NYT: Sober Housing Operators Profit from Addicts' Relapse and Recovery

A six-month-long New York Times investigation has found that New York City’s system of “three-quarter houses” preys on those it ostensibly exists to help—recovering addicts and alcoholics. One sober-housing operator reportedly told residents to relapse and return to certain outpatient treatment programs, so he could… » 5/30/15 2:35pm 49 minutes ago

Fox's Megyn Kelly Will Interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Megyn Kelly will interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on Wednesday night. They are expected to discuss the recent news that their son, Josh Duggar, molested four of their daughters. Jim Bob and Michelle will also discuss the future of their TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting. » 5/30/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Feminist Students Protest Feminist Prof for Writing About Feminism

As feminist student activists fight to expand their circle of vulnerability in collegiate life, Title IX has gone from a law designed to protect college students from sexual misconduct and discrimination to a means by which professors are put on trial for their tweets. » 5/29/15 8:28pm Yesterday 8:28pm

IRS Says More FIFA Indictments Are Coming, But Won't Name Sepp Blatter

The criminal investigation unit of the IRS expects to add to the list of 14 FIFA officials and corporate co-conspirators already indicted in this week’s soccer corruption scandal or whatever the fuck, the New York Times reported Friday evening. But it’s still not clear whether the U.S. will go after the biggest fish,… » 5/29/15 8:05pm Yesterday 8:05pm

I Bet You Can't Tell These Celebrities and Their Wax Figures Apart

Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have been memorializing the hottest and most famous among them in wax. The figures created by Madame Tussaud and her army of artists and are so lifelike that you might find it impossible to tell them apart from the real thing. Don’t believe me? Check out the sliding… » 5/29/15 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

Seven Surreal Videos From YouTube's Strangest Karaoke-Singing Couple

For about the first 15 seconds of Bob and Bev Holwager’s rendition of “Blank Space,” you figure you’re watching a pretty ordinary fan-made Taylor Swift video. The background graphics are pretty trippy, yes, but you’ve seen weirder. Then the squished-up sports car drives past the ancient ruins and a rose-hued mushroom… » 5/29/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

Felicia's—I Mean Iggy Azalea's Tour Just Got Canceled

Iggy Azalea, comin’ straight outta Mullumbimby crack rock to the pop-pop or whatever, has finally thrown in the towel on her embattled Great Escape Tour, she announced in a public statement today. All dates will be canceled, and money will be refunded to anyone who paid to see ... whatever this is: » 5/29/15 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm

Baltimore Cops On Why They Took Over, And Why They're Now Gone

There are no more cops in riot gear in Baltimore, but the severe shift in their presence —from armored cops policing peaceful protests to their laidback distance during the high homicide count this month— can’t help but feel like a silent counter-threat to some citizens of West Baltimore. The end of May marks the… » 5/29/15 5:14pm Yesterday 5:14pm

Silk Road Drug Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht, the young “California geek” who became the internet’s most notorious drug lord and began a still-raging debate over online privacy and liberty, will spend the rest of his life in prison. » 5/29/15 4:36pm Yesterday 4:36pm