Report: The Feds Took Teresa Giudice's Christmas Presents for Her Kids

Teresa Giudice's sad last Christmas before prison is now fully depressing. According to a report from Radar, the feds raided Tree's house this week, taking "plasma televisions, expensive jewelry, cash, and even the kids' Christmas presents" because the Giudices have failed to set up a restitution payment plan. » 12/18/14 4:40pm 18 minutes ago

Now U.S. Theaters Can't Even Show Team America: World Police

In response to Sony's decision to cancel the theatrical release of the The Interview due to vague 9/11-ish threats from a group the FBI says is linked to the North Korean government, a handful of theaters planned to show a substitute North Korea comedy: Team America: World Police (2004). Now they won't even be able to… » 12/18/14 4:30pm 28 minutes ago

Nebraska and Oklahoma Are Suing Colorado Over Pot Legalization

Nebraska and Oklahoma—Colorado's neighbors to the northeast and southeast, respectively—are not happy about the pot-smoking going on in the Centennial State. They're such buzzkills, in fact, that they're suing Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to reverse legalization entirely. » 12/18/14 4:21pm 36 minutes ago

Did Sony Get Hacked Because of This Kim Jong-un Death Scene?

If there was one thing that triggered the embarrassing and fascinating Sony email leak, it might have been their decision to go forward with killing North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in James Franco and Seth Rogen's The Interview in the most gory way allowable. Now, you can watch exactly why some think North Korea may… » 12/18/14 3:44pm Today 3:44pm

Drugs, Chess, Books, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate's day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and » 12/18/14 3:38pm Today 3:38pm

California Drought Eases, But a Long Road Before Returning to Normal

Some good news came out this morning that recent heavy rains have put a noticeable dent in the exceptional drought over parts of California, but the state still needs sustained rainfall (measured in feet, not inches) in order for their water situation to return to normal. » 12/18/14 2:57pm Today 2:57pm

Boston Uber Driver Charged With Raping Passenger in His Backseat

A Boston Uber driver has been arrested for picking up a female passenger, driving her to an unfamiliar area, then locking the doors and forcing himself on her in the backseat. Alejandro Done, 46, has been charged with rape, assault to rape, and assault and battery, CBS Boston reported. » 12/18/14 2:47pm Today 2:47pm

How Cards Against Humanity Sold Actual Poop to 30,000 Satisfied Idiots

There was no big secret to Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin's ploy to sell 30,000 boxes of actual bull feces on Black Friday. His game simply has a lot of fans, and some of those fans will evidently buy literally anything he sells. Still, Temkin broke down the finer points of shit-slinging in a blog post… » 12/18/14 2:27pm Today 2:27pm

The Best Book of 2014 Is...

Ernest Hemingway once remarked, "There is no friend as loyal as a book." This year's literature felt a lot like that: books that followed you around even after you'd finished reading them; books you carried everywhere, telling friends and colleagues of their magic; books that greeted you warmly in those fleeting… » 12/18/14 1:39pm Today 1:39pm

Building This Snow Coaster Is the Best Thing You Can Do This Winter

If you dread the thought of a long winter and being stuck inside with your family for weeks or months on end, you can make the most of the impending wintry doom by recreating this awesome sledding snow coaster in your backyard. I'm jealous I never thought of this when I was a kid. » 12/18/14 12:43pm Today 12:43pm

Walmart Thieves Steal Barbie Car, Using Fake Heart Attack as a Diversion

Two men walked into a Lake Wales, Fla. Walmart store last week and loaded up a cart with hundreds of dollars worth of toys, then one of them took off with the goods while the other faked a heart attack to create a diversion. They would have gotten away with the heist, too, if the store had been miraculously devoid of… » 12/18/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Bourbon Camp Is Real: Watch Two NY Food Writers' Kentucky Excursion

Here at The Infatuation, bourbon warms us up during New York winters, fuels late-night writing sessions, and has even inspired a cross-country search for great restaurants serving great bourbon. When we heard there was a Knob Creek® Campout happening down in Kentucky, we had to check it out. We may have watched a few… » 12/12/14 7:30pm Friday 7:30pm

This Brooklyn Townhouse Blends Modern Design with Historic Architecture

Having an interior designer as a friend can come in handy. Case in point: after Colin Winkelman purchased his 1,600-square-foot townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in 2010, he knew exactly where to look for help decorating the historic space: Lindsay Key, a childhood friend who just so happens to be co-owner of Key +… » 12/17/14 11:59am Yesterday 11:59am