Rich Pricks Ruined Burning Man (Again)

OK, this headline is misleading because it implies Burning Man was ever not lame, but for old-timers who cherish the annual pyrotechnic MDMA and BO festival, the end is nigh. Now the New York Times is here with more bad news. » 8/21/14 10:47am A minute ago

Young Poet Steals John Legend Show With Ferguson Tribute

R&B artist John Legend covered Marvin Gaye's masterpiece of socially conscious R&B, the 1971 album What's Going On, during a show last night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. This concert has been planned for months, but in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent response in Ferguson, Mo.,… » 8/21/14 10:16am 32 minutes ago

Six Arrested During "Mostly Quiet" Night of Protests in Ferguson

The scene was described as largely peaceful in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night, as protests demanding justice for the killing of teenager Michael Brown by Darren Wilson continued. "Tonight, the radios were mostly quiet," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson told CBS News. "There were no Molotov cocktails, no… » 8/21/14 10:00am 48 minutes ago

Girl Does the Ice Bucket Challenge After Getting Her Wisdom Teeth Out

You don't have to be fully aware of what you're doing to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Do it an hour after getting your wisdom teeth out, while you're still high on anesthetic? Still counts, even if you can't remember which good cause you're supporting. Even if you don't have a bucket. » 8/21/14 9:46am Today 9:46am

What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police

A Tumblr quote floated over to me about around the time of Trayvon Martin's murder, from a Jonathan Lethem book that I've never read (The Fortress of Solitude). At this point, I don't really need to read it, because it's already asked me the most important question I've heard in a long time: "At what age is a black… » 8/21/14 9:37am Today 9:37am

Ranking the New Amazon Prime Exclusives

Amazon Prime's Instant Video is always pretty proud of their exclusive content, and they have every right to be, but maybe it's showing your cards a little bit to explain out loud, "We're talking about Netflix here, people. This is stuff you can't get on Netflix. Please love me." In the interests of following… » 8/21/14 9:05am Today 9:05am

American Doctor Infected with Ebola Tests Negative, Will Be Released

Kent Brantly, one of the two American doctors infected with Ebola while working in west Africa, is expected to be released from Emory University Hospital today. The second patient, Dr. Nancy Writebol, remains in recovery, but is regaining strength, her husband told CNN. » 8/21/14 8:06am Today 8:06am

Wednesday Night TV Has Become Who It Really Are

As of this morning on Netflix, you can watch the BBC smash Happy Valley, a six-hour drama in the vein of The Killing or Broadchurch or The Fall about old ladies plus murders. Otherwise tonight we've got whodats and whatsits aplenty, tiny little houses with tiny little furniture, and a full-on masquerade. » 8/20/14 7:12pm Yesterday 7:12pm

"Affluenza" Teen's Dad Arrested for Impersonating a Cop

The wealthy father of a Texas teen whose "affluenza" defense helped him avoid prison after a deadly drunk driving accident has been arrested for allegedly pretending to be a police officer, the Dallas News reported. » 8/20/14 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police

A Tumblr quote floated over to me about around the time of Trayvon Martin's murder, from a Jonathan Lethem book that I've never read (The Fortress of Solitude). At this point, I don't really need to read it, because it's already asked me the most important question I've heard in a long time: "At what age is a black… » 8/21/14 9:37am Today 9:37am