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 37 minutes ago

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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 absence 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 city’s… » 5/29/15 5:14pm Today 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 Today 4:36pm

Screech's Stabbing Trial Started This Week, Sounds Like a Real Shitshow

Dustin “Screech” Diamond, child star turned adult-alleged-stabber, is currently on trial in Port Washington, Wisc., accused of knifing a dude in the hand during a Christmas Day bar scuffle. His defense got off to a great start Wednesday when the judge ordered his attorney, Thomas Alberti, to remove the message “good… » 5/29/15 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Why Did Dennis Hastert Pay All That Hush Money? Feds: "It Was About Sex"

After feds announced indictments against ex-House speaker Dennis Hastert yesterday for illegally funneling $3.5 million to an unnamed person from his past as a high-school wrestling coach, an obvious question lingered: What was the cash for? For covering up male-on-male sexual abuse, naturellement. » 5/29/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Ky. Cops Pulled Mentally Ill Man From Jail, Put Him on Greyhound to Fla.

At a court hearing on April 22, a Kentucky judge ordered that Adam Horine be transported from the Carroll County Detention Center to a Lexington hospital for a mental health examination and treatment. Horine, who’d been arrested for disorderly conduct and making verbal threats, was hearing voices and had thoughts of… » 5/29/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

These Are The Latest Rumors in the Spying and Killing Game

A few weeks ago we started using the hashtag #PZintel to report (and speculate about) things of interest in the world of spying and killing. Follow us on Twitter @GawkerPhaseZero in order to keep track of these secrets large and small, as well as rumors that have echoed from the depths. If you have intel to share,… » 5/29/15 3:47pm Today 3:47pm

The Non Sports Fan's Guide to the FIFA Scandal or Whatever the Fuck

You may have just seen this headline, or a related one: “Sepp Blatter Re-elected as FIFA Boss Despite Charges” What does it mean? Which of those words are nouns, which are verbs, and which refer to human beings? Allow me to guide you, non sports fan. » 5/29/15 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.”
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500 Days of Kristin, Day 124: Pretty Boring

Yesterday I woke up confused, like I’d been bludgeoned with a turquoise bangle in my sleep. It turns out that I was just remembering a blog post on People’s website titled, “9 Reasons Kristin Cavallari Is Even More Stylish Than We Thought.” Is she? Even more stylish than we thought? Please hand me two baby aspirin and… » 5/29/15 2:31pm Today 2:31pm