Airbnb Squatters Have Squatted Before, and Will Squat Again

The Startup Swindlers have a long history of running scams. A Valleywag tipster alerted us to another lawsuit filed against the Pashanin brothers. This time, it's a 2009 lawsuit in which pair were accused of squatting a San Francisco SRO hotel room for three months, once again refusing pay rent or vacate the premises. » 7/31/14 12:35pm 18 minutes ago

Illegal Army of Nazi Veterans Remained Hidden, Influential for Decades

A buried 321-page file has emerged from German intelligence detailing the existence of a secret army in Germany, marshaled by former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. West Germany's Chancellor turned a blind eye when he learned of the group—according to the file—as did the good shepherds of our very own CIA. » 7/31/14 12:15pm 38 minutes ago

James Franco Couldn't Trick Stephen Colbert Into Breaking Character

Actor/Ph.D candidate James Franco was on the Colbert Report last night to promote his movie opening this week, Child of God, and generally just act like James Franco. Whatever. You can skip everything until the very end of the interview, where Franco slyly tries to get an in-character Stephen Colbert to discuss his… » 7/31/14 12:05pm 48 minutes ago

David Frum's Apology for His Nutty Theory Links to More Nutty Theories

Atlantic senior editor David Frum was ridiculed this week for pushing a conspiracy theory about photos of suffering Gazans that he based on a crazy blog. Yesterday, Frum issued a "sorry not sorry" apology with more conspiratorial accusations. And he backed them up with another crazy blog, one that even Wikipedia won't… » 7/31/14 11:55am 58 minutes ago

Warren G Reads Warren G. Harding's Super-Sexual Love Letters

Much has been made about the fevered fondling, melting kisses, and pillowing breasts in President Warren G. Harding's recently published love letters to his mistress. You may have heard John Oliver read a few choice passages, but you haven't experienced Harding's smutty fuck notes as they were meant to be read until… » 7/31/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Endorses the Whole "Notorious R.B.G." Thing

Katie Couric interviewed Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Yahoo! recently. The justice talked about her plans to stay on the bench as long as possible, and her disagreements with the majority in Hobby Lobby. That stuff is very serious and important but here's what she also did: she endorsed the Notorious R.B.G. tumblr. » 7/31/14 9:29am Today 9:29am

How Far Have You Gone to Keep a Secret?

I had been with my boyfriend for three years — living with him for two — when I found out he'd been lying about his age. I was looking for batteries in his desk when I came across an expired passport; the photo was so cute that I almost didn't notice the date of birth was off. Then I noticed. I checked my math. Yep.… » 7/31/14 12:00pm 53 minutes ago

Law School, I Love You

Two years ago in August, I rode the B26 bus down Fulton Street through Fort Greene to my law school matriculation ceremony. I wore shoes from a thrift store and a $99 suit from Men's Warehouse. I was riding the bus because I couldn't get too sweaty in my suit. I texted my mom, "I don't feel ready." She texted me back… » 7/31/14 12:45pm 8 minutes ago