Don Lemon Has No Idea What an Automatic Weapon Is, But You Should

CNN's Don Lemon is having a tough year, and it's not getting any easier. But he's great for cautionary tales. When, for instance, he tries to have a Ferguson-related conversation about guns and mucks it all up, he offers us a chance to learn something important and improve the national conversation. » 8/21/14 4:43pm 16 minutes ago

Producer Defends Having a Skinny Woman Lip Synch a Fat Woman's Vocals

In the '70s and '80s, Martha Wash was known for singing club hits alongside the legendary Sylvester. With Izora Rhodes, she formed the duo Two Tons o' Fun, which was renamed the Weather Girls when their indelible 1982 hit "It's Raining Men" took off. Her titanic soprano voice is unmistakable, but it didn't stop… » 8/21/14 4:36pm 23 minutes ago

Twitter Headquarters Has Painted #Ferguson On Its Office Wall

Twitter, a corporation with a market capitalization of $29 billion, has enjoyed some goodwill and good press this week because people successfully used the service to make the fatal shooting of Mike Brown an international issue. » 8/21/14 4:07pm 51 minutes ago

Here's an Incredible Time Lapse of a Monster Storm in St. Louis

A resident of St. Louis took an awesome time lapse of a strong thunderstorm rolling across his neighborhood yesterday. The storm bubbled up on the horizon before racing towards the camera, developing an awesome shelf cloud along the way. » 8/21/14 4:02pm 56 minutes ago

Two Men, One Voice: Eric Holder in Ferguson

When rumors were swirling in February that Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, planned to resign by the end of the year, it was clear that President Obama might be losing more than just his top justice official. Through six years of Obama's presidency, Holder has been not only a close confidant, but someone to be… » 8/21/14 3:47pm Today 3:47pm

Hamas Admits to Kidnapping, Killing Three Israeli Teens

Senior Hamas leader Salah Arouri said in a news conference yesterday that Hamas was indeed responsible for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens that sparked the current crisis in Gaza. While Hamas has praised the act before, no Hamas official has explicitly taken credit for it. » 8/21/14 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

The Huffington Post Crowdsources New Reporter’s Salary

The Huffington Post today announced that it had chosen Mariah Stewart, a journalist based in St. Louis, as its inaugural "Ferguson Fellow" to investigate the August 9 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. over the next twelve months. One problem: Neither HuffPost nor its multi-millionaire namesake Arianna… » 8/21/14 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

No Charges for "Nervous" Grandma Who Shot 7-Year-Old Grandson

What is a good reason to keep a loaded gun on a nightstand near your preteen grandkids and fire indiscriminately at one of them in the dark? According to the United States' legal consensus, being afraid is enough, because the United States is full of irrational, scared, armed citizens, and God bless 'em, huh? » 8/21/14 2:36pm Today 2:36pm

Gov. Orders "Systematic" Withdrawal of National Guard From Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called for a "systematic" recalling of the state's National Guard from policing protests in Ferguson. The order follows a night of relative peace in the St. Louis suburb, where tensions remain high, but violence appears to be diminishing. » 8/21/14 2:28pm Today 2:28pm

50 Cent's ALS Challenge for Floyd Mayweather: Prove You Can Read

50 Cent used the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to troll his former friend, boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather, with a contest of a different nature. Fuck a bucket of ice and $100: 50 will donate $750,000 to any charity if Mayweather can read an entire page of a Harry Potter book. » 8/21/14 1:52pm Today 1:52pm

Sam Smith's Fucked-Up Gay Conservatism

Angel-voiced Brit Sam Smith is gay, but not like those terrifying spermwhores who love sex sooooo much and will eat your children because they think it strengthens their boners. He is also 22. Since 22-year-olds routinely spout bullshit about things they know little about in an attempt to render a monolithic… » 8/21/14 2:11pm Today 2:11pm