Thursday Night TV Is Not What It Once Was, But It's Improving

Starting at 6/5c. through to primetime, Cartoon Network's showing some of its most beloved, transgressive shows: Teen Titans Go!, Steven Universe, Amazing World of Gumball and Uncle Grandpa. A good sampling if you are curious about branching out from Adventure Time and Regular Show, or about what cartoons even are… » 9/18/14 6:04pm Today 6:04pm

Rob Ford Releases Statement From Hospital: "Toronto Needs Doug Ford"

Rob Ford released an audio statement from the hospital today where he is prepared to undergo chemotherapy for a "rare" malignant tumor in his abdomen. He doesn't sound great. Ford urges the people of Toronto, however, to vote for his brother Doug for mayor. » 9/18/14 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

Guinea's Ebola Health Team Found Dead After Villager Attack

Eight Ebola health officials in Guinea—five health workers and three journalists—were found dead this afternoon in a village latrine in the Nzerekore region. Damantang Camara, a spokesman for Guinea's government, told Reuters, "Three of them had their throats slit." The health team went missing Tuesday after villagers… » 9/18/14 5:32pm Today 5:32pm

The NSA Helped Israel Blackmail Palestinians

Scores of former members of Israeli military intelligence's very secret and quite elite Unit 8200 have publicly refused to collect information that is "used for political persecution" or "driving parts of Palestinian society against itself." Courteous allies at the NSA, we now know, helped make that spying possible. » 9/18/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

TechCrunch Takes Brave Stand Against Sexism Towards Men

The internet's app release bulletin board of record is expanding into new territory: MRA editorials, straight from the dankest depths of some godforsaken subreddit. » 9/18/14 5:15pm Today 5:15pm

Fast, Intense Wildfire Leaves Northern California Town in Ruins

This has already been a bad year for wildfires along much of the drought-parched West Coast—but "bad" doesn't even begin to describe the catastrophe that struck the small northern California lumber town of Weed this week after a quarter of the town burned to the ground in the space of a few hours. » 9/18/14 4:23pm Today 4:23pm

Microsoft Shutting Down Silicon Valley Research Lab Amid Layoffs

The company that brought you classics like Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 is making a move that doesn't bode well for future breakthroughs: according to canned employees, its R&D lab in Silicon Valley is closing. » 9/18/14 2:49pm Today 2:49pm

What Causes Atlantic Hurricanes to Curve Away From the U.S.?

For the past week and change, we've watched Hurricane Edouard swirl its way through the central Atlantic. Its track is thousands of miles long at this point, yet it's affected nobody but some ships and some planes and some fish. What causes hurricanes to make such grand curves out in the ocean? » 9/18/14 2:44pm Today 2:44pm

Cops Search for Man Seen Putting Arm Around Missing UVA Student

Police are searching for a man who was seen putting his arm around Hannah Graham—the missing University of Virginia student—on the night of her disappearance. Surveillance footage released this morning shows a different man who appears to be following her as she walks around Charlottesville. That man has come forward… » 9/18/14 2:35pm Today 2:35pm

Philly Hate Crime Suspect Quits His Catholic School Coaching Job

With help from anonymous Twitter users, Philadelphia law enforcement is closing in on the group of young people who beat up a gay couple on the street last Thursday. One of the suspects, an assistant coach at the Archbishop Wood Catholic school, quit his job today. The diocese announced the news, adding that "violence… » 9/18/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

Three Years Needed To Clean NYC Bus Terminal's Wretched Bathrooms

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently stated it would take three years to upgrade the bathrooms at its bus terminal, the single worst place on earth. It only took four years for them to build the entire fucking George Washington Bridge. » 9/18/14 1:59pm Today 1:59pm

A Gentleman's Guide To Sex In Prison

When I tell people that I recently finished serving a 10-year prison sentence for armed robbery, mostly in maximum-security facilities, I often feel a question lingering in the air. The moment I sense it, I try to respond to the awkward silence in some offhanded way, though it is hard to be blithe and whimsical when… » 9/18/14 1:32pm Today 1:32pm