Handy's Nightmare Tryout Process Is a Startup Stereotype

Before Handy, a house cleaning and odd jobs startup, became the darling of the New York startup scene and raised $30 million dollars, the company was called "Handybook." And according to a person who spent a day interviewing there, its office was a showcase of the worst tech worker stereotypes. Sexism, racism,… » 10/21/14 3:46pm 19 minutes ago

Fun: Teresa Giudice Wants to Go to the Orange Is the New Black Jail

Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice is looking forward to being a Real Housewife of Fun! Jail, according to her legal crisis manager, who just quit. Wendy Feldman tells E! News she dropped Giudice as a client after she asked a judge to send her to the Orange Is the New Black prison. » 10/21/14 3:30pm 35 minutes ago

No, Bram Stoker Did Not Model Dracula On Vlad The Impaler

It's one of those so-called facts that everyone knows: Bram Stoker's character Count Dracula was loosely based on Vlad the Impaler. But while there's no doubt that Stoker took the name from Vlad III's patronymic, it's doubtful that the Impaler was actually the basis for the famous vampire. » 10/21/14 2:34pm Today 2:34pm

North Korea Releases American Detained for Placing Bible in Nightclub

Jeffrey Fowle, one of the three Americans being held by North Korea, has been released, the State Department confirmed today. Fowle, 56, had been in captivity since May of last year; he was awaiting trial on charges of "Christian proselytizing" for leaving a Bible in a nightclub.http://gawker.com/north-korea-se... » 10/21/14 2:22pm Today 2:22pm

Matthew McConaughey: Racist Team Name "Gives Me Some Oomph"

Matthew McConaughey, actor, chest-thumper, and true detective, has done some serious ethical calculus regarding the name of Washington D.C.'s football team. And after weighing the history of "redskin" as an ethnic slur against the "little bit of fire and some oomph" the team's emblem brings, he's made his final… » 10/21/14 2:12pm Today 2:12pm

Airbnb Accused of Illegally Lobbying For Favorable Legislation

Airbnb is proving itself to the quite the political operator. In an ethics complaint filed today in San Francisco, Airbnb has been accused using off-the-books lobbyists to help push legislation that legalized the startup. » 10/21/14 1:43pm Today 1:43pm

The US Cities That Allow the Tiniest Apartments (Not Where You'd Think)

The development of micro-housing—apartments and other dwellings smaller than 300 square feet—is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities you'd first guess. » 10/21/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

Hoarder House In Palo Alto Is On the Market for $1.8 Million

If a rising tide lifts all boats, then Google rising up as corporate landowner of Santa Clara County has lifted all housing prices. A tipster directed us to this cracked-on-the-outside, hoarder-on-the-inside home in Palo Alto going for $1.8 million. » 10/21/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

SNL Gets a Little Less White, Adds Leslie Jones to Cast

Starting with this week's show hosted by Jim Carrey, Saturday Night Live writer and Weekend Update powerhouse Leslie Jones will be a featured cast member. Jones was a finalist in the show's very public search for minority cast members—a role that eventually went to Sasheer Zamata. » 10/21/14 12:53pm Today 12:53pm

Ariana Grande Is an Ex-Catholic Kabbalist Because of Her Gay Brother

Ariana Grande, the diminutive pop star plagued by demons, recently opened up about leaving the Catholic Church for Kabbalah. "When my brother [Frankie J. Grande] was told that God didn't love him I was like, 'OK, that's not cool,'" she told the Sunday Telegraph. Frankie is an openly gay ex-Big Brother contestant. » 10/21/14 12:28pm Today 12:28pm

Uber Driver Allegedly Threw Rider On the Street and Smashed Her iPhone

Authorities have charged a San Francisco UberX driver with battery, malicious mischief, and vandalism after "forcibly" pulling a female passenger out of the car and throwing her iPhone down the street. The victim claims it took Uber 20 hours to call her back. » 10/21/14 12:01pm Today 12:01pm