Cooler Weather on Track for Eastern U.S. Beginning Next Week

Just in time for the beginning of August, the jet stream is undergoing a readjustment that will bring a noticeable change in the weather over the United States for the next couple of weeks. The shift should bring cooler weather to much of the eastern U.S., while the West Coast stays as hot and dry as ever.
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SoulCycle Is a Cult and This Is Its Dumbass Manifesto

The only thing crazier than paying $32 (plus water and shoes) to ride an exercise bike in the dark is the way SoulCycle is describing itself to potential investors, now that it’s going public. The word “SOULccolade” makes an appearance.http://gawker.com/5978735/we-cam... » 7/30/15 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

Does the Indictment of a Killer Cop Mean That Body Cams Work?

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing has been indicted for murder in the shooting of Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man. According to prosecutor Joseph Deters, video captured by Tensing’s body camera was the critical piece of evidence in the decision to pursue charges. Does this mean that cameras work? » 7/30/15 5:56pm Today 5:56pm

Let's All Just Agree That Killing a Lion Is Worse Than Eating Chicken

The death of Cecil the Lion, slain by some bumpkin dentist whose life appears to now be hell, very quickly reached the point of hypothetical comparison, and today we keep moving down the line: eating chicken is “morally worse” than killing Cecil the Lion, says Vox’s Dylan Matthews. Now we must talk about why this is… » 7/30/15 5:41pm Today 5:41pm

New York City, a crowded land sorely in need of housing, is in the midst of its “biggest building boom in a generation,” issuing new residential building permits at a pace not seen for more than 50 years. Soon there could be tens of thousands of new apartments that you can’t afford.
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The Time Donald Trump's Ex-Wife Accused Him of Brutally Raping Her

During Donald Trump’s 1992 divorce proceedings, his wife provided a deposition that detailed an upsetting, ugly sexual assault. The episode was recounted in The Lost Tycoon, a gossipy biography that’s now out of print—but you can read it right here.http://gawker.com/donald-trump-s... » 7/30/15 2:52pm Today 2:52pm

James Woods Sues Twitter Troll for Calling Him "Cocaine Addict"

Movie villain James Woods filed a $10 million defamation suit Wednesday against a Twitter user who called him “a cocaine addict,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The probably-pseudonymous Twitter user, “Abe List,” made the crack July 15 in response to an asinine Woods tweet that called Caitlyn Jenner “Bruce” and… » 7/30/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

Lion-Killing Dentist's Email to Patients: My Bad, I Thought It Was Legal

The most hated dentist in America—no small feat, I assure you—has spoken. Sadly, it seems Dr. Walter James Palmer is under the impression that “ignorance of the law” is a viable defense to allegedly illegally hunting Zimbabwe’s most beloved lion.http://gawker.com/famous-lion-wa... » 7/30/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Canadian Nightclub Owner Excited to Get Kylie Jenner Drunk on 18th B-Day

World-weary 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, who recently celebrated her graduation from online high school with a party that may or may not have been covered in cocaine, has a big birthday coming up. Know who’s excited? The Canadian entrepreneur who’s hosting her **OFFICIAL LEGAL (IN CANADA) TEEN ALCOHOL PARTY ;)** at his… » 7/30/15 12:53pm Today 12:53pm

Woody Allen Thought He Was Probably Just Gonna Fuck Soon-Yi a Few Times

In a new interview with NPR in anticipation of his 3,000th film about a young woman falling for an old man, Woody Allen talked about why his alleged sexual abuse of his daughter hasn’t affected his movies and the genesis of his marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his ex-partner* Mia Farrow, who first… » 7/30/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm