 5 Seconds of Summer, whose dick—which you can see above in the… » 8/29/14 11:46am Today 11:46am

Angry Birds CEO Resigns Because Who the Hell Still Plays That?

There was a moment in recent history when Angry Birds, a smartphone game people play on the toilet, was poised to sweep all of pop culture. There would be Angry Bird theme parks, museums, stuffed animals, and tampons. Now, that dream is dead. » 8/29/14 11:35am Today 11:35am

Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims

A little over 50 years ago, in the last days of a summer something like this one, a woman returned home from her publishing job to find a literal bloody mess. She shared the apartment on East 88th St between Madison and Park with two other young women in their early 20s. She took a few steps into the living room and… » 8/29/14 9:00am Today 9:00am