Video Games Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Father

A few days before my dad died in August, I got the call I'd been dreading from my mother. She told me it was time to come home for my dad's last days. I live in California, and they live in Alabama. I packed up my PS4, super slim PS3 and PS Vita—alas, my desktop PC was too big—and made the journey. » 11/28/14 2:33pm 24 minutes ago

The Smear Campaign Against 12-Year-Old Killed by Cops Has Begun

Earlier this week, authorities released video of a Cleveland police officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice. He was killed within two seconds of the cop's arrival at a park where he was seen holding an airsoft gun. On the same day the video was released, Northeast Ohio Media Group published a report titled … » 11/28/14 2:15pm 43 minutes ago

How to Be Beautiful on Thanksgiving: A Guide

It's the kickoff of the holiday season, and as a woman, there's only one thing that means: marshaling undue amounts of energy to please other people. One great tactic as we continue down this endless winding road is, of course, that of beautification. How can we all be more beautiful on noted beauty holiday,… » 11/27/14 4:02pm Yesterday 4:02pm

I Can't Stop Watching These Parade Balloon Accident Videos

Like stock car races or primary debates, balloon parades are an alleged form of entertainment that's mostly just boring until something goes wrong. Fortunately, with balloon accidents the resulting injuries are primarily psychic in nature—measured in months of therapy for poor Jacob after seeing Pikachu disemboweled… » 11/27/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… » 11/27/14 1:08pm Yesterday 1:08pm

LAPD Arrests 130 Ferguson Protestors

On the third night of protests following a Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, Los Angeles police arrested 130 "unruly" demonstrators Wednesday for unlawful assembly and failure to disperse, KTLA reports. » 11/27/14 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Abigail Breslin Disses Boybander in a Music Video and Boy Are Teens Mad

Former child star Abigail Breslin, who is now 18 and still here guys!! released a music video this week insulting one of the 5 Seconds of Summer guys, angering the all-powerful Teen Twitter with her off-brand-Taylor-Swift opus. » 11/27/14 12:45am Yesterday 12:45am

Let's Keep the Friday in Black Friday, Our True Family Holiday

I remember sitting at the table with my parents, my father's parents and his brother, my mother's sister, and a couple of other people whose exact connection to our family I was too young to glean. The only image of Thanksgiving I had at the time, it quickly became the ideal for the holiday, which all others would be… » 11/26/14 4:25pm Wednesday 4:25pm