Running a Sex Dungeon in Brooklyn's Stroller Capital Is Rewarding Work

Picture a New York City sex dungeon. Now picture a typical Park Slope apartment. Now picture a New York City sex dungeon inside of a Park Slope apartment. What does it look like? Hardwood floors or dingy concrete? Whips, chains, baby pics on the fridge? A lonely bottle of hand sanitizer laid atop a thrift-store side… » 3/06/15 1:17pm 14 minutes ago

Lena Dunham's Wig Is the Least Realistic Thing About Scandal

On Scandal, a presidential election has been rigged, a woman has gnawed a tracking device out of her arm, and the Republican president's gay chief of staff is engaged to a prostitute. All inherently more believable than the moppet hair glued onto Lena Dunham's scalp for her upcoming guest role. » 3/06/15 1:04pm 28 minutes ago

How Do You Discipline a Child in the Post-Hitting Era?

American children are a bunch of spoiled brats. You've likely heard the refrain repeated for years now, and new verses are always being added. A couple years ago Elizabeth Kolbert's widely shared New Yorker article "Spoiled Rotten" remarked that, "With the exception of the imperial offspring of the Ming dynasty and… » 3/06/15 1:04pm 28 minutes ago

An Isolation Tank in Winter is the Best Place to Feel Happy and Alone

At an aggressively loud party a few weeks ago, as the lights from a rainbow disco ball flashed directly into my eyes, I thought about the float tank. A skinny white DJ bounced along to an EDM remix of a well-known pop song, but nestled behind my forehead was serenity and peace. I stayed for one drink and got the… » 3/06/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

ISIS Militants Bulldoze and Ransack Ancient City of Nimrud 

In another assault on Iraq's cultural legacy, Islamic State militants reportedly destroyed the remains of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud Thursday, an attack Iraq's tourism and antiquities ministry says "defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity." » 3/06/15 9:07am Today 9:07am

Leonardo and Rihanna, Make Up Your Minds Already, Damn

Leonardo DiCaprio, actor and founding member of the Pussy Posse, and Rihanna, VIVA GLAM Rihanna™ model, have been fucking with us for months. What's up, guys? Come on. » 3/05/15 5:56pm Yesterday 5:56pm

Looks Like Samantha Bee's Not Taking Over the Daily Show Either

It's looking increasingly likely that the next host of the Daily Show won't be one of its correspondents. John Oliver's sticking with HBO, Jessica Williams says she's not ready, and now "most senior correspondent" Samantha Bee is heading to TBS to kick off a show of her own. » 3/05/15 5:54pm Yesterday 5:54pm

Teach Your Cat to Use Skype With This Pet Friendly Guide

You're relaxing on the beach. It's 85 degrees. You're sipping a daiquiri, thinking about joining the conga line when it hits you: I hope my cats are OK! Fortunately, thanks to Skype, it's easier than ever to check in with your pets while you're away. They may not take to it immediately, but learning to use Skype » 3/06/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm