Blue Bottle, Which Raised $45 M, Cut Health Benefits for Part-Timers

Blue Bottle, the artisanal coffee retailer popular with hipsters from coast to coast, just informed employees that part-time workers will not receive health benefits, effective January 2015. A tipster reached out to Valleywag with the news and the company confirmed the change. » 11/25/14 7:25pm 27 minutes ago

NYPD Training Boss: Cops Will Stop Saying "Fuck" and Beating People Up

The only thing NYPD officers love as much as hitting people in the face with their fists, feet, and other assorted objects, it sometimes seems, is a well-placed F-bomb. According to deputy commissioner for training Michael Julian, all that stuff's on its way out. » 11/25/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

​Tuesday Night TV Can't Get to Thursday Fast Enough, Frankly

Tonight's TV offers the painful elimination of last night's least worthy singers and dancers, pairs unlikely comedies with unlikelier documentaries, offers a somewhat skewed take on California living, and sees what happens when a supernaturally fast person is temporarily slowed. Maybe give yourself a break from the… » 11/25/14 5:53pm Today 5:53pm

Darren Wilson to ABC News: I Have a Clean Conscience

On Tuesday, Darren Wilson spoke with ABC News's George Stephanopoulos for over an hour. In the interview, a promo for which was released Tuesday afternoon, Wilson repeatedly defended killing Michael Brown in August, saying he did what he was trained to do that day and that wouldn't do anything differently. Later in… » 11/25/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Vogue’s Rat Infestation: Disturbing New Details

On Friday, Gawker reported that Vogue’s brand-new offices at 1 World Trade Center had a predicament as old as New York City itself: a rat infestation. It’s already gotten so bad that editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is wary of entering her personal office. Over the next three days, two other outlets reported even grosser… » 11/25/14 5:25pm Today 5:25pm

The Secret Life of the American Airport Worker

I've spent the last six months investigating the lives of America's airport workers: the wheelchair pushers, the cabin cleaners, the baggage handlers, the people who will—instead of heading back to their own family members—assist ours as we travel this week. If you ask airport workers what they're doing for the… » 11/25/14 5:14pm Today 5:14pm

Clinkle Is Bribing College Students With a Vending Machine Full of Cash

Clinkle, a well-funded startup run by Lucas Duplan, the Prince Joffrey of mobile payments, recently revealed its $30 million idea. After rounds of layoffs and many setbacks, young Duplan has bestowed the world with . . . a debit card. Not sold? Well how about if Clinkle gives you $20 from its Treat Bot vending machine? » 11/25/14 3:51pm Today 3:51pm