Here's The Guy Charged With Leaving Bags At Boston Marathon Finish Line

This is the 25-year-old Boston man who allegedly left two backpacks at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night and got himself arrested for his troubles. His name is Kevin Edson, though he's now apparently going by Kayvon. He is, or was, a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. » 4/16/14 7:41am 13 minutes ago

The Office Is Now a Database of Human Emotion

The Office was built on referential humor, but its biggest trademark was its signature, silent cutaway shot. So after cataloguing every pop culture reference made on the show, two guys with a lot of time on their hands created the "Stare Machine," a database of cutaways, sorted by every human emotion under the sun. » 4/15/14 10:20pm Yesterday 10:20pm

Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated, Police Detonate Two Backpacks

A year after two bombs hidden inside backpacks exploded at the Boston Marathon, police again were forced to evacuate the finish line area to investigate two suspicious backpacks, at least one of which was deposited by a man in a veil yelling "Boston strong." » 4/15/14 8:10pm Yesterday 8:10pm

US Airways Won't Fire Anyone Over Infamous "Planegina" Tweet

US Airways won't be firing anyone over a retweet of a model plane stuck inside a woman's vagina that went out over the airline's official Twitter account Monday, the New York Daily News reports. » 4/15/14 6:34pm Yesterday 6:34pm

"Sorry About the Rent Stuff," Kevin Rose Tells Anarchists In New Video


The anti-capitalist activists behind the Counterforce finally released footage of the protest they staged outside the San Francisco home of Google Ventures investor Kevin Rose. The video confirms that the anonymous people I interviewed were part of the protest, but it's hard to muster much empathy for either side. » 4/15/14 6:31pm Yesterday 6:31pm

CBS Says Chelsea Handler Isn't Replacing Craig Ferguson (Yet)

Chelsea Handler, despite being mostly horrible, was a frequently named potential replacement for David Letterman. But with Stephen Colbert quickly securing that gig, Handler (and others) will have to shoot for the slot currently occupied by Craig Ferguson. Her interest in The Late Late Show is unknown, but she's… » 4/15/14 4:19pm Yesterday 4:19pm

The Bitcoin Broker and the 13-Year-Old Girl in the Bikini

Last year, successful startup CEO and Bitcoin community hero Tony Gallippi testified before Congress on behalf of the oft-maligned crypto-libertarian dream currency. Gallippi, head of the virtual payment company Bitpay, explained to a subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee that he believed Bitcoin had the power… » 4/15/14 3:10pm Yesterday 3:10pm

New Crazy Conspiracy: Obama Is Taking Away Your Helicopter Defenses!

They've shoved health care down your throat, and they've tried to take your cows' freedom of movement away. What will Hussein Obummer and his commissars do next? He'll seize your state's attack choppers and leave you at the mercy of martial law, that's what. Wake up, sheeple! » 4/15/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult

In 1970, George Lucas needed dozens of actors with shaved heads for his sci-fi dystopian movie THX 1138. He had trouble filling the roles at first, since so few actresses wanted to cut their locks, but Lucas eventually found the extras he needed in a strange utopian community where everyone worshipped sobriety and… » 4/15/14 2:51pm Yesterday 2:51pm

Devious Maids Is the Telenovela for Our Times

To be honest, Devious Maids is not the most accurate title for this series. Distractingly Glam and Slightly Horny Maids was probably too lengthy and Murder, Maids Wrote too awkwardly phrased. But when it comes to deviousness, the titular help have nothing on the wealthy sociopaths who sign their paychecks. Knifings,… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Watch an LA Chef Remix Oreo Cookies Into Chips and Shandies

Playing with your food can be fun, but what about hacking your food? Oreo thinks that's even better. That's why they've launched their Snack Hack initiative by giving Michael Voltaggio a bag of Oreo cookies: they wanted to see how he might remix a snack that's done just fine on its own for 102 years. » 4/15/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm