Bowe Bergdahl Isn't Charged With Desertion, But He's Still Fucked

Bowe Bergdahl, the eccentric Army enlistee and final Afghanistan P.O.W. whose release from Taliban custody left detractors screaming for his corpse, may face desertion charges soon. Or maybe not. No one knows for certain just yet. But either way, these blogospheric anti-Bergdahl snuff-porn fantasies will be heard,… » 1/27/15 4:52pm 41 minutes ago

Students' Stories of Depressingly Common Run-Ins with Campus Cops

Saturday night, after reading Times columnist Charles Blow's account of his son's detainment at gunpoint by Yale campus police, I was transported back to my own run-in with UCLA campus police in 2009. It was a typically relaxed Sunday evening, and I was headed home from the library. As I passed Ackerman Student Union… » 1/27/15 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

Punch-Drunk Jonathan Chait Takes On the Entire Internet

So, here is sad white man Jonathan Chait's essay about the difficulty of being a white man in the second age of "political correctness." In a neat bit of editorial trolling, New York teased the column with following question: "Can a white, liberal man critique a culture of political correctness?" » 1/27/15 3:53pm Today 3:53pm

Taylor Swift to Nick Jonas in Alleged Leaked DMs: "Are we bad kids now?"

Ever looked God straight in the eye? Here's the next best thing: the fellow who claims to have broken into Tayla Swift's Twitter account is tweeting what he claims are screenshots of her DMs with the stars. Take a look—just one peek. » 1/27/15 3:16pm Today 3:16pm

This 2009 Pokémon Message Board Thread Is the Greatest Drama of Our Time

It was June 2009. The Glee cast's rendition of "Don't Stop Believing" was the most popular single in America. Swine flu was raging worldwide. The tax day protests that launched the Tea Party began popping up across the U.S. months before. Unbeknownst to all but a handful of devoted Pokémon fans, against that backdrop… » 1/27/15 3:01pm Today 3:01pm

The Worst Sorority Rush Videos: A Guide to Colleges' Most Cringeworthy

Sorority rush is currently in full swing at many of our nation's top institutions of higher learning, and that means that a lot of young ladies' mothers and fathers have, perhaps unwittingly, paid for the production of extravagant videos to make their daughter's sorority look the best. Lucky for us, they're all on… » 1/27/15 12:25pm Today 12:25pm

Why NYC's "Historic" Blizzard Didn't Live up to the Hype

If you woke up this fine Tuesday morning to find much less snow than forecasters predicted, you're likely one of the thousands of angry people sprinting to the computer to voice your outrage—outrage!!!—that those lowlife, idiotic, goodfernothin' meteorologists can't get anything right. Here's why you're wrong. » 1/27/15 10:58am Today 10:58am

The Weird, Mysterious Company Behind The SkyMall Bankruptcy

The company that publishes those SkyMall airplane catalogs filed for bankruptcy last week. That's perhaps not a surprise, considering the kind of junk they sold. But there might be even more to the story, because it turns out that in 2013, SkyMall merged with a company called Xhibit Corp. that had some interesting » 1/27/15 10:36am Today 10:36am

We Closed the Subway for This? Everything to Know About NYC's Storm Bust

Well, well, well. New Yorkers lucked out last night and were spared the feared three feet of snow predicted to hit the city. Forecasts put our friends to the north and east as bearing the brunt of the storm, with 18 inches already recorded in Massachusetts—and plenty of snow still headed their way. Here's what you… » 1/27/15 9:31am Today 9:31am

NYC's Subway Is Still Running Tonight, You Just Can't Ride It

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo officially shut New York City's subway system down Monday night in anticipation of a potentially "crippling" blizzard, but according to reports, the trains are still running—city residents just can't ride them. » 1/27/15 12:25am Today 12:25am

Here's Why Terry Bradshaw Is One Of Many Reasons To PreGiorno [WATCH]

We're getting closer — you now have less than a week to prepare for the football's biggest day of the year. You've got your flat screen mounted and your living room furniture arranged for optimal placement of butts, you've got that grocery list mapped out. You're ready, and you know you're ready because you're going… » 1/19/15 4:00pm 1/19/15 4:00pm