Cool Teacher Fired for Playing Sixth Graders Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love"

Atlanta Public Schools fired a sixth grade teacher this week for playing her class Beyoncé and Jay Z's eternal classic, "Drunk in Love." According to the administrators' complaint against Ms. Nikki Turner, "This song contained profanity, vulgarity, and sexually explicit lyrics. This song is not [in] alignment with… » 8/22/14 11:00am 4 minutes ago

Crazy Conservatives Are Sure a Gitmo Detainee Killed James Foley

James Foley was courageous, and his murder by an apparently English-accented zealot of the Syria-based Islamic State was so horrific that no simple narrative can do it justice. Unless, that is, you're a conservative political opportunist of a special sort, eager to pin the crime on liberal policies. » 8/22/14 10:42am 22 minutes ago

Scott Weiland Is Not in Jail, Says Scott Weiland (and Police)

Last night, TMZ posted a story claiming—based on a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department—former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was in jail after stealing razors from a CVS with a bunch of meth in his pockets. Turns out it was just some other guy, though. Whoops! » 8/22/14 10:19am 45 minutes ago

Westboro Baptist Church Accepts Comedian's Offer of Free Trip to Iraq

Last week, comedian Adam Hills, who hosts The Last Leg on Britain's Channel 4, took the Westboro Baptist Church to task for threatening to picket Robin Williams' funeral like a bunch of dickheads. He also put his money where his mouth is and offered to fly every WBC member to Iraq to picket "the people threatening to… » 8/22/14 10:06am 58 minutes ago

How To Catch Up for Doctor Who's Saturday Premiere

Doctor Who is a show so old and so storied that there is no one way to prepare yourself for the task of enjoying it. Depending on your own concept of linearity and time, the series is about to begin its eighth or its thirty-fourth season. The show's virtues are legion; its fans, legionnaire. But what they do not tell… » 8/22/14 9:02am Today 9:02am

James Foley's Parents Release ISIS Email Received Days Before Killing

John and Diane Foley, the parents of American photojournalist James Foley—who was executed by ISIS in a horrifying video released Tuesday—have released an email they received from the militants just a week before their son was killed. » 8/22/14 8:12am Today 8:12am